Course Schedules & Descriptions for Summer 2024 | Temple University, Japan Campus (2024)

Last update:April 9, 2024

Course Schedules

Summer 2024 courses run fromMay 13 to August 9. For further information as to courses or scheduling, pleasecontact us.

Course TitleCreditsInstructorDay/TimeRoom
International Commercial Transactions: Sales and Arbitration2Tony Andriotis
Michael Mroczek
Monday, 18:45-20:45611
Civil Procedure3Tina SaundersTuesday, 18:45-21:30611
Artificial Intelligence Law: Writing Seminar3Maurice RabbWednesday, 18:45-20:45online
Legal Research and Writing3Kayin SaundersWednesday, 18:45-21:30611
Contracts3Kyle ReykalinThursday, 18:45-21:30611
Guided Research2 or 3Tina Saunders

Note:The schedule is subject to change. Hybrid courses are held in-person and synchronously online.

Course Descriptions

This tentative course schedule is subject to change.


This course is designed to provide an introduction to transactional work undertaken by international commercial legal practitioners, particularly handling the cross-border sale of goods and the mechanisms to resolve commercial disputes in an international context. As an alternative to court proceedings, international arbitration is increasingly becoming one of the most important dispute resolution methods in cross-border transactions. The first part of the course will provide a general overview of the subject. Particular attention is given to issues arising in global trade and regulatory schemes governing international commercial transactions, transfer of technology, privacy protection, and foreign direct investment. It will introduce the main legal doctrines applying in arbitration and the applicable legal framework and familiarize students with the importance of the arbitration agreements, including practical drafting advice. The second part of the course will introduce the arbitration procedure starting with the notice of arbitration, appointment of arbitrators through the arbitral award, its enforcement abroad and other post award proceedings.
Note: Held hybrid style


Civil Procedure concerns the rules and principles governing civil actions in state and federal court. This course will address the fundamental issues of court jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of a dispute; and the related issues of venue, conflict of laws, and the applicable body of law applied to disputes. Additional issues which will be covered include: notice and pleading requirements, joinder of additional parties/claims, obtaining evidence by discovery, and the preclusive effect of decisions. The course will focus primarily on the federal courts and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Note: This subject is heavily tested U.S. Bar Examinations. Held hybrid style.


Artificial intelligence (AI) attempts to replicate human intelligence in a machine to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. Based on the capacity to mimic human characteristics, the technology used, the real-world applications, and the theory of the mind, AI is focused on goal-oriented abilities designed to perform specific tasks. Legal practitioners are presented with issues related to: AI and social media, data privacy concerns; implications of AI for employment; health and medical care; reducing energy use; improving cybersecurity; new methods of climate and environmental protection; a safer society; “deep fakes” used to spread disinformation; AI affecting finance, transportation, national security, advertising, and a variety of other fields. The governance of AI is aimed at ensuring AI’s numerous potential benefits while minimizing risks to consumers’ health, safety, security, and privacy. Practitioners, policymakers, and risk management professionals must address these issues related to development, deployment, and use of AI applications. In this AI Law writing course, we explore these topics and possible action items.
Note: This course satisfies the advanced writing requirements for LL.M. students. Held online for the entire semester.


This course explores legal research, writing, and advocacy. After being introduced to the U.S. legal system and basic research techniques (including on-line databases such as Westlaw), students work on assigned problems to develop their writing and analytical skills. The program aims to develop basic legal research and writing skills in a hands-on seminar style atmosphere.
Note: This course is required of all US Law LLM students.

CONTRACTS (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of U.S. contract law. Areas of principal focus include offer and acceptance, consideration, interpretation and construction, conditions, breach of contract and remedies thereto. Students will also study Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Note: This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.

GUIDED RESEARCH (2-3 credits)

This independent research offers students an opportunity to (1) satisfy the graduation advanced writing and research requirements for LL.M. students; (2) develop research, writing and analytical abilities through producing a single substantive research paper; and (3) work with a faculty member in an area of the teacher's interest or expertise. Students have a faculty member agree to supervise them and must submit a signed Approval form to the Registrar to request participation.
Note: This course has limited enrollment.

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