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​Program Overview

To graduate law students equipped with ethical values, professional skills, and updated knowledge in the Saudi and international law with a commitment to scientific research and community needs

Program Mission

To graduate law students equipped with ethical values, professional skills, and updated knowledge in Saudi and international law with a commitment to scientific research and community needs. 

Program Goals

  • Prepare highly competent and skilled female students who will successfully contribute,  as legal professionals, to the application of Islamic Law, International Law, and Saudi Law both domestically and internationally.
  • Introduce students to a diverse range of legal skills so that they are aware of the broad range of the lawyer's function within the society, and can embark upon the process of learning, analyzing, using, and refining these skills for the use of the  local and international community.
  • Introduce students to the Islamic, international, and Saudi legal systems and the institutional setting in which law is developed, applied, and changed.
  • Demonstrate that there are different ways of resolving legal disputes and  provide students with the knowledge necessary to choose the most appropriate process.
  • Familiarize students with the ethical and professional responsibility dimensions of law and its practice.
  •  Inculcate in students   an appreciation of the social, economic, historical, political, and philosophical environments in which all legal systems have developed and currently operate, so they can recognize the many factors, influences, and values  which affect  and shape  the substance of  law and  which the law, in turn, impacts.
  • Give students the opportunity to integrate doctrine, skills, and policy in order to understand the actual workings of the law.
  • Expose students to the idea that law is only one part of a system of knowledge and  offer them opportunities for developing skills working with people and material from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate to students the human ethical elements in the practice of law.

Why Choose this Program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

  • The Bachelor of Law program at Dar Al-Hekma University is the first law program for women in Saudi Arabia that has a  bilingual curriculum.  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 Western region of the Kingdom that teaches international law. Combining theory and skills courses, the legal studies curriculum enables students to learn the Saudi law, the Sharia law, and international law. Students also learn legal drafting in both Arabic and English. After completing the required core curriculum, students  can 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  program that  represented the Kingdom in international arbitration competitions and  has been crowned the best in the Middle East for the past four 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 rich and diverse 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 presenting oral and written legal arguments and critical examinations. 
  • Upon graduation, graduates of the program work in international law firms and pursue post-graduate studies at prestigious schools and universities around the world. ​

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​​T​OEFL Score​​
Required ​Certificate Percentage​​
Qudurat Test Score​​​
​Othe Admission Requirem​​​​ent
​Bachelor Of Low​
​500
​80%
​65%
Applicant to the Law program
must be proficient in both the
Arabic and the English language

For further details about admissions, click here

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant substantive and procedural law, legal theory, and practices of the international and national legal systems. 
  • Explain the implementation and implications of the Saudi legal reforms on the country's legal environment and practices in the light of the Saudi Vision 2030.

Skills

  • Conduct legal research that reflects an understanding of the sources of law, weight of authority, and the use of legal analysis, reasoning, and persuasive argumentation in relation to a particular legal issue.
  • Work autonomously and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to organize and consolidate  their efforts in formal and informal dispute resolution processes. 
  • Use communication skills and modern technology and  display potential leadership skills, when appropriate, in contexts relevant to professional legal practice.
  • Demonstrate professional skills of counseling and negotiation, including written & oral advocacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving in legal analysis, and legal reasoning needed for competent and efficient legal practice.

Values

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the moral and ethical responsibility towards their clients and the of law in promoting social justice in conformity with the highest standards of the legal profession.
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​​​​ 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
ITAI1201
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 
3ARAB XXXX Arabic Studies 
3
ICTC 1301 Information
Communication
Technology
3CIVL 1301Sources of Voluntary
Obligations
3
​​ARAB XXX​
Arabic Studies
2SHAL 1301 Personal Status
Law
3



​COML 1301
​Commercial Law
​3
​Total Credit Hours 14 Total Credit Hours 17
Year Two
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

​LGLS 2201
​Research Methodology
2​​CRIM 2305
​Criminal Law 2​​
​3
ISLS XXXXIslamic Studies
3COMM 1302Communication Skills II3
EMOI 1201Emotional Intelligence
2ISLS XXXXIslamic Studies
3
ARTS XXXXArts and Design2
CIVL 2302Consequences of Obligations3
XXXX XXXXRequired General Elective3
CIVL 2203Evidence
2
CRIM 2304Criminal Law 1
3
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3
SHAL 2201
Inheritance2
​Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 17
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 Bankin​g and Finance Law2
XXXX XXXXFree Elective3BBBF 1101Basic Body and Brain Fitness1
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3XXXX XXXXRequired General Elective3
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
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 Law
2CIVL 4302Execution of Judgment
Procedures
3
SHAL 4303Principles of Islamic jurisprudence3ISLS XXXXIslamic Studies
2
XXXX XXXXFree Elective3ENTR 3301Entrepreneurship and
Design Thinking
3
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3XXXX XXXXMajor Elective3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 16


Career Prospects


program equips students with the necessary skills that qualify them for a variety of career paths/jobs in the job ​market including but not limited to:

  •  A lawyer at local firms in Saudi Arabia.
  •  A lawyer at international firms in Saudi Arabia or abroad.
  •  An in-house lawyer or legal advisor at a public or private business or other organization.
  •  A ministry employee.
  •  A civil servant.
  •  An analyst for intergovernmental organizations.
  •  A political appointee.
  •  A university professor (following graduate studies).

Dr. Beata Maria Polok

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Ms. Dareen Muath Mosaoa

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Ms. Rana Wajih Maamari

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Rabih Shakib Monzer

Associate Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Samah Ali El-Agha

Director - Associate Professor

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

Dr. Samah Ali Al-Agha

Director, Law Program


PhD, Criminal Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK, 2008

Master, Comparative Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of North Wales, UK, 2003

Diploma, Criminal Law, Damascus University, Syria, September, 1999

Diploma in Private Law, Damascus University, Syria, September, 1998

LLB, Aleppo University, Syria, 1995

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