2. 申込方法：下記の各事項を明記し各授業の１週間前までにeigo@law.kyushu-u.ac.jpまでメールで送信してください。ただし、4月18日13時からのCreative Economy, Innovation & the Lawの申込締め切りは4月16日午前９時とします。
上記５ 九大法学部研究棟 第３会議室
LL.M. OPEN CLASSES - SPRING 2012
”Creative Economy, Innovation & the Law” (Kojima)
4/18 Wednesday 3rd period (1-2.30pm)
This course examines various issues related to creative economy/creative industries. The ”creative economy” refers to economic activities related to information and knowledge. ”Creative industries” includes various creative sectors such as Advertising, Architecture, Arts and antique markets, Crafts, Design, Designer Fashion, Film, video and photography, Software, computer games and electronic publishing, Music and the visual and performing arts, Publishing, Television, and Radio. Because of technological developments, the economic impact of these industries is rapidly increasing. Creative economy raises a number of legal, social, economic issues to be discussed. How should we reconcile cultural policy with industrial policy? What is the condition of the city to develop potentials of these sectors (this is related to the discussion of the so-called ”creative city”)? What is the role of law (intellectual property law, contract law, etc.) and how it interacts with trade practices or social norms in each creative sector?
”Contemporary Issues in Japanese and Asian Competition” (Van Utysel)
5/7 Monday 3rd period (1-2.30pm)
This course will seek to introduce the Japanese Antimonopoly Law (AML) and some of the recently adopted Asian competition laws. The choice is instigated by the fact that competition law is at a crossroads, since enforcement policies have been changing in Japan and several Asian states have recently adopted a competition law. The study of the AML will be done from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. The comparative perspective will contrast the Asian competition laws with its counterparts of major economies, the US and the EU. The interdisciplinary perspective will offer an insight in how far the Asian competition laws are embedded within the economic theories behind competition law.
”International Maritime Law” (Pejovic)
5/22 Tuesday 4th period (2.50-4.20pm)
This course provides the students with a general understanding of the fundamental issues of international maritime law. The course will focus on the international regulation and comparative law analyses of the most significant topics of international maritime law. The lecture classes will include an initial “general part” for the benefit of those who lack prior background in international maritime law. The main idea of the course is to cover a wide range of subjects related to the international maritime law, trying to identify the main issues for each of them and how they are dealt with by the law and in the practice. The course provides a more in depth study with regard to the selected areas in law and practice, which are identified as being more essential and most widely adopted in maritime business. The course will start with issues related to the legal status and safety of the ship, ways of acquisition of the ship. The central part of the course will deal with carriage of goods by sea. The last part will deal with accidents at sea and tort liability.
”EU Law and International Trade” (Fenwick)
6/11 Monday 4th period (2.50-4.20pm)
This course will introduce students to the law of the European Union (EU), focusing in particular on international trade law and the creation of a single market within the EU. The course will seek to identify the distinctive features of European regional integration, as well as asking what lessons the European experience offers for regional integration in other parts of the world, particularly SE and NE Asia. The first part of the course will introduce students to the institutional framework of the EU, the law-making process and the relationship between national and EU law. The second part of the course will introduce the substantive law of the Union, relating to the establishment of a single, ‘internal’ market. The final part of the course will examine the external relations of the Union focusing in some detail on the legal framework of the common commercial policy
”Consumer Protection Law” (Wrbka)
7/10 Tuesday 2nd period (10.30am-12.00)
This course is aimed at students who have interest in consumer law. Prior knowledge of or experience with consumer law is not required, but would be helpful for a deeper understanding of the issue. This week’s class will cover the debate on the possible introduction of a pan-European collective redress mechanism. The main focus is on how collective actions can enhance access to justice and how to balance the interests of private actors in protecting their rights with the interests of society as a whole. Rather than focusing on collective actions only as a procedural device, the class also examines how these mechanisms relate to their broader social context. The class is based on the forthcoming Cambridge University Press publication S. Wrbka, S. Van Uytsel and M. Siems (eds.), Collective Actions – Enhancing Access to Justice and Reconciling Multilayer Interests?.