This course is divided into two parts, the first one is theoretical, and the second one is practical. In the first part, the instructor provides the student with the necessary knowledge to write a research based on scientific standards, by explaining the various levels and types of legal scientific research, scientific resources and tools, and how to systematically combine and organize these resources. In addition to, explaining how to choose a research topic and research methods in the legal field and how to develop a research plan. Then, to provide basic guidelines on legal writing, and documentation of resources, and ethics to be adhered by the scholar. Whereas, in the second part the student is asked to write a research and apply the theorical knowledge of legal research methodology under the supervision of the instructor.
In this course, the student is introduced to the main legal skills such as searching for legal rules, legal writing, oral advocacy, negotiation, mediation and conciliation. Using his knowledge in all branches of law, the student practices the above mentioned skills by drafting legal opinions and memorandums, judicial bills, contracts, conciliation contracts and conducting oral arguments. The course instructor presents the cases needed for the mentioned practice, evaluates the students' performance and corrects it continuously. In addition, the students are advised to observe the noble ethics of legal profession.
The course of external training aims to provide the student of the College of Law with the proper legal training at those institutions that are involved, at different levels, in the application of the law. Its objective is to reinforce the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge which were gained throughout their studies in the classes. The course also seeks to familiarize students with the work environment and the processes implemented in the judiciary, in specific, and other legal institutions, in general. (The course is conducted over 6 weeks in any of last year semesters (including Summer). No courses are allowed to be registered during the internship).
This course will introduce students to: the fundamentals of the legal research and writing process; types of legal communication, both verbal and written; drafting techniques and correct legal citation; the importance of professional presentation and style; and oral presentation skills. This course will also provide students with the main theories and skills in order to continue with their own independent research for the dissertation component of the LL.M, by providing the opportunity to broaden students’ experience of research methodology whilst facilitating students to develop strategies for executing their own reasearch. Students will find this course valuble in relation to other independent research and writing tasks encountered durtng the course of LL.M. At the end of this course, students will be given opportunity to write, present and discuss legal research in specific areas of Public or Private law by applying appropriate law methodologies. The pages of this research should not exceed 25 pgaes. Students are, of course, expected to submit original, non-duplicative work. Each student also presents his paper to the entire class in approximately 20 minutes and responds to questions from the class for approximately 15 minutes. The class provides written feedback to each presenter, in order to help the presenter improve the paper. During the semester, students turn in several drafts of their papers and receive both written and oral feedback for each part, with in-person conferences with the professors after each draft. By the end of the semester, students turn in the final completed paper and receive a letter grade for their work in the course.
The course covers the study of various scientific research methods, particularly quantitative and qualitative research methods, the design of research plans, and the process of conducting scientific research using a wide variety of relevant primary and secondary research sources and techniques. The course also focuses on the principles, skills, and methods necessary for conducting legal research, including the selection of the research sample, data and doctrinal analysis, theory building and testing, and case study.
The couse provides a definition of scientific research in the field of law, its types and and levels, selection of the subject of research, methods of legal research, legal writing, research ethics and refernce documentation. As a course requirement, the student must write a legal research paper which reflects commitment to the relevant ethical and prpfessional rules in the fiels of law.
This course will provide students with an overview of legal concepts, procedures, terminology and current issues in law including international law, administrative law, Commercial law, Contract law, employment law and so forth. By reading about selected topics in law, this course will also develop the ability of PhD students to delineate and evaluate issues, think analytically, select relevant materials and produce reasoned arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge. There is no one single book which covers the whole subject area. Students will be exposed to various sources of English scholarly materials including textbooks, websites, databases and law journals that are relevant to the selected themes raised by the instructor.
Since many of the research projects will necessarily involve some study of materials from other legal systems, a minimum level of familiarity with other legal systems would be necessary. This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of comparative law by providing them with a broad understanding of the different major legal systems which exist globally; their historical backgrounds; their sources and characteristics. The course also considers selected topics in private or public law, looking at how different legal systems respond to issues familiar to students from studies within their own legal disciplines. During the course, students will be given the opportunity to compare specific areas of law between various jurisdictions. They may also explore some distinguishing features of Common and Civil Law. Topics to be covered in this course shall include for example the doctrine of judicial precedent and its use in the different legal systems, the role of judge and jury in common law system, and the theory of contract under the different major legal systems.
The comprehensive examination, which is an integral part of the PhD Program, is designed to ascertain and assess the student's comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the main areas in the field of law and to evaluate the student’s potential to complete a doctoral dissertation successfully. Students who pass the comprehensive examination may advance to Ph.D. Dissertation. In preparation for the comprehensive examination, the student is required to develop a specific area of interest that shall be approved by the College Council. The specific area of interest will be articulated in the student’s statement of interest which ought to be submitted with the application to the program. The specific area of interest is expected to be the subject of the student’s dissertation.
