Courses 2008 - 2009
LAW B 552 Tutorial In Comparative Law
Credits: 1-4, Variable
Individual research project, handled on a tutorial basis, involving an area of law of mutual interest to student and teacher. In the case of a student whose basic training was in a civil law jurisdiction, the subject matter of the tutorial is a topic selected from the law and the practice of the United States; in the case of a student whose basic training was in a common law country, the subject matter of the tutorial is a topic selected from the law and the practice of Japan or of another country in East Asia, depending on the student’s linguistic competence. In any instance, the tutorial discussions may be comparative, drawing on the law of more than one country.
Winter 2015, 1 credit
Origins of Property Rights: A Global Perspective”
Professor Masanobu Kato, an authority on Japan’s Civil Code, will explore the origins of property rights, starting from the grasslands of Mongolia to Native American society; from Ainu villages to the north and Okinawan Islands to the south of Japan. He will also explore agricultural populations of Asia, Oceania and Africa and minority societies in Australia, Nepal, and India, tracing the development of property rights to the modern era.
Not offered this academic year.