In an increasingly complex world, legal knowledge and expertise are highly sought after across various professional fields. Our Professional Training Certificate in Legal Studies is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of law, equipping you with the skills to excel and make an impact.

Explore the core tenets of American Law, Japanese Law, and Paralegal Studies in our meticulously designed curriculum. Gain a comprehensive understanding of litigation, contract law, intellectual property, and develop skills in legal research, writing, and analysis. Build a solid foundation to navigate legal complexities confidently.

Customize your learning with a diverse array of elective courses. Dive into international law, immigration law, family law, corporate law, and more. Become a well-rounded legal professional capable of handling diverse legal matters.

Learn from highly accomplished instructors who are experts in their fields. Engage with fellow legal enthusiasts in our interactive and collaborative learning environment, fostering lasting connections.

Upon completion, receive a prestigious Professional Training Certificate in Legal Studies. Enhance career prospects and showcase dedication to professional development and mastery of the legal domain.

Elevate your career and make a lasting impact in the multifaceted world of law. Enroll today to unlock your full potential as a legal professional!

Who is this program designed for?

Our Professional Training Certificate in Legal Studies is designed to cater to a diverse range of individuals who are passionate about acquiring expertise and excelling in the world of law. This program is perfect for:

  • Aspiring legal professionals: Individuals looking to launch their careers in the legal field will benefit from the comprehensive curriculum, gaining the fundamental knowledge and skills required to succeed in various legal roles.
  • Current legal practitioners: Professionals already working in the legal sector who are seeking to enhance their skills, stay current with the latest legal developments, or transition to a new legal specialization.
  • Paralegals and legal support staff: Individuals working as paralegals or in other legal support roles who want to expand their knowledge, advance their careers, and increase their value to their employers.
  • Business professionals: Entrepreneurs, managers, and other business professionals who need to understand legal principles and navigate the complexities of the law in their day-to-day operations.
  • Career changers: Professionals from other industries who are considering a shift into the legal sector can build a strong foundation and acquire the necessary skills to excel in their new career path.
  • Freelancers and consultants: Independent legal specialists looking to expand their service offerings, sharpen their skills, and increase their credibility with a recognized professional certificate.
  • Non-legal professionals: Individuals working in adjacent fields, such as human resources, finance, or real estate, who want to gain a deeper understanding of legal principles to enhance their overall effectiveness in their current roles.

Our program is designed to be accessible and engaging for individuals with varying levels of experience and backgrounds. With a diverse selection of elective courses and a comprehensive core curriculum, participants can tailor their learning experience to suit their unique needs and goals.

Requirements

10 CEUs (equivalent to 100 contact hours)

Core Courses: 6 CEUs

Introduction To American Law (IAL101)

Introduction To Japanese Law (IJL101)

Introduction To Paralegal Studies (IPS101)

Elective Courses: 4 CEUs

Business Meeting Skills (BMS101)

Basic Primer On Contracts (BPC101)

Business Presentation Skills (BPS102)

Business Law (IBL101)

Intellectual Property (INP101)

Legal English (LLE101)

Legal Writing (LLW101)

Legal Translation Skills (LTS101)

Business Negotiation (NEG101)

Note: One CEU is the equivalent of 10 contact hours.

Package Price (Savings ¥27,998)

Certification Path Package (CPP)

Option for Core Course Requirements: one price for 6 CEUs

¥151,999

Ready to take advantage of a super discount? Just fill out the CPP form!

This program calls for the successful completion of 10 required units of designated course work with a "Pass" or better.

Understanding Your Course Grades

In Continuing Education, we believe in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our students. Therefore, we have established a grading system that takes into account both your attendance and your performance in course work/assignments. Here's how it works:

Our grading system is divided into two components: Attendance and Course Work/Assignments. Each of these components is graded separately, and the final grade is determined by the combination of these two grades. Here is the breakdown:

Pass With Distinction: This is the highest recognition we offer for course completion. If you achieve a grade of 90% or higher in both attendance and assignments, you will receive a "Pass With Distinction". This grade is a testament to your exceptional commitment to the course and your outstanding academic performance.

Pass: A "Pass" grade is awarded to students who achieve a grade between 70% and 89% in either attendance or assignments. This grade reflects a solid commitment to the course and a commendable level of academic achievement.

No Pass: If a student's grade is less than 70% in either attendance or assignments, they will receive a "No Pass" grade. This indicates that the student may need to revisit the course material or improve their attendance for a better understanding and performance. For core courses, students who receive a "No Pass" should re-register for the course. For electives, students have the option to choose other courses.


Course content is frequently revised to ensure that the program is up-to-date with the latest industry standards. For this reason, the course requirements must be completed within the same three-year period.

Certification Path Package (CPP) Eligibility*: To take advantage of this discounted pricing, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Register for a Professional Training Certificate.
  2. Pay the full CPP price in advance.
  3. Not have completed any of the courses included in the package within the last 3 years. This ensures that students benefit from the most current course content and contribute to a cohesive learning experience within the program.

*CPPs may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Note: For the Certificate in Intermediate English Language Proficiency, High-Intermediate English Language Proficiency, and Advanced English Language Proficiency, only courses listed in the Elective Courses section are eligible for the CPP. While other courses not listed may be applied as an elective towards the completion of a Professional Training Certificate (PTC), they are not eligible for inclusion in the CPP.

Contact us

  • Location: 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)
  • Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 to 19:00, Saturdays: 8:30 to 15:00
  • Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Information Center / Toll Free), 03-5441-9864 (Direct)
  • E-mail: contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu
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