College of Science and Theoretical Studies

College of Science and Theoretical Studies

College of Science and Theoretical Studies

​Introduction​

Law program was established by the College of Science and Theoretical Studies to provide a unique study plan that follows the legislative developments and creates interactions between the legitimate rules and regulation rules. Also, to ensure the development of students' skills by educational and technological means, in order to build specialized and qualified graduates to participate in various development sectors.

 

Justifications for offering the program

The justifications for Law program include:

A. In recent years the kingdom has witnessed legislative and judicial developments, represented in the legislative side of the organization to update and complete the legislative structure to cover the various financial, economic and social activities, as well as environmental justice legislation and the accompanying restructuring of the courts and the institutions of the judiciary.

B. The growing role of the Kingdom on the Arab, regional and international arenas has led to an increase in the size and quality of the international conventions that the Kingdom has joined, which became part of the Saudi legal system.

C. The urgent need for the expansion of the legal studies on the one hand, and the need to develop the structure of the existing legal studies.

Objectives​

To be in line with international academic and scientific development in the fields of science and theoretical studies which international universities have reached.

Qualify the graduates and to provide them with learning skills that enables them to establish their competitive capability in the fields of science and theoretical studies.

Promote the students' experience, thus enabling them to acquire a wider scientific experience in their fields of specialization.

Contribute to filling the lack of scientific and practical qualified national cadres to achieve self-sufficiency.

Support continuous development by establishing national and international partnerships (cooperation).

Study duration

12 academic levels -128 study hours.

Program outcomes

Students after finishing this program are expected to:

Be knowledgeable about the Saudi legal environment in all legislative, regulative and judicial fields. This will promote competence in the field for students to achieve high qualifications.

Develop the ability to take independent action in order to deal scientifically and professionally with legal cases.

Meet the labor market needs for legal cadres who are scientifically and practically qualified.

Be capable of understanding the specificities of the Saudi legal system, which is based on Sharia regulations. Also, to be capable of involvement across a range of commercial, financial, administrative and social fields.

Contribute to spreading legal awareness in the society that reflects on the country in a positive manner.

Prepare qualified graduates who are able to deal with the regulations of international laws and reconcile these laws with the Saudi law that is governed by Islamic Sharia as well as applying the laws to local and international sectors.

Prepare national cadres who are able to give legal consultations and plead in courts within and outside of Saudi Arabia.

Become familiar with the rules, mechanisms and requirements of international trade, which corresponds with the important role that Saudi Arabia holds in international trading.​

Employment opportunities for graduates

Graduates can work or contribute to one of the following sectors:

Within legal departments of all Government sectors, both civil and military.

At the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution.

Legal positions in the Ministry of Justice.

As part of the bureau of experts at the Council of Ministers and the Sharia​ Council.

Within legal departments in large companies.

Working as an attorney.

Legal adviser to a private sector enterprise.

Supporting positions within the judiciary.

As secretariats of committees with jurisdiction.

Within government bureaus and national associations concerned with human rights.

Occupying diplomatic and administrative positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Within those international and regional organizations that have been joined by the Kingdom.

The basis of the study plan

The content of the program's decisions has been selected, categorized and defined through specific considerations to give it uniqueness and excellence, while keeping the basic structure of any bachelor's degree program in law. These considerations are in the following:

Inclusion of the basic courses that the graduate of law be familiar with.

Modifying the description of some traditional courses' titles to suite the developments of legal sciences.

Developing of some courses (the important courses) that will give the program more uniqueness and excellence, like specializing the course on international rules governing international trade (international trade law), as well as putting the “Intellectual Rights course" which focuses on the rights of the author which is a matter of importance locally and internationally. Also, inclusion the “insurance law" course, where the course is not limited to deal with the insurance contract as usual in other programs, but also deals with the entire legal regulation of insurance in the Kingdom, which has received legislative attention and has a special and independent judiciary in the Kingdom. Besides the development of the skill courses (item 6).

Preparing the contents of all courses to coincide with the legal and practical reality of the Kingdom, and to reflect the recent major developments, where the Kingdom has recently significant legislative and judicial developments (for example, courts and judicial institutions have been structured, recognized, modified and developed, and a very large number of regulations have been issued over the last five years). And the study plan is characterized by the fact that the course content reflects the current Saudi legal reality in all its legislative, judicial and executive components in a manner that makes it unique in offering other bachelor programs offered by public or private universities, this gives the graduate of this program an important advantage when engaging in professional work, as this feature makes them a quickly adapt to work requirements in various activities of the public and private sectors.

