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Faculty of Law

Fostering young adults who can combine a legal mentality with practical ability to become leaders of society

The kind of society that we aim to establish in the 21st century is one where you are allowed to live the way you wish to in the home, school, workplace and local region regardless of age, sex, nationality or disabilities - a secure society. Moreover, as is evident now from the introduction of a jury system, each and every individual is now required to have some sort of relationship with legislation and the administration of justice in the 21st century.

In order to achieve these goals, the Faculty of Law has designed a curriculum where students can master the fundamentals of law and political science by accumulative and repeated learning. Classes where true understanding can be easily achieved are conducted by our professors.

Freshmen and sophomores study the fundamentals of the Constitution, civil law and criminal law. Then, on the basis of what they have learned, they move on as juniors and seniors to major in the subject of their choice to continue studying at the Law School or to pave the way to their careers as civil servants, employees at private corporations, or workers at social welfare organizations. Freshmen are offered extracurricular classes that help to prepare them for admission exams to the Law School or for a national licensing exam for law, and more than 100 students take part in this program. The practical learning of the law and politics via lectures given by police officers, prosecutors, administrators of justice, reformists, and civil servants of various fields, and also the opportunity to teach high school students about law through mock courts put on by the university students themselves, create chances to examine and broaden their personal academic achievements. The Faculty of Law places emphasis on training students to possess a rich legal mind and the practical ability necessary in any workplace, industrial sphere, home or regional society.

Faculty History
1960 The Faculty of Law (Department of Law) and the Faculty of Business Administration (Department of Business Administration) are established
1994 The Faculty of Law in the Department of Business Law is established
Faculty member
Name Title Field of Research Subject of Research
ANZAI, Toshimitsu Professor History of Japanese Political Thought Reception and Transformation of 'West Modern' Thoughts in Modern Japan.
NISHIDA, Hidekazu Professor Sociology of Law Socio-Linguistic Studies of Disputing Process.
MAEDA, Tadahiro Professor Criminology Juvenile Delinquency, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Criminal Justice.
NAKAI, Itsuko Professor International Law Development of the "Law" of the International Protection of Human Rights.
MAESHIMA, Kyoko Professor Corporate Law Liability of Directors, Officers and Auditors.
SHIMADA, Shigeru Professor Administrative Law Legal studies of personal data protections.
KIM, Moonsook Professor International Private law CISG and International Private law.
YAMAMOTO, Machiko Professor Corporate Law, Securities Regulation The Nature of Company and the Role of Securities Market in Law.
IKEDA, Yoshitaka Professor International Relations Comparative study of regionalism in Europe.
KUWAOKA, Kazuhisa Professor Vertragsrecht Selbstbestimmung und Selbstveranwortung im Vertrag.
SUMITA, Hideho Professor Civil Law Law of Damages.
SAKAGAMI, Machiko Professor European Legal History Italian legal history, History of medieval roman law.
KUBO, Haruka Professor Public Administration Environmental Policy and Governance. Policy Process.
KANAMARU, Yoshihira Professor Civil Law Law of Dameges, Damege and Compensatory Damages.
TANAKA, Makoto Professor Civil Procedure Defense of set-off in the Action and the ADR.
SAKURAI, Tomoaki Professor Constitutional Law Theories of Constitutional Rights.
OKAMORI, Shiaki Professor Administrative Law, Enviromental Law Enviromental Lawsuit in France.
SASAKURA, Kana Professor Criminal Procedure Law Public trial, its limits and media coverage of courtrooms.
MORINAGA, Masatsuna Associate Professor Criminal Law Self-defense, Necessity, Consent and Terrorism.
HIRANO, Junichi Associate Professor Political Science Japanese Mayoral Election.
OBATA, Shuntaro Associate Professor History of Western Political Thought Classical Utilitarianism in the History of Political Thought.
MASUZAWA, Aya Lecturer Civil Law Law of Torts, Family Law.