The objective of Waseda Law School is to foster legal professionals with specialized legal knowledge, imbue them with the ability to critically examine this knowledge and an expansive, creative way of thinking, and outstanding powers to negotiate and persuade. The school also aims to foster highly aspiring legal professionals who can accurately analyze the legal issues occurring in society with a wide knowledge and sense of human rights, and solve these issues. In other words, the School aims to nurture high-level legal professionals who will be able to lead society. Waseda Law School has continued with the history and achievements made over the many long years since the establishment of the Departments of Law, Tokyo Senmon Gakko (College) in sending out into Japan and the rest of the world many promising human resources with a firm grounding in law. We provide an environment in which diverse individuality can be developed, new horizons are opened up, and excellent legal professionals who can work across the globe in a wide range of areas are fostered.
The Waseda Law School has adopted the following three operational policies.
Making good use of the comprehensive and creative nature of Waseda University, we develop a systematic educational program, cross-university educational environment and student life environment, while at the same time encouraging interaction between a diversity of disciplines, cultures, languages and sets of values, thereby nurturing human resources who are able to make proactive contributions to global society.
The objective of Waseda Law School is to arm students with sophisticated specialist knowledge in jurisprudence, give them the ability to critically examine this knowledge and an expansive, creative way of thinking, and outstanding powers to negotiate and persuade. The School also aims to foster highly aspiring legal professionals who are widely learned, have a sensitive perception of issues, can accurately grasp the essence of the myriad problems that can occur in society, and who aim by appropriately solving these problems to make a contribution to society.
In the first year of the course we aim that students master the basic law subjects, while in the second year we aim to endow them with an expansive comprehension of the basic law subjects and basic skills in practice of law. In the third year we foster within them the ability to apply themselves to cases on basic law subjects, and also offer various workshop programs and subjects on contemporary legal issues. In comprehensive terms, it is a curriculum structure wherein by conducting the basic law subjects on a tiered and systematic basis students go over and gain an understanding of each legal area through a process of repetition, while deepening their output ability for applying the knowledge they have gained in the arena of their own legal practices.
With the educational mission of “academic independence,” Waseda University welcomes students from both Japan and overseas who have a certain level of academic attainment, a lively intellectual curiosity, are full of the progressive spirit encapsulated by our ethos, and have a burning desire to study.
Our primary objective here at Waseda Law School is to unearth human resources who will be able to work as superb legal professionals in “the real world.” Candidate entrants will be comprehensively evaluated and selected according to not only just their professional knowledge, but also their background, innate gifts and capabilities.