2023 CLS Summer Program Introduction to Japanese Law

Monday, August 7th, 2023 - Friday, August 11th, 2023

Hosted by Chuo Law School and Law School Academy, Tokyo JAPAN
Contact: cls-ijle-grp@g.chuo-u.ac.jp

Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” this summer.
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.

Outline of the Program

Monday, August 7- Friday, August 11, 2023.
Chuo University Surugadai Campus (central Tokyo), 3-11-5 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8324 JAPAN
3 min. walk from “Ochanomizu” station on JR Chuo Line. 5 min. walk from “Ochanomizu” station on Tokyo-Metro Marunouchi Line.

JPY 50,000 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.7, 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 cls-ijle-grp@g.chuo-u.ac.jp .
Application and Deadline:
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail no later than June 30, 2023. However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.

Application Form for Individuals PDF Excel

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Maximum enrollment: 40

Program (TENTATIVE, subject to change):

Monday, August 7
09:30 - 10:00     Registration and Orientation
10:00 - 13:00     Lecture 1 (Introduction of Japanese Legal System and culture from constitutional perspective) by Prof. Nobuyuki Sato, Chuo Law School
13:00-14:00     Welcome Lunch
Tuesday, August 8
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 2 (Corporate Governance in Japan)
Afternoon          Optional activity 1
Wednesday, August 9
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 3 (Anti-monopoly law in Japan)
14:00 - 16:00     Optional activity 2
Thursday, August 10
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 4 (International Law in Japan)
Afternoon          Optional activity 3
Friday, August 11
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 5 (Introduction to Japanese Civil Law System)
12:30 - 14:30     Farewell Ceremony and Party
Note: This schedule is tentative, it is subject to change.
Note: All lectures will be given in English.
Note: Optional activities include (1) court visit, (2) law firm visit, and (3) museum and downtown visit guided by CLS professors.
Note: Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.