Study in Kobe

Master - Academic Legal Studies

  • Updated on March 1, 2016


GMAP course:

This course is taught entirely in English. In two years students will gain the LLM qualification in international business law. Elective options include International Investment Law and International Business Transactions. An internship in an overseas law firm, a course on the Japanese legal system and a master’s thesis are part of the graduation requirements.

Course for researchers:

This program aims to foster the next generation of researchers who will engage in education and research in universities and institutes both within Japan and overseas.

Course for specialization:

We recognize that the rapid digitalization, advancement and fluidity of today’s global society are accompanied by diverse and complex social issues. Accordingly, we aim to equip our students with advanced problem-solving skills and a deep understanding of politics above the undergraduate level.

Course for professionals:

Our primary aim is tofoster practical, realistic and comprehensive problem-solving skills that canbe applied to policy issues caused by rapid changes in modern society. Thosewith practical experience are not the only people who take an interest insocial issues: taking an academic approach can offer new perspectives. In viewof this, our secondary aim is to offer a “refresher course” for students withexperience in the working world who are interested in law and politicalstudies.

Legal recurrent education course:

This course acceptspeople with legal qualifications. By providing an opportunity for continuing educationand academic training in specialized and cutting-edge areas, we enablegraduates to work in more specialized fields.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of Laws

  • Subject area

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Total Intake (AY 2015)


Contact us

2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel. +81(0)78-803-7234
E-mail: law-kyomu-kenkyuka@office.kobe-u.
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