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Bachelor of Law (Arabic)

Credential: Bachelors Degree
Duration: 4 years
Credit Hours: 129
Tuition Fee: AED 935 per credit hour (see detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Evening and Weekend
Medium of Instruction: Arabic with 4 courses in English

By launching the Bachelor of Law program, the College aims at graduating legal qualified cadres who fulfill the community needs in the United Arab Emirates and contributing to cope with the scientific and technological development in the field of legal education in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the program aims at contributing to developing and improving the level of the legal profession by building ties between the College and the local community.

Law Mission

By launching the Bachelor of Law program, the College aims at graduating legal qualified cadres who fulfill the community needs in the United Arab Emirates and contributing to cope with the scientific and technological development in the field of legal education in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the program aims at contributing to developing and improving the level of the legal profession by building ties between the College and the local community.

Law Program Goals:

The law program aims at realizing the following objectives:

  • Qualifying a segment of graduates armed with their high level of legal culture as well as general culture in some humanitarian sciences required for understanding the law.
  • Fulfilling the incremental community needs for graduates of legal sciences especially in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at large.
  • Promoting scientific research and qualifying a specific segment of students armed with research skills and qualified to carry out their jobs in the various legal fields such as the judiciary system, legal consultancies, working as lawyers and the various legal professions.
  • Qualifying students for the job and developing the professional skills of learners by improving their abilities to solve the presented issues and find alternatives for these solutions.
  • Developing the student’s intellectual skills and enhancing awareness in studying legislative texts in order to fulfill the community’s needs and aspirations.
    Learning Outputs of the Program

Learning Outcomes

  • Be familiar with the law and identify its sources and the features of a legal rule.
  • Differentiate between the law, Islamic Shariah and humanitarian sciences which support the understanding of the law.
  • Interpret the legal provisions in accordance with a proper legal methodology.
  • Clearly explain the basic legal principles and theories in each branch of law.
  • Understand the main features of the legal system in the United Arab Emirates and its relation to the various legal systems.
  • Deduce and apply legal provisions to the various cases and issues based on the theatrical legal knowledge.
  • Scientifically and properly analyze the legislative provisions and judicial awards.
  • Draft legal researches, memos and contracts in accordance with the proper legal rules.

Objectives

Program Objectives

The law program aims at realizing the following objectives:

  • Qualifying a segment of graduates armed with their high level of legal culture as well as general culture in some humanitarian sciences required for understanding the law.
  • Fulfilling the incremental community needs for graduates of legal sciences especially in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at large.
  • Promoting scientific research and qualifying a specific segment of students armed with research skills and qualified to carry out their jobs in the various legal fields such as the judiciary system, legal consultancies, working as lawyers and the various legal professions.
  • Qualifying students for the job and developing the professional skills of learners by improving their abilities to solve the presented issues and find alternatives for these solutions.
  • Developing the student’s intellectual skills and enhancing awareness in studying legislative texts in order to fulfill the community’s needs and aspirations.
    Learning Outputs of the Program

Learning Outcomes

  • Be familiar with the law and identify its sources and the features of a legal rule.
  • Differentiate between the law, Islamic Shariah and humanitarian sciences which support the understanding of the law.
  • Interpret the legal provisions in accordance with a proper legal methodology.
  • Clearly explain the basic legal principles and theories in each branch of law.
  • Understand the main features of the legal system in the United Arab Emirates and its relation to the various legal systems.
  • Deduce and apply legal provisions to the various cases and issues based on the theatrical legal knowledge.
  • Scientifically and properly analyze the legislative provisions and judicial awards.
  • Draft legal researches, memos and contracts in accordance with the proper legal rules.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – Bachelor of Law
Component Courses Credit Hours
General Education 11 33
Specialization 30 90
Elective Courses 2 6
Internship 1 0
Total Required 44 129

 

General Education 

Sr. Course Code Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
1 CISA 101 Applications of Information Technology 3
2 ENGA 101 English I 3
3 ENGA 102 English II 3
4 SRMA 101 Research Methodology for Law 3
5 SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
6 ENVA 201 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
7 ISLA 201 Islamic Studies in Arabic 3
8 SSSA 101 Study Skills 3
9 HUMA 101 Critical Thinking  3
10 UAEA 201 UAE Studies in Arabic 3
11 MGT 310 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Total 33

