2024 CLS Summer Program Introduction to Japanese Law

Monday, August 5th, 2024 - Friday, August 9th, 2024

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 5- Friday, August 9, 2024.
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.5, 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 28, 2024. However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.

Maximum enrollment: 40

Program :
Monday, August 5
09:30 - 10:00     Registration and Orientation
10:00 - 13:00     Lecture 1 (Introduction of Japanese Legal System by Prof. Nobuyuki Sato, Chuo Law School)
13:00-14:00     Welcome Lunch at Chuo university
Tuesday, August 6
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 2 (Introduction to the Japanese Civil Law by Prof. Tatsuya Kitai, Chuo University Faculty of Law )
Afternoon          Tokyo District Court visit
Wednesday, August 7
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 3 (Business Law and Dispute Resolution by Prof. Masaru Suzuki, Chuo Law School )
14:00 - 16:00     Law Firm(TMI) Visit
Thursday, August 8
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 4 (Constitutional Law and Human Rights in Japan by Prof. Junko Abe, Chuo University Faculty of Law)
Afternoon          House of Representatives Visit
Friday, August 9
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 5 ( Refugee Law in Japan by Prof. Yasuo Kitamura, Chuo Faculty of Law )
12:30 - 14:30     Farewell Ceremony and Party at Good View Dining in Chuo university
Note: All lectures will be given in English.
Note: Optional activities include (1) Court visit, (2) Law firm visit, and (3) House of Representatives visit.
Note: Local transportation cost is not included.