Bachelor of Law – LLBApril 24, 2023 2023-09-28 9:02
- College of Law
Bachelor of Law – LLB
126 Cr. Hrs
Total Credit Hours
|80% for General Stream or 75% for Advanced Stream or 70% for Elite Stream||EmSAT 1400 or Academic IELTS 6.00 or TOEFL (PBT 500 or IBT 87 or CBT 173)||EmSAT 600 or UD math placement test|
Who is the program for?
- Aspiring Lawyers: The LLB program is ideal for students who aspire to become lawyers, legal practitioners, or advocates, and wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of legal principles, concepts, and skills required for the legal profession.
- Law Enthusiasts: The LLB program is suitable for students who have a genuine interest in law, enjoy analyzing and interpreting legal texts, and are keen on exploring the intricacies of the legal system.
- Critical Thinkers: The LLB program is well-suited for students who have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, as legal studies require a systematic approach to problem-solving, logical reasoning, and legal research.
- Research-oriented Students: The LLB program is suitable for students who enjoy conducting in-depth research, analyzing legal cases and precedents, and have an aptitude for legal writing and analysis.
- Advocates of Justice: The LLB program is ideal for students who have a strong sense of justice, are interested in advocating for the rights of others, and wish to make a positive impact on society through the legal profession.
- Future Legal Professionals: The LLB program is designed for students who are committed to a career in the legal field, including areas such as corporate law, criminal law, human rights law, environmental law, and more.
- Career Changers: The LLB program may also be suitable for individuals who wish to change their career path and pursue a legal profession, leveraging their prior experience and skills in a different field.
This dual LLB degree will open doors to diverse international career prospects. By studying with us, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of both common law and civil law systems, positioning yourself as a highly sought-after legal professional in a globalized world.
With our dual LLB degree, you will be well-prepared to pursue a rewarding legal career, equipped with a deep understanding of multiple legal systems and the potential to practice in various jurisdictions. Whether you aspire to become a solicitor, barrister, legal consultant, or advocate, our program sets you on a path to success in the dynamic field of law.
Upon completing your law degree, you will need to choose a jurisdiction and undertake further legal studies and training to obtain your law license. This is a requirement to be able to practice as a lawyer in every jurisdiction in the world. This program will provide you with the opportunity to obtain your law license in the UAE, the UK and in other common law jurisdictions such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and New York.
In the UK, there are two categories of lawyers: solicitors and barristers.
A solicitor is a lawyer who primarily deals with legal matters outside of the courtroom. They provide legal advice, handle transactions, draft legal documents, and represent clients in various legal processes. Solicitors often work directly with clients, helping them with legal issues, negotiations, and providing ongoing legal support.
A new route to qualifying as a solicitor, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), was introduced on 1 September 2021. All candidates will need to complete at least two years full-time Qualified Work Experience (QWE). Furthermore, candidates will need to take the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, which consists of two comprehensive exams that test your legal knowledge and skills.
A barrister is a type of lawyer who specializes in advocacy and represents clients in court. They are typically involved in preparing and presenting cases, providing legal opinions, and advising clients on matters of law. Barristers are known for their courtroom expertise and often work in specialized areas of law.
In order to qualify as a barrister, you must complete a vocational Bar training course and be a member of one of the Inns of Court in the UK. The vocational course covers a range of subjects to ensure that you acquire the specialist skills, knowledge of procedure and evidence, attitudes and competence to prepare you for becoming a barrister.
During the vocational component, students must also attend qualifying sessions with their Inns of Court. These are professional development events of an educational and collegiate nature which are arranged by or on behalf of an Inn.
If you successfully complete the vocational component of training, you are Called to the Bar by your Inn. In order to be authorised to practise as a barrister, you must first undergo a period of work-based, practical training under the supervision of an experienced barrister. This is known as pupillage, and those who are currently undergoing pupillage are called pupils. Obtaining a pupillage is very competitive.
Pupillage is divided into two parts: a non-practising period, usually of six months, and a practising period, usually of six months. Our rules stipulate that, as a pupil, you must receive a minimum award whilst you train during your pupillage, although some pupils earn more than the minimum amount.
To practice law in Dubai, foreign lawyers must be registered with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department (LAD) and must obtain a legal practice permit. To qualify for a legal practice permit, foreign lawyers must meet certain requirements, including:
- Hold a law degree from a recognized university.
- Have at least three years of legal experience.
- Have good standing in their home jurisdiction.
- Pass an examination administered by the LAD to assess their knowledge of Dubai laws and legal system.
