Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars in Japanese Law
4 September 2013
Apply now for these offshore seminars, which offer a unique opportunity to study Japanese Law on an intensive basis in a global and socio-economic context.
The Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars in Japanese Law aims to develop the general skills of comparative lawyers, to effectively and critically assess contemporary developments in one of the world's wealthiest democracies.
Classes are taught in English on an intensive basis by ANJeL co-directors and members, and Japanese professors, mainly from Ritsumeikan University School of Law, with some guest lectures by Japanese and other practitioners.
The program also includes field trips to various legal institutions.
About half the students generally come from Ritsumeikan or other Japanese Law Schools; the other half come from Australian universities or other institutions.
After an overview of comparative law techniques, Japanese legal history and its contemporary legal system, classes explore civil and criminal justice, consumer law, politics and constitutionalism, government and the law, gender and law, and an introduction to business and law.
After outlining developments in the Japanese economy, including Japan's proliferating Free Trade Agreements, it covers areas such as corporate and securities law, investment and finance law, labour law, competition or IP law, ADR and lawyering.
A maximum of 25 students will be accepted into each seminar so applicants are urged to submit applications without delay to avoid disappointment.
Preference is given to University of Sydney law students and then to cross-institutional law students.
Non-degree and non-law applications are considered only if space permits.
All other students should apply direct to Ritsumeikan University School of Law at www.ritsumei.ac.jp/japanese-law/kyoto-seminar.
Please contact Luke with all academic enquiries relating to the course.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202