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LAWS3444 - Japanese Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
Domestic Fee: $3,870
International Fee: $4,710
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 102
Prohibitions: LAWS3076, LAWS5144
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Luke Nottage (coordinator). Kyoto/Tokyo course taught by ANJEL co-directors, Japanese professors, and other Japanese practitioners.

Classes: Summer Intensive in Kyoto and Tokyo 6-10 and 13-14 (optionally also 15-16) February 2012. intro class 30 January in Sydney Includes field trips such as study tour to Osaka.

Assessment: Two 750wd reflective notes (20%) and 4500wd research essay (80%)

This unit aims to develop the general skills of comparative lawyers, to effectively and critically assess contemporary developments in the legal system of the largest economy in our region. The unit is taught intensively in Japan after an introductory class in Sydney. The first week in Kyoto provides an introduction to how law operates generally in Japanese society. After an overview of comparative law techniques, Japanese legal history and its contemporary legal system, classes explore civil and criminal justice, politics and constitutionalism, government and law, gender and law, lawyers and the courts in Japan as well as consumers and law. The first two days of the second week in Tokyo examines business law topics in socio-economic context in more detail, after an introduction to the Japanese economy and international trade policy. Topics include dispute resolution, investment and finance law, labour law and corporate governance. Students do not need to take the classes over 15-16 February but are encouraged to do so, and if there is sufficient demand an optional tour of the Supreme Court of Japan will be arranged for 17 February.Applications for the offshore intensive unit open on 12 September 2011 and close on 7 October: see http://sydney.edu.au/law/caplus. For further details of the course see www.kyoto-seminar.jp.
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