Study Plan

Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
Semester1
LAW 101 Introduction to Law 3
ECOA 201 Principles of Economics 3
ENGA 101 English I 3
ISLA 201 Islamic Studies 3
HUMA 201 Critical Thinking 3
SSSA 101 Study Skills 3
Semester2
LAW 102 Voluntary Source of Obligations 3 LAW 101
LAW 116 Introduction to Commercial Law 3 LAW 102
LAW 122 General Penalty Law 3 LAW 101
LAW 219 Political Systems and Constitutional Law 3
LAW 108 Introduction to Jurisprudence Studies 3
SRMA 101 Research Methodology for Law 3
Semester3
LAW 203 Non Voluntary Source of Obligations 3 LAW 102
LAW 227 Administrative Law 3 LAW 101
LAW 210 Principles of Jurisprudence 3 LAW 108
LAW 223 Crimes Against Individuals 3 LAW 122
LAW 221 Intellectual Property Law (Elective) 3 LAW 116
Semester4
LAW 217 Companies and Bankruptcy 3 LAW 116
LAW 232 Legal Terminology in English 3 LAW 101,ENGA 102
LAW 204 Provisions of Obligations 3 LAW 203
LAW 328 Public Finance and Tax

Legislation (Elective)

3 ECOA 201
CISA 101 Applications of Information Technology 3
LAW 220 Legal Aspects of Electronic

Commerce (Elective)

3 LAW 116
Semester5
LAW 230 Public International Law in English 3 LAW 101,ENGA 102
LAW 305 Nominated Contracts 3 LAW 204
LAW 311 Law of Civil Procedure 3 LAW 203
LAW 324 Crimes Against the Public Interest

and Funds

3 LAW 223
ENGA 102 English II 3 ENGA 101
LAW 304 International and Regional

Organization (Elective)

3 LAW 230
MGT 310 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 ECOA 201
Semester6
LAW 307 Labor Law and Social Security 3 LAW 203
LAW 306 Primary Rights in Rem 3 LAW 305
SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
LAW 312 Forced Execution 3 LAW 311
ENVA 201 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
LAW 308 Criminology and Punishment

Science (Elective)

3 LAW 223
Semester7
LAW 425 Criminal Procedural Law 3 LAW 223
LAW 415 Private International Law 3 LAW 311
LAW 409 Personal Status 3 LAW 108
LAW 431 Graduation Project 3
LAW 211 Consumer Protection Law (Elective) 3
UAE/A 201 UAE Studies 3
Semester8
LAW 414 The Provisions of the Evidence 3 LAW 311
LAW 419 Air and Maritime Law 3
LAW 413 Internal and External Arbitration Rules 3 LAW 223
LAW 426 Internal Training 3
LAW 424 External Training 0
LAW 427 Private Penal Law (Elective) 3 LAW 425
LAW 325 Inheritances, Commandments

and Endowment

3

Note: The student shall select two elective subjects.

Course Description

ECOA 201: Principles of Economics Prerequisite: None

This course includes important and vital subjects, which enable the student to understand economics, the economic problem and business mechanisms by studying and analyzing the theory of supply and demand and studying the various types of flexibility on the microeconomic level. In addition, the course studies and analyzes important subjects on the macroeconomic level such as the national income, unemployment, inflation, financial and cash policy, foreign trade, balance of payments and the various economic systems

LAW 101: Introduction to Law Prerequisite: None

The course discusses the general theory of law including the definition of law, features of the legal rule, various branches of the law, formal and explanatory sources, scope of applying the law in terms of place and time and studying the interpretation of the legal rule. This course also studies the legal personality, feature, types and resultant effects of acquiring it. This subject also includes studying the general theory of rights such as the definition of a right, its elements, types, parties and means of its protection and substantiation.

LAW 102: Voluntary Sources of Obligation Prerequisite: LAW 101

The course studies the voluntary sources of obligation (contract – sole will) including the definition of the contract, means of expressing the will, blemishes of consent, cornerstones and types of contracts and reasons for the termination of a contract. The course also defines the sole will and its applications.

LAW 203: Non Voluntary Sources of Obligation Prerequisite: LAW 102

This course studies all aspects related to obligation in terms of its effects, descriptions, extinction and the method of optional and mandatory execution of obligation. The course also includes the study of the legitimate means to protect execution through indirect claim, claim of simulation, and claim of the infectiveness of actions.

LAW 305: Nominate Contracts Prerequisite: LAW 204

This course provides a deep study of the provisions of nominate contracts within the framework of the Federal Civil Transaction Law in terms of the nature, features and cornerstones of these contracts. The course also studies some basic contracts such as the sale, lease and insurance contracts by defining each of them and setting out their cornerstones, effects and the reasons for their termination.