Student conducts high quality academic research under the direction of his/her supervisor. Student and supervisor shall meet on regular basis and discuss progress and issues related to the student’s dissertation research. Furthermore, the student writes an annual report based on a meeting with supervisor and Advisory Committee, in which a review is conducted to determine progress, identify problems, and project dates for completion of various tasks. The research shall represent original contribution to human knowledge in the particular field of law and is presented in a written research dissertation of a publishable standard. The document shall also demonstrate the candidate’s acquaintance with the literature of the field and the proper selection and execution of research methodology. The dissertation shall not exceed 70000 words in length. The physical form of the dissertation must comply with the regulations stated in the Thesis and Dissertation Preparation Guidelines, issued by the College of Graduate Studies.
The course aims at enhancing the level of Arabic Language for Law student. This will be achieved through conducting intensive and continues readings on selected rulings of the Supreme Court and the writings of some prominent scholars and legal authors. The student will also be asked to prepare and introduce some legal papers using the correct and strong Arabic Legal terminology and expressions. In addition to that, the students will be trained in making oral presentations using their skills in an appropriate manner.
This course contains a brief study of the 'State', elements of State, forms of State and powers of State in comparative systems, with special focus on the Federal State and its application in the UAE. The main focus would be on the study of Constitutional Law, its definition, its sources, the control on the constitutional validity of laws and application of these aspects in the UAE. The course also deals with a study of the Constitutional Organization of the Federal Authorities according to the UAE Constitution.
The course covers the definition and sources of Administrative law, and the activities of the public administration, i.e., execution of laws, preservation of public order, and public utilities. The course focuses also on various legal means of public administration: administrative decisions, administrative contracts and public property.
The course includes the definition of Public International Law, its sources subjects. The inter-relation between the Domestic Law (Municipal Law) and Public International Law and the governing theories are adequately dealt with. Various aspects covering Public International Law in times of peace are also dealt with, including, the Law of Treaties, establishment of States- their rights and obligations, recognition, state responsibility, use of force, and settlement of international disputes.
The Course shall introduce students to the general theories of crime and punishment through three topics. First, examining the principle of criminalization rule in terms of its definition, sources, interpretation, jurisdiction implementation and justification and excuse reasons. Second, the course shall examine the general principle of crime in terms of definition, types, elements - acts rues and men’s real- completed or attempted crime, and modes of participation. Finally, the course will explain the criminal culpability in terms of criminal responsibility, defense to crime, types of punishment, punishment execution, mitigating and tightening reasons of punishment, and reasons of sentence expiration
This course includes the study of some selected areas of public law, i.e International Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. The study will be of a comparative nature in the sense that it presents to the students different schools of thought adopted by different legal systems including that of the UAE, various legal doctrines and ideologies, and the underpinnings with regard to some very basic principles of law and government. The issues tackled in this course will include, but not limited to , the nature of the international legal system and the way it operates in a plural international community, the theories of crime and punishment, the concept of judicial review, the principle of separation of powers. The course will be taught in English aiming at enhancing the level of English legal language for our students.
The legal rules governing crimes and penalties are covered in this course. The course consists of three parts: (1) The offences against public interest, such as the offence of bribery, the offence of embezzlement of public funds and the offence of forgery; (2) The offences against persons (human body), such as intentional and unintentional killing and maiming and (3) The offences against properties, such as theft, cheating and the breach of trust.
This course deals with particular types of crimes: offences against the public interest, economic crimes, information technology crimes, drug crimes, money laundering, and human trafficking. A cohernet set of offences contained in the vocabulary of this course is to be chosen and taught in each semester.
The course deals with the following topics : the idea of international organization and its general rules, the membership in the international organizations, the organs and the staff in the international organizations, the functions and the powers of the international organizations, the international legal personality of the international organizations and the decisions making process. The course includes also studying of some International organization: the League of Nations, The United Nations and some regional and specialized organizations.
It includes: studying the legal provisions for the public employee in terms of his public service and his or her rights and obligations and his disciplin in accordance to the Federal Civil Service Act and its implemented regulations in United Arab Emirates.
This course deals with the study of the State budget, its principles, the process of preparation, ratification and control added to that, the public income, the public expenditure, the phenomenon of their increase with its social effect and the public loans. The course also deals with tax legislation regarding the types of taxes and fees, direct and indirect taxes, double taxation, transfer of tax burden, tax evasion, and the implementation (customs and fiscal) of VAT.
The course deals with the following topics: the scope and effect of the criminal procedures law, the criminal actions and cases, preliminary investigation the pre - trial procedures, the trial and the means of challenging of the criminal decisions including the appeal of these decisions.
The course studies the theory oh human rights, its deveploment in the positive international law, particularly in the United Nations system and in the international and regional human rights conventions. It deals also with the international mechanisms for the protection of human rights and it focusses on the jurisdiction of the european court of human rights. In addition, the course will deal with the international mechanism available for individualsincluding the individual complaint, and with the application of human rights conventions in the domestic legal systems.
This course includes two parts. Part I is dedicated to a brief study of the ethics prescribed by the codes of ethics that deal with the different aspects of conduct of persons who are working in the fields of mass media. Part II contains a brief study about the main elements of the Mass Media Legal System in the world in general, and a focused study of the legal system of mass media in the UAE (print and electronic media/journalism and cinema) in particular. The Mass Media Legal system in the UAE, their establishment, administration, activities and the related legal issues like restraints, prohibitions on the freedom of expression involving criminal and administrative procedures are part of this course.
