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Public Law

Credential: Masters Degree
Duration: 1 – 2 years
Credit Hours: 33
Courses: 24 Credit Hours ( Tuition Fee: AED 2200 / credit hour ) (see detailed fee structure here)
Thesis: 9 Credit Hours ( Thesis Fee: AED 23100 / 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – Master of Public 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 641 Constitutional Law and Political Systems with Deepen 3
LAW 671 Advanced Administrative Law 3
LAW 631 Advanced Penalty Law 3
LAW 651 Public International Law in Arabic and English 3
LAW 672 Financial and Economic Legislation in Arabic and English 3
LAW 680 Legal Research Methods 3
Total 18

 

  • Elective Program Courses (2 Courses covering 6 credit hours)
COURSE CODE       COURSE NAME     CH
LAW 661 Governance System in Islam 3
LAW 652 Advanced Environmental Protection Law 3
LAW 632 Special Penalty Law Comparative Study 3
LAW 653 Legal Regulation of Human Rights 3
LAW 633 Advanced Penalty Procedural Law 3
Total 15

Course Description

LAW 641: Constitutional Law and Political Systems with Deepen Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: Study of Constitutional Law principles, contemporary political regimes and the constitutional regime of the United Arab Emirates.

Special Curriculum: Extensive study of one topic or more of the Constitutional Law and political regimes determined in light of the criteria approved by the College Board e.g. ruling regime in the United Arab Emirates, control of laws constitutionality and models of public rights and freedoms.

LAW 671: Advanced Administrative Law Prerequisite : None

General Curriculum: Study of general principles of the Administrative Law, centralized and decentralized administrative organization and its applications in the United Arab Emirates, administrative discipline, public facilities, general administrations means and public office.

Special Curriculum: Lengthy study of one topic or more of the Administrative Law in the United Arab Emirates such as: administrative decision, administrative contract, administrative discipline, public office, career disciplining, administrative superordinate control, environment administrative protection, electronic administrative contracts and arbitration in the disputes of international administrative contracts.

LAW 631: Advanced Penalty Law Prerequisite : None

General Curriculum: Study general theory of crime and punishment, general provisions of criminal litigation, ways of substantiation and challenging judgments delivered therein.

Special Curriculum: Extensive study of one topic or more of the UAE Criminal Law such as criminal liability of juristic persons, special criminal intention and criminal contribution in the national and Islamic legislations.

LAW 651: Public International Law in Arabic & English Prerequisite : None

General Curriculum: This course introduces the contemporary International Public Law and its sources and nature of rules.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the International Public Law determined in light of the criteria approved by the College Board e.g. International Humanitarian Law, International Economic Law and International Human Rights Law.

LAW 672: Financial and Economic Legislations in Arabic & English Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: Study of general finance topics of the state, financial and economic legislations and referring to the most important effective laws in the UAE in the economic and financial field.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the financial and economic legislations in the UAE to be determined in light of the criteria approved by the Department Board.

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 661: Governance System in Islam Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: It aims at the review of curricula of: approach to Islamic fiqh study, fiqh principles, Islamic culture, and provisions of will, inheritance and endowment.

Special Curriculum: This course introduces the legal state and its emergence and fundamentals in recent constitution and in the Islamic regime. It examines original and collateral sources of constitution and legal rules hierarchy in the recent state and the Islamic regime, and submission of administration to law in both of them. It manifests the basis of rights and freedoms in Islamic fiqh and its properties. It further examines the guarantees of recent legal state fulfillment by separation of powers and regulation of judicial control.

LAW 652: Advanced Environment Protection Law Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: Introduces the Environment Protection Law, different environment elements protected by the law, environment administrative and criminal protection and public agencies concerned with environment protection.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the Environment Protection Law in the UAE e.g. sea, land and air environment protection from pollution, environmental risks and protection from same, environmental diversity protection legislations, nuclear radiation pollution, and role of public authorities in protection from environmental risks.

LAW 632: Special Penalty Law– Comparative Study Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: Study of private section of the Penalty Code, in particular, the crimes committed against persons and monies. This curriculum is determined in consistency with the topic of study in the special curriculum.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the special criminal legislations in the UAE, for example, recent crimes in modern communications technology scope, Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, money laundering crime, and illegitimate trafficking of human organs.

LAW 653: Legal Regulation of Human Rights Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: Introduces rights and its divisions, human right divisions and its historical development stages, regional and international pacts with reference to the most important public rights and freedoms provided in the UAE Constitution and covers means and methods of their protection in the Islamic Shariah.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of Human Rights Law, position of the Emirati legislator in its regard, determined in light of the criteria approved by the College Board such as right to education, right to health, right to privacy, gender equality, right of nations to self-determination and the International Human Rights in changed world Law.

LAW 633: Advanced Penalty Procedural Law Prerequisite: None

General Curriculum: Introduces the Criminal Procedures Law, lawsuits that arise from the crime, criminal lawsuit stages, reasons of its abatement, the powers of judicial officers, criminal judgment and ways of challenging judgments.

Special Curriculum: Includes extensive study of one topic or more of the UAE Criminal Procedures Law determined in light of the criteria approved by the College Board: Rule of recovery of illegitimately obtained evidences in the criminal procedures, comparison, evidence legitimacy, criminal matters, legitimacy of evidences originated from scientific means.

LAW 699: Thesis Prerequisite: None

The student prepares “thesis” in one of the Public Law Department will be appointed for each student. When necessary, an assistant supervisor can be appointed from other than the Public 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 Public 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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