Law

The program seeks to deepen the knowledge and research capabilities of law graduates that qualify them acquiring a high degree of knowledge and specialization in the fields of law, as well as enhancement their critique, analysis, pleading and interpersonal skills to enabling them: contribute to the advancement of the legal, judicial and human rights frameworks; respond to the requirements of national development; promote the rule of law; and develop a critical spirit and intellectual dialogue in the chosen field of law in a way that competently and efficiently qualifies graduates to compete in the local and international labor market.

The Program aims at graduating highly qualified jurists by developing the following foundations:

  • Students’ legal methodology, critical analysis and legal thinking through focusing on comparative law in all concentrations’ courses;
  • Students’ skills in legal research, legal drafting and analyzing judicial decisions by linking theoretic knowledge to reality;
  • Providing a variety of specializations in the areas of public, private, economic and financial laws, a primary focus on the following fields is intended: civil law, commercial law, international public law, constitutional law and economic and financial law;
  • Students’ capabilities in conducting sound and accurate consultations;
  • Furnishing students with appropriate skills and techniques required for working in judiciary, public prosecution, law profession, legal consultations and public service; and
  • Offering students better opportunities and necessary foundation for pursuing graduate studies at the Ph.D. level in foreign universities in order to contribute to universities teaching and scientific research.

General outcomes

 

Furnishing the Palestinian public and private sectors with professional, high knowledgeable and qualified cadres who acquire profound skills in legal critique and analysis. These cadres are expected to contribute effectively to the preparation and implementation of the comprehensive national legal plans on justice sectors and legal frameworks attached thereto. The graduates are also expected to raise the level and quality of law profession, judiciary, and legal counselling.

 

Intended outcomes

 

  • Graduates with specialized scientific research skills in the different areas of law own high abilities to conduct original legal research and studies; 
  • Graduates who are capable of performing scientific analysis of policies and legislative frameworks to assist upgrading the implementation of policies and assessment of quality of legislation;
  • Graduates who are able to transmit knowledge gained in terms of creating, implementing and evaluating both the prevailing and desired legal frameworks through advancement the capability of combining theory and practice in the light of comparative experience and best practices;
  • Legal cadres capable of devising and formulating creative legal solutions to the issues they face while performing their functions in the public and private sectors;
  • Cadres who enjoy skills of analysis and critique, highly capable of responding to the requirements of legal reform and bearing professional and functional responsibilities in line with recent developments in their respective areas of specialization; and
  • Graduates who are capable and enthusiastic to pursue higher studies and long-life learning, to furnish local and national institutions with further accumulative knowledge and expertise.
  • Justice sectors: legal profession, judiciary, public prosecution, and human rights organizations;
  • Legal departments of the public sector institutions: ministries, public commissions, local government units, police and security agencies;
  • Private sector: advisors to legal and natural persons, and within the business environment in general;
  • Consultations for official and non-official agencies, both domestic and foreign; and
  • Teaching in higher education institutions, as well as carrying out studies and research projects for the benefit of various institutions. 
Program Requirement

In this Program, students are required to complete 36 credit hours, divided into three groups:

  • 15 credit hours, compulsory courses for all concentrations; 
  • 9 credit hours, compulsory courses for each concentration; and 
  • 6 credit hours, elective courses in one of the concentrations chosen by the student from a set of courses. 
  • In order for students to graduate, they are required to successfully pass graduation requirements by choosing one of the two available options: (a) a thesis or (b) two seminars, in one of the three concentrations

 

Compulsory Courses of the Program (all concentrations)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI630

Research Methods and Legal Drafting

 

JURI631

Evolution of the Constitutional System in Palestine

 

JURI632

Advanced Studies in Civil Law

 

JURI635

Advanced Studies in Public International Law

 

JURI633

Competition Law 

 

 

Compulsory Courses of each concentration

Public Law Concentration:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI639

Constitutional Review

 

JURI731

International Human Rights Law

 

JURI637

Advanced Studies in Criminal Law

 

Private Law Concentration:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI638

Advanced Studies in Company Law

 

JURI730

Advanced Studies in Private International Law  

 

JURI636

Intellectual Property

 

Economic and financial Law Concentration:

 

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI7312

Banking and Securities Law

 

JURI7315

Financial Leasing and Mortgage Laws

 

JURI732

Economic Analysis of Law

 

 

Elective Courses of each concentration (6) credit hours form the following lists:

Public Law Concentration

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI7313  

Public Freedoms and Fundamental Rights

 

JURI7323

Administrative Law/Administrative Responsibility

 

JURI7333

Political Parties

 

JURI7343

Comparative Parliamentary Systems

 

JURI7314

International Humanitarian Law

 

JURI7324

Diplomatic and Consular Law

 

JURI7334   

International Criminal Law

 

JURI7344

International Organizations

 

JURI7392  

Selected Topics in Public Law

 

JURI7361

Crimes against State Security

 

JURI7362

Advanced Studies in Criminal Procedure Law

 

JURI7363

Advanced Studies in Criminology and Penology

 

JURI7364

Civil Service

 

JURI7365

Administrative Contracts

 

JURI7366

Advanced Studies in Administrative Judiciary

 

Private Law Concentration:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI7311

International Trade Law

 

JURI7321

Civil and Commercial Procedure

 

JURI7331

Land Law 

 

JURI7341  

Tort Law in Palestine 

 

JURI7351

Legal Transactions in Islamic Law

 

JURI7332

Specialized Commercial Contracts

 

JURI7342

International Commercial Arbitration

 

JURI7391

Selected Topics in Private Law

 

JURI634

Comparative Contracts Law

 

JURI7322

Bankruptcy

 

JURI7326

Insurance Law

 

JURI7327

Real Rights

 

JURI7328

Commercial Papers Law

 

JURI7329

Advanced Studies in Labor Law

 

Economic and financial Law Concentration:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI7325

Customs and Taxation Law

 

JURI7335

Palestinian Economic Agreements

 

JURI7345

International Economic Law

 

JURI7352

Specialized Commercial Contracts

 

JURI7353

Consumer Protection Law

 

JURI7354

Investment Law

 

JURI7355

Islamic Finance

 

JURI7393

Selected Topics in Economic and Financial Law

 

 

Prerequisites/Economic and financial Law Concentration

Course Title

Notes

Principles of Economics 

The committee of the Master Program will assign this course for students who did not enroll in it during the Bachelor or Master grades 

 

Track “A” or Track “B”: 6 Credit Hours; Thesis or two Seminars in the field of the concentration

 

Track Title

Course No.

Prerequisite(s)

Track A

Thesis   

JURI860

Complete no less than 15 credit hours from the Program  

Track B 

Two Seminars

JURI8301JURI8311

JURI8302JURI8312

JURI8303JURI8313