Prospective LLM students who would like to take an English-taught LLM degree in a law school located in Asia should consider Keio University Law School. Located in the Greater Tokyo area, Keio Law School (KLS) is a private higher education institution, which launched its LLM program in April 2017, the LLM in Global Legal Practice. The LLM program is the first of its kind in a Japanese law school to be taught entirely in English.
It was only established in 2004, but KLS very quickly became recognised as one of Japan's top law schools. It is known for having a strong record of internationalism, catering to a diverse set of students, and having numerous non-Japanese faculty members.
The LLM program in KLS started in Fall 2017 and will again accept students for its April 2018 classes. Those who cannot complete their applications prior to the deadline for the April 2018 intake may opt to take their LLM by September 2018. It is important for applicants to submit their proof of graduation by 31 March 2018 if they intend to be accepted for the April classes. The submission of the required documents for application must be done by 12 January 2018, but further information will be provided by KLS for the 2018 April and September intakes.
Along with the launch of the LLM program at KLS is an opportunity, it also offers potential students to acquire its dual-degree LLM program in partnership with the University of Washington (UW) School of Law. This program may be completed in just one year, where students will spend a semester in KLS and two quarters in UW Law School located in Seattle. More information about this dual-degree program is available in the two Law School's websites.