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Summer School in Japanese Law "Japanese Law in the XXI Century"

Date limite : 15 juin 2018
Contact : University of Torino Courriel
Lieu : The University of Torino – Keio University – Collegio Carlo Alberto Torino
Aire : Japon
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Summer School

The University of Torino – Keio University – Collegio Carlo Alberto

Torino, 10-14 September 2018


The Summer School  “Japanese Law in the XXI Century” (SSJL) is a short, intensive program in Japanese law.

Its goal is advancing scholarship on Japanese law outside Japan, through lessons on specific topics provided by leading experts.

Speakers and Topics

Giacomo Calorio (University of Torino), Japanese law and cinema.

Giorgio Colombo (Nagoya University), ADR.

Francesco Costamagna (University of Torino) EU –Japan Relations.

Daniel H. Foote (The University of Tokyo), legal professions.

Michele Graziadei (University of Torino), law and legal culture.

Béatrice Jaluzot (ENS Lyon), civil law.

Keigo Komamura (Keio University), constitutional law.

Yoshiharu Matsuura (Nagoya University), legal culture.

Lorenza Mola (University of Torino), EU-Japan relations.

Yumiko Nakanishi (Hitotsubashi University), EU-Japan relations.

Takehiro Ohya (Keio University), philosophy of law.

Andrea Ortolani (Keio University), the Supreme Court of Japan.

Philipp Osten (Keio University), criminal law.

Dimitri Vanoverbeke, (KU Leuven), history of law.

Annamaria Viterbo (University of Torino) EU –Japan Relations.

Click here for a tentative schedule of the program.



The University of Torino, Department of Law

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena, 100

Torino (Italia)

Collegio Carlo Alberto

Piazza Arbarello, 8

Torino (Italia)



9-14 September 2018.

Lectures will be held from Monday 10 September 2018 to Friday 14 September 2018, in principle from 09.30 to 18.30 (some lectures will have a different starting/ending time).


Requirements and Admissions

Applicants should have completed at least 2 years of a law degree or of a university program in Japanese studies.  

The application form can be downloaded here.

The application form and an academic CV/resume (free format) should be sent to:         

The deadline for sending the application documents is 15 June 2018. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in good time, as the number of available seats is limited.

Applications received after this date will be considered only in case of available positions.

Results of the selection will be announced to applicants no later than 15 July.



The participation fee for the SSJL is € 150. This covers admission to the course and teaching materials.

Successful applicants will be required to pay the fee no later than 20 July, 2018.

Teaching Methods

Participants will receive a list of reading materials before the starting of the program. Short additional readings might be assigned during the program.

The language of the SSJL is English. Knowledge of Japanese is welcome, but is not required for admission.

Certificates and credits

A certificate of attendance will be delivered at the end of the program to participants who attended at least 90% of the classes and roundtables.

The certificate of attendance will specify the number of hours and the workload of the SSJL, in order to facilitate for the participants the conversion in credits at their home institutions.

Students of the University of Torino who complete the program will get 3 CFU.


The University of Torino, Department of Law (coordinator: Prof. Michele Graziadei).

Keio University, Faculty of Law (coordinator: Prof. Andrea Ortolani).

Collegio Carlo Alberto of Torino (Coordinator prof. Michele Graziadei, with Prof. Francesco Costamagna and Prof. Anna Viterbo).


The Japan Foundation

With the endorsement of

AIGDC – The Italo-Japanese Association for Comparative Law

AISTUGIA – The Italian Society for Japanese Studies

SIRD – The Italian Society for Research in Comparative Law

Other Information

The fees do not cover accommodation or meals. Participants should look for accommodation in good time, as the centre of Torino offers limited availability of accommodation in this period of the year.

Participants are advised to obtain medical insurance in their home country before the start of the program.


For inquiries about the program, please contact:

GIS Asie - Réseau Asie & Pacifique
190, avenue de France
75013 Paris-France
+33 (0)1 49 54 20 79