About The School
General Principle and Aims
The faculty aims to cultivate well-rounded individuals empowered with a legal background that gives them the flexibility to respond to changing trends in information technology, regionalization and globalization while maintaining their commitment to the idea of “dignity of individuals” and“the protection of human rights.” The faculty prepares students to work with the community in Japan and abroad by raising their awareness about differences in history, culture and values.
History and Overview
The Niigata University Faculty of Law was originally founded as a law course in the Department of Social Studies under the Faculty of Humanities in 1949. In 1980, the Faculty of Law and Arts was reorganized as three separate departments: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics. In 1994, the Department of Law and Politics Communication was established, joining the existing Department of Law as the only department in Japan with the aim of fostering talented individuals skilled in both communication and policy making. In 2004, the two departments merged, forming the present Faculty of Law. This continuous process of renewal shows the Faculty of Law’s readiness to adapt in a rapidly changing society.