The Department of Law

Positioning and Goals
The Department of Law was established to honor Shih Hsin’s commitment to education, with truthfulness and integrity at its core. It seeks to uphold fairness and justice in legal education and to integrate academic training with practice. The program is rooted in Shih Hsin’s longstanding tradition in journalism and communications and covers a variety of fundamental legal training courses, followed by progressive development in dispute resolution and other areas of law.

Program Characteristics
Strong, solid legal training characterizes the program. Special attention is paid to fundamentals when students begin the program. Student-teacher ratios in classes are low to ensure that every student receives a quality education. The program also focuses on an effective combination of theory and practice, giving students a diverse range of electives to choose from. The curriculum is supplemented with advanced seminars where external legal professionals and guest speakers join faculty members to provide team lectures and discussions. In addition to legal study, students are required to improve their foreign language skills.
To help students better understand litigation and other court proceedings, they learn about real-world legal practices by participating in annual moot court competitions and legal clinics sponsored by the School of Law at Shih Hsin, such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the Lee and Li Moot Court Competitions. Through these events, juniors and seniors can familiarize themselves with court proceedings and trials, acquiring skills such as in legal document writing while still at university. These hands-on opportunities are excellent channels for nurturing professionals who can think independently. The department aims to provide students with solid legal training, knowledge of the law, and moral integrity.

Students are required to serve 40-hour clerkships at district courts or law firms prior to graduation in order to be more proficient in handling legal documents.

Employment Prospects
After passing bar or other judicial exams, graduates may work as attorneys, judges, prosecutors, judiciary officers, investigators, ethics officers, law clerks, officers of the court, junior enforcement officers, or bailiffs.
In addition to legal careers, our students can also find employment in banks, insurance companies, securities firms, real-estate firms, high-tech companies, law firms, universities, or research institutes.

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