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Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

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  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

     The Graduate Schools for Law and Politics develop a deep and exact understanding relating to law and political science from theoretical and historical perspectives. Through specialized research and through cultivation of practical ability, the Schools aim to nurture skilled and talented individuals and train excellent legal practitioners who are principled, possess a strong sense of their public duty to the state and to society, and who can be active in the fields of modern law and international law. The Graduate Schools for Law and Politics are comprised of the School of Legal and Political Studies and the School of Law.

     The School of Legal and Political Studies is a graduate school for people wishing to become legal or political science researchers as well as those wishing to make use of the results of technical research in their work, including lawyers, business legal staff and civil servants. It is also a graduate school for foreign nationals who wish to acquire a deep knowledge of law and political science in Japan. There are three Courses in the School of Legal and Political Studies, in the fields of (1) positive law, (2) comparative, historical and theoretical studies of law, and (3) politics, for each of which there are master's and doctoral programs.

     The School of Law provides professional degree program with the purpose of producing highly-skilled and principled lawyers with a strong ethical sense of responsibility and with the intention to contribute to the state and to society, and who can play an active role in advanced international fields. The School of Law consists of a three-year program for those without prior legal education or experience and a two-year program for those with prior legal education or similar experience.

     There is no special admission system for international students in the School of Law. The School of Legal and Political Studies master's program has provisions for the special admission of foreign students and it is possible to undertake examinations in any of the three Courses of positive law, comparative, historical and theoretical studies of law, and politics. Furthermore, foreign nationals wishing to undertake research relating to special matters at the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics may be accepted onto the foreign research student system. Foreign research students accepted under this system are initially enrolled for one year, with possible extension up to three years. No degree or qualification can be conferred even after completion of this period, however. It is also possible to utilize this foreign research system in order to prepare to undertake the examination for entry into the School of Legal and Political Studies master's program.

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