The program gives the student at the last levels (eleven and twelve) to choose the courses to be studied which suits his/her desires, these choices are a prelude to the graduate studies and we have to take into account that the choices are limited (choose one of two courses at the 11th and 12th levels), so that an adequate number of students are available in each elective course, thus facilitating the organization and implementation of elective courses.

Specializing skill courses that focus on the development of students' personal abilities and skills in the various legal fields: the (Principle of legal drafting) course and its various types, and the (principle of scientific research) course.

Ensuring that the courses is arranged at different levels of study, so that the courses of general nature precedes the courses of a special nature. So that there is a logical sequence in the study. This logic is also used in determining the courses that are considered as a prerequisite for the study of another course that is required to pass first, so that there is consistency and sequencing of academic methodology in the program of the study will have positive effects at the graduate level ( look at the list of courses that are prerequisites for the study of other courses linked to and consequent).

Courses with legitimate content take one of two forms: Shari'ah courses: they are those that appear through the name of the same course (introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence, Family law, Inheritance, Wills and Hold the thing to the public , Principle of Jurisprudence) in addition, there are many courses that include legal and jurisprudential rules (the contract provisions, general criminal law, special criminal law and civil ability), including guarantees in Islamic jurisprudence, guarantees in kind and personal, zakat and taxes, property and funds.

Except the courses with an international character, and the courses selected above, all other courses are devoted to the study of the Kingdom regulations, especially the basic systems (constitutional law), and commercial regulations (courses of different commercial law), as well administrative regulations (administrative law courses, administrative judiciary, administrative contracts), the labor system, as well as judicial systems and taxes.

Above shows that the program reflects a certain balance of the following courses:

Basic General Courses. (Legitimate and regulation).

Specialized Courses, covers various courses. International Law Courses.

Skill Courses

Legal Thought Courses ( Contemporary Law System, History of Law - and Criminology and Punishment

University requirements: (26) credit hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG 003 English Skills 8 No previous course required
MATH 003 Fundamentals of Math 3 No previous course required
COMM 001 Communication Skills 2 No previous course required
CS 003 Computer Essentials 3 No previous course required
CI 001 Academic Skills 3 No previous course required
ISLM 101 Introduction to Islamic Culture I 2 No previous course required
ISLM 102 Introduction to Islamic Culture II 2 No previous course required
ISLM 103 Introduction to Islamic Culture III 2 ISLM 101
ISLM 104 Introduction to Islamic Culture IV 2 ISLM 102
Total 26
Department requirements: 96 credit hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law121 Introduction to Law 3 Pass the first and second levels
Law122 Constitutional Law 3 Pass the first and second levels
Law123 Criminology and Punishment 3 Pass the first and second levels
Law211 Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence 3
Law212 History of Law 3 Law121, Law123
Law 213 Contract Provisions 3 Law121, Law211
Law 214 Administrative Law 3 Law121, Law122
Law221 Public Criminal Law 3 Law121, Law123
Law222 Civil Responsibility 3 Law121, Law211, Law213
Law223 Commercial Law 3 Law121, Law213
Law 224 Judiciary and Evidence 3 Law121, Law211
Law225 Public International Law 3 Law121, Law122
Law311 Labor & Social Security Law 3 Law121, Law213
Law312 Administrative Judiciary 3 Law121, Law122, Law214
Law313 Civil Contracts 3 Law121, Law211, Law213
Law314 Inheritances, Wills & Endowment 3 MATH003, Law121, Law211
Law315 Ligation Proceedings 3 Law121, Law224
Law321 Debt Guarantees 3 Law121, Law211, Law213, Law 223
Law322 Property & Money 3 Law121, Law211, Law213
Law323 Commercial Contracts & Operation of Banks 3 Law121, Law213, Law223
Law324 Special Penal Code 3 Law121, Law123, Law221
Law325 Family Law 3 Law121, Law211
Law 411 Commercial Papers 3 Law121, Law213, Law223, Law323
Law 412 Zakat & Taxes 3 Law121, Law211
Law 413 Administrative Contracts 3 Law121, Law213, Law214
Law 414 Principles of Jurisprudence 3 Law121, Law211
Law415 Intellectual Property 3 Law121, Law223, Law322
Law421 Penal Procedures 3 Law121, Law123, Law221, Law224, Law315, Law324
Law422 International Private Law 3 Law121, Law213, Law315
Law423 Law Enforcement 3 Law121, Law213, Law223, Law315, Law325, Law411
Law424 Maritime and Air Law 3 Law121, Law213, Law222, Law223
Law425 Research Methods 3 All level 1-11 courses
Total 96
Elective Courses: 6 credit hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law416 (Optional) *The student at this level chooses only one elective course International Trade law 3 Law121, Law213, Law223, Law321, Law323
Law417 (Optional) *The student at this level chooses only one elective course Principles of legal drafting 3 Law121, Law213, Law313, Law315
Law426 (Optional) *The student at this level chooses only one elective course Insurance Law 3 Law121, Law213, Law222
427 قنن (Optional) *The student at this level chooses only one elective course Contemporary Law system 3 Law121, Law212
Total 6
Requirements

University Requirements (26 credits):

They are mandatory courses for all undergraduate students, which are the CFY courses in addition to Islamic culture courses.

