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263.11 sec. 1 - Business Law in Japan and the U.S. (Fall 2012)
Instructor: Zenichi Shishido (view instructor's profile)
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Meeting Time: MW 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 10
Course Start: August 22, 2012
Course End: September 20, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49700
This is an intensive course in the comparative study of Japanese and American business systems, laws, and regulations. Rather than study the subject through traditional legal categories (e.g., contracts, torts, corporations), this course takes a topical approach. In each class, we will discuss a specific Japanese topic or phenomenon, many of which are well known (albeit often misunderstood) in the United States, such as, administrative guidance, keiretsu, and main banks. The readings will consist of basic materials on both Japanese and American law and business behavior, and have been selected to stimulate class discussion. At the same time, this course will cover most of the important areas of business law. By participating in the discussion, students will not only deepen their understanding of Japanese business, but learn important distinctions between Japanese and American legal systems.
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