All posts tagged: Temple Japan

Passing the California Bar Exam

I enrolled in LL.M. in U.S. Law in May, 2015 aiming to become a competent lawyer who can discuss legal matters on an equal basis with U.S. lawyers working for a U.S. affiliate. Due to increased opportunities to collaborate and work with foreign lawyers, I became aware that obtaining knowledge about U.S law was essential to pursue my career as a legal professional in the long run. The learning environment at TUJ was ideal for me because the lectures were mostly scheduled for evening, which allowed me to learn at TUJ and earn LL.M. while working full-time without leaving Japan. Although I planned to manage both work and study, in reality, especially at the beginning I spent a large amount of time for extensive reading required for each class, which sometimes challenged me in balancing among work, study and life. Despite the busy days, I always looked forward to attending live classes and enjoyed learning U.S. laws and cases. The live classes at TUJ greatly helped me understand the principles of U.S. laws and enabled …

Temple Owls are Everywhere – XXIII Olympic Winter Games Edition

My name is Christina and I am a 3L at Temple University Law School. For my last semester of law school I am participating in the Japan study abroad program, which I highly recommend. Living in Tokyo for the semester has been an amazing experience and allowed me to see parts of the world I never imagined visiting. I knew one place I had to visit was South Korea for the 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang. I love watching both the summer and winter Olympics and when I realized I would be 3 hours away I had to go. My school schedule in Tokyo allowed me to go Friday to Monday. Wearing USA gear head to toe, I was ready to go. There is something really special about visiting another country and experiencing their culture. The small city in South Korea was filled with Olympic pride. I met so many people not only from the US but from all over the world. There were plenty of interpreters and volunteers, the language barrier was not an issue. …