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Program Mission

To graduate outstanding law professionals equipped with the essential ethical values, knowledge and skills in Saudi, Shari’ah and international law.

Why choose the Law Program in Dar Al-Hekma University?

The Bachelor of Law (BLaw) program at Dar Al-Hekma University is the first law program for women in Saudi Arabia that has a dual language curriculum in law. Since its inception in 2007, the program has been offering courses in general law and Sharia law, in both English and Arabic. 

In addition, the BLaw program is the first program in the Kingdom's West region that teaches international law. Combining theory and skills courses, the legal studies curriculum enables students to learn Saudi law, Sharia law, and international law. Students also learn legal drafting in both Arabic and English. After completing the required core curriculum, students have the opportunity to choose elective courses that complement and meet their individual interests and career goals. 

Dar Al-Hekma Law students consistently perform well at the international level. For example, the BLaw program is the only law school that has represented the Kingdom in international arbitration competitions, and the school's team has been crowned the best in the Middle East for the past several years.

The faculty of the BLaw program have received education at esteemed universities around the world. They represent a variety of backgrounds, nationalities, and research interests, providing students with international perspectives while studying in the Kingdom.

The unique and rich environment of the University allows its female students to develop confidence and poise in making oral and written legal arguments and critical examinations. 

Graduates of the BLaw program work in international law firms and pursue post-graduate studies at prestigious schools and universities around the world.


Program TOEFL Score
(University Level)
Required
Certificate Percentage
Qudurat
Test Score
Other Admission
Requirements
Bachelor of Law510A minimum High-School Percentage of 80%65%Arabic Language Proficiency


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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

* Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the essential theoretical, conceptual, and practical features of the Islamic, international, and Saudi legal systems.

* Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the basic theory, principles, and conceptual framework of core legal subjects.

* Undertake research on legal issues.

* Critically assess the merits of particular arguments, make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments, and present persuasive conclusions.

* Structure and communicate ideas and arguments orally and in writing.

* Demonstrate the ability to use online legal databases.


Year One
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

LGLS 1301 Introduction to Law 3LGLS 1202 Math for Lawyers 2
SHAL 1302Introduction to
Islamic Shari'ah
3COMM 1301 Communication Skills I 3
ARAB XXXX Arabic3ARAB XXXX Arabic3
ICTC 1301 Information
Communication
Technology
3CIVL 1301Sources of Voluntary
Obligations
3
LOGC 1201 Logic and Problem
Solving
2SHAL 1301 Personal Status
Law
3
COML 1301 Commercial Law 3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 14
Year Two
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

LGLS 2201Research Methodology2CRIM 2305Criminal Law 2
ISLS XXXXIslamic3COMM 1302Communication Skills II3
EMOI 1201Emotional Intelligence2ISLS XXXXIslamic3
ARTS XXXXArts and Design2CIVL 2302Consequences of Obligations3
XXXX XXXXRequired General Elective3CIVL 2203Evidence2
CRIM 2304Criminal Law 13XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3
SHAL 2201Inheritance2
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 14
Year Three
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

LGLS 3201Legal Drafting (English)2ADMN 3301Administrative Law3
CIVL 3301Property Law3LGLS 3203Legal Drafting (Arabic)2
CIVL 3302Labor Law3COML 3203Arbitration Legal System2
LGLS 3202Legal Profession Ethics2COML 3204Islamic Banking and Finance Law2
XXXX XXXXFree Elective3BBBF 1101Basic Body and Brain Fitness1
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3XXXX XXXXRequired General Elective3
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 14
Year Four
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

COML 4301Intellectual Property3INTL 4202Private International Law2
CIVL 4301Advocacy Law3COML 4302Corporate Law3
INTL 4201Public International Law2CIVL 4302Execution of Judgment
Procedures
3
SHAL 4303Principles of Islamic jurisprudence3ISLS XXXXIslamic2
XXXX XXXXFree Elective3ENTR 3301Entrepreneurship and
Design Thinking
3
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 16

Students graduating from the program can have:
  • Careers as a Lawyer at local firm in Saudi Arabia.
  • Careers as a Lawyer at international firm in Saudi Arabia or abroad.
  • Careers as an In-house lawyer or legal advisor at public or private business or other organization.
  • Careers as a Ministry employee.
  • Careers as a Civil Servant.
  • Careers as an Analyst for Intergovernmental Organization.
  • Careers as a Political Appointee.
  • Careers as a University Professor (following graduate studies).

Dr. Melanie Reed

Department Chair and Program Director, Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Maha Ebrahim Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Samah Ali El-Agha

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Ms. Sairah Alqasim

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Ms. Rana Wajih Maamari

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Ms. Dareen Muath Mosaoa

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Haitham Hassan Osta

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Lamiis Bajunaid

Visting Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Key Facts

Program Name

Law


Academic Degree

Bachelor


Credit Hours

130


Program Length

4 Years


Mode of study

Full time

Melanie Reed, Ph.D.

Department Chair,Program Director, Bachelor of Law (BLaw) and Bachelor of International Relations (BADIR)


Ph.D. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
Tufts University, USA

JD, J.Reuben Clark Law School,
Birgham Young Univeristy, USA

BA, Education, Young Univeristy, USA

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