Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
Faculty of Law
The University of Tokyo

About Us

The origins of the Faculty of Law date back to the Hogakko (a law school affiliated with the Ministry of Justice), which was founded in July 1872, and the Department of Law at the Tokyo Kaisei School, which was established in April 1873 under the Ministry of Education.

Degree Programs

Education and research at the Faculty of Law are designed to further prepare talented people with broad viewpoints, fundamental legal thinking skills and basic political insight.


Admission Information for International Students



There are approximately eighty professors associate professors in the Faculty of Law.



Publications supported by the Faculty of Law



The Faculty of Law library is one of the largest academic library in Japan, which holds over eight hundred thousand books. The faculty also has a good selection of domestic and foreign legal materials at the IBC (Institute of Business Law and Comparative Law and Politics) and the Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents.