Department of Law

In search of the principles of our legal education

Law is a discipline that continually seeks justice by addressing people's worries and suffering. This is what we believe is the starting point of law, and is what we return to in our educational practices.

Point 1  Face-to-face legal education
The first principle of the Department of Law is interactive learning in which students teach and learn from one another, in the spirit of Christianity. From the moment they enter our program, they receive numerous opportunities for interactive learning. This includes seminar courses where students acquire the mindset of the social sciences, which form the basis of law, through mutual teaching and learning in small groups, and required courses where they come together in appropriate numbers to teach and learn from each other and meticulously build a strong foundation in law.

Point 2  Legal education based on “more haste, less speed”
The second principle of the Department of Law is not to neglect the fundamentals of law. Our program is designed to encourage students to not only understand laws that have been codified, but also acquire the perspective to identify laws that are continually being developed in the real world. In an age where the emphasis is on efficiency in learning, we adhere to the spirit of "more haste, less speed.”

Point 3  Legal education - nurturing a large tree
The third principle of the Department of Law is to respect opportunities for students to experience a variety of legal fields. The study of law is like a large tree, with its roots of legal basics deep in the earth, a thick trunk of fundamental laws stretching high into the sky, and a lush foliage of diverse and vibrant laws. Each student independently constructs his or her own academic program, developing an unbiased knowledge of the legal fields, mainly business, public, international, and foreign law.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :


Lists Subjects that students of respective courses can take

Required Credits for Graduation / 132 Credits
Specialized Subjects
Category Subjects
Required Courses 1st year
・Introduction to Law
・Introduction to Civil Law
・Introduction to Criminal Law
・Introduction to Constitutional Law
2nd year
・Introduction to Civil Proceedings
Fundamental Courses 1st year
・Philosophy of Law A
・Philosophy of Law B
・Introduction to Comparative Law A
・Introduction to Comparative Law B
・History of Modern Law A
・History of Modern Law B
・Contemporary Society and Law A
・Contemporary Society and Law B
2nd year
・Basic Legal Writing
Basic Courses 1st year
・Civil Law (General Provisions)
2nd year
・Civil Law (Obligations: General Part)
・Criminal Law A
・Criminal Law B
3rd year
・Criminal Law C
・Criminal Law D
Law Courses 1st year
・Introduction to Business Law
・Law and Economics
・History of Legal Thought A
・History of Legal Thought B
・Theories and Concepts of Political Science A
・Theories and Concepts of Political Science B
・Introduction to the Legal Profession
・Global Society and Law
・Overseas Training (Australia)
・Overseas Training (US)
・Overseas Training (UK)
・Overseas Training (China)
2nd year
・Companies Law A
・Companies Law B
・Commercial Transaction Law
・Labor Law A
・Labor Law B
・Tax Law A
・Civil Law (Obligations: Special Part)
・European Legal History A
・European Legal History B
・Comparative Constitutional Law (System of Government)
・Comparative Constitutional Law (Protection of Human Rights)
・Public Administration A
・Public Administration B
・Japanese Political History A
・Japanese Political History B
・History of Political Thought A
・History of Political Thought B
・Western Political History
・Contemporary Legal Practice
・Public Policy in Practice A
・International Law A
・International Law B
・International Human Rights Law
・Private International Law A
・Private International Law B
・International Relations
・History of Japanese Politics and Diplomacy
・Comparative Politics
・Foreign Law (US) A
・Foreign Law (US) B
・Foreign Law (US) C
・Foreign Law (UK) A
・Foreign Law (UK) B
・Foreign Law (Germany) A
・Foreign Law (Germany) B
・Foreign Law (France) A
・Foreign Law (France) B
・Foreign Law (China) A
・Foreign Law (China) B
・Anglo-American Law and Politics Readings
・Advanced Issues in Journalism Practice
3rd year
・Payment Settlement Law
・Insurance Law
・Financial Transaction Law
・Business Law and Practice
・International Trade Law A
・International Trade Law B
・Topics in Business Law A
・Topics in Business Law B
・Topics in Business Law C
・Labor Law C
・Labor Market Law
・Tax Law B
・Tax Law C
・Economic Law A
・Economic Law B
・Intellectual Property Law A
・Intellectual Property Law B
・Consumer Law
・Civil Law (Property Rights)
・Civil Law (Family and Succession)
・Civil Procedure A
・Civil Procedure B
・Civil Execution Law
・Bankruptcy Law
・Internet Law
・Topics in Civil Law A
・Topics in Civil Law B
・Topics in Civil Law C
・Topics in Civil Law D
・Topics in Civil Law E
・Perspective on the Securities Markets and Securities Business
・Advanced Legal Writing A
・Advanced Legal Writing B
・Advanced Legal Writing C
・Sociology of Law A
・Sociology of Law B
・Topics in Foundation of Law A
・Topics in Foundation of Law B
・Administrative Law A
・Administrative Law B
・Administrative Law C
・Topics in Administrative Law A
・Topics in Administrative Law B
・Legislative Process
・Environmental Law A
・Environmental Law B
・Social Welfare Law A
・Social Welfare Law B
・Local Government
・Theory of Political Process A
・Theory of Political Process B
・Media Law A
・Media Law B
・Law of Education
・Criminal Law Procedure A
・Criminal Law Procedure B
・Criminology A
・Criminology B
・Juvenile Law
・Economic Criminal Law
・Advanced Legal Writing D
・Advanced Legal Writing E
・Advanced Legal Writing F
・Advanced Legal Writing G
・Public Policy in Practice B
・International Community and Humanitarian Assistance
・International Criminal Law
・Topics in International Law A
・Topics in International Law B
・International Civil Procedure Law
・International Tax Law
・International Economic Law
・International Labor Law
・EU Law
・Regional Integration Theory
・Language and Politics
・Issues in Contemporary American Society
・Introduction to Language
・Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Seminar Courses 1st year
・Introductory Seminar
2nd year
・Basic Seminar (Law)
3rd year
・Seminar A
・Seminar B
4th year
・Seminar C
・Seminar D (Graduation Thesis)
Aoyama Standard Subjects
1st - 4th year :

A school-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

Foreign Language Subjects
[ 1st Foreign Language ] 1st year :

Intensive English A,B, Comprehensive English A,B

2nd year :

Intensive English C,D, Comprehensive English C,D

Free Elective Subjects
1st - 4th year :

Students are free to choose a variety of inner departmental subjects, university-wide standard subjects, foreign language subjects (take at least minimum credits required), and subjects offered by other schools at the university.