Mission of CALE
Mission02 Legal Education Assistance
Developing human resources needed by countries in Asia in making and operating laws by themselves.
Fostering human resources for drafting and application of new laws
Human resources development is a main pillar of legal assistance. Hence, CALE characterizes itself as an educational institution which emphasizes on the long-term fostering of human resources. New laws made through legal assistance programs would require competent personnel to implement them. Moreover, countries need to train competent personnel to draft new laws for themselves. Recipient countries have not been able to update their legal education and institutions to meet contemporary standards. Therefore, they are seeking assistance from other countries. Graduate School of Law responds to such needs by admitting many students from these countries, in order to train practitioners who will be further involved in legislative and administrative activities and scholars who will foster a new generation of jurists.
Using Japan’s legal system as a model for legal development in home country
Since the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Japan has adopted western form of law and adjusted it in original way to match its own society. Asian countries whose legal systems took shape under the colonial laws have much to learn from Japan’s experience in legal development. In addition, Japanese law can serve as an effective model for Asian countries because it reflects Asian-style cultural factors. Asian countries which have already enacted Japanese model based laws through the assistance by Japanese government - are in need of Japanese law experts. Moreover, Japan has also advanced in the field of comparative legal studies, therefore research in Japan wouldenable students to have access to knowledge about legal systems in the world.
Training Asian practitioners and researchers through the “English-based program”
To meet the long-term needs for human resources in the legal field, the Graduate School of Law established in 1999 an “English-based program”. It has enabled the training of many Asian university lecturers and practitioners actually involved in legislative drafting and public administration. They studied at Nagoya University as international students under the MEXT scholarship, JICA long-term trainee
programs, and Japan human resource development scholarships（JDS）
Forming a Japan-initiated global network
Most of the former international students who have completed their studies at the Graduate School of Law, take up key positions in the government, judicial institutions or universities of their home countries. They maintain ties with each other and Japan through Nagoya University alumni association branches in their countries.
Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Secretary, the Embassy of Uzbekistan to Japan
Director, Legal Department,
The Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Director, Legal department of a private enterprise e.t.c.
Director General, Ministry of Justice
Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Deputy-Secretary, Cabinet Office
President of a national university e.t.c.
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Justice
Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, Supreme People's Court
Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department,
The State Bank e.t.c.
Vice Director, The National Legal Institute of Mongolia
Judge, Capital City’s Appellate Court
Faculty members, School of Law,
National University of Mongolia e.t.c.
Director General, Law Department, National Assembly
Director General, Judicial Research and Training Institute, People’s Supreme Court
Director General, Ministry of Justice
Dean of Faculty of Law and Political Science,
National University of Laos e.t.c.
Director, Ministry of President Office
Secretary, UN Headquarter Myanmar Representativ from MOFA
Assistant Director, Attorney General Office e.t.c.
Preparing to serve as a hub for university networks in Asia and training leading professionals in the region
In order to foster the future leaders of Asia, Nagoya University, in cooperation with universities of other Asian countries, is planning to open overseas campuses in Asia which will enable ambitious young officials and others to pursue doctorate-level studies without having to take leave from their professional duties.
Training real experts of Japanese law who fully understand the society, culture and language
It is difficult to provide full training of Japanese law in English language, as the English texts and materials on Japanese laws are limited and there is a time lag between revisions of laws and their English translations. CALE and Graduate School of Law have therefore launched the Research and Education Centers for Japanese Law projects in Asian countries. These Centers provide educational opportunities for law students to study Japanese legal systems in Japanese language right inside their home countries.