School of Law

Degree: Juris Doctor (JD)
English-based Degree Program: N/A
Location: Suzaku Campus

Graduate Description

Ritsumeikan University School of Law offers education that allows students with diverse backgrounds to build advanced expertise and abilities to fulfill each student’s vision as a legal professional. Students are also expected to develop a rich sense of humanity and a broad range of knowledge. In the 21st century, when the prospects of the world situation and economy are in extreme chaos, the roles of the law are always changing. For instance, there are a variety of emerging problems which the law has to address in such fields as the growing awareness of human rights, intellectual property rights issues, and environmental problems. Our school, as part of a university with rich educational and research resources, has always advanced reform and addressed cutting-edge issues facing society. Building on the comprehensiveness, diversity, innovative spirit and a hundred-year history and tradition of legal education dating back to the Kyoto Hosei School, we endeavor to train legal experts who have insights into the demands of the time and who take full advantage of their strengths in a competitive environment.

Sample Courses

  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Gender and Law
  • Seminar in Foreign Law

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