About Us

The Business Law Department of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law (HBL) was established in 2000. Its academic mission is to provide advanced business law education to practicing legal professionals currently living and working in Japan. HBL offers a rich curriculum of business law classes and focuses on combining theory with practice. 

HBL’s regular faculty is comprised of academics distinguished in their respective fields. Many also have substantial experience working in the public or private sectors. Regular faculty and adjunct professors from practice provide lectures, seminars, and research guidance, grounding students in theoretical legal knowledge that enables them to handle advanced legal issues. The low student/faculty ratio of about 3:1 allows close faculty supervision of student work and enables intensive in-class interaction.

Classes are taught in the evenings and on weekends, enabling students to continue working while earning their degree. Classes are held at HBL’s convenient Chiyoda campus, just north of the Imperial Palace.