LAW 306: Primary Rights in Rem Prerequisite: LAW 305

This course defines the primary rights in rem and their features. The study also defines the property right in terms of features, scope, limitations and the reasons for acquiring possession. The course studies the individual and common property as well as the ancillary rights derived from the property right, their conditions and provisions. This course also covers the accessory rights in rem including insurance mortgage, chattel mortgage and public and private concession rights.

LAW 307: Labor Law and Social Security Prerequisite: LAW 203

This course defines the Labor Law and sets out its features and the scope of its application. It also studies the Employment Contract, rights and obligations of the parties of the Employment Contract, vacations and their types, definition of labor claims and disputes as well as their features, termination of the Employment Contract, and employee’s rights upon termination and the resultant effects.

LAW 307: Labor Law and Social Security Prerequisite: LAW 203

This course defines the Labor Law and sets out its features and the scope of its application. It also studies the Employment Contract, rights and obligations of the parties of the Employment Contract, vacations and their types, definition of labor claims and disputes as well as their features, termination of the Employment Contract, and employee’s rights upon termination and the resultant effects.

LAW 108: Introduction to Jurisprudence Studies Prerequisite: None

The course discusses the definition, features and objectives of the Islamic Shariah, sources of Islamic legislation, origin of jurisprudence and an introduction to the most important Schools of Jurisprudence as well as their respective features. The course also studies some legal systems from the perspective of the Islamic Jurisprudence such as the property system, theory of the contract … etc.

LAW 409: Personal Status Prerequisite: LAW 108

This course addresses all aspects related to the organization of the family starting from engagement and ending with the marriage contract. It covers the purport of legislating marriage, its cornerstones, prerequisites, effects and the rights of both spouses. The course also deals with terminating the marriage contract, means of ending the marital relation and the resultant effects such as the waiting period, proving lineage, guardianship, breastfeeding and inheritance.

LAW 210: Principles of Jurisprudence Prerequisite: LAW 108

The course introduces the science of the Fundamentals of Jurisprudence, its history, rules and approaches of writing in it. It also defines the legal judgment in terms of its types, divisions and the rules of veracity and invalidation. The course also studies the types of legal proofs approved in deducing rulings. It defines the connotations of terms with regard to judgments, their divisions, use and relevant fundamental rules.

LAW 204: Provisions of Obligations Prerequisite: LAW 203

This course covers the study of everything related to the commitment in terms of its effects, descriptions, and how Optional execution and forced to comply. The course also includes a study of legitimate means to protect the implementation through indirect lawsuit, simulated proceedings and unenforceable behaviors lawsuit.

LAW 311: Law of Civil Procedures Prerequisite: LAW 203

In this course, students shall study the definition of the Law of Civil Procedures, the judiciary system in the United Arab Emirates, formation and competences of courts, and the rules and procedures of litigation starting from the date of filing the lawsuit until the judgment is issued. The course also studies the theory of judicial awards and the ordinary and extraordinary methods of challenging them.

LAW 312: Forced Execution Prerequisite: LAW 311

The course defines compulsory enforcement, the execution judge and his powers, provisions and conditions of assignment of execution, place of execution, problems of execution, procedures and provisions of diligence and sale of the debtor’s property on auction and finally the collection of the returns of execution.

LAW 413: Internal and External Arbitration Rules Prerequisite: LAW 223

This course defines arbitration as an alternative means to settle disputes including the types and advantages of arbitration. The course points out the methods of selecting arbitrators and the rules related to the arbitration agreement such as its forms, cornerstones, procedures, issuance of the arbitration award, and the possibility of challenging and appealing its execution.

LAW 414: The Provisions of Evidence Prerequisite: LAW 311

This course addresses the general provisions of substantiation and its following proofs: written proofs, testimony, oath, acknowledgement, evidences, presumptions, inspection, expert and its legal competence and the electronic instruments and their power of substantiation.

LAW 415: Private International Law Prerequisite: LAW 311

This course studies the rules pertaining to the conflict of laws governing the legal relations in which there is a foreign party by manifesting the entity of dispute and the rules of reference, referral and characterization or qualification. The course identifies the regulations of reference, which set forth the foreign governing law, and the obstacles of their application. The course also studies the conflict of international judicial competence, cases of international competence for the UAE courts, conflict of competences in electronic transactions and the execution of foreign judicial awards.

LAW 116: Introduction to Commercial Law Prerequisite: LAW 102

This course defines the Trade Law, its features and relation to other laws such as the Civil Law. It studies its development as well as the commercial acts. It differentiates between the commercial and civil acts and defines the trader and commercial store. In addition, the course generally studies the provisions of commercial contracts with a special focus on some commercial contracts such as commercial mortgage, commission agency, brokerage and transport contract.

