Graduate School of Law/Faculty of Law, Kobe University

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Admission Policy  Curriculum Policy  Diploma Policy

Curriculum Policy

Faculty of Law

Study goal〵Subjects
1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
1st semester 2nd semester 1st semester 2nd semester 1st semester 2nd semester 1st semester 2nd semester
Enriched Humanity To acquire the ethics and responsibilities appropriate for civil society 【Liberal Arts Core Course】
【Information Science Course】
【Liberal Arts Core Course】
【Information Science Course】
【Liberal Arts Core Course】
【Information Science Course】
【Liberal Arts Core Course】
【Information Science Course】
Courses under the curricula of the Faculty of Economics, School of Business Administration, and Faculty of Letters, but available according to Faculty of Law rules
【Courses under the curricula of the Faculty of Economics, School of Business Administration, and Faculty of Letters, but available according to Faculty of Law rules】 【Courses under the curricula of the Faculty of Economics, School of Business Administration, and Faculty of Letters, but available according to Faculty of Law rules】 【Courses under the curricula of the Faculty of Economics, School of Business Administration, and Faculty of Letters, but available according to Faculty of Law rules】 【Courses under the curricula of the Faculty of Economics, School of Business Administration, and Faculty of Letters, but available according to Faculty of Law rules】
Creativity To acquire the ability to solve social problems 【Introductory Course】
 Introduction to Positive Law
 Introduction to Sociology of Law
 Introduction to Contemporary Politics
【Seminar】
 Freshman Seminar
【Econo-Legal Studies Course】
 Special Course,Microeconomics for Legal Studies Ⅰ
 Special Course,Introductory Seminar on Econo-Legal Studis
【Basic Course】
 Basics of Legal Literacy
 Introduction to Social Analysis
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Advanced Writing Skills(Japanese)
【Econo-Legal Studies Course】
 Special Course,Introduction to Econo-Legal Studies Ⅰ 
 Special Course,Microecon
【Basic Course】
 Basics of Legal Literacy
 Introduction to Social Analysis
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Presentation Skills
【Econo-Legal Studies Course】
 Special Course,Introduction to Econo-Legal Studies Ⅱ
【Journalism Program Course】
 Special Cou
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Legal Studies Course】
 Advanced Constitutional Law
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Advanced Writing Skills
 Advanced Writing Skills(Jap
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Legal Studies Course】
 Advanced Criminal Law
 Advanced Administrative Law
 Advanced Criminal Procedure
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Legal Studies Course】
 Advanced Civil Law
 Advanced Commercial Law
 Advanced Civil Law (Trials and Appeals)
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Public Communication Centre Cour
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Presentation Skills
 Qualitative Research Methods
【Econo-Legal Studies Course】
 Special Course,Research Paper on
International Awareness To acquire the ability to make international contributions 【Foreign Language Course】 【Foreign Language Course】 【Foreign Language Course】
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Anglo-American Law
 Russian Law
【International Law Course】
 International Law I
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Advanced Writing Skills(Japanese)
【Journalism Program Course】
 Special Course
【Foreign Language Course】
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Chinese Law
【International Law Course】
 International Law Ⅱ
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Presentation Skills
【Journalism Program Course】
 Special Course on International Current Affairs 
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 International Private Law I
 International Economic Law
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Anglo-American Law
 Russian Law
【International Law Course】
 International Organizations
【Reading Course in Foreign Books】
 Reading in Scho
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 International Private Law Ⅱ
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Chinese Law
【International Law Course】
 International Law Ⅱ
 International Law Ⅲ
【Reading Course in Foreign Books】
 Reading in Scholarly Literature
【Public Communicat
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 International Private Law I
 International Economic Law
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Anglo-American Law
 Russian Law
【International Law Course】
 International Organizations
【Reading Course in Foreign Books】
 Reading in Scho
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 International Private Law Ⅱ
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Chinese Law
【International Law Course】
 International Law Ⅱ
 International Law Ⅲ
【Reading Course in Foreign Books】
 Reading in Scholarly Literature
【Public Communicat
Expertise To acquire legal expertise 【Introductory Course】
 Introduction to Positive Law
 Introduction to Sociology of Law
【Basic Legal Subjects A】
 Constitutional Law I
 Civil Law I
【Basic Legal Subjects A】
 Constitutional Law Ⅱ
 Civil Law Ⅱ
 Criminal Law I
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Japanese Legal History
 Anglo-American Law
 Russian Law
【Socio-Legal Studies Course】
 Introduction to Sociology of Law
【International Law Course】
【Basic Legal Subjects B】
 Civil Law Ⅲ
 Criminal Law Ⅱ
 Administrative Law I
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Legal Philosophy
 Western Legal History
 Chinese Law
 Principles of Social Science
【International Law Course】
 International Law Ⅱ
【Basic Legal Subjects B】
 Civil Law Ⅳ
 Commercial Law I
 Administrative Law Ⅱ
 Criminal Procedure
 Civil Law (Trials and Appeals)
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 Current Philosophies of Law
 Labor Law
 Intellectual Property Law
 International Private Law I
 In
【Basic Legal Subjects B】
 Civil Law Ⅴ
 Commercial Law Ⅱ
 Administrative Law I
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 Civil Execution, Conservation Law
 Bankruptcy Law
 Economic Law
 Social Security Law
 Tax Law
 Environmental Law
 International Private Law Ⅱ
【Basic P
【Basic Legal Subjects B】
 Administrative Law Ⅱ
 Criminal Procedure
 Civil Law (Trials and Appeals)
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 Current Philosophies of Law
 Labor Law
 Intellectual Property Law
 International Private Law I
 International Economic Law
【Basic
【Advanced Legal Subjects】
 Civil Execution, Conservation Law
 Bankruptcy Law
 Economic Law
 Social Security Law
 Tax Law
 Environmental Law
 International Private Law Ⅱ
【Basic Principles of Law Course】
 Legal Philosophy
 Western Legal History
 Chinese Law
  To acquire political science expertise 【Introductory Course】
 Introduction to Contemporary Politics
【Politics and International Relations Course】
 International Relations Ⅰ
 Political Process (Basic Course)
【Politics and International Relations Course】
 International Relations Ⅱ
 Political Theory
 Comparative Politics
 Political Culture
 History of Japanese Political Diplomacy
【Politics and International Relations Course】
 International Relations Ⅰ
 Political Process (Basic Course)
 Public Administration
 Foreign Policy Analysis
 Western Political History
 Political Data Analysis
【Politics and International Relations Course】
 International Relations Ⅱ
 Political Theory
 Comparative Politics
 Political Culture
 History of Japanese Political Diplomacy
 Theoretical Analysis of Politics
 International Area
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3
【Politics and International Relations Course】
 Public Administration
 Foreign Policy Analysis
 Western Political History
 Political Data Analysis
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Publ
【Politics and International Relations Course】
 History of Japanese Political Diplomacy
 Theoretical Analysis of Politics
 International Area
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Public Co
【Seminar】
 Seminar for the 3rd/4th Year Students
【Advanced Politics Course】
 Advanced Study in Politics
【Public Communication Centre Course】
 Media Politics
 International Communication
 Politics of East Asia
 Public Choice

