Admission Policy

Master’s Degree Program
The Master’s Degree Program is aiming to foster human resources who have acquired the academic basis for a researcher or advanced professional and have the ability to address the resolution of problems independently. To pursue this aim, we proactively grant admission to students with the following qualities or motivation:
• those who aim to be an independent legal researcher willing to explore their own research themes; and
• those who aim to acquire abilities necessary for an occupation that requires expertise in jurisprudence.

With the above ideals of desirable students in mind, we administer biannual internal entrance examinations, general entrance examinations, entrance examinations for international students, special entrance examinations for adult students and entrance examinations for early graduating third-year students, and make selections of graduate students with an emphasis on culture and abilities required for becoming a researcher or advanced professional.

Descriptions and levels of knowledge or other qualities required are as follows:
- basic interests in peripheral social sciences;
- literature research skills regarding your own study area; and
- definite objectives and plans concerning study in the graduate school.
 
Doctorate Program
The Doctorate Program aims to foster human resources who possess a high level of research capability necessary to independently perform research activities as a researcher in the field of jurisprudence and great attainments that serve as a basis of such research capability. To pursue the aim, we proactively grant admission to students with the following qualities or motivation:
• those who aim to be an independent researcher in a specialized field related to jurisprudence; and
• those who aim to perform educational and research activities in universities or other higher education institutions.

With the above ideals of desirable students in mind, we administer general entrance examinations and entrance examinations for international students and make selections of graduate students with an emphasis on professional competence required for becoming a researcher.

Descriptions and levels of knowledge or other qualities required are as follows:
- various abilities necessary for research in the field of comparative law;
- ability to give consideration from a perspective of legislative theory; and
- basic knowledge of Japan’s legal system.
 

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