Major of Law

Preparing students for real-world success in academia or the legal profession 

Graduates of the Graduate Program in Law excel in a variety of fields, including academic research, civil service (law, politics, and administration), and the legal profession, and are highly regarded both in Japan and overseas. For instance, two graduates of our doctoral program recently attained full teaching positions in the faculties of law at Nanzan University and Aichi University. This is a source of great pride for our faculty, who are committed to continue educating the highest caliber of professionals. The program's curriculum spans both traditional and cutting-edge fields of law and political science. Our outstanding faculty has the skills and experience to teach courses on the problems facing contemporary society, from environmental and consumer issues to problems of globalization and the information age. In the fields of political science and public administration as well, class names may sound orthodox, but content is innovative and reflects the expertise of each faculty member. An additional characteristic of the program is its emphasis on international exchange. We proactively invite scholars from Asia, Europe, and the United States to deliver lectures and seminars on diverse topics and to participate in workshops, giving students in the program the opportunity to engage in dialogue with well-known scholars from around the country and the world without leaving campus. We also maintain friendly relationships with numerous universities in Asia, Europe, and the United States, which proves extremely useful for students planning research activities abroad. We look forward to welcoming future students into our program and sharing the highlights of our field. 

Admission Policy


Scholarship System

The Graduate Program in Law provides 3 year scholarships of 300,000 yen per year to up to five doctoral students to support their research activities.

Peer review of articles in The Law Journal 

The Law Journal, a publication of the Graduate School of Law, has instituted a peer review system under which outstanding academic papers are published only after passing a strict peer review process.