Additionally, foreign lawyers must be sponsored by a local law firm or legal department in Dubai. The sponsoring entity will be responsible for the foreign lawyer’s activities while they are practicing in Dubai.
Therefore, in the case of foreigners who complete the LLB at the University of Dubai, it will be necessary for these students to obtain their license outside of the UAE. Upon obtaining the license, a foreign lawyer may return to the UAE and practice in Legal Consultant in Dubai or in one of the free zones.
In Dubai, there are two categories of lawyers: legal consultants and advocates. In short, the main difference is that advocates must be UAE nationals and are allowed to represent clients in court, whereas legal consultants may be foreigners, but may not represent clients in court.
Practicing lawyers must be licensed by the Ministry of Justice for federal courts and by the Emiri Diwan for other Emirates. Only licensed lawyers can provide legal services in the UAE. Furthermore, it is possible for UAE citizens and foreigners to practice as lawyers in the DIFC and the ADGM, which are financial free zones with their own common law systems.
The opportunity to qualify as an ‘advocate’ is reserved for UAE citizens. Advocates offer legal opinions, advice, company registration, contract drafting, and representation in arbitration tribunals. Additionally, advocates can represent clients in Dubai courts, judicial authorities, security departments, and conciliation tribunals. To obtain a practicing certificate, local lawyers must be UAE nationals, at least 21 years old, hold a certificate from an accredited university, and have completed one year of continuous practical legal training.
Legal consultants offer legal opinions, advice, company registration, contract drafting, and representation in arbitration tribunals. Foreigners may act as legal consultants a practice UAE law in Dubai.
Estimated salary range
- Entry-level Legal Associate/Assistant: $40,000 to $60,000 per year
- Corporate Lawyer: $60,000 to $120,000 per year
- Litigation Lawyer: $50,000 to $100,000 per year
- Intellectual Property (IP) Lawyer: $60,000 to $150,000 per year
- Tax Lawyer: $70,000 to $150,000 per year
- Human Rights Lawyer: $50,000 to $90,000 per year
- Government Lawyer: $50,000 to $100,000 per year
- In-house Counsel: $70,000 to $150,000 per year
- Legal Consultant: $50,000 to $120,000 per year
- Law Professor: $60,000 to $150,000 per year
* UD = University of Dubai, College of Law
** UL = University of London.
Courses with pre-requisites on UAE Law Program
- Legal Foundations and Writing: this course must be completed before taking any other course on the UAE law program.
- Crimes Against Property, Persons and Cybercrime: must first complete Criminal Law (General).
- Sources of Obligations II: must first complete Sources of Obligations I.
- Islamic Family Law II: must first complete Islamic Family Law I.
- Moot: must first complete Civil Procedures and Execution Law.
- Rules of Obligations: must first complete Sources of Obligations I and II.
Courses with pre-requisites on UK Law Program
- Legal Systems & Methods (LSM): this course must be completed before taking any other course on the UK law program.
|3||Legal Foundations and Writing||101||-||UD*||3||Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Career Exploration||GICE 105||UD|
|3||English II (or English I for conditionally accepted students)*||ENGL 105||IELTS Band 6||UD||3||Sustainability||GSUS 200||UD|
|3||Islamic Thought (English)||GISL 105||UD||3||Emirati Studies||GEST 100||UD|
|3||Critical and Creative Thinking||GCRT 200||UD||3||Constitutional Law||102||UD|
|3||Introduction to Information Technology||ITGN 120||UD||3||Criminal Law (General)||103||UD|
|15||TOTAL HOURS:||15||TOTAL HOURS:|
|3||Crimes against property, persons and Cybercrime||105||UD|
|Credit Hours||Course||No.||Faculty||Credit Hours||Course||No.||Faculty|
|3||Source of Obligations I||201||UD||3||Source of Obligations II||206||UD|
|3||Islamic Family Law I||202||UD||3||Criminal Procedure Law||207||UD|
|3||Law of Evidence||203||UD||3||Civil Procedure||208||UD|
|3||Property Law||204||UD||3||Islamic Family Law II||209||UD|
|3||Principles of Commercial Law||205||UD||3||Legal Systems & Methods (LSM)||LA1031||UL**|
|15||TOTAL HOURS:||15||TOTAL HOURS:|
Summer Term: -1
|3||Public International Law||211||UD|
|3||Private International Law||212||UD|
Green highlighted cells indicate course delivered by General Education Unit at UD,Yellow cells indicate courses of University of London.
