privat-law

Private Law

Credential: Masters Degree
Duration: 1 – 2 years
Credit Hours: 33
Courses: 24 Credit Hours ( Tuition Fee: AED 1500 / credit hour ) See detailed Fee structure here
Thesis: 9 Credit Hours ( Thesis Fee: AED 21000 / 6 Months )
Class Timings: Weekdays & Weekend
Medium of Instruction: Arabic & 2 courses in English

Master of Private Law Program Courses

The College confers Master in Private Law after the student successfully completes the scientific degree requirements. It consists of thirty three (33) credit hours divided as follows:

  • Mandatory courses (18) credit hours.
  • Elective courses (6) credit courses (the student selects two courses out of the offered elective courses.)
  • Thesis equivalent to (9) credit hours.

 

Mandatory courses (18) credit hours

Course Code Name of Course Pre-requisite Hours
LAW 611 Civil Law with deepen N/A 3
LAW 621 Commercial Law in Arabic & English N/A 3
LAW 614 Private International Law in Arabic & English N/A 3
LAW 613 Civil and Commercial Procedural Law with deepen N/A 3
LAW 662 Islamic Law N/A 3
LAW 680 Legal Research Methods N/A 3

 

Elective courses (6) credit courses

Course Code Name of Course Pre-requisite Hours
LAW 622 Intellectual and Industrial Property Law N/A 3
LAW 624 Anti-trust and Consumer Protection Legislations N/A 3
LAW 623 Domestic and International Arbitration Rules N/A 3
LAW 625 Electronic Transactions Law N/A 3

 

Thesis (9) credit hours

The student prepares “thesis” in one of the Private Law topics in Arabic and it must include an English abstract. A supervisor from the Private Law Department will be appointed for each student. When necessary, an assistant supervisor can be appointed from other than the Private Law Department. The “thesis” will be registered only after the student successfully completes the study of the mandatory courses (18 credit hours).
On proposal of the Private Law Department Board, the supervisor is appointed by resolution of the College Board.

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Semester 1

Course Code Name of Course Pre-requisite Credit Hours
LAW 611 Civil Law with deepen N/A 3
LAW 621 Commercial Law in Arabic & English N/A 3
LAW 614 Private International Law in Arabic & English N/A 3

 

Semester 2

Course Code Name of Course Pre-requisite Credit Hours
LAW 613 Civil and Commercial Procedural Law with deepen N/A 3
LAW 680 Legal Research Methods N/A 3
Elective course N/A 3

 

Semester 3

Course Code Name of Course Pre-requisite Credit Hours
LAW 662 Islamic Law N/A 3
Elective course N/A 3

 

Semester 4

Course Code Name of Course Pre-requisite Credit Hours
LAW 699 Thesis Completion of 18 credit hours 9

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Civil Law with deepen
LAW611
General Curriculum: This Course introduces voluntary and involuntary sources of obligation including contract, unilateral action, injurious act, useful act and law. It also covers obligation provisions and substantiation provisions.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study in the UAE law for one topic of the contracts and resulting civil liability including sale, lease, insurance and construction contract, consumer protection rules in ordinary contracts, e-contracts, newly introduced contracts in technical and sport fields e.g. professional player contract.

Commercial Law in Arabic & English
LAW621
General Curriculum: Study of general principles of the Commercial Law, commercial companies and commercial notes.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the UAE Commercial Transactions Law e.g. Business Theory, sole proprietorship, maritime carrier liability, air carrier liability, sea crash, bank account, bank transfer, cheque and joint stock company.

Private International Law in Arabic & English
LAW614
General Curriculum: Includes study of different topics of the International Private Law as nationality, foreigners’ legal position, conflict of laws, and conflict of international jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the International Private Law and position of the Emirati legislator such as: applicable law to some question, competent judicature, issues of natural and juristic persons’ nationality, referral, international civil litigation procedures, summary judicature in the international private disputes, denial of justice, history of laws in contractual obligations field, applicable law to electronic information services contracts, applicable law to satellite launch and applicable law to counter warranty contract.

