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Development Characteristics

The College of Law was established in 2002 in response to the demand for the advancement of legal education in southern Taiwan. The College provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines through research, teaching, academic exchange, and collaboration across the University and so on.
The Department of Law provides traditional legal education to undergraduates. Our core legal courses impart a strong foundation to our students and give them enough ability to incorporate new information and legal practices. Therefore, teaching and researching of traditional legal education is the foundation for the long-term development of College.
The Department of Government and Law train students for success in the legal profession and public service. The so-called “political men” not only means the graduates of political science departments but individuals dedicated to the political and public services. The so-called “legal men” refers to individuals dedicated to the legal profession or the people who interest in legal affairs. It’s also meaningful to promote national constitutional.
The Department of Economic and Financial Law nurture students for success in law practice with emphasis on economic, financial and related disciplines. Through its faculty, teachers, students, and alumni, the Department can continue contribute to Taiwan’s economic development and complex legal and social challenges.

Present Situation
The Department of Law and Department of Government and Law were established in August 2000 and the Department of Economic and Financial Law was founded in August 2001. The College itself was established in July 2002 and was one of the few universities with complete legal education system in southern Taiwan. In order to provide advanced legal education and raise the atmosphere of research, a Master’s degree program was established by the Department of Law and the Department of Government and Law in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Additionally, a two-year degree program for working people was established by the Department of Law and the Department of Government and Law in 2001; a Master’s degree program for working people was also established by the Department of Law in 2003. In response to the market demand and to lessen the
teaching burden, the 2-year degree program in the Department of Law was stopping enrollment in 2006.

Over the years, the Center for Human Rights Study, Center for Mainland Chinese Legal Affairs, Center for Public Law, Center for International Relations, and Center for Economic and Financial Law, and center for Government and Law in Southern Taiwan have been established to achieve excellence in the organization and educate system of the College.

Future Outlook

Rising of legal professionals with expertise in both theory and practice.
 
By the legal education of three different field in our College - the Department of Law, the Department of Government and Law, and, the Department of Economic and Financial Law, nurturing the professional across several field of Law to satisfy the different demand of the fast development society.
Combining education and Ethics of Care to train people who has legal professional and humanitarian care.
Promotion of international academic exchange and cooperation.
 
Improving teaching effectiveness by concentrating the power of legal education of National University of Kaohsiung, rising the level of legal education, and, promoting international academic exchange and cooperation.
Development of interdisciplinary programs
 
Especially in notably information engineering, finance and management, environment protection and technology.
Expansion of all legal research centers in support of the University’s overall academic initiatives.
  Developing and creating the new characteristic of the three departments in College.
Strengthen the integration of theory and practice to nurture more law professional.
 
Strengthening the practice of teaching and research of each department to nurture professionals who has theory and practice and reduce the gap between academic and practical administration of justice arising from the non-trust.
 
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