LAW 121: English Legal Writing

This course is designed to help students succeed in the College of Law and International Relations by focusing on and improving students'92 legal writing skills. Students will improve their English writing by learning proper grammar, punctuation, and word choice. Through various readings and writing exercises, students will learn how to structure arguments, explain the law, and organize information for a variety of legal documents. Students will become more proficient legal writers through both formative and summative assessments. By receiving and providing feedback, students will gain confidence in their written communication skills.

LAW 122: Arabic Legal Writing

This course is designed to help students succeed in the College of Law and International Relations by focusing on and improving students'92 legal writing skills. Students will improve their Arabic writing by learning proper grammar, punctuation, and word choice. Through various readings and writing exercises, students will learn how to structure arguments, explain the law, and organize information for a variety of legal documents. Students will become more proficient legal writers through both formative and summative assessments. By receiving and providing feedback, students will gain confidence in their written communication skills.

LAW 130: Introduction to Law

Introduction to Law is designed to give students an overview of the law and the legal system. This course will provide students with an overview of legal concepts, procedures, terminology and current issues in law including constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, contracts, family law, renters and landlords, real estate, employment law and wills, trusts and probate. The course is also designed to develop the student'92s issue identification skills.

LAW 131: Introduction to Islamic Law

Introductory to learning the law, to know the scope and main divisions of Islamic Law system, to understand differences if any between Islamic Law and major legal systems and know and comprehend the meaning of law under Islamic and other systems and the place of law and its interaction within other social, normative, and behavioral sciences.

LAW 132: Islamic Jurisprudence

Explore, define and explain the sources of Islamic law as compared with sources of law in other systems, authoritative hierarchy of sources, juristic rules for specification and classification of sources and juristic and linguistic principles of interpretation of legal texts and sources.

LAW 133: Administrative Law

Define explain and illustrate administrative law, its notions of due process and instances of abuses of authority and the right of persons of standing affected to file to the court for judicial review of administrative action.

LAW 134: The Law of Contracts

Define explain and illustrate the concept of contract, contract law, its elements of offer and acceptance, Consideration, voidability, and discharge by performance or breach and instances of frustration, repudiation, revocation, illegality, and other vitiating factors and remedies of compensation, damages, and specific performance.

LAW 135: The Real Estate Law

Define explain and illustrate the concept of Land Law, real estates and interests in land, freehold titles, buying and selling registered and unregistered land, modes of acquisition of title to land, freehold and leasehold estates, trust titles, easements, usufructuaries, contractual encumbrances, freehold covenants and Torrens land settlement and registration systems.

LAW 136: Sale of Goods

Explore, define and explain the general principles relating to sale of goods, the extent to which general principles of contract are customized to fit this specific contract of sale, effect of Consumer Protection law on sale of goods, delivery, transfer of title, conditions of merchantability, suitability for the purpose and other statutory requirements, duties of the seller and the buyer , breach, frustration and remedies available respectively to the parties.

LAW 137: Saudi Arabia Legal System

Explain and describe sources and origins of laws applicable in the KSA, legislative process, administration of justice, types and hierarchies of courts and tribunals, legal institutions, advocacy , public prosecution, solicitor general and the ministry of justice.

LAW 138: Criminal Law

Define explain and illustrate codified types of crime inter alia against persons, property, the community, the crimes of strict responsibility, causation, responsibility of the offender and defenses.

LAW 139: Constitutional Law

Define explain and illustrate the concept of Constitutional Law, distinct characteristics of the constitution as a fundamental law, the relationship of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government vis a vis the constitution in different parliamentary democracies, challenging law'92s constitutionality, bill of rights, governance , organs of government and the limits of judicial review and remedies in constitutional litigation.

LAW 230: Intellectual Property

Explore, define, and explain the meaning of intellectual property, the international framework and municipal laws, patentability, patents` use, grants, infringement and revocation, copyright and related issues, designs registered or unregistered, trademarks and other image rights, confidentiality and trade secrets, computer technology and intellectual property and remedies in intellectual property litigation.

