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Welcome to the Sixth Annual Kyushu University Law Conference.

It has now been well over a decade since Kyushu University instituted Japan’s first graduate law program taught entirely in English. The Annual Kyushu Law Conference and Symposium was inaugurated six years ago to reinforce our commitment to elevating the level of English language legal education and scholarship in Japan.

This year we are honored to have a distinguished group of scholars presenting on the inter-related themes of collective actions, access to justice and multilayer interests. The ability to attract such an exceptional group of scholars to Fukuoka to exchange ideas in a common language is an achievement for the Program and reflects the diligence of our staff, alumni and students.

I am pleased to be able to say that past Kyushu Law Conferences have been successful in thoughtfully addressing cutting edge legal issues while at the same time serving as a valuable educational opportunity for our students. I am confident that this year’s conference will build upon this fledgling tradition and provide an excellent academic experience for all involved.

I welcome you to explore this webpage to learn more about this event and look forward to seeing you at the Conference.


Toshiyuki Kono
Director of International Graduate Programs
Professor, Kyushu University Graduate School of Law

  Conference Program (pdf)

 Kyushu University LLD/LLM Program


 Kyushu University BiP LLM Program