Course - Law
Prerequisites: None 
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This course will explore the relationship between law and society by considering issues such as the structure of legal institutions, freedom of religion and speech, minority and gender equality, environmental regulation, corporate governance, and the criminal justice system in contemporary Japan.


The course is aimed at a broad audience and does not require any particular background in Japan.  The course will focus on the interplay of law and culture in the structuring of economic and political institutions and the Japanese legal system will serve as one example for this discussion. 


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Basis for grading Evaluation will be based on a series of reaction papers to the readings and participation in class discussions 
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