In their first two years, students acquire a basic understanding of law by taking Introduction to Law and other required subjects that focus on the constitutional, civil, and criminal law code sections of the Six Codes (Japanese Constitution I, Civil Law General Provisions, and Introduction to Criminal Law). After this, students study the three remaining sections of the Six Codes (the commercial, civil procedure, and criminal procedure codes), in addition to other fields of law, such as administrative law, social law, international law, and legal theory. In addition, students can choose from various subjects in the field of political science, depending on their interests and critical concerns. Students are also required to take small group seminars, in which they research and present on their own topics of interest. In their first- and second-year seminars, students study broadly about problems in law and political science, and from their third year, they study more deeply about individual laws. Through this curriculum, the department aims to train professionals who can think and debate like lawyers.