Admission Policy

Desirable Students Whom We Welcome
In our entrance examination, active human resources who sympathize with the Juris Doctor Course’s education philosophy of fostering “the legal professionals who value individuals and respect human rights,” throw a critical look at society filled with a sense of justice and tackle legal issues with a self-reliant attitude are welcomed. 
Specific Eligibility Requirements for Examination
University graduates or expected graduates, those who are recognized by the Juris Doctor Course as having an academic ability equivalent or superior to the foregoing people, or high-performing third-year university students (i.e. early admission), etc. are qualified for the examination. 
Features of the Entrance Examination
We administer the entrance examination for the program for those without prior legal education or experience with emphasis on potential and diversity, and the entrance examination for the program for those with prior legal education or similar experience with emphasis on proficiency in basic elements of jurisprudence.

The entrance examination for the program for those without prior legal education or experience includes written examinations (essay writing) which require no legal knowledge. In this examination, skills in legal interpretation or knowledge of judicial precedents is not examined, but legal sense, sensitivity to human rights and ability to think logically are examined.

The entrance examination for the program for those with prior legal education or similar experience examines basic abilities in jurisprudence and the ability to structure logic, by means of essay examinations that consist either of three subjects, which are Constitution, Civil Code and Penal Code, or of five subjects, which are the above three subjects and two optional subjects selected from among Administrative Law, Commercial Code, the Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

In both courses, we evaluate each applicant’s academic achievements, social activities, qualifications of various kinds, and qualities, motivation and potential as a legal professional by means of document screening.

Each applicant may apply for both courses in parallel.

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