Department Requirements (96 credits):

They are mandatory courses and are considered a prerequisite to study other courses.

College Elective Requirements (6 credit hours):

The student shall study two elective courses (four courses), so that the student selects one elective course at level 7 from these(International Trade Law Law 416 or legal drafting principles 417) and another one  at level 8 from these (Insurance Law Law 426 or Contemporary Legal Systems 427).

Credits Hours for Graduation: 128 Credit hours

Year 1 :level 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG 003 English Skills 4
CS003 Computer Essentials 3
CI 001 Academic Skills 2
Total 9
Year 1 : level 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG003 English Skills 4
MATH003 Fundamentals of Math 3
علم 001 Communication Skills 2
Total 9
Year 1 : level 3
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law121 Introduction to law 3 Passing the first and second semesters
Law122 Constitutional Law 3 Passing the first and second semesters
Law123 Criminology & Punishment 3 Passing the first and second semesters
ISLM101 Introduction to Islamic Culture I 2 Passing the first and second semesters
Total 11
Year 2 : level 4
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law211 Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence 3
Law212 History of Law 3 Law121, Law123
Law213 Contract Provision 3 Law121, Law211
ISLM102 Introduction to Islamic Culture II 2 ISLM101
Total 11
Year 2 : level 5
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law214 Administrative Law 3 Law121, Law122
Law221 Public Criminal Law 3 Law121, Law123
Law222 Civil Responsibility 3 Law121, Law211, Law213
Law223 Commercial Law 3 Law121, Law213
Total 12
Year 2 : level 6
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law224 Judiciary & Evidence 3 Law121, Law211
Law225 Public International Law 3 Law121, Law122
Law311 Labor & Social Security Law 3 Law121, Law213
ISLM103 Introduction to Islamic Culture III 2 ISLM101
Total 11
Year 3 : level 7
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law312 Administrative Judiciary 3 Law121 , Law122, Law214
Law313 Civil Contracts 3 Law121, Law211, Law213
314 law Inheritance, Wills, Endowment 3 Law121, Law211, MATH003
ISLM104 Introduction to Islamic Culture IV 2 ISLM102
Total 11
Year 3 : level 8
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law315 Ligation Proceedings 3 Law121, Law224
Law321 Debt Guarantees 3 Law121, Law211, Law213, Law 223
Law322 Property & Money 3 Law121, Law211, Law213
Law323 Commercial Contracts & Operation of Banks 3 Law121, Law213, Law223
Total 12
Year 3 : level 9
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law324 Special Penal Code 3 Law121, Law123, Law221
Law325 Family Law 3 Law121, Law211
Law411 Negotiable Instruments 3 Law121, Law213, Law323, Law223
Law412 Zakat & Taxes 3 Law121, Law211
Total 12
Year 4 : level 10
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law 413 Administrative Contracts 3 Law121, Law213, Law214
Law414 Fundamentals of Jurisprudence 3 Law121, Law211
Law415 Intellectual Property 3 Law121, Law223, Law322
Law421 Criminal Procedures 3 Law121, Law123, Law221, Law224, Law315, Law324
Total 12
Year 4 : level 11
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law422 Private​ International Law 3 Law121, Law213, Law315
Law423 Execution Law 3 Law121, Law213, Law223, Law315, Law325, Law411
Law416 (Optional) *The student at this level chooses only one elective course International Trade law 3 Law121, Law213, Law223, Law321, Law323
Law417 (Optional) *The student at this level chooses only one elective course Principles of legal drafting 3 Law121, Law213, Law313, Law315
Total 9
Year 4 : level 12
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
Law424 Maritime and air law 3 Law121, Law213, Law222, Law223
Law 425 Research Methods 3 All courses for levels 1-11
Law426 (Optional)* The student at this level chooses only one elective course Insurance Law 3 Law121, Law213, Law222
Law427 (Optional)* The student at this level chooses only one elective course Contemporary Law system 3 Law121, Law212
Total 9
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