The Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law (2021 enrollment limit: 450 students) Established in 1967
The department consists of the three courses of legal professional, government and corporate law and students are able to choose their area of learning according to their future aspirations.
The aim is to develop individuals who can make their mark in the legal profession, government or business with a legal mind. By fostering legal expertise, a legal perspective, and the capacity to apply logic and problem solving in a fair manner, students develop an eye for qualitatively observing life and society.

Study Law from Lecturers Actively Involved in Society Today.

Our invited lecturers, in addition to legal specialists such as attorneys and judicial scriveners, include many people who play an active role in society today as civil servants, journalists covering domestic and international stories, business entrepreneurs, and management consultants. Students can learn about real-world law, business, and international relations.

Gain a Local Perspective through Kobe-centered Lectures.

We offer community-based lectures relating to Kobe that include "Practice of Local Government" by Kobe City employees and a "Law and Court" lecture in collaboration with the Hyogo-ken Bar Association. These unique methods of teaching that incorporate a local viewpoint into university education have been gaining substantial attention.

A Curriculum Suited to Today's Information-intensive, Global Society.

Legal Information Processing and other courses are given from the first school year and students learn basic computer skills and methods to access judicial precedents on the Internet and government-written reports. Students on all of the courses can also learn a wide variety of subjects related to the study of international relations and law and to international politics.

Department of Law

A course structure that develops the skills society requires

Legal Professional Course

In their quest to become legal professionals, students learn from a broad curriculum that includes the Constitution, civil law, criminal law, code of civil procedure, and code of criminal procedure. This course, which is intended for students aiming to be legal professionals, encourages them to work toward admission to the Graduate School of Law Practices or toward certification as judicial scriveners, administrative scriveners, and tax accountants.

Corporate Law Course

With corporate scandals and bankruptcies rife, the modern business community is one in which awareness of the law can lead to the rise or fall of a company. With a central focus on laws that are essential for corporate management, students acquire high-level legal knowledge that is useful in the creation of new businesses.

Government Course

The central foci of studies are the Constitution, civil law, administrative law, and public administration. This is the course best suited for students who aspire to becoming civil servants. By developing administrative professionals who are committed to the betterment of society and who can provide consultation regarding legal questions, these courses meet the needs of society.

A network and facilities to experience and master the "living law"

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Hyogo-ken Bar Association lectures
Hyogo Shiho-Shoshi Lawyer's Association lectures
Gyoseishoshi Lawyer's Association of Hyogo lectures

Conducted by attorneys, judicial and administrative scriveners, these lectures address a range of experience-based issues, actual cases and procedures, which our expert lecturers cover in detail.

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International relations lectures

Consulate staff and diplomats are invited to give lectures which are a chance for students to gain access to "living information." In the increasingly globalized present day these prove invaluable experiences.

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Court classroom

In a classroom that simulates a courtroom, students' practical competency is developed through exercises in court procedures.
It is also possible to record courtroom action and to review class content.

Detailed information is available in the Faculty of Law newsletter.