Master’s Program

  • Advanced Program
    Through special lectures and foreign literature studies, students will learn basic skills in law and political science necessary to work as researchers and educators at institutions and universities inside and outside Japan. Students also will receive supervision on writing their master’s thesis in seminars.
  • Recurrent Program for Those with Working Experience
    Through special lectures and foreign literature studies, students will learn practical, applied, and comprehensive skills for solving new problems related to law and politics emerging in today’s rapidly changing society. Students also will receive supervision on writing their master’s thesis or research papers in seminars.
  • Advanced Studies Program
    Through special lectures and foreign literature studies, students will acquire knowledge and problem-solving skills in law and political science beyond the baccalaureate level. Students also will receive supervision on writing their master’s thesis or research papers in seminars.
  • Legal Recurrent Program for Practicing Lawyers
    Through special lectures and foreign literature studies, students will learn skills required for professional lawyers to play an active role in specialized and advanced fields of law. Students also will receive supervision on writing their master’s thesis or research papers in seminars.

Doctoral Program

  • Academic Program
    Through special lectures and foreign literature studies, students will deeply explore specialized areas of research and acquire advanced skills in law and political science necessary to work as researchers and educators. Students also will receive supervision on writing their doctoral thesis in seminars.
  • Advanced Professional Expert Program
    Through special lectures and foreign literature studies, students will acquire advanced problem-solving skills in law and political science necessary to deal with problems emerging in today’s increasingly sophisticated and diverse society. Students also will receive supervision on writing their doctoral thesis in seminars.

Curriculum Policy of the Graduate school of Law (Professional Degree Program)

In its open and cosmopolitan culture, the Department of Professional Legal Education, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University aims to develop knowledgeable and skillful lawyers for the future by providing students with carefully systematized curriculum fo

Curriculum Map

Study goals toward completing the program 1L 2L 3L  
Acquiring ethics necessary for legal professions   Interactive lecture on legal profession ethics   Enriched Humanity
In addition to the above, requirements for each course      
Acquiring advanced expertise and knowledge necessary for legal practitioners Acquiring basic knowledge necessary for legal professions 【Basic law courses】 (Required)【Practical law courses】 (Required)     Expertise
Acquiring skills necessary to apply legal theory within today's diverse society     【Reading and Writing Workshops】 (All)  
  【Basic practical courses】 (Required)
【Advanced or cutting-edge courses】 (All)
   
【Basic law courses】 (Selective)      
Acquiring deep knowledge as well as practical and applied skills for use in highly specialized legal fields     【Reading and Writing Workshops】 (All)  
  【Advanced or cutting-edge courses】 (All)
   
Acquiring problem solving skills, critical thinking, and the creativity necessary to solve new problems emerging in today's society     Seminar on Academic Writing in Law
【Reading and Writing Workshops】 (All)
Creativity
  【Interactive lecture courses】 (All)    
Acquiring skills for solving problems within today's diverse and multicultural society     Comparative Constitutional Law International Awareness
  International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Economic Law,Private International Law and International Civil Procedure

【Courses in Basic Principles of Law, Related Fields Courses】 (All)
   

1L: 1st year in the curriculum for students without basic knowledge of law
2L: 2nd year in the curriculum for students without basic knowledge of law, 1st year in the curriculum for students with basic knowledge of law
3L: 3rd year in the curriculum for students without basic knowledge of law, second-year in the curriculum for students with basic knowledge of law