Studying Law Course

The United Arab Emirates is a country located in the southeastern portion of the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. It is close to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan. The country has a diverse cultural makeup, including one that is divided by various emirates, or principalities, all of which are quite different ethically. Known as one of the richest parts of the world due to the oil reserves present there, this area is growing in terms of legal needs. For those who wish to study and learn the legal system here, there are often key job openings available.

A Law course will provide students the skills required to practice in law, such as mooting and pro bono work. Students might study law in relation to specific areas like family, commerce, or finance. As a law student, you will tackle the fundamental questions facing society, develop understanding of key areas of English, European and International law and investigate and evaluate ideas such as fairness, justice and equality.

Local lawyers and firms

Local lawyers must meet the following criteria to obtain a practising certificate:

  • Be a UAE national.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Hold a certificate from an accredited university or higher institute.
  • Have carried out at least one year of continuous practical legal training.

In addition, each Emirate has its own requirements for local lawyers wishing to obtain a practicing certificate. A list of practitioners is held by the relevant regulator, that being the Ministry of Justice for all Emirates except for Dubai, where the regulator is the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. Therefore, practitioners in Dubai would need to register with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department to practice in Dubai, but would also need to register with the Ministry of Justice in order to practice in other Emirates.