* Students who attend English I will not be rewarded credit.
|Credit Hours||Course||No.||Faculty||Credit Hours||Course||No.||Faculty|
|3||Intellectual Property Law||301||UD||3||Contract Law||LA1040||UL|
|3||Company Law||302||UD||3||Public Law||LA1020||UL|
|3||Islamic Jurisprudence||303||UD||3||Administrative Law||LA2008||UL|
|3||The Rules of Obligations||304||UD||3||Criminal Law||LA1010||UL|
|15||TOTAL HOURS:||12||TOTAL HOURS:|
Summer Term: -1
|3||Trial Practice (Moot) - One practice competency course (selected from electives marked** in the master plan||305||UD|
|3||EU Law||LA2024||UL||3||Jurisprudence and Legal Theory||LA3005||UL|
|3||Property Law||LA3003||UL||3||Company Law||LA3021||UL|
|3||Equity & Trusts||LA2002||UL|
|12||TOTAL HOURS:||9||TOTAL HOURS:|
Course Description104 Administrative Law
This course identifies the sources of the courts’ powers to review government actions and also examines the methods adopted by the courts in reviewing the legality of such governmental actions. Concepts such as the doctrine of ultra vires, natural justice and other principles adopted by the courts in determining the legality of actions will be examined.105 Crimes Against Property, Persons and Cybercrime
This course focuses on UAE criminal law specific. The course deals with various types of broad crimes against persons, property, state including justice process. The course explains various offences such as kidnapping, bribery, rape, theft and other forms of offences as defined in the UAE Penal Code. Students will be exposed to the analysis of UAE Courts regarding the application of the law itself and the depth understanding of the constituent elements of each offence as provided under the law. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal issues relating to using telecommunication forms in the modern era. It focuses on the acts that involve criminal use of the internet to practice illegal activities, cause harm or disturbance to others. It makes special reference to the Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 Concerning the Fight Against Rumours and Cybercrime.102 Constitutional law
This course provides an outline of constitutional law in the United Arab Emirates. Students will learn about the establishment of the federation of the United Arab Emirates and the powers of both the Federal and the individual Emirates’ governments. Emphasis will be placed upon the recent development of the Constitutional amendments in UAE.208 Civil Procedure
This course introduces students to the process involved in litigating civil disputes within the United Arab Emirates. General principles relating to procedure will be explored. The students will be exposed to the fundamental procedural principles regarding courts and their jurisdiction, evidence and procedure, the court’s judgements, challenge of judgments and execution.302 Company Law
The course centres on the way the law regulates companies and the facilities that company law offers, such as limited liability and transferability of shares, as well as corresponding burdens such as duties of disclosure and compliance with statutory procedures. The course examines business structures and provides an overview of basic corporate law, including the formation of companies under the UAE company laws in force. It therefore looks at the concept and consequences of incorporation; company internal rules for management and contracting; governance including membership, meetings and directors’ duties, shareholders’ remedies, accounts and financial reporting and audit, corporate litigation and regulation, liquidation and bankruptcy; external administration of companies; and UAE regional and international corporate governance standards, ethics and corporate social responsibility.103 Criminal Law (General)
This course introduces students to the essential principles of UAE criminal law. The course focuses on general principles as provided under the UAE Penal Code. It covers topics such as classification of crimes, essential elements of criminal responsibility, causes of legitimacy, including impediments to criminal liability. Students will be exposed to the legal reasoning of the courts in the interpretation of the UAE criminal law and overall application of the law.202 Islamic Family Law 1 (Marriage & Divorce)
This course provides an outline of Islamic Family Law relating to marriage and divorce in the United Arab Emirates. Students will learn about marriage as a contract, essential elements of marriage contract, principles of divorce, separation, and generality of aspects dealing with custody of children. Emphasis will be placed on the personal status law as amended to reflect the current developments of law and the ongoing reforms being introduced in both substantive and procedural aspects of the law in the area.207 Criminal Procedure
This course focuses on UAE criminal law and procedure. The course covers topics such as theories of punishment, offences, elements of criminal responsibility, evidentiary issues in criminal litigation, defenses, public prosecution etc. Students will be exposed to relevant legal principles of criminal investigation and prosecution, and conviction.400 Internship
The aim of this course is to expose students to ideal legal training at government departments, government agencies and/or other private sector areas. The internship course provides students with the opportunity to link their theoretical legal knowledge with real practical judicial or advocate experience under the guidance and mentoring of specialists. The course is an ideal means for students to be familiar with the legal work environment practiced in law agencies, courts, and legal institutions. The internship course is also an ideal means for students to expand their research and analysis skills and to develop their interaction and communication skills.305 Employment Law
