Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Professional degree course) Division of Law School Program for Law Practice Professionals
Lecture Code PA120111 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 法曹倫理1
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Lawyer's Professional Responsibility 1
タノウエ ツヨシ,ノダ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Mon1-2
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
1) We will discuss example cases (uploaded on TKC beforehand, or given in a class).
2) In classes, students will deliver presentations on their ideas, and have discussion with other classmates who have different ideas. By having discussions, students will improve abilities to develop discussions and confirm ethics of legal professions. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students Second year
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
【Outline of the course】
1) In classes concerning Civil field (delivered by Noda), we will learn legal ethics related to Civil Code, Commercial law, and Code of Civil Procedure, focusing on lawyers' autonomy, delegation agreements, conflict of interest, confidentiality and relationship with the other party and between the court.
2) In classes concerning General and Penal field (delivered by Tanoue), we will learn basic concepts of legal professions by changing ideas and discussion. We will pick up example cases which legal professions may face difficulties in judgment.  We will also discuss ethics of prosecutors.
1) To understand ethics of legal professions in order to operate sound legal system.
2) To understand significance of lawyers' autonomy and explain it.
3) To develop concepts of legal professions, which is self-reliant and is thought with one's own responsibility.
Class Schedule lesson1 Professional ethics / Disciplinary system / Attorneys autonomy (General)
lesson2 Rules at the time of undertaking cases (Civil field)
lesson3 Confidentiality obligation (Civil field)
lesson4 Ethics of judge  / Responsibility for the truth / Duty of good faith (Civil field)
lesson5 Conflicts of interest Case management (Civil field)
lesson6  Relations with the opponent and other attornies / Adverstisemen t(Civil field)
lesson7 Investigation on legal information (Civil field)
lesson8 Attorneies in an organization (Civil field)
lesson9 criminal trial / legal ethics
lesson10 Confidential obligation of attornies (Penal field)
lesson11 Attorneis' Duty of good faith  / Attorneis' responsibilities for the truth (Penal field)
lesson12 Ethics of prosecutors (Penal field)
lesson13 Right to consult with attorney (Penal field)
lesson14 Conflicts of interests in criminal cases (Penal field)
lesson15 Reason for court-appointed lawyers system (Penal field)

There may be some changes in schedule.
2~7;delivered by Noda,1,8~15;delivered by Tanoue 
No specific textbooks are used. It is advised to skim through Attorney Act and Basic Rules of Attony Duties (Bengoshi Shokumu Kihon Kitei), and other related measures.
Reference books are; "Basic Rules of Attony Duties 3nd edition" (Japan Federation of Bar Associations), "Explanation of  Attorney Law 5nd edition", Takashi Kojima et al, "Ethics of Law Professions 2nd edition", (Yuhikaku), Masahiko Takanaka, "Legal Etchics", (Minjiho Kenkyukai), Hiroshi Tanaka, "Mindset of Attorney: Notebook of Legal Ethics", (Koubundo), Yasutomo Morigiwa, "Ethics of Law Professionals 3nd edition", (Nagoya University Press), Yasutoshi Takei et al., "Handbook Keiji Bengo". 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Text,Resume,PC and so on 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please check on TKC for more information. 
Grading Method Final exam: (Complete Texts of the Six Codes and Basic Duties of Attorney are allowed to bring in) 80 %. Class attendance 20 % (Remarks in classes) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Please check on TKC for more information. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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