Program Details

Academic Calendar 

The Keio Law School academic calendar for fall 2018 will be posted when it is available but will mirror the 2017 calendar as follows:

  • First or Second Week of September:  Orientation for Exchange Students (Mandatory)
  • Registration on Site During Orientation
  • September 22:  Classes Start
  • January 23:  End of Semester*

*Classes offered in English typically make adjustments to allow exchange students to return home before the Christmas break.

Available Courses 

Keio Law School offers a number of courses in English that are aimed at Japanese law students who hope to enter international practice. These courses, along with most of the LL.M. courses, are also open to exchange students, and most are comparative in nature. The tentative list of available courses and timetable for Fall 2018 will be available soon and may include the following:

  • Comparative Corporate Law
  • Drafting International Agreements
  • Government Relations and Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International IP Licensing Agreements
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Japan-US Comparative Contract Law
  • M & A and Strategic Alliances
  • Multinational Corporations & Law

Because course offerings may change from year to year, it is possible that not all eligible courses are listed above.  Participants in this program who wish to enroll in any course not listed above must contact the Office of Transnational Programs by email to request approval.  Participants should not expect to receive credit for courses that are not expressly approved by OTP.

Most courses at Keio carry 2 Keio credits. Classes meet for 90 minutes per week for 15 weeks. Credit is awarded in accordance with the ABA's standard class formula (12.5 hours of class time including exam time, plus 30 hours of preparation and studying outside of class, per one credit hour.) Students may be asked to verify the number of minutes each course meets in order to confirm the number of credits that the student will receive upon completion of their study abroad program.  See the Study Abroad Policy for details. Classes at Keio are graded on an A-F scale.

Housing & Facilities 

Keio Law School has limited dormitory rooms available to law students. Most students find short-term off campus housing. Keio's International Exchange Committee can assist in providing websites for student-oriented housing companies that provide information in English.

Keio's facilities, as well as most of the city of Tokyo, are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Students at Keio also have access to the University's library.

Estimated Budget

The budget provided reflects 2015 amounts.  An updated 2018 budget will be provided as soon as it is available.

Expense Estimated Budget
Tuition $26,627
Health Insurance $2,500
Student Visa $0
Airfare $1,500
Rent $4,492
Books $300
Food $3,931
Local Transportation $350
Miscellaneous $1,855
Abroad Insurance $100
TOTAL $42,655

Visa information is available here.  


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