Graduate Law School
※The Graduate Law School of Meiji Gakuin University has decided to stop accepting students from the academic year starting April 2013.
At Meiji Gakuin University Graduate Law School, studevnts can learn legal theories and professional skills incrementally in an enriching environment.
At our Law School, whose tradition is rooted in Christian-based education, we strive to foster a legal profession that is dedicated to serving disadvantaged clients.
We offer such a curriculum that places value on the fundamentals of legal minds. Employing a step-by-step process, it is designed to help students build a base of legal profession on law theory and their application, and gain professional skills.
In the most of classes on Theory, the curriculum evolves from foundation, application, to integration. Simultaneously, students can take classes on research and on training based on actual case studies.
In classes on Practical Skills, students can learn, in small-group classes, how to research and process legal information and prepare legal documents. After that, they receive practical training to develop their skills which they will later put to train in actual legal settings, such as externship or legal clinic experience.
All of the 17 members of our faculty are researchers and practitioners who have extensive experiences as front-line leaders in the legal profession.
We have a balanced mix of professional experiences among our professors, 8 of whom are attorneys, one is a former judge, two are former prosecutors, and two are former legal counselors for businesses.
Classes are generally small, with 40 students or less. The compulsory courses and third year classes are much smaller, allowing teachers to work even closer with their students.
We also devote great effort to offer an advanced educational IT system both in terms of maintenance and usability, to further promote high quality education.