Law in Japan


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March 4, 2016

Online application is now closed.
We have had a large number of applications for the program this year.
Thank you for your interest.

February 12, 2016

We have reached the maximum number of participants for our program.
You will be put on our waiting list for cancellation now.

January 22, 2016

Our 2016 program pamphlet is now available from the "Pamphlet" button below.

December 2, 2015

Webpage for 2016 Summer Program is now open!
Applications (Online registration) will start from February 1, 2016 【0:00am JST】.



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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