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2020 Legal Culture (E) / Advanced Lecture(Legal Cultures) (E)

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: COLOMBO Giorgio Fabio
Other Lecturers: *
Course Type: * Seminar
Semester: * Spring
Year:* * 1-2
Course Periods:* * Monday, 2nd Period
Credits:* * 2
Whether mandatory or not:* *For G30 Students
Classroom:* Due to COVID-19 containment measures, all classes for the 2020 Spring Semester will be held online on the NUCT platform.

 

Outline of Lecture Course *

This course is aimed to look at legal issues from a cross-cultural, comparative and pluralistic perspective. The course will comprise both a theoretical explanation of the field and its historical evolution, but will largely focus on contemporary and highly debated themes like legal pluralism, dispute resolution and access to justice, human rights, cultural defense. Notions like “law”, “justice”, “sanction”, etc. will be analyzed in context, to show students that the idea of law as merely legal order imposed from the State could be limiting if not misleading. Most of the course will be centered about instructor-administered debates among students.

Course Objectives * The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools to understand contemporary legal problems in a multi-layered and culturally sensitive way.  The course will begin by a theoretical introduction of the field, teaching basic conceptual notions and providing the students with the elementary methodological tools. Then, based upon a selection of readings, the course intends to help students develop argumentation skills. As students of law and political sciences, students should be able to discuss various topics (human rights, respect of cultures, etc.) under a technical perspective, using legal reasoning and being able to argument objectively. 
Textbooks *

Text: due to the peculiar nature of the seminar, there is no need of a general textbook for students. Lessons will be based on readings that will be distributed to students in advance.

Course Materials/Supplementaries *Readings that will be distributed to students in advance.
Assessment

*50% individual presentation

50% contribution to the discussion and attendance

Prerequisites *

A good command of the English language (reading, speaking, and writing) is required.

Instructions for Out-of-Class Study *In case of absence, please contact the instructor to get class notes. 
Responding to Student Questions *Please contact the instructor by e-mail.
Other Notes *N/A

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1

Course intro/syllabus

*What are legal cultures? * *
2 Key concepts, basic theoretical framework *What do we mean by "Law"; "Justice"; "Norm"; etc. * *
3

Legal Ethnography and Early studies

*How the field of legal anthropology started. Malinowski and other pioneers. * *
4

Social Rules, Legal Rules, Religious Rules

*How different set of rules (laws?) regulate different groups of people... * *
5

Legal Sanctions, Social Sanctions

*...and what happens if those rules are infringed. * *
6

Dispute Resolution in Context

*How do societies settle their individual and collective disputes? * *
7

The State as Educator (I)

*What can I do with my own body under the law? * *
8

Human Rights, “Asian Values”

*Are human rights a concept created by "the West"? Do Confucian societies follow different sets of principles? * *
9

Different perspectives on Financial Law

*Islamic Finance and how to make Shari'a compliant financial transactions * *
10

The State as Educator (II)

*How is the issue of censorship addressed in different contexts? * *
11

Cultural Defense (I)

*Should courts consider the cultural background of a person when juding a crime... * *
12

Cultural Defense (II)

*...or a civil case? * *
13 Law and Technology (I) *How does technology created new legal issues (e.g. Internet 2.0; 3D printers...) * *
14 Law and Technology II *And how does it affected the legal profession? * *
15 Wrap-up Session *Assessment of learning outcomes. * *

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Log in using the Nagoya University ID and password, and click on "Enroll in Course".

https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/enroll/6T9LYT

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