Civil and Commercial Procedural Law with deepen
LAW613
General Curriculum: This course introduces the UAE Civil and Commercial Procedures Law, scope of its application in terms of time, basic principles on which the judicial system is established, types and degrees of courts in the UAE, persons contributing in the judicial work as judges and their assistants, different guarantees of judges, different jurisdiction rules, claims and means of its use such as motions and pleas, judicial litigation from beginning to end, judgments, orders and ways of challenge.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of the UAE Civil and Commercial Procedures Law by approaching topics as judicial proceedings of civil action, ways of challenge and enforcement of civil judgments including for example jurisdiction rules, judgments, orders, ways of challenge, litigation, judicial notice provisions, summary judicature and litigation guarantees.

Anti-trust and Consumer Protection Legislations
LAW624
General Curriculum: Study of Commercial Transactions Law provisions, commercial contracts and voluntary sources.

Special Curriculum: Illustrates the concept of consumer in the UAE legislation and introduces consumption contracts, importance of consumer protection through approaching a topic of study e.g. study of internationally acquainted consumer rights, safety and health in ordinary use of products, attain correct information and data about the products that he buys, uses or provided to him, free choice of products that meet specifications conformant quality conditions, face prejudicial conditions in contract, way of his protection under working rules in law in general, right to litigate, cases of liability denial and its insurance, criminal rules of product safety guarantee and requesting equitable remedy for personal and tangible damage.

Legal Research Methods
LAW680
This course addresses two basic axles, the first generally introduces scientific research methods in its general meaning and its importance, targets and obstacles; the second addresses the legal research in its special meaning, stages and steps of research preparation. It introduces to the student the use of sources and references in pages. It specifically teaches the student legal research ways and sources and way of using them in writing research papers. It also sheds light on the formal and objective aspects in legal writing in a way that develops skills of student in drafting, analysis and preparation of future research and studies.
Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
LAW622
General Curriculum: Introduces intellectual and industrial property in general and determination of its elements, industrial and commercial property rights, royalty and technical property rights, legal rules of intellectual property protection at local and international levels.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic of the intellectual and industrial property in the UAE and comparative law such as: patents, industrial drawings and models, trademark, trade name, protected literary and artistic compilations and legal protection of software and databases.

Islamic Law
LAW662
General Curriculum: Reviews curricula of approach to the study of Islamic Shariah, Islamic fiqh and personal status.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic of the Islamic Shariah in civil and commercial transactions field, family in Islam, judicature in Islam, Islamic Shariah objectives, Islamic legislation sources, study of legal systems in point of view of Islamic Shariah e.g. property system, theory of contract and others.

LAW623
General Curriculum: Introduces nature of commercial arbitration and its importance and role in resolution of commercial disputes at domestic and international levels, arbitration procedures, applicable law to arbitration and enforcement of arbitration awards in the UAE law.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of arbitration, position of Emirati legislator in its regard such as: submission agreement, choice of arbitrators, applicable law to arbitration, arbitration procedures, enforcement of arbitration award, contest arbitration award, arbitration litigation and awarding damages in arbitration.

Electronic Transactions Law
LAW625
General Curriculum: The study includes principles of the Commercial Law – commercial sale contract – substantiation rules in commercial matters.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one of the following topics and position of Emirati legislator in its regard including:

Concept of e-commerce, electronic contracting: conditions and effects of contract and ways of payment in e-commerce, e-credit cards, substantiation of e-commerce contracts, authoritativeness of e-signature and legal system of e-contracts.

LLM Thesis
LAW699
The student prepares “thesis” in one of the Private Law topics in Arabic and it must include English abstract. A supervisor from the Private Law Department will be appointed for each student. When necessary, an assistant supervisor can be appointed from other than the Private Law Department. The “thesis” will be registered only after the student successfully completes the study of mandatory courses (18 credit hours).

On proposal of the Private Law Department Board, the supervisor is appointed by resolution of the College Board. The student is evaluated according to Article 11 in the Special Part of the Program in this Document.