LAWS6879 - Japanese Law


  • Gain an introduction to Japanese law in a global context.
  • Undertake instruction from lecturers from Ritsumeikan and other leading Japanese universities, as well as from Australia, with guest lectures by prominent practitioners and a field study to a local bar association and the courts.
  • Interact with students from Japanese, Australian and other universities or institutions taking this unit, supported by the Australian Network for Japanese Law.


The interaction of Japanese Law with civil justice, criminal justice, business, politics, gender, and the legal professions.


Application forms and further information on the program are available from the CAPLUS website

3 February 2014 (Introduction)
Sydney Law School

10-14 February 2014
Ritsumeikan University Law School Kyoto, Japan

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 2 x 1,000 Word Reflective Notes (10% each)
  • 1 x 7,000 Word Research Essay (80%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Master of Business Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law