The Graduate School of Law offers a varied curriculum designed to develop the research abilities necessary for advanced professionals in the students’ area of concentration and expertise. In this graduate program each student selects one of the following four course options: 1) Law Course, 2) Political Science Course, 3) NPO & Regional Government Studies Course and 4) Graduate Program of Asian and African Studies (GPAAS). Students are expected to enroll in subjects provided mainly by their respective course or program. In the doctoral program, each graduate student completes their dissertation under the guidance of his/her academic advisor. To obtain a doctorate degree (law), students are required to remain in the program for more than three years, earn no less than 12 credits of required course work, complete their dissertation and pass the final exam.