Organization profile

Organisation profile

BRIEF HISTORY The Graduate Institute for Legal Sciences (GILS) was founded in 1995 and began to recruit graduate students in the fall 1996. At that time, GILS had two full-time faculty members, Prof. Dr. jur. Chih-Fang Tsai (also acted as the director of the institute), and Associate Prof. Dr. jur. Li-Jen Kuo. Full-time and part-time faculty members have increased gradually since then. In August 2002, Prof. Dr. jur. Li-Jen Kuo became the director of GILS. The department of Law was founded in the fall 2003. Prof. Dr. Jur. Li-Jen Kuo is also the director of this new department. Because of the national need for interdisciplinary person-power, the Graduate Institute of Technology law, which combines legal research and science & technology research, was founded in August 2004. The new institute is also under the leadership of Prof. Dr. jur. Li-Jen Kuo. In 2011, the Graduate Institute of Technology law combined with GILS. Currently, there are 19 full-time professors. The numbers of students in the department and institutes are as follows: 60 college students per year; 48 GILS students per year (including Public Law [11], Civil and Commercial Law [13], Criminal Law [8], and Technology Law [16].) VISION AND MISSION Helping national judicial reform, helping under-graduate students obtain whole knowledge of law, and helping post-gradate students undertake further legal research are remained important parts of the institutes. NCKU being the largest university in the southern part of Taiwan, the institutes will keep serving the surrounding communities by offering best-quality legal education and training. FACILITIES The institutes have been equipped with abundant teaching and research facilities. As to electronic facilities, there is a computer room opening for students to use, and electronic data bases, including Lexis and other off-internet data bases. As to paper-based research facilities, the university has built up a good library consisting of books, casebooks, legal journals and judicial news-letter.

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Projects 1998 2020


Wang, H.


Project: Research project


Hsu, T.


Project: Research project

Research Output 1979 2018

basic education
legal order

Multicultural Legal Classes in the Court Mediation Process: Case Study of Divorce Disputes in Taiwan

Kuo, S-C., 2018 Jul 22, Comparative Law and Multicultural Legal Classes: Challenge or Opportunity?. Fukuoka, Japan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Translated title of the contribution: 「假」綁票,真敲詐Hsu, T-T., 2018 Oct, In : 月旦法學教室. 192, p. 18-21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses


Author: 煥育, 邱., 2016 Sep 1

Supervisor: Hsu, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Author: 羚嘉, 楊., 2017 Sep 1

Supervisor: Chen, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Author: 怡君, 賴., 2017 Feb 13

Supervisor: Kuo, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis