In this course students will study about the Japanese Civil Code, as one of the most important Japanese law. This lecture credit is correspond to the "Civil Law" credit that is required to entry to the official professional exams. Students who are interested in Intellectual Property Law are recomended to study Civil Code too. Students will be accustomed to use the Code book, "Ropo", helping study Japanese laws that relating to students future works.
To understand the structure of the Civil Code and Basic legal knowledge. This lecture covers over all themes of civil law, including the general provisions, property, securities, contract law, tort, family law(family and testament).
faith, public order, propertry, freedom of contract, freedom of decision, agreement, insurance, contract categories, equality, redistribution of resource
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
lecture on basic knowledge about every section of the Civil Code. Discussion about real judgement with small group of participants. Participants sometimes would be required to produce notebook as confirm understanding of each lectures. Using small size Code Book.
This course will welcome students who are not accustomed to Japanese-Chinese characters. Slids will be contain English terms as possible.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance: Legal system and the Civil Code, Legal informatio resource and the unique methode of constructing law provisions||Understanding legal system and position of the Civil Code.Use code book, case book, legal database and web sites|
|Class 2||principle of civil rights||understanding the general principles of faith, public order|
|Class 3||person in the Civil Code||understanding human, entreprener etc.|
|Class 4||deed, legal action, misrepresentation, flaud, obsession||understanding of notion and efect of the expression|
|Class 5||real property||understanding rights on real porperty|
|Class 6||real property||understanding rights on real porperty|
|Class 9||tort law||tort law|
|Class 10||tort law||tort law|
|Class 11||family law||family law|
|Class 12||family law||family law|
|Class 13||contemporary problems in civil and business law||application|
|Class 14||contemporary problems in civil and business law||application|
|Class 15||generral refrection, paper test||introducing amendment of Civil Code and general refrection of lectures|
Ken Kawai, First Course to Civil Law, (Yuhikaku)
Code book(RopoZensyo, every publishers OK) You should by the latest version because Civil Code ammended.
Yoshio Shiomi,Minpo Zen (Yuhikaku)
daily activity (30%) & intertrim report + paper test (70%)
Caution: Please participate in the first or the second class. (Without these participation, registration will be canceled.)
For foreign students. This lecture is focusing on Japanese Civil Code. Some part may be common to your countiries legal system but other may be totaly different. Please prepair youu countries introductory text book for contract law. It is helpful for your study.
It is permissible to use your cell as a dictionary. Try note taking mixing Japanese and your counries language. It may be good experience to learning Kanji. (If you feel difficulty in note taking by any reasons, please consult to the university's barreir free consultant desk.)