Course Descriptions for Fall Semester 2014

Contracts

Professor:
Reiko Watase, Atsumi & Sakai
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Monday, 18:30 – 21:30 (9/1, 9/8, 9/22, 9/29, 11/10, 11/17 and 12/1)
Monday, 14:00 – 17:00 (9/15, 11/3 and 11/24)
Saturday, 14:00 – 17:00 (10/11, 10/18 and 10/25)
No class: Saturday, October 4
Room:
Mita 502

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of U.S. contract law. Areas of principal focus include offer and acceptance, consideration, interpretation and construction, conditions, breach of contract and remedies thereto. Students will also study Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.

Criminal Procedure

Professor:
Nathan Frost, US Secretary, US-Japan Joint Committee, US Forces, Japan Government; Major, USAF
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Wednesday, 18:30 – 21:30
Room:
Mita 403

This course examines various statutory and constitutional rules governing formal court-connected proceedings as well as police conduct before formal court proceedings commence. It focuses primarily on the federal constitutional rights guaranteed by and the restrictions imposed by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments regarding searches and seizures, police interrogation and identification procedures as well as the exclusion of evidence obtained in violation of these provisions.

This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.

Chinese Business and Investment Law

Professor:
Nathalie Boué, An adjunct teacher of Chinese Business law at Sorbonne-Assas ILS in Singapore
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Thursday, 18:30 – 21:30
Room:
Mita 403

This course aims to provide students and legal practitioners with up-to-date knowledge about business practices in Mainland China and the legal ways for foreign investors to avoid the traps and overcome the issues they might encounter along the way when entering the Chinese market, negotiating with Chinese contractors, and managing an entity there. It will provide ample real examples and case studies. Students will be encouraged to participate and think strategically about case studies and in workshops in order to acquire the methodology of a lawyer practicing in China or a manager operating a business in China.