Learning at a moot court
Moot Court I & II, where students can acquire specialized knowledge through practical experience
In the courses, real trials with citizen judges are simulated as accurately as possible. For that purpose, students consult judicial precedents and specialized materials in depth, and decide on what basis cases should be dealt with and what dialogues should be conducted at the moot court. In addition, citizens play the role of lay judges in the moot court, appearing for trials for the first time on the day of a moot court and making decisions immediately. This process enables students to acquire knowledge about the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure and about how to use them in a more reliable manner. Moreover, students also take the initiative in running the moot court and conducting PR activities. These activities allow students to develop not only their specialized knowledge but also abilities necessary in society, such as skills in communication and presentation.
Approaches through law and ordinances toward administration
Special Lecture on Politics, which enables students to learn how to put into practice law in local administration
The national and local governments conduct administration based on law and ordinances. Graduates from the Faculty of Law are expected to play an extremely important role as public servants in protecting the rights and interests of citizens and realizing public welfare. This course is aimed at informing students of the realities of administration based on law and ordinances and consequently providing students with important guidelines for career development as public servants and valuable insight concerning administrative duties. For this purpose, the course is taught by staff members of the Aichi Prefectural Government playing a leading role in the prefecture’s major administrative fields. From the perspective of the Administrative Act, which provides for the prefecture’s various administrative activities, the guest lecturers will explain how laws, ordinances, and plans, which serve as the foundation for those activities, are formulated and what legal systems are used for various policies and measures.
University of Hawai’i School of Law Program
Supporting students who wish to learn overseas legal systems and cultures
The Faculty of Law has concluded an agreement on an international exchange program with the University of Hawai’i School of Law, to provide students with international education. After attending lectures at Aichi University for a certain period, students are sent to participate in a two-week program offered at the University of Hawai’i School of Law during a spring break. Students attend courses on U.S. law taught by professors at the School of Law, while visiting courts, the state government, jails, and legal offices to learn about U.S. law in a practical manner. In AY2017, students also participated in a legal symposium held at the University of Hawai’i School of Law, presenting Japanese law and policy in English and exchanging views with university professors, lawyers, and judges in the U.S. If the applicants for the program exceed the prescribed maximum number of participants, a screening may be conducted to select participants.