About the Graduate School of Law Transnational Doctoral Program
|The Transnational Doctoral Program for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries is a distance education initiative, built upon the Nagoya University Graduate School of Law's fifteen-year experience with human resource development in support of legal and judicial reform in Asian countries. The program now has students studying law and political science from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The 2017 admissions round will commence in late April for an October 2017 commencement. Further information will be provided here as it becomes available.
|Director of CALE
Professor, Graduate School of Law,
| Nagoya University’s Graduate School of Law has more than fifteen years of experience with human resource development in support of legal and judicial reform in Asian countries. Throughout this time, I feel the faculty has become increasingly aware that the study of law and political science is more than simply an ongoing dialogue with Western legal traditions. The hybrid legal systems of Asian nations – with their mixed layers of indigenous law, laws from previous regimes, and influences from Western European law during the post-Cold War period are the reality of the region. It is within this dynamic region that we must focus our mission to provide education to the future generations in Japan and Asia.
This awareness is central to the Graduate School of Law’s mission of providing legal education opportunities to students of transitional economies. The Transnational Doctoral Program provides the Graduate School of Law with a new and unique way of delivering our high quality graduate level education to eligible students from select transitional economies without the need to take time away from their career to achieve their academic goals.
In view of Asia’s position in the world today and its deepening ties with Japan, building bridges through education and research between our nations is imperative. Because of my absolute belief and commitment to furthering legal education in Asia, I am extremely optimistic about the success of the Transnational Doctoral Program and its implementation through the Asian Satellite Campus Institute.
I am also one who looks forward to the growth that will come from meeting the challenge of this great work.