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Spring Verdure Issue (May)

NEWS REPORT

A research graduate school bridging legal research and legal professionals

Symposiums by Graduate School of Law

Koji Sato, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University

On March 14th, nearly 100 people participated in symposium held by Graduate School of Law. The symposium was entitled "Integration of Legal Theory and Legal Practice-Based on Educational Aspects". This symposium was an overview of activities from the initial year of the graduate school's "Integration of Legal Research and Legal Practice" program (Institute Director: Professor Koji Ohmi, Dean of Graduate School of Law), which was selected for the "Education Reform Program in Graduate School" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Tsukasa Miyajima, Professor at Keio University

The symposium began with presentations regarding "Issues and Prospects of Law Schools" (Koji Sato, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University), "The Specialized Legal Graduate School of Korea Which Started from March" (Kim Sang-Yong, Professor at Yonsei University in Korea), and "Verifying the Integration of Legal Theory and Legal Practice at Waseda University" (Waichiro Iwashi, Professor at Waseda University). Next, a panel discussion was held by eight members, including Professor Tsukasa Miyajima of Keio University and Professor Ko Sanryon of Daito Bunka University. The panel discussion feature 2 hours of impassioned debate regarding the future of legal research and education of legal professionals.