2016 Law (Civil Law) A

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Kaneko Hironao 
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Course description and aims

This course deal with some legal problems that we would meet in daily life through news.
This course will help students removing some difficulty to study law because of some images of difficult. Students will aquire basic legal knowledge to avoid trouble to live as university students and adults.

Student learning outcomes

To understand some of important legal knowledge dispensable with life and protect ourselves from ilegal matter and risks.


contract, public order, tort, consumer protection, labor, litigation, intellectual property, human right

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course refes the actual news in Japan and other counrties to assist understanding of basic legal knowledge. discussing with colleague to assure our understanding levels at the end of each lecture.
This couse welcom students form abroad unfamiliar with Japanese-Chiese characters. Slids will be prepared containing English. Discussion themes are not sepecified in Japan but also in each countries.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is contract? How to use it? understand the function of contracts
Class 2 Whas is public order? How does it help us? understand the fixing mechanisms of contract
Class 3 What is tort? understand tort law comparing contract law
Class 4 What the purpose of consumer protection? understand consumer protection system
Class 5 labor understannd labor contract and protection
Class 6 Intellectual property law understand intellectual property rights and protection
Class 7 Basic Justice System understand civil litigation, criminal procedure.
Class 8 discusion discussing actual news referring lecture theme and sharing usful legal knowledge with each other


No text book provided

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Ikeda etc. HOU NO SEKAI HE, Yuhikaku

Assessment criteria and methods

daily activity 20% & paper test 80%

Related courses

  • LAH.S101 : Law (Constitutional Law) A
  • LAH.S201 : Law (Constitutional Law) B
  • LAH.S202 : Law (Civil Law) B
  • LAH.S302 : Law (Civil Procedure Law) C
  • LAH.S303 : Law (Intelectual Property Law) C

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