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Private Law

Credential: Masters Degree
Duration: 1 - 2 years
Credit Hours: 33
Courses: 24 Credit Hours ( Tuition Fee: AED 2,200 / credit hour ) (see detailed fee structure here)
Thesis: 9 Credit Hours ( Thesis Fee: AED 23,100 / 6 Months )
Class Timings: Weekdays & Weekend
Medium of Instruction: Arabic & 2 courses in English

Vision

The vision of Master’s Program in Law focuses on excellence, contemporary and creativity in the field of law and the ability to compete in the local and regional markets.

Mission

The program mission is based on the diffusion of knowledge, also to promote and strengthen scientific research meaningful and fruitful in the field of law and human resources development and rehabilitation, to meet the needs of the community at the local and regional levels.

Objectives

Program Objectives
  • Enhance the student’s ability to contribute to the development of legislation in the field of the law of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Analyze and explain the nature of the facts and legal acts and their bifurcation within the framework of public and private law.
  • Encourage outstanding students of a Bachelor’s degree in law or its equivalent to continue their higher studies in the field of law within UAE.
  • Find an academic distinct role of the College on all scientific and academic levels at the local, regional and global levels, in the field of law.
  • Development of scientific research in all branches of law and enable the students to prepare specialized research.

Learning Outcomes

The Master’s program in Private Law enables the graduates to:

  • Know the basic principles contained in the various divisions of private law.
  • It links legal studies in the field of private law and the community matters.
  • Interpret the legislative content in the field of private law.
  • Analyze judicial rulings issued in the field of private law.
  • Analyze the community problems in the field of private law.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – Master of Private Law
COMPONENT COURSES CREDIT HOURS
Mandatory Courses 6 18
Elective Courses 2 6
Thesis 1 9
Total Required 8 + Thesis 33

Study Plan

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  • Mandatory Program Courses (6 courses covering 18 credit hours)

 

COURSE CODE                 COURSE NAME     CH
LAW 680 Legal Research Methods 3
LAW 611 Advanced Civil Law 3
LAW 621 Commercial Law in Arabic and English 3
LAW 614 Private International Law in Arabic and English 3
LAW 613 Advanced Civil and Commercial Procedural Law 3
LAW 662 Islamic Law 3
Total 18

 

  • Elective Program Courses (2 Courses covering 6 credit hours)

 

COURSE CODE       COURSE NAME     CH
LAW 622 Intellectual and Industrial Property Law 3
LAW 624 Legislation Antitrust and Consumer Protection 3
LAW 623 Domestic and International Arbitration Rules 3
LAW 625 Electronic Transactions Law 3
LAW 622 Intellectual and Industrial Property Law 3
Total 15

Course Description

LAW 611: Civil Law with deepen Prerequisite: None

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.

LAW 621: Commercial Law in Arabic & English Prerequisite : None

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.

LAW 614: Private International Law in Arabic & English Prerequisite : None

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.

LAW 624: Anti-trust and Consumer Protection Legislations Prerequisite : None

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.

LAW 680: Legal Research Methods Prerequisite: None

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, 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.

LAW 622: Intellectual and Industrial Property Law Prerequisite: None

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.

LAW 662: Islamic Law Prerequisite: None

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.

LAW 623: Domestic and International Arbitration Rules Prerequisite: None

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, and enforcement of arbitration award, contest arbitration award, arbitration litigation and awarding damages in arbitration.

LAW 625: Electronic Transactions Law Prerequisite: None

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.

LAW 613: Civil and Commercial Procedural Law with deepen Prerequisite: None

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.

LAW 699: Thesis Prerequisite: None

The student prepares “thesis” in one of 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.

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