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School of Law (Juris Doctor)

Legal Type of Graduate School (Higher Education Act, Article 29-2)

“Specialized graduate school”: Graduate schools, the main educational purpose is to apply practical theories required for training of human resources in the field of specialized vocations and to conduct research and development related thereto;

Condition of Admission

The purpose of this course is to educate the students about academic theories and application of law and personality as a legal person, to prepare students to become professional lawyers who can effectively implement freedom, equality, and justice.

Entrance Qualification

Undergraduate 4-year Bachelor degree

Selection Method

Form of screening

Standard of screening

Alloted marks

Document evaluation



Legal Education Eligibility Test (LEET) score

(LEET essay is evaluated on a pass/fail basis)


Personal statement

(comprehensive evaluation of documents, including motivation letter, statement of purpose, resume)


Foreign language skills


Total marks for document evaluation


Oral interview

Academic achievement, aptitude, and personal qualities of applicant as a lawyer based on the level

of understanding and pursuasiveness of answers to specific questions 

Accuracy and relevance of expressed ideas, attitude during presentation


Total marks



Educational Objectives

1. Education Develop students’ insights about of various types of personalitiesy,  that serves and contributes to national and human society based on the understanding of humanin relation to , society and culture, which will inevitably contribute to the betterment of society
2. Education Develop students’ knowledge of professional knowledge and professional ethics that properlywill equip students to effectively resolve disputes between groups and individuals to ensureand realize justice
3. Education Develop students’ of academic knowledge and skills leading to help make appropriate correct policy judgments and system improvement

Graduation Requirements

1. Completion of course credits: 94 credits including 32 required credits
2. Acquisition of 6 credits for student guidance
3. Successful completion of comprehensive examination