The course explains the legal aspects of employment law by focusing on the three basic stages of the employment life cycle: hiring, managing and terminating. The emphasis is on laws and regulations concerning the hiring process; equal employment opportunity with respect to discrimination and harassment because of some specific employee’s characteristics protected by workplace laws; workplace security and privacy including occupational health and safety; the regulatory environment referring to workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation and minimum wage laws; labor relations, collective bargaining and dispute resolutions; termination of employment and severance pay; special employment requirements for UAE expatriates.303 Islamic Jurisprudence
This course introduces students to principles, and terminologies of Islamic jurisprudence. It will provide students with substantive knowledge on aspects of Islamic law, the history and theory of the Islamic legal system with a special emphasis on the development of the various schools of thought in Islamic law.209 Islamic Family Law II (Inheritance & Will)
This course provides an outline of Islamic family law relating to inheritance and will. The course focuses on the theory and principles of inheritance and will, including aspects regarding legitimacy, qualification, disqualification, capacity of heirs and testamentary beneficiaries taking into Maliki School of law as applied in UAE. Related principles of endowment and Hiba as a method of property acquisition under Islamic Law is included.203 Law of Evidence
This course deals with the rules and legal principles that govern the proof of facts in a legal proceeding. Students will learn the several types of evidence that must or must not be considered by a judge in reaching its decision and even the weight that may be given to that evidence.305 Moot Court
A moot court is a practice trial where law students get to test and enhance their evidentiary and courtroom skills in a formal forum and amongst other legal students. It is an essential requirement of any legal education and helps law students to form logical and concise questions and to formulate arguments in support of or against their individual case. Moots require significant attention to detail, analysis, research and preparation. Students are expected to gain further appreciation of the level of commitment and dedication that the law requires.101 Legal Foundations and Writing
This course sets the foundation upon which students can build their legal knowledge and skills. The course introduces students to the basic principles of law and legal terminologies. It focuses on the idea of law, functions, sources and legal institutions. Students will be exposed to legal methods, legal reasoning, and classification of laws including fundamental differences of civil law, common law and Islamic law systems. Students will learn about the establishment of the UAE as a federation and the process involved in enacting legislation and other types of laws. This course also provides students with the necessary skills to enable them to research legal problems in a systematic and logical manner. Traditional and modern legal research skills will be developed over the duration of the course. Further, students will learn the basics associated with legal drafting, including as to form, structure and content.205 UAE Commercial Law
This course introduces students to the laws associated with trade and commerce from both a domestic and international perspective. Legal principles and legislation will be applied together with identification of protection mechanisms, such as statutory warranties and implied warranties. The laws protecting consumers as part of commercial transactions will also be addressed.212 Private International Law
This course outlines the principles and laws associated with private international law, namely the mechanism of enforcing the law from one country in a foreign jurisdiction. An examination of the concepts relating to enforcement rights, limitations on jurisdictions and competencies shall be undertaken. Specific subjects such as property and family law will also be covered.204 Property Law
The course introduces students to different types of property, both personal and real property and how the UAE laws have developed over time to protect such property interests. The students will be exposed to principles associated with lease transactions within the Federal and individual Emirate context will be reviewed in depth. Further examination will be undertaken with respect to the financial implications and methods of protecting any third-party interests over real and personal property. Land Registry procedures will also be discussed.211 Public International Law
This course outlines the principles and laws associated with the laws governing nations and the relations between them. The sources of law, together with the rights and obligations of states and territorial matters will be examined. International disputes and agencies and aspects of armed conflicts will also be discussed.304 Rules of Obligation
This course focuses on the effects of obligations as classified in the UAE Civil Transactions Law. It concentrates on enforcement means, acts subjects to suspensive conditions and time clauses, plurality of the object of an act, plurality of parties to an act, and extinction of the right.201 Sources of Obligation 1
This course provides students with an understanding of the sources of voluntary obligation and unilateral dispositions under the UAE Civil Transactions Law. It focuses particularly on the law of contract including the main elements of an enforceable contract, its validity and termination. It considers also the meaning of unilateral dispositions and its legal effect as a second source of obligation.206 Sources of Obligation 2
This course provides students with an understanding of the sources of involuntary obligation under the UAE Civil Transactions Law. It focuses particularly on the tort law of. It considers the three elements of trot: an act or omission, damage and a causative link between the act or omission, and the damage. It studies the acts of causing harm and conferring a benefit.LA1020 Public Law