LAW 232: Company Law

Explore, define and explain companies as opposed to other business associations, the general principles and statutory requirements relating to formation of a company , different types of companies, capital of the company ,organs of the company and its stakeholders, publicly traded companies, oversight by capital market authority, trade and investment and the central bank as applicable , functioning of a company , board of directors` mandate , ordinary and extra-ordinary general meeting , protection of and investors, restructuring , merger , amalgamation, take over, dissolution and insolvency. The course focusses also on corporate liability, corporate governance, liability of the directors and that of the company and limitation of liability of the shareholders and exceptions thereof.

LAW 233: Islamic Finance

Introduction to institutions of Islamic finance focusing on banks and cooperative insurance, explain products of Islamic financing including Murabahah, Leasing or Ijara, Salam, Istisna`a, Tawarruq, Benevolent Loaning and Sukuk. Examining how different jurisdictions deal with Islamic banking and, the feasibility of Islamic banking and central banking regulation and Islamic banking.

LAW 234: Bills of Exchange

Explore, define and explain bills of exchange including cheques , bills of exchange and promissory notes, how different from each other these species of negotiable instruments are , how different they are from financial and trade documents, form and content of bills of exchange , the concept of negotiability and transfer of bills of exchange, rights and obligations of the drawer and the drawee, criminal and civil liability for dishonored cheques , bills of exchange in international trade and issues of conflicts of laws , parties to a negotiable instrument transaction and judicial enforcement of honoring payment of negotiable instruments.

LAW 235: Capital Market Law

Explain the goals and strategies of financial regulation, theory of financial markets , capital market law and regulation , authorized persons , intermediaries and brokers, market structure, issuer disclosure rules, trading on line , protection of investors, preconditions of listing , qualification periods, the capital market authority , the buying and selling of securities , the security depository center, types of tradeable security, the stock exchange market, brokers` regulation, investment funds , disclosure, manipulation and insider trading, price stabilization mechanism, special purpose entities, listed companies with accumulated losses, corporate governance, prudential rules, resolution of securities disputes, merger and acquisition, securities business regulation, authorized persons, market conduct, investment accounts and listing.

LAW 236: Banking Law

Explain the structure of banks, legal definition and privileges of banks, bank`s role as depository, current accounts, other specific accounts, clearance of cheques and other negotiable instruments, bank as payor, payment cards, bank as financier, bank securities and collaterals, guarantees, bank`s role in international trade, bank customer relationship, duty of confidentiality, money laundering and terrorism financing and prudential supervision.

LAW 237: Insurance Law

Explain the meaning of insurance, the nature of insurance and insurable interest, the contract of insurance, Insurance policy, payment of premiums, warranties and other terms of the policy, misrepresentation, fraud, non-disclosure, the loss, subrogation, indemnity, contribution, insurance companies, specific insurances; general principles relating to compulsory insurances, third party insurance and statutory regulation of insurance business and practices.

LAW 238: Law of Tort

Explain the meaning of Tort, difference between tort and other grounds of liability, general principles relating to Negligence, duty of care, neighbourhood concept. Causation, remoteness of damage, specific types of negligence, liability of public bodies, intentional torts against the person, torts against moveable and immoveable property, defamation and libel, malicious prosecution, stricter tortious liability, employer`s liability, vicarious liability, tortious liability of corporate persons, remedies in tort litigation and the comparative perspective of tortious liability and issues of jurisdiction and applicable law.

LAW 239: Labour Relations Law

Explain selection for employment, hiring, contract of employment, employer and employee rights and obligations, rights on the job, rights in the job, rights after the job, termination of employment, expiry of a fixed term contract, dismissal, redundancy, retirement, disciplinary dismissal, hours of work, leave of absence and types thereof, occupational hazards, equality of treatment, foreign and domestic workers, employer liability insurance, severance benefits, social insurance and pensionary schemes, collective Labour relations, trade unions, collective bargaining, freedom of association, collective labour contracts and effect therefore on individual employment contract.

