• Tokyo skyline
  • Kyoto shrine
  • Kanazawa cherry blossoms

The Global Lawyer – Japan

Info session:   Jan. 22 – 12 p.m. – Blum 223

If you are unable to make it to the information session, please download this informational PowerPoint presentation.

Open To: Current Missouri Western undergraduate students

Capacity is limited, so sign up ASAP.  Deadline to enroll: February 14.

Instructors: President Matthew Wilson and Vice President/Chief of Staff Sarah Cravens
Travel Dates: May 6-16, 2020
Locations: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto
Credits: 2

Explore Kyoto, Tokyo and Kanazawa just a few months before the Tokyo Olympics. Take an intensive 2-credit course entitled “The Global Lawyer” from two expert international lawyers (President Matt Wilson and V.P./Chief of Staff Sarah Cravens) at Kanazawa University. The course will include a visit to Japan’s parliament and a local court among other attractions.

The Course: The Global Lawyer course will teach you about the U.S. and Japanese systems of Tort Law. Tort law is essentially how countries, companies and individuals deal with the perplexing legal ramifications of accidents, intentional wrongs, product liabilities, and so on. Also, it will offer an opportunity to take a comparative look at lawyering in both societal contexts and across borders. You will have the option of taking the course as LAT 340 or as HON395.

Before embarking on this journey, there are assignments and readings designed to thoroughly prepare you for the trip. There will also be one pre-departure class session on a Friday in March to fit with everyone’s schedule. Instead of a final exam, this course involves a final paper due several weeks after the conclusion of this unforgettable excursion.

Affordable Tuition and Fees: Two credits of regular tuition will be charged. Also, there will be a course fee of $500 to cover various extracurricular activities, certain meals, and other program related costs.

Scholarships For All Students: Each participating student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to assist with costs of travel and housing.

Travel, Housing and Food: Students will pay costs of airfare, train, and hotels directly at points of service. We will assist with making these arrangements as needed. Some group meals will be covered by the course fee, but most will be covered directly by students as we travel. Total travel, housing and food costs should range from $1,800-2,200.

Informational Flyer
Informational PowerPoint Presentation

If you are interested in attending this trip, please contact Dr. Sarah Cravens at (234) 738-2665 or by email.

Japanese architecture

In May 2020, one day walking through Tokyo — a city of bright lights, exceptional food, masses of people, and a fascinating culture. Next, you are in the ancient towns of Kyoto or Kanazawa taking in a Japanese castle, ancient shrines, beautiful Japanese gardens, andhistorical culture and arts.

You pause…is it possible that you can spend time experiencing the country known for its cutting-edge technology, temples, cherry blossoms, and fascinating culture (samurai, ninja, anime, manga, and even Hello Kitty) among other things?

It is incredible that you have the opportunity to navigate the world’s largest city, dine at world-class restaurants, take a first-hand look at a foreign legal system, and spend time with international legal experts.