Kyushu University, Graduate School of Law

  • Address: 6-19-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku Fukuoka City 812-8581
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  • Phone: (081) 92-642-4162
  • Summary:

    The faculty of Law was founded in 1924 as a department within the Faculty of Law and Humanities and achieved full independent status in 1949.

    A distinctive feature of law faculties in Japan is that they were initially established with the aim of educating civil servants and not lawyers. The law faculties of Japan thus contributed to socio-economic development by educating successive generations of public servants as well as providing law graduates for other sectors of society, notably corporations. This approach can be contrasted with Europe or the United States where legal education has been primarily oriented towards legal practice and has cosequently focused on preparing students for the bar examination and a future career as a legal professional.