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261 Research of East Asian Law ⅠA

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: Prof. Y. MATSUURA
Other Lecturers:
Course Type: Lecture & Workshop
Semester: Spring
Year:* M1, M2
Course Periods:* Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Credits:* 2
Whether mandatory or not:* optional
Classroom:* For the month of April, online teaching, starting from April 21. 418 Asian Legal Exchange Plaza (ALEP) bldg. 

 

Outline of Lecture Course The primary goal of this course is to understand how China, Japan and Korea govern the society through law. Participants from those jurisdictions are expected to share their understanding of their own jurisdiction with the class participants and to respond to inquires about their own legal system. The instructor will lead the presentation about the Japanese approach to social governance through law. To the possible extent, experts of China, Japan and Korea will join the class via the Internet.
Course Objectives

1. to enhance the understanding how legal systems in East Asia work to produce a better social governance,

2. to improve the briefing skill to explain how a legal institution works in society, and

3. to learn how to work with legal experts from foreign jurisdictions.

Textbooks A workshop on how to research through the Internet will provide the relevant information.
Course Materials/Supplementaries Power Point files and other digital materials prepared by the instructor and the participants.
Assessment 30%: presentation and participation in the class, 30%: materials prepared by the student, and 40%: a short paper on a selected topic by each participant.

Prerequisites *None
Instructions for Out-of-Class Study *Research on one's own jurisdiction and development of Power Point presentation are expected.
Responding to Student Questions *Questions in the class are encouraged. For individual meeting with the instructor, send the email to matuura@nagoya-u.jp
Other Notes

Participants must send their email to the instructor by April 14. The instructor teaches the course online. Each participant will receive the invitation to each class by email.

matuura@law.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Class attendance is expected.

 

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page

1

April 21

 

Introduction

Orientation

A Method of Learning

Legal Research for Comparative Law

The Concept of the State & Who Governs?

 

One page illustration: How my country is governed.

1

2

April 28

 

The Structure of State Governance (Japan) How did Japan design their current governing structure?

Given the information about Japan,

prepare your presentation material for the next class.

2

3

May 12

 

The Structure of State Governance (East Asia)

How did jurisdictions in East Asia design its current governing structure?

3

4

May 19

Discussion based on the classes 2 and 3

What similarities and differences did we find in jurisdictions in East Asia?

Why are they similar and why are they different?

 

 

5

May 26

 

Law Making

How does Japan make laws?

How do the Japanese courts use laws?

Given the information about Japan,

prepare your presentation material for the next class.

6

June 2

Law Making

How do jurisdictions in East Asia make laws?

How do courts of these jurisdictions use laws?

7

June 9

Discussion based on the classes 5 and 6

What similarities and differences did we find in jurisdictions in East Asia?

Why are they similar and why are they different?

8

June 16

Topic A, TBD

Presentation about Japanese approach to topic A

Given the information about Japan,

prepare your presentation material for the next class.

9

June 23

Topic A, TBD Approaches of jurisdictions in East Asia

10

June 30

Discussion based on the classes 8 and 9

What similarities and differences did we find in jurisdictions in East Asia?

Why are they similar and why are they different?

11

July 7

Topic B, TBD

(Japan)

Presentation about Japanese approach to topic B

Given the information about Japan,

prepare your presentation material for the next class.

12

July 14

Topic B, TBD

(East Asia)

Presentations about approaches in East Asia

13

July 21

Discussion based on the class 11 and 12

 What similarities and differences did we find in jurisdictions in East Asia?

Why are they similar and why are they different?

14

July 28

 

What is unique about your jurisdiction?

15

TBD

 

How to write a short academic paper.

 

A short presentation on academic research and writing.

Exchange of ideas about possible research topic.

All participants will make a short presentation about their papers.

※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/FYBJN8

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