This course concentrates on 2 different topics in the criminal law (general principles). The first topic deals with one of the crime elements and the second topic will concentrate on the theory of punishment and related theories. Examples of these topics are the study of the act of actus reus and mens rea of the crime, and the custodian institutions.
In this course, students study in depth one or two subjects of Constitutional law that are especially important in U.A.E. The study should deal with the subject in different legal systems (comparative study), comparing the Constitutional status of the subject in U.A.E.
This course provides introduction to international criminal law, its historical development with emphasis on the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal. The study of the International Criminal Tribunal focuses on its jurisdiction, applicable procedures, pre-trial and trial process on international level.
This course includes studying one or more criminal procedures law issues, with comparison to Islamic criminal law procedures. Examples of these subjects are the pre-trial and trial process and its institutions and agencies, appeal process and the process of appeal in front of cassation court.
In this course, students study in depth one or two subjects of Administrative law that are especially important in U.A.E. The study should deal with the subject in different legal systems (comparative study), comparing with the legal status of the subject in U.A.E.
Thesis in LLM in Public Law must be conducted in a topic related to a branches of public Law. The topic will be selected by the student upon approval of his academic supervisor. The topic and it's plan should be approved by the Department Council, the College Council and other competent university authorities. The thesis will be defended, discussed and approved according to the university bylaws and policies. The Thesis will be in Arabic with Arabic and foreign references.
This course aims at defining administrative contracts, public criterion, contracts by law, types of administrative contracts, liberty and restrictions of administration in making an administrative contract, tenders in UAE and comparative laws, jurisdiction for disputes of administrative contracts, administrative development of contractual disputes, effects of administrative contracts, invalidity of administrative contracts and settlement of disputes with this respect.
The course includes an introduction to the concept of international relations, its history, elements of modern states, rules on effects of war and fighting (jihad), rights of prisoners of war and civilians, treaties in Islam and modern international law, and the most important international organizations.
The course involves comparing modern related issues with Islamic Sharia principles and arrangements. The course involves studying one or two major crimes provided for by the federal penal code. These crimes will be chosen among the most prevailing modern crimes in UAE, such as drug-related crimes or computer-related crimes, money laundering, check crimes and forgery in credit cards.
The course involves studying one or two major crimes provided for by the Federal Penal Code. These crimes will be chosen among the most prevailing modern crimes in UAE, such as drug-related crimes or computer-related crimes, money laundering, check crimes and forgery in credit cards. Course involves comparing modern related issues with Islamic Sharia principles and arrangements.
The course is designed to develop working knowledge of legal norms and practices that apply to the environment. Students will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge to case studies to illustrate how environmental law applies in real situations. The course incorporates on-line use of current Acts, Regulations and Conventions and students will become familiar with Municipal, Federal and international environmental law including duty, breach and liability.
The course deals with one or more topics of substantive or procedural criminal law in an in-depth manner, taking into consideration the modern aspects related to the UAE, such as the evolution of the criminal responsibility of legal persons, the principle of the judge's freedom of conviction or the crimes of human trafficking.
This course offers an in-depth study into one of the Administrative law topics. Its purpose is to advance of students’ comprehension of the different topics of Administrative law. The Course will focus on one or more substantive or procedural issues which is selected by the Department of Public law in each Semester , with focus on contemporary questions of the UAE Administrative law.
This course aims to study one of the public international law topics in depth, such as state immunity, international inheritance and unilateral acts in international law. - State immunity: Talks about the concepts of state immunity, historical development and study of the United Nations Convention on state immunity and it’s applications in international and national courts. - International Inheritance: Talks about the concept of international inheritance, types and forms, and the succession of States in the light of international treaties and concentrates on the records, properties, debts and the declaration of the United Nations on succession of States in respect of nationality of natural persons and the problems raised by the issue of succession of states. - Unilateral acts: Talks about the concept of unilateral acts and it’s relation to the theory of the sources of international law: the legal forms and sequel.
The course instructor will select one or more topics from the Code of Criminal Procedure that raise issues in jurisprudential theory and judicial application, ensuring that the study is in-depth and utilizes comparison to other laws and Islamic law.
The Course depends on requiring students to prepare papers, comment on judicial rulings in different subjects and holding discussion sessions on different topics related to the principles that govern the concept of international crimes and international judicial system. The Course will examine the elements and the development of war crimes, the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, with special reference to the Statute of International Criminal Court, and ad hoc international criminal courts.
The Course boosts students academic capacity to write papers, comments on judicial rulings, and hold discussion sessions on variouse aspects of constitutional law , such as: the supremacy of constitution , political oversight over the constitutionality of laws and its development in France, the emergence of judicial review of constitutionality of laws in the United States, legal systems of judicial review, judicial review over the constitutionality of laws and its impact on the protection of rights and freedoms. It focuses on judicial review system in the UAE.
This Course will be concerned with preparing papers, commenting on judicial decisions and holding discussion sessions on one or more of the new crimes such as terrorism, crimes related to capital markets, Cyber-crimes, money laundering, and human trafficking.
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