The Faculty of Law and Economics is unique among Chiba University faculties in that it conducts research and education in social sciences. The Faculty consists of Departments of Law, Economics and Policy Studies. Students enrolled in one department may take courses offered in other departments to develop comprehensive and interdisciplinary understandings of various social phenomena at hand.
Department of Law
Theoretical Jurisprudence, Public Law, Private Law, Laws of International Relations, Law and Policy, Political Science.
Department of Economics
Economic Theory, Econometrics, Applied Economics, International Comparative Economics, Management, Accounting.
Department of Policy Studies
Studies of Urban Policy and Welfare Policy, Comparative Foreign Policies.
The faculty publishes two journals (quarterly) and one monograph series (at not preset intervals).
The Faculty of Law and Economics provides education that enables the students to grasp from the perspectives of social sciences the nature of social problems they actually encounter in complex modern societies, and to analyze these problems in critical and constructive manners. In order to be successful in such education, promising applicants are expected to demonstrate such basic skills, rather than crammed knowledge, as reading ability, quantitative analytical skills, logical reasoning ability from the observed facts, and domestic and foreign language proficiency to express and communicate their worked-out conclusions. More specifically,
Department of Law strives to locate those applicants who can think creatively and logically, and are ready to exercise their high ethical integrity and compassion to face and tackle with the social realities;
Department of Economics seeks enthusiastic applicants who are willing to take the initiative in discovering, analyzing and solving economic problems on efficiency and justice arising in ever changing societies;
Department of Policy Studies looks for strongly motivated applicants who have keen interests in complex modern societies, and endeavor to discover and practice remedies for social diseases in such societies.