Founded in 2015, HBKU’s College of Law is a graduate-level law school located in Qatar Foundation’s Education City.
The College of Law offers four degrees: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Economic and Business Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law and Foreign Affairs and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.). It also offers a Certificate Program on Law in Practice in Qatar.
A world-class provider of legal education with an international reputation for quality and innovation in teaching and research whose graduates contribute positively to shaping the legal profession and society in Qatar and beyond.
HBKU’s College of Law provides its students with professional legal skills to bolster the sectors vital to Qatar, the region, and the world. These sectors are many and include the most dynamic aspects of a society such as Energy; Environment; Finance and Global Investment; Healthcare; Infrastructure Development; Media; and Sports.
Four qualities distinguish learning at the College of Law:
HBKU’s College of Law students have abundant career prospects in Qatar and globally. The college encourages students to participate in internship programs and moot court competitions to gain professional experience. These activities enable students to build long-lasting networks, all for their professional benefit.
College of Law students have undergraduate and graduate degrees from around the world as well as diverse work experience.
Recent graduates have been admitted to outstanding LL.M. programs in the United States and Europe, such as:
The college’s faculty members are graduates of the world’s best universities:
Faculty members have published in top university presses:
Faculty have served as advisors to:
The Juris Doctor (JD) degree is a unique model of graduate legal education designed to meet the needs of Qatar and the Middle East. The JD is the first of its kind graduate law degree in the MENA region; courses are taught in English, so graduates are prepared to work in the international legal market.
The LL.M. in International Economic and Business Law is a one-year program designed for recent or established university graduates in law. It is ideal for lawyers working or aspiring to work in international business, private practice, academia, government, and the judiciary.
The LL.M. in International Law and Foreign Affairs is a one-year program that offers world-class academic and professional training in international law and foreign policy decision-making on pressing global challenges facing today’s world.
The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the College of Law’s most advanced law degree. The program is one of the first full-fledged research-intensive doctorate degrees in law in the MENA region, and one of the few of its kind outside of the United States.