2020 Law (Civil Procedure Law) C

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Humanities and social science courses
Kaneko Hironao 
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Lecture    (ZOOM)
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Mon5-6(W935)  Thr5-6(W935)  
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Course description and aims

In this course students will study about the Civil Procedure Law, Civil execution Law and civil justice system. This course corresponds to the credit "Civil Procedure Law" for entry of some official professional examinations.
The purpose of studying the Civil Procedure Law is to understand the Civil Justice System especialy court system. This course focuse on the legal logic and structure of court system. Through sturdying Civil Procedure, students can extend knowledge of Civil Law, ADR(Alternative Dispute Resolution) and so on.

Student learning outcomes

Based on the understanding of civil law, Study about the litigation on rights and legal relationships through theoretical analsys and case studies.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Based on lacturr's experience as a researcher at the software protection institution, students can practically understand justice system including international dispute resolution.


civil procedure, litigation, judgement, celf execution, ADR

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Based on the kowledge of civil law, study about the civil procedure law theoretically and through case method. Picking some Japanese cases and discussing about the problem on the cases.Using Code book.
Students not accustomed to Japanese-Chinese characters will welcom.
(Slids will contain English term as possible. We will prepare Supplemental Material in English.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Civil Dispute, Justice system Understand Civil Justice System
Class 2 Method and theory of the conflict resolution comparing some dispute resolution system, understand the role of Civil Court system
Class 3 Object of civil litigation understand the object and limitation of civil litigation
Class 4 Party of civil litigation understand the party of civil litigation
Class 5 The principles of civil litigation understand principles of civil litigation
Class 6 Claim, Trial understand regulation on claims and trial
Class 7 Evidence evidence
Class 8 Judgement understand the effect of judgment
Class 9 Cost of dispute learn about cost
Class 10 ADR learn about ADR
Class 11 Appeal learn about complaint agains judgement
Class 12 Multi party litigation multiple party and complex litigation
Class 13 Access to Justice Learn about justice
Class 14 General Final Exam

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged preparing and reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Kobayashi, et al., HOUGAKU-KOUGI MINJI-SOSHOHO(Legal Courses Civil Procedure Law), (KOUBUNDO 2018)(In Japanese)
compact size code book("Ropou", any publisher)necessary

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Minji sosohou Hanrei Hyakusen (Yuhikaku)

Assessment criteria and methods

Daily Work (30%) & Intermediate report + Test(70%)

Related courses

  • LAH.S102 : Law (Civil Law) A
  • LAH.S202 : Law (Civil Law) B
  • LAH.S303 : Law (Intelectual Property Law) C
  • LAH.S101 : Law (Constitutional Law) A
  • LAH.S250 : Seminar on Social Sciences (Japanese Law Study Seminar)1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Participate at first and second classes to understand progress of the course.
Basic civil law knowledge
If it were first time to learn civil law, recomend to learn by edX Mooc https://www.citl.titech.ac.jp/japaneselaw/
Take note, you sometimes need produce it as assignment.

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Office hours

Mon&Thu 12:00PM to 12:30PM


Lecture by ZOOM in 2020
Start time of 5-6th afternoon courses may change this year. Please check time table of liberal arts courses.

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