Public law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree in England and Wales and is a core requirement of the University of London LLB and CertHE Common Law courses. This module is concerned with the core features of the UK constitution and examines the impact of both EU membership and Council of Europe membership. Emphasis is placed throughout on the changing nature of the UK constitution – in particular the move from a political to a more legal constitution – as well as the case for further change.LA1010 Criminal Law
Criminal law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree in England and Wales and is a core requirement of the University of London LLB and CertHE Common Law programmes. This module is concerned with the general principles of criminal liability, fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and offences against property. Attempts to commit offences, secondary liability and defences also form part of the curriculum.LA1040 Contract law
Contract law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree in England and Wales and is a core requirement of the University of London LLB and CertHE Common Law courses. This module covers the key underlying principles of English contract law and includes key topics such as formation of contracts, consideration, privity, breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract.LA1031 Legal system and method
Legal system and method is a compulsory module of the Standard Entry LLB and CertHE Common Law. Students must select it on first registration. The module is an introduction to the English legal system and describes the distinctiveness of the common law approach as a legal methodology. The module is vital in initiating students into the process of legal research and the understanding of legal reasoning.LA2001 Tort law
Tort law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree in England and Wales and is a core requirement of the University of London LLB. This module introduces students to various sectors of liability in tort, with primary emphasis on the tort of negligence.LA3003 Property law
Property law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree (QLD) in England and Wales. Standard Entry and Graduate Entry students following a QLD pathway must pass an examination in this module in order to meet the requirements of their programme. This module introduces students to the fundamental principles that underpin land ownership in England and Wales and provides them with a sound understanding of the law that governs the creation, protection and transfer of interests in land.LA2008 Administrative law
Administrative law is offered as an optional module to students studying on the Standard Entry and Graduate Entry LLB courses. It is also offered as an Individual Module. Credits from an Individual Module will not count towards the requirements of the LLB. Administrative law is a hugely expanding field of English law. Its core purpose is to ensure that any decisions or actions taken by government are lawful and, when they are not, to provide redress for grievances. This module will appeal to students who enjoy public law and have an interest in public affairs and human rights.LA2024 EU law
EU law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree (QLD) in England and Wales. Standard Entry and Graduate Entry students on a QLD pathway must pass an examination in this module in order to meet the requirements of their course. This module presents an overview of the basic features of the EU legal system: the history of European integration; the role of law and the treaty structure; the institutions and court system; the EU’s competences and legislative process; the core legal principles of direct effect and supremacy. The module then goes on to focus on areas of substantive law. In particular, it considers the provisions on free movement of goods and workers, and the provisions on the freedom to provide services are thoroughly analysed with reference to the case law of the European Court of Justice and to relevant secondary legislation. The module also examines the values and policies upon which the European constitutional architecture is founded, touching on issues such as: the protection of the environment; the relationship between trade and human rights; and the tension between market forces and sectors such as public health.LA2002 Equity and Trusts
Equity and Trusts is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree (QLD) in England and Wales. Standard Entry and Graduate Entry students on a QLD pathway must pass an examination in the module in order to meet the requirements of their course.This module deals with the rules and principles governing the creation and operation of trusts – a particular method of holding property that developed historically primarily to preserve family wealth, particularly by minimising liability to taxation. The syllabus focuses on three broad areas: 1. the requirements for establishing a valid trust (including express private trusts; charitable trusts; implied and resulting trusts; constructive trusts) 2. the powers and obligations of trustees under a valid trust (including appointment, retirement and removal of trustees) 3. the remedies available when trustees act improperly.LA3005 Jurisprudence and legal theory
Jurisprudence and legal theory is a compulsory module on the LLB course. Jurisprudence poses fundamental questions about the nature of law, its purpose, its place in society and how a legal system operates as a system of rules and as a social institution engaging with ideals of justice and often conflicting moral codes.LA3021 Company law
Company law is offered as an optional module to students studying on the Standard Entry and Graduate Entry LLB courses. It is also offered as an Individual Module. Credits from an Individual Module will not count towards the requirements of the LLB. Company law is a vital module for anyone intending to operate in a commercial field. The syllabus centres on the way the law regulates companies and the facilities that company law offers, such as limited liability and transferability of shares, as well as corresponding burdens such as duties of disclosure and compliance with statutory procedures.