Michigan State University

Michigan State University

The Program is based at Doshisha University in Kyoto, one of Japan's top universities and law schools. Students will be exposed to university life in Japan. Students also will have access to the vibrant legal community, including courtrooms and government institutions, in Kyoto, Nara, and the rest of the Kansai region, which includes Kobe and Osaka.The Program includes both public law and private law courses. Courses will include Japanese Law, International Business Transactions, Law & Religion, Global Perspectives on Family Law, International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation, and Comparative Citizenship.

Program Information
School Name: 
Michigan State University
Program Subject: 
Public and Private International and Comparative Law
Programs Specialty: 
International
Comparative
School Term: 
Summer Abroad
Program Dates: 
May 11 - June 9
Tuition: 
$3975 (5 credits) + $450 fee
Credits: 
5
Admission Requirements: 
Students must be in good academic standing at an ABA approved law school & must have completed one year of law school by May 2019
Application Deadline: 
31-Mar
Room & Board: 
Housing located at Hotel Omusubi Kyoto. Two stops from the Doshisha campus on the subway and is also walkable. Furnished rooms a kitchen, clothes washing machine, including all utilities, wifi $875 (per person) or $1700 (double room for single use).
Contact Information
Phone: 
517-432-6973
Location Information
Program City: 
Kyoto
Program Country: 
Japan
Continent: 
Asia
Other Information
Number of students in program last year: 
25
Organized Excursions: 
There are a number of legal and cultural excursions. Kyoto has a remarkably rich history and cultural excusions include trips to Kiyumizudera, Fushimi Inari, Arishiyama, and Uji (all costs covered by the program). Legal excursions include a visit to, and tour of, Kyoto Prison, a visit to the Kyoto Bar Association, and guest lectures by several leading Japanese lawyers, including Shiki Tomimasu who successfully led the team of lawyers who won a world famous hate speech case before the Japanese Supreme Court, the Osaka High Court and the Kyoto District Court.