LAW 240: Commercial & Consumer Law

This course introduces students to statutory and common law concerning business and consumer transactions. An overview of the laws of contracts and torts forms the basis of business and producer/consumer relationships. Discussion topics include sale of goods and consumer protection legislation; debtor-creditor relations; competition law; intellectual property rights and manufacturers' product liability.


LAW 291: Research Methods & Legal Research

The main objective of this course is to acquaint the student of law with the scientific method of social science research. This course is expected to provide the knowledge of the technique of selection, collection, and interpretation of primary and secondary data in socio legal research. Emphasis would be laid on practical training in conducting research in this course. By the end of the course the students are expected to develop a scientific approach to socio legal problems. They should be able to design and execute small scale research problems. The practical skill in conducting research will be evaluated on their performance in field research and workshops/seminars.

LAW 330: Muslims Family Law

Explain Islamic family law relating to marriage, competence to marry, contract of marriage, formal and essential requirements of validity, wedlock, parenthood, rights and obligations of the husband and wife inter se and vis a vis children, duty of maintenance and private accommodation, marital disputes, arbitration, extra judicial divorce, judicial separation, custody of children, obligation of the maintenance on the husband, grounds for judicial separation, who may file action for judicial separation, the effect of judgment for or against judicial separation and termination of my marriage by demise of spouse and the effects thereof.

LAW 331: Contracts of Guarantees

Explain the full range of legal issues that need to be encountered when dealing with guarantees and sureties, the statutory and contractual requirements that need to be met, the type of guarantee and the law and regulation that may apply to each type, differences of land and movables guarantees, corporate guarantees and mandate to issue such guarantees, terms of guarantee, renewable and nonrenewable guarantees, impact of debt restructuring, waiver, death or bankruptcy on the guarantee and comparative analysis with Islamic contracts of surety, Kefala, assignment, mortgage and pledge.

LAW 332: Jurisprudence

Explains the nature of jurisprudence, the meaning of law, classical positivist theories of law, pure theory of law, modern trends in analytical jurisprudence, theories of justice, sociological jurisprudence, American and Scandinavian realism, historical and anthropological jurisprudence, Economic theories of law, critical legal studies, and postmodernist jurisprudence.

LAW 333: Criminal Procedure

Explain rules and principles applicable in criminal Saudi courts, specifies inaugurator general principles, lodging of criminal action, Powers and procedures of interrogation, search, and detention, release on bail, criminal courts jurisdiction, trial procedure and maintenance of order in the court, public right and private rights, hearing and judgment, nullification of judgment, appeals, review and cassation, final and conclusive judgment, executable judgments and judgment issuance.

LAW 334: Muslims` Personal Property Law

Explain Islamic personal property law, effect of marriage on spouses` property rights as compared with other legal systems, familial financial rights and obligations of the spouses, rules of inheritance, rules of testaments and bequeathals, gifts and rules of endowment and trusts.

LAW 335: International Business Transactions

Explains and tackles legal issues that arise in export and import trade, describe the rules pertaining to finance of export trade, letters of credit, stand by letter of credit, documentary collection, applicable ICC Uniform Customs and Practices, transfer of export and import and responsibilities and risks of the seller, the financer, the carrier, the buyer and the in-transit insurer, Incoterms relating to CIF, FOB, C & F and other templates, resolution of disputes and overlapping of municipal law and international commercial law and ways and means to reconcile discrepancies.

LAW 336: Economic Crimes

Explain the concept of economic crime, focus on money laundering and financing of terrorism discuss the commercial fraud law and regulation, examine harboring of unlicensed commercial activities law and regulation, cover bribery, corruption and abuse of power law and regulation and explore insider dealing and market manipulation law and regulation.

