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 PA345511 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 法学概論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Jurisprudence
タムラ コウイチ,イワモト ユウスケ,ホッタ ヒサノリ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Detailed information will be given later. The course will be lecture-centered but will include a practice of moot legal counseling.
We plan to hold lectures intensively at the beginning of 1st term. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Keywords text of the law, precedents, legal interpretation, application of law 
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
1) To know how to research law and precedents with books and database.
2) To learn basic knowledge about the interpretation and application of law.
3) To acquire elementary skills to read precedents and get information from clients.
4) To express your opinion about a trial which you observed.
5) To understand the significance of legal interpretation in dispute settlement.

【Outline of the course】
This introductory course is conducted in order to provide basic methodology and  awareness as a legal professional. This course also gives you essential knowledge and skills which support and facilitate your study of individual laws.
Class Schedule 1. How to utilize school data base
2. How to research laws and judical precedents
3. Legal thinking
4. How to read the text of law
5. Basic of civil law
6. Basic of criminal law
7. Legal consultation (preparation)
8. Legal consultation (practice)

Report assignments  
Textbook: Not in particular
Required materials will be distributed in classes (or will be posted on TKC) 
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 Discussion in class (10%)
Papers on basics of reading a precedent and text of statutes or papers on observation of a trial (50%)
Papers on legal consultation (40%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Please check on TKC for more information. 
Other There may be corporation by research associate Sachi Yamada in the class of legal consultation (practice) 
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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