Graduate School of Law: With its long-standing history of achievements, Aichi University has been sending out law specialists who can contribute to the local community.
Since its foundation in 1946, Aichi University, a private university in the Chubu area, has been sending out a large number of bar examination passers. Based on its long-standing history of achievements, Aichi University established the Graduate School of Law on the Kurumamichi Campus in 2004. This graduate course provides a substantial learning environment including thoroughgoing small-group education with systematic, intensive curricula in the aim of sending out legal professionals who can play leading roles in the field of law and contribute to the local community by providing high-quality services for the community. In fiscal 2007, the Program for Educational Promotion in Professional Graduate School of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology included local contribution activities promoted by the Graduate School of Law from the viewpoint of supporting crime victims (see note). This resulted in the realization of the training idea of the Graduate School of Law for legal professionals.
A tradition of fostering excellence
Aichi University was accredited under Japan’s old university system in 1946, making it the university with the oldest jurisprudence tradition in the Chubu region. By keeping its educational program closely tied to the needs of society at large, the Faculty of Law has graduated large numbers of talented professionals who have gone on to careers in law, economics, and government. Based on its long-standing history of achievements, Aichi University established the Graduate School of Law on the Kurumamichi Campus in 2004, since then the Graduate School of Law has sent out 36 graduates who passed Japan's new Bar Examination.
Fostering the “legal mind”
In addition to helping students develop an advanced knowledge of the law and the ability to solve legal questions, the Faculty seeks to impart a “legal mind” that allows students to think logically by linking facts and events and to discover justice by considering things from a variety of perspectives.
Offers three courses where students can learn systematically according to their interests and purposes
The Faculty of Law offers three courses so that each student can select the most suitable course according to their interest and purpose. These courses are ideal for those who aim to be a law specialist, play an active part in the administration by making use of their knowledge of law, or be a specialist for corporate legal affairs. The Faculty of Law prepares each subject systematically so that students can acquire knowledge precisely.
Improvements in Skills through Mock Trials and Debates
The regular curriculum includes open mock trials and inter-seminar debates. Students are expected to learn by experiencing the reality of the actual world, thus promoting the students motivation for more active learning.
How to Learn for Four Years
First-year students study the fundamentals of jurisprudence. Staring in their second year, students select from three course programs: Judicature, Administration, and Enterprise Law. This approach lets students prioritize and pursue their studies in a systematic way in accordance with their chosen career and interests.
[A curriculum attaching importance to expertise]
The merit of the Faculty of Law is that students can concentrate themselves on law and politics. First-year students study special subjects. The Faculty of Law helps students' practical and proactive ability to exercise law enforcement activities. More than half the credits required for graduation are on specialized subjects.
[Small Class Sizes]
The Faculty emphasizes small, seminar-type classes. Students build an ability to think logically and solve problems as they progress through introductory seminars in their first year, legal fundamentals seminars in their second year, and advanced seminars in their third and fourth years.
Department of Law:
The Judicature course of study is designed for students who plan on continuing to the Graduate School of Law on the way to becoming judges, lawyers, or public prosecutors. Graduates prepare to receive their qualifications as social insurance administrators, judicial scriveners, etc.
Coursework focuses on public law including criminal and civil law and private law subjects in positive law.
The Administration course of study is designed for students preparing for jobs that demand an ability to consider social phenomena from multiple perspectives, such as civil servants involved in government.
Coursework focuses on administration and government in addition to public law such as criminal law.
The Enterprise course of study is designed for students seeking knowledge related to corporate law such as commercial transaction, employment, and taxation business, consumer protection, and intellectual property rights. Students learn enterprise-related laws, such as the corporate law, international trade law, law on bills, and check law.
for all international students with a student visa who are studying at their own expense. Any such student who is registered as a graduate, undergraduate or junior college student is entitled to a 40% reduction in tuition fees. International students who graduate from the Junior College and transfer to an undergraduate course, or undergraduate students who are accepted into the Graduate School, may qualify for a further reduction in tuition fees. In addition, special scholarships are awarded annually according to merit.
Financial Aid for International Students:
Aichi University has the following financial aid for international students studying at their own expense.
A study visa is required when applying for financial aid.
Tuition Fees Reduction System
Terms for eligibility
All foreign students studying at the Undergraduate, the Graduate or Junior College at their own expense are entitled to this tuition fees reduction. Applicants are to fulfill several official procedures to meet the requirements.
Amount of the reduction
The amount is 40% of tuition fees.
Aichi University Internal Scholarship System
This system provides Aichi University Internal Scholarships for international students studying at their own expense.
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Law MaximsActa exteriora iudicant interiora secreta - Outward acts indicate the inward intent
Boni judicis lites dirimere est - It is the duty of a good judge to prevent litigation
Conventio et modus vincunt legem - A contract and agreement overcome the law
Damnum sine injuria - damage without legal injury.
Ex facie - On the fact of it.
Faciendum - Something which is to be done.
Injuria non excusat injuriam - A wrong does not excuse a wrong.
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