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In its endeavor to fulfil its part of the University mission, building “enlightened citizenship” for a civil society and a “world of truth, justice, love, and freedom” under the rule of law, the Faculty developed the Lebanese Bachelor of Laws to answer the need for a better education in Law.


The new program accredited by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) adds the English language component and the American educational approach to law studies. It maintains excellence in the coverage of state-required materials and augments them with a wealth of additional courses, dealing with contemporary and futuristic topics and using the most advanced teaching methodologies and techniques. Our graduating jurists will enrich the profession with advanced expertise and fresh perceptions acquired by adhering to the highest international standards of academic excellence while enhancing their service capabilities to the community and their employability with local, regional and international firms, and properly connecting Lebanon and its institutions to the globalized markets, laws, and systems.


This curriculum and this degree, however, do not allow the students to join any Bar Association in any foreign country unless they duly fulfil the requirements stipulated by each country.



Acknowledging the rule of law as the core premise for societal civility and development, the program aims at providing students with the most evolved education of all legal systems: Romano-Germanic, Civil Law, Common Law, Islamic Law, and all branches of Law (i.e. public, private, comparative, domestic, and international.) It also aims to graduate successful jurists who emerge as professional and societal leaders in pursuit of justice, committing themselves to ethical service of clients and the public, defending human rights, and standing out as the ultimate vanguards of proper citizenship and the rule of law.

Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Laws program aims to:

  1. 1.Prepare students to pass the licensure exam.
  2. 2.Equip students with adequate theatrical and research background to follow graduate studies in the fields of law.
  3. 3.Provide students with skills to integrate technology and learned professional techniques into practice.
  4. 4.Instill leadership and efficient management qualities in graduates.
  5. 5.Integrate ethical principles and lifelong learning in future professional practice.
  6. 6.Integrate ethical principles and lifelong learning in future professional practice.
  7. 7.Develop an understanding of law in both English and Arabic.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Laws program, students shall be able to:

  1. 1.Demonstrate an understanding of all legal systems (Romano-Germanic, Common Law, and Islamic Law).
  2. 2.Demonstrate an understanding of domestic and international Law.
  3. 3.Demonstrate an understanding of comparative Law.
  4. 4.Demonstrate an understanding of private and public Law.
  5. 5.Develop an understanding of banking, commercial, financial, and investment Law.
  6. 6.Develop art of oral argument.
  7., criminal law, procedure law, banking law, personal status law, intellectual property law, labor law, arbitration law, contract law, tort law, administrative law, real estate law, international criminal law, constitutional law, civil liberties and human rights, maritime and air law, obligations law, and public and private international law).
  8. 8.Stipulate contracts, legal consultations, legal research, judgments, and arbitration awards.
  9. 9.Develop an understanding of Law in both English and Arabic.


Professional Life

The study of the program, the resulting skills acquisition and readiness of students prepare them for a professional life by enabling them to:

  1. 1.Join the Beirut or Tripoli Bar Association in Lebanon.
  2. 2.Join the Institute of Judicial Studies in Lebanon.
  3. 3.Apply to become a public notary.
  4. 4.Apply to any public or private job-whether administrative, advisory, or diplomatic.
  5. 5.Work in the trade sector and the private investment sector in both Lebanon and abroad.
  6. 6.Work as a legal advisor in both Lebanon and abroad.
  7. 7.Work as a university professor in both Lebanon and abroad.
  8. 8.Work in official national, international, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  9. 9.Continue to study the Law in both Lebanon and abroad at higher levels of study (L.L.M., J.D., Ph.D.).

Admission Requirements

All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students seeking a Bachelor of Laws must complete a total of 140 credits, with an overall average of at least 2.0/4.0, and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements. Students seeking all other Bachelor of Arts must complete a total of 105 credits with an overall average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements.


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