Faculties and Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Law

  • Updated on March 1, 2016


At a glance

  • 828Undergraduates enrolled
  • 330Graduates enrolled
  • 72International students enrolled
  • 61Faculty members

Through their systematic and in-depth curricula, the Department of Legal Studies and the Department of Political Science endeavor to provide students with the most current academic knowledge in the areas of law, political science, international relations, and political and diplomatic history.

In so doing, we intend to develop future scholars in these fields, while fostering a culture in which professionals trained in these departments will acquire the complex problem-solving skills necessary to maintaining a competitive edge in society. Moreover, we also strive to provide continuing education to current legal professionals and others with work experience, who face new challenges on a daily basis in this rapidly changing society.

The Department of Professional Legal Education (Kobe University Law School) aims to train knowledgeable and skillful lawyers for the future by providing students with a carefully systematized curriculum for advanced legal expertise. In recent years, Kobe University Law School has attained one of the highest bar exam success rates in Japan: On the basis of the bar exam record from 2006 to 2011, Kobe University Law School ranked fifth out of 74 law schools in Japan.

Professional Degree Program

Professional Legal Studies

  • Professional Transaction Law
  • Professional Public Law
  • Advanced Legal Areas

Doctoral Program

Academic Legal Studies

  • Academic Transaction Law
  • Academic Public Law
  • Theory and History of Law

Political Science

  • Political Theory
  • International Policy Analysis
  • Analysis of Contemporary Politics


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