The establishment of the College of Law traces back to the year 1964 when the graduate school of law was developed followed by the department of law two years later in 1966. In 1977, two respective undergraduate degree programs of study, Jurisprudence and the Economic and Financial Law, were established. Jurisprudence program focuses on the study of criminal and civil law; while the Economic and Financial Law concentrates on economic and commercial law.
Since 2002, higher-level courses for undergraduate third, senior year, and graduate school students have been taking place at DaXin campus located in downtown Taipei.
Since 2004, the number of admitted students in the Jurisprudence undergraduate program has been grown to 180 (grouped into three separate classes); 120 students (2 classes) in the Economic and Financial Law program.
Starting from the fall, 2020, a newly developed program Corporate Finance legal system focusing on cultivating the knowledge in cross disciplines of financial legal system and corporate compliance will admit a class of 45 students. The number of students admitted to the
Jurisprudence program will be down to 120 students with the number in the Economic and Financial Law program remaining the same. Currently, the number of enrolled undergraduate students is about 1,200.
All the lower-level courses are hosted and delivered at DaXian Building on the main campus located in Yang-Ming Mountain near the National Yang-Ming Park with beautiful surroundings. Both the legal service center and offices of student-run clubs are situated in the building. As for the higher-level courses, they are hosted at DaXin Building, one of the downtown campuses, that is in the vicinity of the BoAi District where the Ministry of Justice and prosecutor’s offices of high and district courts are located.
Stemming from the belief of course diversification and Integration of learning and practices, the College of Law is working towards cultivating comprehensive legal professionals. There are three undergraduate programs of study, Jurisprudence, the Economic and Financial law, and Corporate Finance Legal System.
Besides the compulsory core courses for the undergraduate law programs, each program has developed its own focus of study. The main focus of teaching for the Jurisprudence program is in jurisprudence and comparative law while the core study of the Economic and Financial law focuses on the study of Financial laws and intellectual property rights regulations. Corporate Finance Legal System program aims at cultivating professionals in the interdisciplinary fields of business administration, finance and international trade legal practices.
Graduate degree program centers on foundational theories and comparative law. No compulsory courses are required. In addition, in-service graduate program where all the courses are scheduled in the evenings and weekends is also available for working professionals.
Doctoral degree program aspires to the study and research in the cross-strait legal systems. The research explores three areas, Legal system of international and cross-strait economic and trade agreements, International and Cross-Strait Financial Law, and International and cross-strait dispute settlement legal system.