Law in Japan

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November 24, 2016

Online Application for 2017 program will start from February 1, 2017 【0:00am JST】

【2017 Schedule】

Session 1 Overseas Undergraduate and Graduate Students Only

July 3 – July 14, 2017 (Mon - Fri , 10 days)

 

Session 2 All Eligible Participants

July 28 – August 9, 2017 (Mon – Fri and July 29, 10 days)

【Program Fee】
Students> 85,000 yen
Others>  100,000 yen 

►for more details, please see "About the Program"

Introduction

As trade and commercial activities have changed over time, law has become increasingly globalized. This phenomenon has occurred not only in the commercial world, but also in other areas. We notice that people throughout the world experience similar legal problems such as in employment, regarding the environment, and within the family. Despite these similarities, however, as globalization proceeds, it has become evident that nations have not given up their legal practices which are deeply rooted in their own culture and history.

The Meiji University Law in Japan Program is an introductory class for foreign students and graduates to learn Japanese law in the historical and cultural context of Japanese society, which will be taught entirely in English. The program also focuses on contemporary issues within Japanese law from comparative perspectives.

The program features a number of field trips which will enhance the learning gained from the formal classes; for example, by observing how a trial is conducted, how a prison is managed and how Japanese lawyers work as partner or associate of a large law firm or/and as an in-house lawyer.

This program is an excellent opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the Japanese legal system. It opens educational opportunities to beginners who do/did not major in law, but are interested and willing to learn it through this two-week summer intensive course.

Contact Us

Law in Japan Program
School of Law, Meiji University (Surugadai Campus)
1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-8301
E-Mail : law_jpat_markmeiji.ac.jp