TEACHING OBJECTIVES
The purpose of establishing GILS and the department of law within 8 years is to meet the practical demands from various sides, including the need for legal think tanks for the Center of Asia-Pacific Management, the Tainan Science-based Industrial Park, the economic development in Taiwan, and the growing economic relationship between Taiwan and China. These institutes also help make our university, NCKU, a complete university. The design of the curricula tries to combine the learning of basic legal theories and the discussions of various economy, trade, labor, environment issues and so on. The following are the details of the arrangement of the courses:

1.The curricula include compulsory course and optional course groups. The compulsory courses are arranged from basic to advanced levels. The goal of the compulsory courses is to give students a solid theoretical training. The optional courses are divided into different groups, such as Public Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Economic and Financial Law, Labor Law, Social Law, Environmental Law and Jurisprudence. Students can freely select any course according to her/his academic propensity.

2.The courses are designed for four academic years, and composed of compulsory and optional courses. The compulsory courses focus on theoretical training, and the optional courses emphasize the practical legal skills. Students are expected to have necessary training through these courses in order to make independent judgments and to solve legal issues independently.

3.The design of the courses particularly takes students' job market into consideration. Thus, the arrangement of the courses will been adjusted to the changing needs of the society.

4.In order to ensure students' abilities to solve legal issues, and thus to make them competitive, all courses will give assignments that ask students to solve legal issues.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
The aims of the institutes can be marshaled as the following:
1.to fulfill the university's goal and ideal as a comprehensive and international university
2.to enhance the overall development of the social sciences Faculty
3.to shorten the gap between the north and south parts of Taiwan in the field of legal studies, and to achieve, step by step, the goal of balanced North-South development of Taiwan.4.to promote Taiwan's overall judicial developments and judicial modernization.
5.to actively take part in activities of legal studies at the international level.


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