Graduate School of Law and Politics


The Graduate School strives to be a core research facility for law and politics in the 21st century. It aims to propose specific solutions to issues, which public institutions including the national and metropolitan governments face, based on its advanced research outcomes in these fields. It endeavors to train world-class researchers and reflect its research outcomes in its advanced and specialized training programs.

The Graduate School implements interactive education, emphasizing the development of creative research topics, interdisciplinary exchange among various research fields, the sharing of cutting-edge research information, and the cultivation of research methods and presentation skills.

Department of Law and Politics

Division of Law / Division of Political Science /
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The Department of Law and Politics is divided into the Division of Law and the Division of Political Science, which have separate admission processes, classes, and degrees.

Both divisions comprise excellent staff and outstanding learning environment. Graduate students are provided with their own carrel to conduct their research. In addition to small group seminars (2-4 students in each) held by professors, both divisions regularly hold comprehensive seminars on current issues, which encourage interdisciplinary debates among all the participating graduate students and professors. All the Ph.D. students can submit their research outcomes to the “Tokyo Metropolitan University Journal of Law and Politics” (edited by the Tokyo Metropolitan University Law Association). Both divisions have trained many outstanding researchers, prominent professionals, and public officials. For more information, please refer to the Department’s brochure or the website.

Law School

2-year curriculum / 3-year curriculum /
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The Law School, which is located in Harumi, in the Tokyo Bay area, is designed to train students to cope with complicated issues arising in metropolitan areas like Tokyo. The Law School offers not only classes on academic theories conducted by professors, but also on contemporary legal practice conducted by practicing professionals such as judges, public prosecutors, and lawyers. Moreover, the Law School offers outstanding learning environment such as teaching a small class, or providing each student with a study desk. Students are thus expected to develop their legal skills through broad and intensive learning.
The Law School offers two full-time courses: a two-year course, mainly for law graduates; and a three-year course, primarily for non-law graduates. Students who graduate from either course acquire the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and qualify for the National Bar Examination.

Financial support is available.

For further details, please refer to the Law School’s brochure or the website.

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