Research is seen as being at the core of the Institute’s activities. Regular seminars are held, usually every Tuesday afternoon, at which members present the findings of advanced research in four specialized fields: public law, civil law, criminal law, and politics. Special seminars are also hosted for academics from abroad to present their own research, along with residential research conferences to promote academic exchange. Graduate students in the Graduate School of Law as well as members take part in these activities. The annual Senshu University Law Institute Bulletin addresses issues in the respective fields of public, civil, and criminal law, and politics in order to distinguish itself editorially from the bulletins of the Law Department and Law School. The Senshu University Law Institute Newsletter contains comparatively short papers and reviews of research by the Institute’s members, and is published twice a year. To assist its members in their research, the Institute purchases publications of particular value to their activities. The main resources in the Institute’s collection at present include Horitsu Hanrei Bunken Joho (HHBJ), Jurist DVD, Saiko Saibansho Hanrei Kaisetsu DVD, and Hanrei Hyakusen DVD, to which its members have free access.