Law School

Law School        March 21, 2013


Professional Graduate School

Fostering Specialists in Law with a Focus on Corporations, Globalization, and Human Rights

The Law School aims to contribute to the legal profession by turning out legal professionals who can strengthen the legal foundation of corporate law, work in an international setting, and contribute to civil law in a way that respects human rights. Classes prepare students to meet today's complex and diverse legal needs by fusing both theory and practice. More than half the faculty are lawyers, former judges, and patent agents, who work closely with academic faculty in order to give students the best possible guidance. By offering small group instruction, the school can focus on training specialists. The Law School has forged links with US law schools, so that our students can spend a year at a partner school.

Law School

Over half the full-time faculty consists of lawyers, former judges, and other experienced professionals, who work closely with academic faculty members to offer rigorous tutoring to small groups in order to train specialists with the practical ability to function in the legal setting.

Pass rate for revised bar examination 2009 2010 2011
Number of students passing 37 37 26
Number of students passing 19% 20% 15%
National ranking (number of passes) 16th 16th 22nd


Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus


The Kwansei Gakuin University Law School was established as an independent, professional graduate school, accepting its first students in April, 2004. The Law School has two types of students: those taking a two-year course at Kwansei Gakuin University Law School most of whom hold an undergraduate degree in jurisprudence; and students taking a three-year course at Kwansei Gakuin University Law School most of whom hold undergraduate degrees in subjects other than jurisprudence.