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262 Research of East Asian Law IB 東アジア法研究ⅠB

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer:
Other Lecturers: Prof. Y. Matsuura
Course Type: Lecture & Workshop
Semester: Fall
Year: 2020
Course Periods: Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not: optional
Classroom: 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 presentations 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 Class attendance is expected.

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page

1

Oct. 6

 

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.

2

Oct. 13

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.

3

Oct. 20

The Structure of State Governance (East Asia)

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

4

Oct. 27

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

Nov. 10

 

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

Nov. 17

Law Making

(East Asia)

How do jurisdictions in East Asia make laws?

How do courts of these jurisdictions use laws?

7

Nov. 24

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

Dec. 1

 

Topic A, TBD (Japan)

 Presentation about Japanese approach to topic A

 Given the information about Japan,

prepare your presentation material for the next class.

9

Dec. 9

 

Topic A, TBD

(East Asia)

 Presentation of Approaches of jurisdictions in East Asia

 

10

Dec. 15

 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

Dec.22 

 

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

Jan 12

 

Topcic B, TBD

(East Asia)

13

Jan 19

 Discussion based on the classes 11 and 12

14

Jan. 26

 

 

What is unique about your legal system?

15

Feb. 2

 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/L43YPJ

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