Our students may take general Asian comparative and international law courses or choose from more specialized courses on Chinese, Japanese or Pacific law.
Every year we also offer special courses taught by Asian visitors; recent courses have included Administrative Law in Japan, Law in the Philippines, Introduction to Law in Taiwan, Korean Law, and Legal Reform and Legal Education in Japan. If you have Asian-Pacific research interests, you may work with faculty members in a directed study course, as well as write your second-year seminar paper on an Asian-Pacific topic.
You may also enroll in additional Asian-Pacific related courses in the University's graduate schools to supplement your law study. The choice of courses is exceptionally broad, allowing students to pursue advanced study in courses such as Japanese Financial Management, East Asia Now, Korean Politics, Island Southeast Asia, Politics and Development in China, and International Conflict Resolution. We also encourage our students to maintain and improve their language skills during their years here.
To recognize student concentration in these areas, we award certificates of achievement in Pacific-Asian law. Students working towards a certificate may choose to focus on Asian and business-related topics or concentrate on Pacific Islands and legal issues. You may receive credit for an approved externship in Asia or the Pacific, as well as for related courses taken in other graduate programs in the University.
See also Pacific-Asian Law Classes.