Graduate School of Law

The fundamental aim of the Graduate School of Law is to nurture attorneys who can serve the local community, but who also have an international perspective. That is, making the most of the geographical, cultural and political characteristics of Okinawa in our legal education. We educate our students to be attorneys who can deal with the many diverse issues in Japanese society today with a keen sense of humanity and a cosmopolitan outlook. We concentrate not just on providing our students with a comprehensive command of law, but also instilling in their sensitivity a solid sense of humanity. We believe this to be essential for attorneys in terms of the wide variety of legal issues they will face.

The basic legal subjects for training technical legal knowledge are compulsory. The professional basic subjects for training lawyer's responsibility, ethics, and basic legal skills, will be taught by practitioners. We also offer fundamental-adjacent subjects including, but not limited to, Legal Philosophy, American Constitutional Law, and developing pioneering subjects for Hometown Lawyer Course, including, but not limited to, Local Government Law, Social Security Law, Bankruptcy Law, and those for International Lawyer Course, including, but not limited to, Common Law Study Program in Hawaii, Conflictof laws, Laws Regarding U.S. Military Base.

Juris Doctoral Program

Courses Admission Capacity Areas of Study Degree
Professional Legal Study 22 Education and Study for Nuturing Legal Professionals Juris Doctor