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Japanese Law in a Business Context

6 week fast track (February-March 2015)

An overview of the Japanese legal system with a particular focus on the business and regulatory environment as well as on the differences that a U.S.-trained lawyer must be aware of when handling Japan-related matters. This class will qualify for the Duke LL.M Business Law Certificate.

The class will be conducted as an interactive seminar. Student grades will be based in part on participation and presentation, but with the largest component being based on a 25+ page seminar paper. Several of the latter class sessions will be devoted to student presentations on their paper topics and preliminary findings. However final papers will not need to be submitted until the end of the semester. The seminar paper for this class can be used to satisfy the LL.M. Business Certificate paper requirement.
Instructor: Colin P.A. Jones

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.


Colin P. A. Jones
Professor Collin Jones
Japanese Law in a Business Context 589.01
Spring 2015

Neil S. Siegel
Japanese Law in a Business Context 589.01
Fall 2007
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