Tokyo, Spring Break
Spend a week in Japan to see in live action what has been studied in the course Japanese Law, including Japanese criminal law, the Japanese Constitution, and the process of becoming an attorney in Japan.
Note: Registration is closed due to course reaching maximum number of students
Course: Japanese Law
The course, taught by Professor Ken Port, provides an understanding of the operation of a Civil Law system as compared to the U.S. Common Law system. The class starts in January 2016, and students go to Japan during spring break. Upon return, students write a reflective essay on the trip.
While in Japan, students will visit a famous prison; meet and talk with Japanese attorneys, learning how one becomes a lawyer in Japan; and see social unrest based on the Japanese Constitution. Students will have approximately one hour of class in the morning each day followed by trips to courts, law firms, and the U.S. Embassy. Students will have at least one day of guided tour and one day of free time.
The course is 3 credits. Class size is limited to 20 students.
Tuition and fees
In addition to the tuition for 3 credits, students pay a program fee of $6,200. The program fee includes:
- Roundtrip airfare
- All ground transportation
- Seven nights lodging
- All breakfasts and most other meals
- Cultural tours, visits to law firms and multinational corporations, visit to Fochu prison, meeting with members of the Roppongi Bar Association, visit of the Japanese Supreme Court, and more
Approximate program budget:
Program fee: $6,200
Loan application fee: $300
Additional meals and miscellaneous expenses: $500