Acquiring a legal mind suited to an increasingly law-governed society
Field of Study
Everyday, the media inform us of large numbers of legal issues such as the question of the jury system, the enactment of new laws, the amendment of laws, circumstances of arrested criminals, ruling down issues, compensation for losses related to medical accidents, and trials concerning interaction and methods in the stock market. Law plays an increasingly important role in the modern world where fairness and transparency of law practice is demanded. The subjects areas of the Department of Law are constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, criminal law, international law, and commercial law and social law.
The more law-governed our society becomes, the more instances there are in which problems have to be solved by recourse to the law. A legal mind, with the ability to analyze, consider, and address problems from different points of view is necessary to solve legal problems. One of the department’s main aims is that students develop this legal way of thinking. This will be useful for them if they enter the business world. It also strives to foster people who persevere in solving problems and accomplish tasks using rational thinking.
Learning Law Step by Step: Basic, Fundamental, and Advanced
It is necessary to learn the law step by step. Students need not only to memorize the book of six major laws completely, and to read verdicts, but also need to master the fundamental knowledge of law and the legal way of thinking, and to understand the law structure. It is also important to advance to more complicated study such as reading verdicts, and tackling current a range of themes from various aspects. The Department offers students various basic subjects and selected fundamental subjects so that they can learn step by step and gain a full understanding of legal issues.
Combined Lecture Subjects with Seminar Subjects
In order to study law, it is important for students to attend and engage in lectures and study by themselves outside of classes. In addition to this, seminar classes offer opportunities for students to share, discuss, and debate their opinions on issues, and to go through the process of arriving at conclusions based upon their own logical thinking. The Department offers students these seminar classes from their first to fourth year.