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Bachelor of Law – LLB

Bachelor of Law – LLB

CollegeCollege of LawTotal Credit Hours126 Cr. Hrs 
LevelUndergraduateDuration4 years
IntakeFall & SpringLanguageEnglish
Study ModeFull Time  


Looking for an exciting opportunity to advance your legal education and broaden your career prospects? Do you want to complete your studies in the UAE and obtain a dual legal qualification? Look no further than the University of Dubai’s ground-breaking LLB program!

As the first program of its kind in the UAE, our four-year program offers students a unique dual degree, allowing you to earn both a UAE law degree and an UK law degree that is accredited by the prestigious University of London. With our program, you will be able to qualify as a lawyer in both the UAE and UK, opening a world of opportunities and possibilities for your future legal career.

Our program is entirely taught in English, providing you with the chance to perfect your language skills and prepare yourself for an international career in law. You will spend two and a half years studying for your UAE degree, delving into the complexities and intricacies of local law. In the following one and a half years, you will study for your UK law degree, giving you a deeper understanding of the common law system and the ability to practice in both jurisdictions. The entire degree will be completed and exams will be taken by students on campus at the University of Dubai.

Our dual degree program offers numerous benefits for ambitious law students looking to expand their horizons. With the ability to practice in two different legal systems, you will have the opportunity to work on a wider range of cases and gain valuable experience in different legal cultures. Additionally, our program’s accreditation by the University of London ensures that you will receive a world-class legal education that will set you apart from the competition.

When you graduate with a dual degree in civil law and common law, you will be more marketable to potential employers. You will be equipped with a broad range of skills and knowledge that will allow you to excel in a variety of legal environments. You will be able to draw on your understanding of civil law to navigate the complexities of the UAE’s legal system, while your common law training will give you the ability to analyse legal problems from a different perspective and apply that knowledge to the international legal arena.

Finally, our program offers a unique advantage to students looking to work in the UAE’s two free zones, the DIFC and the ADGM. These zones operate under a common law system, meaning that the UK law degree you receive from our program will be directly applicable in these areas, providing you with a significant advantage in the job market.

Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your legal education and career prospects. Apply now for the University of Dubai’s LLB program and take your legal career to the next level!

Admission Requirement 

High School: 
85% for General Stream or  80% for Advanced Stream or 75% for Elite Stream
EmSAT 1400 / Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (PBT 500 or IBT 87 or CBT 173)

Why Study Law?

Studying for a career in law offers a wide range of advantages that make it an attractive choice for ambitious students. First and foremost, a career in law provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and organizations. Lawyers have the ability to provide crucial guidance and representation in a variety of legal contexts, helping clients to navigate complex legal systems and achieve favourable outcomes. Additionally, the field of law offers a wealth of opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Lawyers have the ability to specialize in a wide range of legal areas, from criminal defence and corporate law to environmental law and intellectual property. This means that there’s always room to grow and expand your legal expertise, ensuring that your career in law is both challenging and rewarding. Finally, a career in law provides the chance to work on high-profile cases and make a meaningful impact on society. Whether you are representing individuals or organizations, the work of a lawyer is crucial to maintaining a fair and just legal system.

Furthermore, a career in law can prepare you to work in other careers. The skills and knowledge gained in law school and legal practice are transferable to a variety of professions, such as business, government, non-profit organizations, academia, and many more. Some common skills that can be applied to other careers include critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analysis, communication and negotiation, time management, and attention to detail. In addition, a law degree can be a valuable asset in fields such as public policy, finance, human resources, and compliance.

Why Study in Dubai?

Dubai is a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse city that attracts students from all over the world. One of the advantages of living and studying in Dubai is the opportunity to experience a unique blend of cultures, traditions, and lifestyles. Dubai is a global hub for business, finance, tourism, and innovation, offering endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. The city is home to world-class universities, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive academic community, which provides students with a stimulating and enriching learning environment. Dubai’s strategic location, modern infrastructure, and advanced technologies make it an ideal destination for students who seek to excel in their academic pursuits and pursue rewarding careers. Moreover, Dubai is a safe, tolerant, and welcoming city that values diversity, respect, and excellence, providing students with a safe and conducive environment to achieve their full potential.

Dubai is not only a popular tourist destination, but also an emerging financial centre, making it an ideal location for studying law. The city is home to a number of global financial institutions, including international law firms, banks, investment firms, and insurance companies. This provides students with valuable opportunities to gain practical experience in the legal aspects of these industries. Additionally, Dubai’s strategic location between Europe, Asia, and Africa makes it a gateway to numerous business opportunities in these regions. Studying law in Dubai can give students a unique perspective on international business and law, as well as the opportunity to build a global network of contacts.


Indicative Template of Courses to be Taken in each Academic Year Totalling 126 Credit Hours-Cohort Basis:

Year 1: (36 credit hours)

UAE Law Courses

Fall Semester:

  • Foundations of Law, Legal Process and Writing
  • English II (or English I for conditionally accepted students)
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Introduction to Information Technology/Artificial Intelligence
  • Critical Thinking

Spring Semester:

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Career Exploration
  • Sustainability
  • UAE Studies
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law (General)

Summer Term:

  • Administrative Law
  • Crimes against property, persons and cybercrime

Year 2: (36 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester:

  • Source of Obligations I
  • Islamic Family Law I
  • Law of Evidence
  • Property Law
  • Principles of Commercial Law

Spring Semester:

  • Source of Obligations II
  • Criminal Procedures Law
  • Civil Procedures and Execution Law
  • Islamic Family Law II
  • Legal Systems & Methods (UK Law Course)

Summer Term:

  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law

Year 3: (30 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Islamic Jurisprudence
  • The Rules of Obligations
  • Employment Law

UK Law Courses

Spring Semester:

  • Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law

Summer Semester:

  • Trial Practice (Moot) (UAE Law Course)

Year 4: (24 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester:

  • EU Law
  • Property Law
  • Tort Law
  • Equity & Trusts

Spring Semester:

  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Company Law
  • Dissertation

Summer Term:

  • Internship

*Course offerings and structure are subject to modification.

Upon completion of the program and passing the required courses of University of London, students will earn a Dual LLB degree, making them eligible to practice Law both the UK and the UAE.

Benefits of the program include exposure to both common law and civil law, making graduates more marketable, as well as the opportunity to study at the University of Dubai, a prestigious institution in the region. Graduates of the program will also gain valuable skills in critical thinking, legal research and writing, and advocacy, which are transferable to a variety of careers.