The College of Law (COL) considers scientific research as an integral and important component of the College. Research at the College of Law assists legislators, legal consular, government entities, judiciary departments in several fields of law and jurisprudence, making the College one of the top institutions in the region in terms of research and publishing books and articles.
The College of Law has appointed an Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in order to improve and encourage research within UAEU, the UAE community and the region. The research department is involved in organizing the annual law conference, workshops, lectures and symposiums to encourage faculty members to write, participate and publish articles. Moreover, the faculty members within the COL in collaboration with several government agencies, publish books and articles in local and international journals and present papers at international conferences.
The scope of the COL research is broad, encompassing all areas of contemporary laws and legislation such as cybercrimes and securities and other key disciplines. The College comprises 3 departments: Public Law, Private Law and Sharia and Islamic Studies Department. Faculty of each department are involved in specific research related to their field of expertise that meet the needs of the community.
The College of Law has a unit dedicated to research which is chaired by the Assistant Dean for Research Affairs and Graduate Studies. The College's leading experts conduct research in almost all areas of law. Their research areas of interest meet society’s needs at large, and keep updated with legal and legislative developments at both national and international levels. The College offers continuous opportunities for its faculty to take part and produce valuable research papers in international conferences and workshops.
The College of Law also holds an annual international conference along with three major symposiums covering several aspects of research which provides an opportunity for students and faculty members to keep updated with research approaches worldwide.
Scientific research in the College of Law is divided into the following three categories:
- Constitutional law
- Criminal law – general part
- Criminal law – specific part
- Criminal procedures
- Administration law and government contracts
- Public international law
- Public international criminal law
- Civil law
- Commercial law
- Companies law
- Maritime law
- Arbitration and dispute resolution
- Civil procedures
- Islamic jurisprudence and Fiqh
- Family and personal status
- Quran and Hadith sciences
- Islamic principles and thought
The College of Law encourages its faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students to conduct scientific research and participate in scholarly activities. Support is provided internally through grant research funding competitions, international conference travel funding at the College level and UAEU grants. The COL also has research and scholarly collaborations with different governmental organization throughout the UAE.
The College holds an annual conference and several symposiums and workshops in order to facilitate several means for faculty and students to participate in legal and scientific research.
PublicationsPlease click here to view the Google Scholar Profile for the College of Law. Please note that the publications listed on Google Scholar are categorized by faculty and not by their current place of employment. Therefore, some publications listed on this website may not have been done whilst the faculty member was employed at the United Arab Emirates University.
UAEU Journal of Law
The JUAEU Journal of Law is a scientific journal that is regularly published by the College of Law. The first issue of the Journal was published in May 1987 which corresponds to the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the College of Sharia and Law. The legal journal was published on an annual basis for the Issues No.1 through No.13. Then, it was published twice per year, Issues no.14 through No.21. The Issues, No.22 through No.24, were published every three months and more recently, the Issues No.25 up until now (Issue No. 56, January 2014) were published on a quarterly basis on the following months: January, April; July and October.
The College of Law (COL) maintains strong relationships with the UAE legal industry and provides legal services and consultancies to several public departments in the UAE government upon their request. Those services and consultations cover many areas related to the Ministries of Energy, Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Court Departments. The faculty members also participate in academic partnerships with several institutes within the UAE; providing legal and academic consultancies.
Through its Research and Graduate Studies Dept., the COL provides research solutions to several organizations across the UAE, including the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Presidency Affairs, Marriage Fund, General Women’s Union, the Institute for Training and Judicial Studies in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, Emirates Center for Research and Strategic Studies, Civil Aviation Authority, among many other organizations.
Furthermore, the College of Law offers lectures on legal issues of concern to the UAE legal community aimed at providing people within the industry with specialized legal knowledge. In the same context, the college designs and offers specialized symposiums and workshops which provide specialized knowledge to certain sectors in the community.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ahmed M.Al Zaabi
Assistant Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
College of Law
Phone: +971 3 713 6603
Fax: +971 3 713 4932
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