NHK Student Group

We welcome anyone with an interest in Japan, regardless of level of familiarity with Japan, its culture or language.  Come and learn more about Japan and its legal institutions, while making both social and professional connections!

As a proud contributor to Columbia University's unrivaled commitment to Japanese studies, Nihon Houritsu Kenkyuukai (NHK, or Japanese Legal Studies Association) serves the legal community by organizing social, cultural, and educational events related to Japan, as well as providing information on the many opportunities available at Columbia and in New York for people with Japanese interests.  We work in close coordination with the Center for Japanese Legal Studies in order to provide a link between the Law School and the Japanese legal community.

Some activities we are planning for the upcoming semester include:

  • Speakers on current Japanese legal trends
  • Panels on working in Japan
  • Social get-togethers
  • Language exchanges
  • Cultural events  

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have at [email protected].



Yudu Zang
Amy Tan


Robert Avila

1L Representatives

Isak McCune
Miki Yang

Transfer Representative

Yuki Zheng

(Updated February 5, 2024)