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Chuo University


Chuo University was founded as Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (the English Law School) in 1885 through efforts led by a group of 18 young attorneys. In the opinion of these young attorneys, studying British law, which was closely intertwined with the social reality, would be useful in establishing a judicial system in Japan and achieving?modernization. Their vision was to nurture human resources that would be ideally suited to modern society through education at Igirisu Horitsu Gakko. In the 120 years since its founding, the former Igirisu Horitsu Gakko has evolved into Chuo University, with six faculties, seven graduate schools, and three professional graduate schools, in addition to nine research institutes and three affiliated high schools. The freedom-oriented academic climate remains as alive and well in today’s Chuo University as the name White Gate. Its spirit of critical thinking, based on the conviction that the study of English law, which the founders of the University firmly believed to be the most practical judicial system, would provide the best legal education to cultivate lawyers,

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