Master's Degree in Archeology
The program of Law helps students develop their potentials, and improve their capacities in analytical, communication and research skills. The program allows students to build their understanding of legal ethics, professional responsibility and the role that law plays in society.
The Faculty of Law at Al-Quds University ranks near the top of all colleges and universities in Palestine. Many of those who are leading senior positions in both private and public sectors are the faculty graduates. The Bachelor of Law (LLB) is a four-year (eight-semester) degree for a full-time student. The (LLB) is made up of 144 credit hours. It is a combination of compulsory law courses, elective law courses, and college courses.
- Allow our students to develop knowledge in legal studies, providing them with an opportunity to focus on both fields of law (private law and Public Law)
- Build students’ personalities and improve their analysis skills and capacities in critical thinking.
- Provide our students with great opportunities to develop their technical skills and project planning for successful law career.
- Encourage our students to improve foreign languages, which in turn, enhances their writing skills and legal research.
- Engage law students with empirical research and law practices through training sessions and internship opportunities.
- A thorough understanding of the law, the ability to provide valuable advice and consultancy as a result of deep understanding of lawsuits and court decisions.
- The ability to formulate legal consultations, agreements, memorandums, and summons.
- Research skills, the use of range of sources, analysis of the facts and figures in order to produce reliable consultations and legal solutions.
- The development of students’ written and verbal communication skills, leadership skills, and persuasive clear language.
- For the acceptance of application, the applicant must provide evidence of having passed the General Secondary School Exam from one of the following streams: (Scientific, Human Silences, Entrepreneurship, and Sharia) with a minimum percentage average 75 undertaken in Palestine, or its equivalent from any foreign institution.
- The General Secondary School Exam must be acquired within maximum (3) years from the submission of the application.
- The applicant should not have been dismissed from Al-Quds University in the past years for academic or disciplinary reasons, or from any other University for disciplinary reason.
- Any other conditions determined and announced by university.
- Lawyers and legal advisors in private or public sectors.
- Legal researchers in academic institutions and non-governmental organizations.
- Judges and prosecutors
- Students have to successfully complete (144) credit hours of the academic plan, which includes the (5) following categories:
- Compulsory University Courses (28 Credits)
- Elective University Courses (6 Credits):
- Compulsory Collage Courses (25 Credits):
- Compulsory Department Courses (61 Credits):
- Elective Department Courses (24 Credits):
Introduction to Law: (0501111)
This course aims to educate students on ideologies of law and the philosophical underpinnings of the law, legal theories, legal rules, principal sources of law. The course also provides an overview of the major legal systems of the world, constitutions and constitutional systems of the world, the constitutional system of Palestine. The course aims also to provide an insight into the nature and function of law, to familiarize the students with legal concepts and terminology, also to develop an understanding of the nature and purposes of rights and duties in law. The course also focuses on principles and doctrines which underpin the core areas of law, including public law, and private law.
Constitutional Law and Political Systems (0502111)
The nature of the constitutional law and its relations with the other branches of law, the impact of the constitutional legal rules, the meaning of the constitution, its types, development and evolution. The course also addresses the constitutional governing systems, its constitutional and political various bases, the concept of democratic government, samples of current applied governing systems in addition to the newly democratic experience in Palestine.
Public International Law (0502151)
This course covers the definition of Public International Law, its nature, sources, and development, as well as the nature of its rules in addition to the persons of public international law, their duties and rights, particularly in relation to international responsibility.
Principles of Commercial Law (050113)
This course aims to provide you with the understanding of the commercial legal principles, definition of Commercial Law and its development, including the origins of our legal system, Commercial Law sources and features, commercial transactions, the definition of a merchant and its legal obligations, the commercial store. The course also provides a general overview of commercial contracts (mortgage, commission, shipping, and transport contracts).
Criminal Law (1) (0502132)
The definition of criminal law, its relation with other laws, its objectives, nature, sections, in addition to its emergence and development in Palestine. The course also included an in-depth review of the crime’s general theory, the detention of the crime, its types, elements, criminal responsibility and criminal association in addition to criminal sanctions (penalties, precautionary measures and its types).
Administrative Law (1) (0502112)
The definition of the administrative law, its sources and evolution. The distinction between the administrative law and other laws, administrative organization and the definition of public entities, its elements, types, legal organization. The course also deals with the elements of the administrative authority and the public authority properties in addition to the concept of administrative control, its types and its objectives and finally the judicial review over administrative control procedures.
Legal Terminology in English (1) (0500200)
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to basic legal terms and provide insight into worldwide legal systems, the various fields of law, root words, and government structures in different jurisdictions. Legal terms related to the legal proceedings will also be provided in the course. By the end of the course, students will be expected to build a vocabulary of common legal terms used with law firms, government sectors, court systems, and social services. Knowing legal terms will help students work their way through their professional careers.
