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School of Legal and Political Studies

The School of Legal and Political Studies is one of the two graduate programs at the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics and offers a Master’s Degree and a Doctoral Degree in the fields of law or political science. It is a graduate program designed for individuals who desire become legal or political science researchers as well as those who desire to make use of the results of technical research in their work, including lawyers, business legal staff, and civil servants. It is also a graduate school for foreign nationals who wish to acquire a deep knowledge of law and political science in Japan. The School of Legal and Political Studies consists of the fields of (1) positive law, (2) comparative, historical and theoretical studies of law, and (3) politics, for each of which there are master’s and doctoral programs.