LAW 217: Companies and Bankruptcy Prerequisite: LAW 116

This course addresses the general provisions of companies in terms of their definition, development, company formation, constituents, and conditions of establishment, juridical personality, management and liquidation of companies. The course also studies ‎sole partnerships, stock companies, mixed corporations and foreign companies. It studies the provisions of bankruptcy with regard to the issuance of the verdict, its effects; management of bankrupt’s assets, simple reconciliation and its conditions, rehabilitation, and bankruptcy and liquidation crimes. The course also addresses composition bankruptcy and its conditions.

LAW 419: Air and Maritime Law Prerequisite: None

The course defines marine and aviation laws, their features, the legal concept of the vessel and its rights in rem and the persons concerned with marine and aviation navigation. It studies the provisions of the vessel utilization contracts such as the transportation contract, vessel lease contract, insurance, emerging rights and obligations of such contracts, and the aviation transport contract of passengers and goods. In addition, the course studies the legal provisions related to the claim of liability in marine and aviation transportation and marine accidents.

LAW 220: Legal Aspects of E-Commerce (Elective) Prerequisite: LAW 116

The course discusses the definition of e-commerce, its significance, and the legal rules governing e-commerce especially with regard to making contracts via modern means of communication and signing them (electronic signature).

LAW 221: Intellectual Property Law (Elective) Prerequisite: LAW 116

This course addresses the intellectual property right and identifies its elements, author’s copyrights in terms of their venue, nature, means of protecting them as well as adjacent rights. The course defines the patent right, conditions of granting it, rights and privileges of the patentee and the legal protection of the patent right on the local and international levels. It also studies the industrial fees and forms as well as their legal protection, trademarks, commercial data, their conditions, registration and legal protection.

LAW 122: General Penalty Law Prerequisite: LAW 101

This course addresses the criminal law ordinance, the general theory of the crime, its constituents, forms and provisions related to attempting it. The course refers to the provisions and forms of criminal liability as represented by the perpetrator, ‎intervening party and abettor. The course studies the general theory of punishment in terms of its definition, execution, reasons for ‎stringent or tolerant execution, impediments of penalty, reasons for permission and extinction of the penalty. The course defines the entity and features of the precautionary measure, its distinction from the penalty, types of precautionary measures and the rules of their application.

LAW 223: Crimes against Individuals Prerequisite: LAW 122

This course studies, explains and points out the offence against the person such as the various forms of murder crimes and the conditions of executing stringent or tolerant penalties. The course also studies the provisions related to offense against the intactness of the body such as injuries, beating and wounds.

LAW 324: Crimes against Public Interest and Funds Prerequisite: LAW 223

This course addresses the provisions related to offense against properties such as the various aggravated and lenient forms of theft, frauds, cheque-related crimes, mistrust crimes as well as their related crimes.

LAW 425: Criminal Procedural Law Prerequisite: LAW 223

This subject defines the law of the basics of penal courts and studies the stage of investigating the crimes, collecting evidences and making the initial inquest. It studies in details the penal lawsuit in terms of the legal rules related to filing them, penal fundamentals and procedures, investigation, inference, initial interrogation, trial, and means of challenging the penal judgments.

LAW 426: Internal Training Prerequisite: completing 90 credit hours

This course trains students on filing civil and penal lawsuits and familiarizes them with the procedures of the dispute course through sessions held in an internal court (mock trial) in the College. Students are trained on dealing with practical lawsuits, which require using their legal information in all branches of the law, consulting their specialized teachers, and referring to the various legal references to provide the legal opinion in the said cases and draft a legal memorandum, consultation, writ, or contract as the supervisor of the course may request. A specific issue is selected for each mock trial and a special focus is given to it. Such issue may be related to the general or private law and the student’s knowledge is deepened on it.

LAW 227: Administrative Law Prerequisite: LAW 101

This course studies the definition of the Administrative Law, sources and relation to the other branches of the law. It covers the administration activity in executing laws, administrative control and the system of public utilities. It also addresses the administrative methods of the administration including the administrative decision, administrative contract, public funds and control on the administration works in terms of their identity, types and effects.

LAW 328: Public Finance and Tax Legislation (Elective) Prerequisite: ECOA 201

This course studies Public Finance and the means of preparing and carrying out the budget in the United Arab Emirates including its main parts: public expenditures and public revenues. The course explains the definition, types and effects of public expenditures as well as the legal rules governing them. The course also defines the various revenues and their subdivisions such as taxes, fees, and public loans. The course discusses and explains the legal rules related to tax such as tax on income, exemptions from income tax, evasion of tax and ‎double taxation.