Legal Research Principles (0500100)
Legal research methodology and how to solve theoretical and practical exercises in the course of legal studies. The theoretical exercises focus on the drafting of theoretical subjects and legal articles which braves the road for the drafting of more sophisticated legal researches such as the master’s or the doctorate’s thesis. While the practical exercises provide the students with the skills needed in order to conduct the needed analytical thinking and research such as commenting on legal texts or legal jurisprudence and providing legal opinion related to legal issues. Through the legal research principles, the students shall be able to practice the rational legal thinking without being under the influence of ideological effects or the descriptive literature logic or even the philosophical method of thinking.
Information Technology for Legal Professionals (0500202)
This course aims at providing the student with the basic and advanced skills needed to be able to deal with computers in addition to defining and explaining the meaning of modern technology terms and provide the student with ability to conduct legal research through legal data banks which would help students in their studies and also in their legal professional careers. Computer and Internet Cyber Crimes (0502342)
The concept of computer and internet crimes, the crime general theory and the crime social and legal concepts in addition to the computer crimes nature and elements.
Forensic Medicine (0502441)
Expertise in criminal matters , forensic medicine in relation to forensic reports , causes of death , finger prints , permanent disfiguration, burns , toxicology , sexual crimes , rape , abortion . The course also deals with forensic psychology, counterfeiting in addition to criminal investigation and crimes scene investigation.
Crimes Against the State’s Security (0502345)
The general rules governing such type of crimes, its nature, elements, requirements and its subject. The eternal and external security crimes in addition to comparative legislations dealing with such issues. The statue of limitations governing such crimes and the competent courts which try them and its constitutionality.
Complementary Criminal Law (0502356)
The concept of the complementary criminal law and the private criminal law in addition to the similarities and differences between these two laws and their relation with the general criminal law. The course deals with a number of various crimes which are governed by laws other than the general criminal law such as the weapons and explosives law, traffic law and dangerous substances and drugs law.
Aviation Law (0501243)
The definition of the aviation law its characteristics and resources in addition to the definition of the air transportation contract, its types, methods of proof, effects and the responsibilities of the carrier towards the goods and persons. The legal rules governing the movement of the aircrafts and issues related to its ownership, the aviators and flying over national and international airspaces.
New Emerging Contracts (0501341)
This course deals with European and US laws governing electronic trade in comparison with model laws issued by the United Nation’s Committee for International Commercial Law concerning electronic trade and electronic signatures. The course also analyzes Arab countries’ legislations governing electronic contracts, in addition to the Palestinian Electronic Trade and Transactions Law draft.
Legal Terminology in English (2) (0500300)
Legal terminology is the collection of words and phrases that have a peculiar use in the law profession. This course explains the different fields of law and the fundamental principles by which the governments exercise their authorities. Additionally. The course gives specialized attention to the terms and processes associated with both criminal law and civil law (contract law and tort law). Legal terms related to the legal proceedings and law cases will also be provided in the course. By the end of the course, students will be expected to build a vocabulary of common legal terms used legal agreements, memorandums, and summons.
Media and Press Laws (0502301)
Students will learn in this course about legal rights and obligations of journalists and media professionals in respect of media outlets, also their rights and obligations in respect of the principle of “Free Press”. The course also examines the legal regulation of the press, broadcasting, and other media, protections of journalists, restrictions imposed by law on media professions, cases of violation of Media and Press Law.
Sources of Obligations 0501112
The course deals with both sources of obligations, the voluntary sources (contract, and individual will), and involuntary sources (tort liability, beneficial act, and law). The course provides understanding of the definition of all sources, their nature, the theoretical existence and practical application of them in the Palestinian system. Starting with the contract as a voluntary source of obligation, its definition, formation, parties’ will, conditions of concluding a contract, validity, termination, liability in case of a contractual breach. Moving to the individual will also as a voluntary source, its definition, and nature. The course also deals with involuntary sources of tort liability, the course distinguishes between tortious and contractual liability, conditions of both liabilities and compensation. It also deals with unjust enrichment as a beneficial act, its definition, nature, and application. And finally, the course presents Law as an independent source of obligation in Palestine.
Rules of Obligations 0501211
This course deals with means of execution whether voluntary or compulsory, legal methods to protect execution (indirect lawsuits, imprisonment), rules of joint liability between creditors also between debtors, terminated obligations, impossible execution.
Rights in Rem 0501313
The course deals with principal and consequential rights, including ownership rights, its definition, limitations, protection, and its special types, the transfer of ownership between living persons and after death, rights stemming from ownership including the right of use, of benefit, and of reside.
