Course Syllabus
Course Name Practice Skills for International Paralegal
(Course No. 52063)
Category Expert Competence
Year Taken First or Second
Offered Major / Type
of Course
Major 4/ Elective
Number of Classes 8
Number of Credits 1
Professor Fumi Fujinaga
Email address : fumi.f@babel.edu
Course Description As an important step in training for IP, learn the outline of legal business and details of each work and procedure handled by paralegals and IPs in Japanese law firms and legal departments on a day-to-day basis. The course also deals with typical cases assumed in real business practice.
Course Policy

Attendance : Enter the course with password.
Netiquette : Refer to the Netiquette Policy in the Student Handbook.
Student with special needs : Refer to the Students with Disabilities and Accommodation Policy in the Student Handbook.
Academic Honesty : Refer to the Student integrity and Academic Honesty Policy in the Student Handbook.
Honor Code : Refer to the Honor Code Policy in the Student Handbook.

Course Objective

Train students to be a paralegal that practices in both English and Japanese legal affairs in a law firm and a law department of foreign affiliated companies through specialized translation skills.

Learning Outcome Perform paralegal practices in law firms and corporate law departments with increased translation accuracy for legal documents and legal practices by understanding and becoming familiar with paralegal practices, including preparation of corporate minutes of meetings, legal documents, assisting lawyers, and legal research.
Course Progression
  • Read the textbook in order
  • Listen to audio lecture
  • After each lesson, submit assignment
( Course text, etc. )
Babel Original Texts.
* Authored originally by Professor for this course. Copyrighted by Babel University Professional School of Translation. 
*Revised in November 2012
Course Outline

Lecture 1

Work and Attitude as a Paralegal -Receiving Request from a Client

Lecture 2

Gathering Information

Lecture 3

Providing Information

Lecture 4

Starting a Company or Business

Lecture 5

Assisting Contract Negotiations 

Lecture 6

Dispute Resolution I -Assisting Resolving a Dispute by Negotiation 

Lecture 7

Dispute Resolution II -Assisting Proceeding of a Trial

Lecture 8

 Dispute Resolution III -Assisting Proceeding of Arbitration
“Common Matters: Letter of Attorney and Authentication”



and Course


Grade will be based on the scores of the assignment (all 8 assignments are required).

Grade Score
A 85〜100
B 70〜84
C 60〜69
D 50〜59
F 49 and under
Submission papers will be returned with the evaluation sheet, which states evaluation marking and comments as well as corrections with rubrics.
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