|OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _|
Kwang Jun TSCHE
Goal of Class
The goal of this course is to let students have better understanding for comparative law and the world legal system. After demonstrating similarities as well as differences from the European continental law and common law system we will deal with various legal topics in the contemporary Japanese and Korean society.
Topics to be addressed in the course are: legal profession and education, judiciary and legislative branches, war powers, conscientious objection to military service, freedom of religion, minority groups in the society, jury trials, North and South Korean conflict, transitional justice, Japanese and Korean civil code and private international law reform in the 21st century, Anti-Discrimination Acts in European Nations etc.
The course is designed to be a dynamic and interactive exploration of Law and Society in Japan and Korea as well as world legal history. Case study and wide ranging discussions are actively encouraged.
Requirement / Prerequisite
There are no specific prerequisites for the course, though students will be assumed to have a general background in legal studies. All the classes and class discussions will be conducted in English only
No Text Book is required. The course materials will be provided in the class.
The following references are recommended
-Merryman, John Henry, The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America (2007)
-Milhaupt/Ramseyer/West, The Japanese Legal System: Cases, Codes, and Commentary (2006)
Assessment is based on attendance (20%)
participation in class discussion (20%)
one individual presentation (30%)
one written assignment (30%).
Students may choose one fundamental legal case of their own interest and from any country for individual presentation.
The syllabus is tentative. We may move somewhat faster or more slowly as the semester progresses. In addition, additional readings can be added or omitted. In case the students will be notified in advance.
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