Department of Law

Curriculum


The Department of Law's mission is not just to nurture legal professionals. We aim to foster individuals who have legal minds that can analyze and deal with social issues in the judiciary, administrative and business fields. In the first stage, students take the Preliminary Course that includes Constitutional Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law subjects to consolidate their basic understanding of the discipline of law. In the second stage, in accordance with their interests, students choose subjects in the Basic Course and then in the Advanced Topics Course, developing their areas of expertise. In the Basic Course and the Advanced Topics Course, the Department of Law focuses on subjects that are having a major impact on society, such as International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law and Environmental Law. As such, we provide courses that prepare students for modern-day legal phenomena. The discipline of law is not something that should be exclusive to a handful of people. It is a step for coping with and resolving social problems and determining what the ideal shape of society should be.

Curriculum at Hiyoshi Campus for First- and Second-Year Students

Normative Foundations of Law

The curriculum for the first two years is designed to provide students with a strong grounding in the normative foundations of law necessary in the pursuit of their specialized studies, while acquiring broad knowledge in humanities, natural sciences and languages. To that end, students take courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, and other disciplines. We also offer courses to foster legal professionals who aspire to work at the forefront of the international community.



Subjects include:
Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Basic Law, Internationalization and Law, Legal Information Processing (Law and IP), Foreign Law Seminar, Legal Seminar, etc.

Humanities, Languages, Natural Sciences

Humanities

These are common subjects offered by the Departments of Law and Political Science.
Discerning why humans think the way they do and their expressions is a significant step for making greater contributions to the progress of society.

Subjects include:
Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Arts, History, History of Science, Logic, Ethics, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Music, Chinese Classic Literature, Fine Arts.

Languages

We offer a wide range of language courses.

English, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Russian

Natural Sciences

In natural sciences, it is common to test a hypothesis in search of the truth. Attaining knowledge through this method is a fundamental approach required in a variety of disciplines, including law and political science.

Subjects include:
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Fundamental Mathematics, Psychology, Basic Statistics, Interactive Natural Sciences Course, Seminar in Natural Science, etc.

Mathematics, Statistics, Information Processing

Knowledge of statistics and information processing is often useful in studying law and political science.

Subjects include:
Mathematics, Statistics, Information Processing, Interactive Information Processing Course, Statistical Informational Processing, etc.

Social Sciences

Studying social science helps identify what the disciplines of law and political science can do to resolve deep-rooted problems in society.

Subjects include:
○Department of Law: Sociology, Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Economics, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy
○Department of Political Science: Sociology, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Modern Political Thought

Curriculum at Mita Campus for Third- and Fourth-Year Students

Specialized Courses: From Basic Course to Advanced Topics Course


Corporate Law,Securities Law,Civil Procedure Law,Criminal Procedure Law,Administrative Law,Labor Law,Economic Law,International Law,Private International Law,Others.
Tax Law,Insurance Law,Insolvency Law,Social Security Law,Criminal Justice,International Economic Law,International Trade Law,International Space Law,Foreign Law,Intellectual Property Law,Environmental Law,Medical Jurisprudence,Legal History,Others.

Seminars

In their third and fourth years, students have the opportunity to develop legal expertise in small, specialized seminars under the guidance and support of a professor.

Minors

To help students acquire broad knowledge and develop a multiplicity of perspectives, the Faculty of Law provides a minor course for students to choose from the areas of foreign languages, humanities and natural sciences. Students are expected to steadily build up their knowledge in preparation for their future career. For example, cultural studies courses are divided into four stages, from Class I to Class IV. In addition, there are humanities and natural sciences seminars for third- and fourth-year students in which they can apply the knowledge acquired in the first two years. After completing certain academic requirements, students qualify for a minor and receive an official certificate from the Faculty of Law.