2012 CLS Summer Program in Tokyo:"Introduction to Japanese Law in English"
Law School Academy, Chuo University, Tokyo JAPAN
Chuo Law School, Chuo University, Tokyo JAPAN
Program has been updated. Deadline for application has been extended. New deadline is July 27,2012.
Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled "Introduction to Japanese Law in English" this summer that was started in 2010. This one-week program will focus on the basic structure of Japan's legal system and legal culture, and some specific topics on Japanese law. All lectures will be provided in English by professors at CLS and are open to law students from around the world. The program also includes optional study visits to law firm, court, and museum.
No academic credit is offered for this program; however, those who complete the course will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.
Note: This program is offered through "Chuo University Law School Academy," a division of Chuo University for Chuo Law School's public outreach.
Note: This is the initial outline of the program. Details are subject to change.
Note: Students from some countries or regions shall be required to obtain a visa before traveling to Japan. Please consult the Japanese government's visa information website.
If you are a student at a university or a college which have friendship agreement with Chuo University, you are able to expect procedural assistance from Chuo to obtain a visa.
Outline of the Program
Thursday, August 9 -Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
(No class on Sunday, August 12)
Chuo University Ichigaya Campus (central Tokyo)
42-8 Ichigaya-Honmura-cho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-8473 JAPAN
3 min. walk from "Akebonobashi" station
(2 stops from Shinjuku station on Toei-Shinjuku subway line)
JPY 30,000 for 5-day course.
Airfare and accommodation costs are not included.
Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.
Tuition shall be paid on the first day of the program, Aug.9, in cash (JPY).
Transportation and Accommodations
CLS has no housing of its own in central Tokyo. However, please feel free to consult CLS about accommodations. For information about accommodations and related matters, please contact
Application and Deadline
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than July 27, 2012.
However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.
Application Form for Indivisuals
Application Form for Group
Program (updated on July 16th, 2012)
|Thursday, August 9|
|9:30 - 10:00||Orientation|
|10:00 -13:00||Overview of Japanese Legal System
Professor Nobuyuki SATO
|Friday, August 10|
|9:30 - 12:30||Basic Structure of Business Law in Japan
Professor Hisaei Chuck ITO
|Afternoon||Optional visit to "District Court"|
|Saturday, August 11|
|9:30 - 12:30||International Business Transaction - Law and Practice
Professor Hideo Ohta, Ex-global Partner of Baker & McKenzie
|Afternoon||Optional Visit to "Edo Tokyo Museum"|
|Sunday, August 12|
|Monday, August 13|
|9:30 - 12:30||Japanese Constitutional Law and Court System
Professor Nobuyuki SATO
|Afternoon||Optional visit to "National Diet"|
|Tuesday, August 14|
|9:30 - 12:30||Civil Justice and Dispute Resolution in Japan
Professor Masahiko Omura
|17:00 - 18:30||Farewell Party|