Introduction of Law Department


    Introduction of Law Department

           The Law Department has been officially approved to enroll students since 1993.  Furthermore,The Ministry of  Education (MOE) approved the set up of our graduate school in 1996, with enrollment of students beginning in 1999. When our school was transformed into a university in 1998, the Law Department expanded classes and became the Law School.
           The main purposes of the establishment of the department are to train legal administrators and judicial professionals and to cultivate professionals in the specific field of laws with regard to the socio-economic activities of our nation. Therefore, our department divides the elective professional courses into five divisions. The subjects for national exams are covered in required courses. 
           The Department’s mission is to educate professionals with practical judicial experience and learning ability through strong theoretical and practical training, who are characterized by responsibility, high ethical standards, team spirit, and worldview for the development of national and global communities.


             The Department of Law fulfills the mission of developing legal professionals who are competent in judicial practice academics through education that equally emphasizes strong theoretical and practical training, nurturing students with a sense of responsibility, high moral character, team spirit and global vision to contribute to the country and the international community. In addition to focusing on legal professionalism, the curriculum design also cultivates students' future employability; therefore, besides required legal profession courses, practical and science-technology courses are also included.
             In 1992, establishment of the Department of Law was approved. Currently, two cohorts of 52 students each are enrolled at each year level of the undergraduate program. To establish the needed legal expertise at the time, focus course programs were set up in Science and Technology Law, Real Estate Law, Cultural Creativity Law, Human Resources Law. Then, in 1999, the master’s program in Law was established, enrolling 18 students in a new cohort every year.  Most of these students are university or college graduates from law or related departments (such as financial law, political law, science and technology law).
           Department of Law operates on the university’s philosophy of ‘one mission – three goals‘, fulfilling the mission of “that is, attending to all students with parental care, support, and guidance through pursuit of excellence, professionalism, and internationalization. Moreover, we incorporate the characteristics highlighted in the university’s motto: Honesty: being a person of integrity; Sincerity: being a person of substance; Humility: being a person of refinement; and Determination: being a person of endurance. And, we implement strict education by total quality management, so that all students learn to apply their knowledge to achieve market-oriented educational goals. To maintain sustainable development and cultivate legal talents who can make basic contributions to the nation and society, at Ming Chuan, technology and humanities are combined so that students can enter society and aim for internationalization.


            We commit to providing our students with the best learning environment and make it our mission to prepare our students as future leaders in their professional field. Similarly, our faculty dedicate much time and energy to nurture every aspect of our students’ academic development, and to provide them with guidance which is essential to their future careers in law. It is our privilege and responsibility to ensure that every student who graduates from MCU School of Law will be prepared as a scholar/practitioner in the legal field, and as a positive influence in society.
            Taiwan has a highly competitive national examination for practicing law. Students at MCU, regardless of their specific area of focus, have proven themselves with successful exam results. The solid training in law courses at MCU has helped our students pass the Bar Exam.
            Graduates from MCU perform well in legal practice-related jobs, government units, and other industries. In addition, many graduates also go on to pursue further education abroad, and their performances are also recognized by those institutions.
           Beyond national examination preparation, we also encourage students to apply for exchanges or pursue further education abroad, and they are regularly admitted to LL.M, JD, or JSD programs in law schools overseas. Pursuing education in a foreign country not only broadens one’s horizon, it also creates opportunities for self-exploration and career development. MCU School of Law graduates are inspired to realize the important roles they can play in this society, and keep pushing themselves to make the world a better place.


         The mission of the Law Department is to emphasize both teaching quality and research capability and to provide students with guidance so that they can develop the required core competences with solid understanding of legal theories and practice. The students are expected to become law professionals with basic knowledge in foreign languages, information technology and humanities, to have a sense of responsibility and high moral character, and to devote themselves to serve the nation.

    Goals of undergraduate program

    1. To develop law professionals with fundamental knowledge of law and capability of handling general legal affairs.
    2. To develop law professionals with basic knowledge in foreign languages (mainly English) and information technology.
    3. To develop law professionals with humanities, professional ethics, independent thinking, and devotion.

    Goals of graduate program

    1. To develop law professionals with legal research capability.
    2. To develop law professionals with legal theories and practice in the areas of judiciary, financial law, and technological law.
    3. To develop law professionals with international vision, diverse values, and professional ethics.

    Core Competencies of undergraduate students

    1. To understand general legal principles and notions;
    2. To acquaint oneself with common legal rules;
    3. To search and apply legal information;
    4. To command foreign languages at basic level (mainly English);
    5. To deliver legal opinions and to communicate and coordinate;
    6. To think independently, to judge merits and to solve problems;
    7. To relate law to other humanity issues.

    Core Competencies of graduate students

    1. To independently conduct legal research ;
    2. To acquaint oneself with knowledge and practical expertise in general, financial, and technological laws.
    3. To command foreign languages necessary for legal researches;
    4. To  express legal thinking.

    Graduates' future prospects

           In addition to traditional training in laws during their schooling, students in this department take courses in the four divisions of (1) Real estate law, (2) Intellectual property law, (3) Human resources law, and (4) Cultural originality law to gain and learn specific knowledge and skills. Meanwhile, according to their aptitudes and interests, their education assists them to prepare for national exams, to further their education in graduate school, to study abroad or enter the job market, and so on. For example, within the judicial world, graduates may become a judge, public prosecutor, public defender, lawyer, notary public, secretary to an official, administrative attorney, civil servant in the legal system, legal researcher of a privately operated organization, law service personnel, law office assistant, land agent, judicial reporter, teacher, assistant to committee member of the Legislative Yuan and so on. Besides, they can apply their professional knowledge to technology, the financial market, or some humanitarian work such as environmental protection, labor rights or minority group work.

    This is a message written by Chair Huang, Yu-Hui for freshmen

    Hello everyone,
    Perhaps you already know that the Shilin Night Market, which is full of delicious food, is the backyard of Ming Chuan University. Therefore, students at Ming Chuan can eat Hao Da Fried Chicken every day until they're sick of it. You may also know that the beautiful and graceful receptionists responsible for receiving VIPs at the National Day Ceremony are from Ming Chuan's Jin Chai and Jin Shuai departments, so there are many handsome guys and beautiful girls at Ming Chuan University.
    But you may not know that our school not only has a Good Han Hill for exercising, but also elevators to save energy and time. In the future, we may become the only school in Taiwan with cable cars to ride. Isn't that cool? While many universities have computer equipment installed in every classroom, not every school has an AI internship courtroom with specialized VR equipment like ours.
    What's most special is that our law department employs many teachers with work experience as land surveyors, notaries, lawyers, prosecutors, or judges. During class, instead of discussing legal provisions and codes, they directly share their own experiences participating in trials or defense cases with their students. These include interesting and exciting stories on how to help victims assert their rights, how to defend the accused, and how to win lawsuits.
    Would you like to know what a notary public does? What is their job? How much do they earn each month? Do you want to learn how to outwit judges and lawyers? You're welcome to come to Ming Chuan University's Law Department and experience it for yourself.

    Introduction video