LAW 219: Political Systems and Constitutional Law Prerequisite: None

This course studies the concept of the State, its constituents, form, regime, authorities, and citizen’s rights and duties. It defines the constitution in terms of the means of developing it, its sources, types, interpretation, amendment, termination and control on the constitutionality of the laws. The course also studies the constitutional organization of the federal powers in accordance with the Constitution of the UAE.

LAW 230: Public International Law in English Prerequisite: LAW 101, ENGA 102

This course defines the contemporary General International Law, its sources and the nature of its rules. It also identifies the persons of the International Law and introduces their rights and duties. The course focuses on the international treaties, the theory of the international responsibility, means of the peaceful settlement of international disputes, the legal rules organizing the states of war and the rules of international neutrality.

LAW 431: Graduation Project Prerequisite: completing 105 credit hours

This course teaches the student the methods and sources of legal research and how to use them in writing research papers. It sheds light on the formal and objective aspects of legal writing in a style, which develops the student’s skills in drafting, analyzing, and preparing future researches and studies. The course also includes an applied aspect represented in orienting the student to prepare a research in one of the legal issues under the supervision of a teacher specialized in the research subject. The research shall be discussed by the supervisor and another faculty member to be selected by the competent department.

LAW 232: Legal Terminology in English Prerequisite: LAW 101, ENGA 102

This course defines some legal terminologies in the various branches of law in the English language. It also includes a study of some legal texts and some model clauses from contracts made in English.

LAW 304: International and Regional Organizations (Elective) Prerequisite: LAW 230

This course studies the international organizations in terms of their definition, origin and development. It focuses on studying the general rules of the global organization, the legal personality of the international organization, as well as the types, role and powers of the international organizations. The course extensively presents the UN and some regional organizations such as the Arab League and the Cooperation Council of the Arab Gulf countries.

LAW 308: Criminology and Punishment Science (Elective) Prerequisite: LAW 223

This course defines Criminology and Penology, its historical development, the relation between Criminology and Penology and the penal code, individual and collective factors of the criminal behavior and the various theories developed on this subject.

LAW 427: Private Penal Law (Elective) Prerequisite: LAW 425

This subject covers the recently committed crimes resulting from the technological revolution such as electronic crimes, economic crimes, narcotic crimes, money-laundering crimes and trafficking crimes. In addition, the course studies any other recently committed crimes in the community of the United Arab Emirates, which require criminalization, specific legislations and issuing private penal laws.

LAW 424: External Training Prerequisite: Completing 90 credit hours

This course is dedicated to external training where fourth-year students shall visit the various types of federal courts, public prosecution headquarters, criminal laboratory, forensic medicine premises, and prisons … etc. They shall also attend a number of sessions in these courts and hold discussions with their judges. Training shall be held on Thursday every week. The student shall come to the external entity where he / she has been accepted and return to the College to be followed up by the internal supervisor.

LAW 211: Consumer Protection Law (Elective) Prerequisite: None

This course studies the most important recent economic legislations related to consumer protection in the United Arab Emirates. It delineates the rules and effects of these legislations. The course also introduces the concepts of the normal consumer, electronic consumer, laws on pricing, consumer protection and the phenomena of protection related to the public and private economic legislations.

LAW 325: Inheritances, Commandments and Endowment Prerequisite: None

This subject aims at providing the student with a complete and clear perspective on the provisions of Islamic Shariah on the rights related to inheritance, testaments and endowment. This course studies the provisions related to the testament, its definition, purposes of its legislation, prerequisites and cornerstones. In addition, the course addresses inheritance in the Islamic Shariah with regard to its necessity, prerequisites, cornerstones, justifications and its impediments. It identified male and female inheritors whether by virtue of prescribed shares, consanguinity or kinship … etc. The course also discusses any other inheritance-related issues such as reduction of the inheritor’s shares, redistribution of the remainder portion among the prescribed inheritors each according to their share and the compromise among inheritors for a sum of money. In addition, the course includes provisions of endowment in terms of its definition, prerequisites, cornerstones, types, nullifications and termination.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of Law “Arabic Section” may find jobs in the following fields:

  • Legal Consultant
  • Assistant Legal Consultant
  • Legal Expert
  • Lawyer
  • Assistant Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Notary Public
  • Legal Researcher
  • Legal Investigator / Prosecution General Representative

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