Institute of Comparative LawWaseda University


The Institute of Comparative Law is in academic agreements with research institutions in six different countries.

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

(People’s Republic of China)

ICL and the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which is the leading research institution for legal studies in China, made an academic agreement in 1993.

University of Melbourne, Institute for Comparative and International Law


ICIL is a research center of University of Melbourne that is one of the distinguished universities in Australia. ICIL has been doing comparative research between Australian legal system and legal in the Asian Pacific region. We made an academic agreement with University of Melbourne for comparative legal studies in Asia Pacific region.

Duke University School of Law


School of Law, Duke University is one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. ICL and School of Law, Duke University reached an academic agreement for comparative legal studies in North American region in 1997.

Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht


This institute is one of the famous academic institutes in the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science in Germany, where we have sent our researcher for decades. An academic exchange agreement was signed in November 2000 to extend comparative studies of criminal law and criminology in Europe.

Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht


One of the 81 institutes (of which 7 are law-related) operated by the Max-Planck Society, which is the successor of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. Enjoys an established high reputation as the world’s forefront institute in the field of intellectual property. Under the academic exchange agreement (concluded in 2003), academic exchanges including collaborative research are conducted focusing especially on intellectual property law.

Korea Legislation Research Institute


A research institute funded by government under “Law on Korean Legal System Research Institute” (promulgated in 1989) and “Law on Establishment, Management and Development of Research Institute, etc. Funded by Government” (promulgated in 1999). The only law-related institute among the 42 research institutes funded by government. Engages in collection and management of legal information and in specialized investigation and research on legal systems to support the legislative politics of government, etc. Under the academic exchange agreement concluded in 2004, academic exchanges are conducted with particular focus given to administrative law, economic law, and laws of eastern Asia as well as the field of private law.

University College London


The oldest and largest of the 50 academic organizations (including 9 colleges) in the University of London. Always ranked within the top group in evaluations by United Kingdom public accreditation organizations in higher education (HEFCE, QAA and RAE) and recognized worldwide as one of the most excellent universities. Currently accepts over 5,800 foreign students from 145 countries in the world. Under the academic exchange agreement (concluded in 2005), academic exchange with the Faculty of Laws has been conducted.

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