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L724 Seminar in Law & Society of Japan

Description The Seminar in the Law and Society of Japan is not about Japanese law as such, but instead about the role that law plays in Japanese society. More specifically, the seminar will examine several unusual aspects of Japanese society # including the Tsukiji Fish Market, work-related suicides, sumo, and #love hotels# # for the purpose of assessing whether these phenomena are best explained by culture, economics, law, or some combination of all three. The Seminar will be conducted as a traditional research seminar, and will be offered for three (3) credits. Each week during the semester, I will assign reading materials designed to introduce students to the law and society of Japan. We will discuss the assigned readings during the seminar meetings. All students must also write a research paper. All papers must be comparative in nature, but they need not be about Japanese law and society; students may also write about any other country or countries in Asia, as long as the paper employs a comparative law-and-society approach to the chosen topic.

Faculty J. Hoffmann

SemesterTitleFaculty
Fall 2014 - 2015Seminar in Law & Society of JapanHoffmann
Fall 2011 - 2012Seminar in Law & Society of JapanHoffmann
Fall 2009 - 2010Seminar in Law & Society of JapanHoffmann