The Department of Law is surrounded by mountains, because the university campus is located in the very poetic East Longitudinal Valley. It renders an easy and quiet environment, which is the most suitable place for law students to read solemnly, contemplate deeply, listen attentively, and communicate with one another open-mindedly. The natural beauty and humanistic atmosphere in Hualien, makes the pace of legal learning not rushing anymore. Indeed, the Department of Law is unique in many aspects.
Here, the way we learn and grow up, is not about merely pursuing achievements, but rather about pursuing reflection on values. Existing among us are not anxiety or competition, but mind refreshments and resonance of feelings. In the broad and spacious campus of Dong Hwa University, life is not for chasing more what we desire, but leaving behind more what we don't need. Knowledge is not gained by the compilation of data, but through the process of exploring truth. Though not large, this Institute is well-organized .
The curricula of this college are designed to train students of Law to be experts with an all-angle perspective, and focus on the needs of Taiwan's law. We offer core courses and other optional ones. The core courses include Foundation Program of Humanities and Social Sciences, core program of law, Justice Program. The institute courses include "Competiton Law", "Intellectual Property Law ", "Labor Law", "International Human Rights Law", "Environmental Law", "Indigenous Law" , "Civil Transactions Law", "Civil Law", "Criminal Law", "International Law", "Administrative Law", "Civil Procedure Law", "Criminal Procedure Law", "Commercial Law", "Constitutional Law", "Taxation Law", "Communication Law", "Indigenous Financial and Economic Law", "The Multi-dimensional Legal Problems"…
From Integration of Resources to Integration of Disciplines
The integration of with other departments has always been a main concern when it comes to our developments. The Institute encourage all graduates to earn at least three credits from non-law courses run by other Institutes. This aims to encourage students of the Institute to make the best of available learning resources provided by the University, and help them to gain an inter-disciplinary perspective on legal research gradually through this process.
Nourish Legal Contemplation with Humanistic Spirit
The Institute is in eastern Taiwan which possesses the most plentiful cultures and landscapes. There are four different ethnic groups living together harmoniously, as well as art and cultural societies burgeoning quickly. This is an ideal environment for nourishing humanistic spirit, especially to legal scholars whose researches should be based on people and real lives. Dong Hwa Financial Economic Law Institute is by no means an academic ivory tower. To step out of the campus and communicate with people are essential to our students and teachers in both learning.
Embrace Values and Ideals With Local Practice
The essence of law lies in ideals, whereas the value of law lies in practice. The teachers and students of this Institute take the developments of humanistic education and the reflection on values as key elements of legal education, and take participation in community development and the public issues as missions of legal research. At this point, public affairs at the grassroots level in Taiwan are still in a transition stage of democracy. Challenges such as how to put theory into practice, connect the law and the culture will require the law academics to have appropriate responding abilities when they practice law in the down-to-earth level.