LAW 337: Conflict of Laws

International Private Law, often referred to as 'Conflict of Laws', is that body of law which deals with disputes which involve the laws of more than one country because some of their constituent elements are connected with more than one such jurisdiction. Those elements might be the events which have given rise to the dispute, the locations which might be involved, or the residential location of the parties. The study of International Private Law is necessarily an exercise in comparative legal analysis. This course provides an advanced treatment of International Private Law consisting of three modules. The first, Jurisdiction, deals with the question of which of the state's courts will adjudicate the dispute. The second module, choice of law, deals with the question of whether the merits of the dispute will be resolved under the substantive law of the state of adjudication or under the law of another involved state. The third module, recognition of judgments, deals with the requirements under which the courts of one state will recognize /enforce a judgment rendered elsewhere.

LAW 338: Evidence Law

Explain procedural and substantive rules of evidence, burden of proof, judicial notice, standard of proof, weight of evidence, presumptions, types of proof, confession, admission, circumstantial evidence, material evidence, witness testimony, examination in chief, cross examination, reexamination, hostile witness, credibility of witness, impeachment, competence and compellability of witness, evidence of character, similar facts evidence, documentary evidence, expert evidence, opinion evidence and the difference between process of evidence under Common law ( accusatorial process) and Civil law(inquisitorial process).

LAW 339: Civil & Commercial Procedure Law

Explain rules and principles applicable in non-criminal Saudi courts, specifies rules of standing, service of notice, international jurisdiction of Saudi Courts, jurisdiction of kind and venue, procedure of case filing, presence and absence of litigants and representatives, trial procedure and order in the court, defences, joinder, enjoinder and interlocutory orders, stay, abrogation and abandonment of claim, rules of evidence and eventual judgment and revisions. This course is of a vocational nature indispensable for those planning to join any of the legal professions.

LAW 430: Domestic and International Arbitration

Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). overview of ADR methods, factors influencing the choice of arbitration, funding arbitration, professional ethics, approach of the courts to arbitration, the sanctions for refusing to engage in arbitration, recovery of arbitration fee in litigation, negotiation, and mediation, evaluation and conciliation, arbitral tribunal, arbitral award and orders, enforcement of settlement and awards and international arbitration.

LAW 431: Public International Law

This course is an introduction to the legal rules governing the conduct of states vis-'e0-vis other states, individuals, and international organizations, with special reference to major current events and issues. Topics include the nature, sources, and effectiveness of international law; the establishment and recognition of states; principles concerning state sovereignty, territory, and jurisdiction; the law of treaties; state responsibility; international criminal and humanitarian law; the use of force; terrorism; human rights; international trade and environmental law; and the law of the sea.

LAW 432: Legal Professional Ethics

Explain codes of ethics of lawyers and other members of the legal profession, lawyers` client relationship, conflict of interests, confidentiality, fee, professional privilege, third parties, authorization and matters that are ultra vires, UN standards for the judiciary, judges, members of public prosecutions and other legal officers.

LAW 433: International Economic Law

This course focuses on the law governing international trade as established by the World Trade Organization. It engages in an in-depth analysis of WTO rules and case law. The class will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the existing regime and discuss the difficulties in reforming the system. Besides focusing on the basic principles governing international monetary law, the world bank the international monetary fund and international regulation of the banking sector. The course will also examine specialized areas such as technical standards, agriculture, food safety, environment, and barriers to trade. In addition, the course will focus on the geopolitical tensions between major trading powers, particularly with respect to the US, EU, and emerging powers (China, India, Brazil).

LAW 434: Medical Law

This course focuses on medicine and the law. It explores the interrelationship of the two disciplines in areas such as morality, ethics, proof, and professional responsibility. Patient`s consent to treatment, confidentiality, genetic information, and duty of care are typical areas of interaction. Furthermore, ethical, and moral issues surrounding contraceptives, abortion and other fertility risks are considered. Likewise, childlessness and respective treatment of. in-vitro fertilization, donation and surrogacy are explored. Scientific research and use of human embryos in experimentation and the limits of such use are explained. Negligence and medical injuries are focused on under both statutory and general principles of liability. Medical evidence no doubt is crucial in the proof of sanity, insanity, diminished responsibility, causation, psychopathology, and other determinants of voluntary or involuntary action. Forensic medicine is of such an importance to law that it has developed into a discipline sui generis.

