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2017 Introduction to Law (E)

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: F Bennett
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Course Type:
Semester: Spring
Year: 1
Course Periods: Wed 2
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not: Elective
Classroom: 905 / GSL Bldg.

 

Outline of Lecture Course As the title suggests, this course offers and introduction to law and legal systems.
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the structure and semantics of legal systems and legal discourse, in preparation for further study within the curriculum.
Textbooks Materials will be distributed via Canvas.
Course Materials/Supplementaries
Assessment Class participation: 20%
Mid-term exam: 30%
Final exam: 50%

Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Other Notes

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1 Introduction Basic legal structures
2 Legal families The Civil Law and Common Law traditions Readings under Files
3 Legislation Processes of statutory lawmaking Readings under Files T. Bruce on "MetaSausage"
4 Regulation Administrative rule-making
5 Professions Conveyancing, litigation, prosecution, judging
6 Juries Types, purposes and roles
7 Mid-term In-class exam
8 Federalism The United States as one example
9 Jurisdiction Personal, In Rem, Quasi In Rem (US)
10 Remedies Damages, Injunctions, Contempt
11 Precedent Judge-made rules in Civil and Common Law systems
12 Constitution Examples of judicial review
13 Society Class actions, vicarious liability, and suspect categories
14 Final exam In-class exam

 ※Students who wish to enroll as a member should access the URL below.
Log in using the Nagoya University ID and password, and click on "Enroll in Course".

https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/enroll/6YEKXD

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