Applicants must have completed their first year of full-time legal studies or its equivalent and be in good academic and disciplinary standing at an American Bar Association accredited law school. Applications are accepted year-round, up to a year in advance, and are due no later than October 15. Our admissions process is selective, and we make admissions decisions on a rolling basis. Students should apply early as the Japanese government requires that substantial paperwork be submitted to support a student visa. Visa application materials are due no later than October 15. We limit enrollment to 85 J.D. students.

Applicants to Temple’s Law Program in Japan must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume
  3. Official law school transcript sealed in an envelope issued by the applicant’s law school (Temple students exempted)
  4. Letter from the applicant’s law school that indicates the applicant’s good standing. (Temple students exempted)
  5. $50 non-refundable application fee (Temple students exempted)