Law in Japan


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March 24, 2015

Thank you for your interest in Meiji University Law in Japan Program.
Information will be posted on this website in case the application is re-opened.

December 25, 2014

Notice of New Year's holidays
Our office will be closed from December 26th to January 7th for the New Year's holidays.

December 16, 2014

Webpage for 2015 Summer Program is now open!
Applications (Online registration) will start from February 1, 2015.

August 8, 2014

July 28, 2014

July 22, 2014

Schedule page was updated.

July 22, 2014

To participants 
Last-minute notice & Program schedule
An E-mail has been sent to you all on July 15, 2014. 
In case you still have not received any notice, please contact the secretariat. 
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As trade and commercial activities have changed over time, law has become increasingly globalized. This phenomenon has occurred not only in the commercial world, but also in other areas. We notice that people throughout the world experience similar legal problems such as in employment, regarding the environment, and within the family. Despite these similarities, however, as globalization proceeds, it has become evident that nations have not given up their legal practices which are deeply rooted in their own culture and history.

The Meiji University Law in Japan Program is an introductory class for foreign students and graduates to learn Japanese law in the historical and cultural context of Japanese society, which will be taught entirely in English. The program also focuses on contemporary issues within Japanese law from comparative perspectives.

The program features a number of field trips which will enhance the learning gained from the formal classes; for example, by observing how a trial is conducted, how a prison is managed and how Japanese lawyers work as partner or associate of a large law firm or/and as an in-house lawyer.

This program is an excellent opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the Japanese legal system. It opens educational opportunities to beginners who do/did not major in law, but are interested and willing to learn it through this two-week summer intensive course.

Contact Us

Law in Japan Program
School of Law, Meiji University (Surugadai Campus)
1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-8301
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