LAW 435: Internet and Cybersecurity Law

This course focuses on computer technology and the law. Focus is centered on transborder data flow and ways and means legislatures around the world are pursuing to protect against computer related crimes. The US and European Union amass the biggest arsenal of laws and regulation in this respect. The course is geared towards studying Saudi Arabia relevant law and regulations against a comparative background survey of legal protection in other countries. The scope of data protection is explored. Likewise, sectoral nature of the data to be protected and the varying degree of protection allocated to government data bases, energy, financial markets, children, medicine, industrial sector, biological research and intellectual property are respectively examined.

LAW 436: International Criminal Law

This course focuses on substantive and procedural rules relating to international criminal law. It engages in an in-depth analysis of nominate crimes of geocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and torture and war crimes. The course explains types of international criminal courts including but not limited to ad hoc criminal tribunals to deal with specific events constituting any of the crimes above. It also focuses on the permanent international criminal court established by the Rome statute. The course investigates elements of crime as mutatis mutandis applicable to international crimes. Acts by subordinate and superior are examined to know the limit if any of liability. Issues of jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, availability of domestic judicial redress are central to the discussion. Instances where the international criminal court takes cognizance of a crime are discussed. Original jurisdiction of the court and jurisdiction by referral from the UN Security Council is examined.

LAW 437: International Labour Standards

This course focuses on international labour conventions governing individual and collective Labour relations. The course aims to explain the conventions applicable to1. right to a job ,2. right in the job, 3.rights on the job ,4. rights after the job and 5. collective labour relations rights. Right to a job focuses on ILO conventions relating to selection for employment, equality of opportunity in employment and occupation and unemployment benefits. Rights in the job studies ILO conventions relating to protection against arbitrary termination of employment and redundancies and remedies thereof. Rights on the job comprise the bulk of employment rights including but not limited to wages, leaves, paternity and maternity rights, occupational safety, and hours of work. Rights after the job contrast ILO conventions relating to severance benefits, pensions, and social insurance. Collective labor relations rights will focus on 8 ILO fundamental conventions that are deemed binding on all states irrespective of ratification by any such states.

LAW 438: International Investment Law

This course focuses on the object and purpose of international investment law , history of international investment treaties, sources of international investment law, model treaties, investors and investments covered by the regime, the concept of investment, investment contracts, admission and establishment of foreign investment, fair and equitable treatment, full protection and security, protection from expropriation, access to courts, most favored nation treatment, transfer of payment, direct and indirect investment, investing in stocks, state responsibility, settlement of investment disputes and domestic investment laws and compatibility with international standards.

LAW 440: Summer Internship

(8 weeks, 320 hours, Full Time)

Intensive experience with a law firm or legal public or government agency. The purpose of a Law internship is to gain full-time practical work experience to apply and further your understanding of the legal term and topics covered in the law. During the internship, the student will remain in contact with the College and the designated internship Coordinator/Supervisor. The student will create a weekly log and summary of work activity. A final report is also required. In the course of the internship, the student must not violate the company’s policies on intellectual property and/or confidentiality and must abide by all other relevant government and company policies.  A mandatory advisement appointment with the College is required prior to registration.

LAW 441: Intellectual Property Law

This course explores, defines and explains the meaning of intellectual property, the international framework and municipal laws , patentability , patents` use , grants, infringement and revocation, copyright and related issues , designs registered or unregistered, trademarks and other image rights , confidentiality and trade   secrets, computer technology and intellectual property  and remedies in intellectual property litigation.


Law 231: Agency Law

Explore, define and explain the general principles relating to Agency Law, the extent to which general principles of contract are customized to fit this specific contract, rights and responsibility of the principal and agent, disclosed and undisclosed agency, rights of third parties vis a vis the principal and agent, ostensible agency, requirement of registration of commercial agencies and franchises.