Company Law 0501232
The course covers the provisions of applicable companies’ law and its relations with other applicable laws. It also provides an understanding of types of companies, its formation, registration process, and bankruptcy.
Commercial Notes (0501331)
The course provides an understanding of Commercial notes, the difference between commercial notes and banknotes and other endorsable notes, its functions, its legal nature, its establishment and evolution, its requirements, its use, the guarantees of its payment and its expiration.
Administrative Law (2) (0502212)
Administrative control and its most important elements, in addition to the administrative decision and its requirements, its withdrawal and nullification. The course also deals with administrative contracts and the elements distinguishing it from other forms of contracts. The rights of the administration in amending administrative contracts and annulling it. The concept of public servant in addition to the legal provisions which regulates his/her work and functions.
Private International Law (0501412)
This course deals with conflict of laws in a litigation against a foreign party before a special national court, the course defines private international law, its sources, and characteristics, how to solve conflicts of laws, the application of foreign laws before national courts, the recognition of foreign or international judgments by national courts, the general theory and rules governing personal status, citizenship, foreigners’ rights and obligations, disputes related to contracts and compensation.
Administrative Judiciary (0502411)
Defining the administrative judiciary, its evolution and what distinguish it from the regular judiciary. Defining the legality doctrine, its sources and limitations. The various models of supervision over the functions of the administration (administrative, public and judicial supervisions). Defining the nullification lawsuit, its components and the competent court which has the power to try such lawsuit
International Treaties Law (0502251)
The course covers the definition of international treaties law, the competency needed to enter into international treaties, and the conclusion of treaties, their application, amendment, and nullification. The course also covers the differences between bilateral and multilateral treaties, and how treaties are considered as part of the national laws after their ratification. Practical examples will be discussed such as the treaties concluded by the PLO with the various states and international organizations. The course will highlight both the Oslo and Cairo agreements as practical examples of such treaties.
International Human Rights Law (0502352)
The course covers the main concepts of human rights and the existing international sources which deal with human rights, such as international treaties and general comments/ recommendations, in addition to the evolving international law instruments such as obligatory rules and custom. The various categories of human rights such as the first-generation rights and the second-generation rights such as the right to work in addition to the third-generation rights such as the right to a clean environment will be covered. Additionally, the course will cover the legal tools available for the protection of human rights under contractual/treaty-based mechanisms, as well as charter-based mechanisms, such as the UN reporting system, state and individual complaints and commissions of inquiry. Other methods and tools such as economic sanctions and political pressure in addition to the use of force will be covered.
Criminal Law (2) (0502231)
The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the nature, origin, purposes, and sanctions of substantive criminal law. The course discusses the general principles of criminal law, elements of crimes, conditions of criminal defences, types of crimes, and constitutional limits on criminal law. Finally, the course examines legal case studies within the court system
Crimes against Persons (0502331)
The course includes a detailed study of crimes committed against persons such as homicide (all kinds of murder including to the aggravating and mitigating factors applicable), Topics may include: Assault, battery and bodily harm, and crimes committed against decency and public morals (such as rape, sodomy and adultery).
Civil Procedures Law (0501411)
This course defines the Civil Procedures Law, its sources, its evolution, and its relation with other applicable laws. It also provides an understanding of the Judicial organization including formation of courts, levels of litigation, litigation proceedings starting from filing a lawsuit up to judgment issuance.
Criminal Procedures Law (0502331)
This course covers the procedural and constitutional principles governing the court process in a criminal case, focusing on human rights and civil liberties during the investigation and trial periods. Topics within the course may include: bail and pretrial detention, searches, seizures, confessions. the preliminary hearing, the charging instrument, Criminal trial, confrontation rights, plea bargaining, and sentencing. The course examines prosecutorial discretion, legal and ethical issues surrounding the representation of criminal defendants, and the pervasive roles of race and poverty in the criminal legal system.
Law of Evidence 0501413
Introduction to the Law of Evidence, introduction to the course in theory and practice, explaining and analyzing the provisions regulating the methods of prove under the applicable Palestinian Law of Evidence, discussing courts decisions, practicing for moot courts.
Personal Status Law (1) (0501212)
Provisions governing engagement period, and marriage, including definitions, components, conditions, marriage contract, dowry, obligations of the parties of a marriage contract, the legal consequences of the birth of a child, divorce and its types, divorce conditions and effects, separation and its legal consequences.
Labor Law (0501311)
This course covers the provisions regulating employment relations between employers and employees in the private sector in Palestine. Scope of application of labor law, employment contracts and their main elements, understanding the difference between fixed term employment contracts and unlimited employment contracts, analyzing employment litigations.
Insurance Contract (0501412)
This course defines insurance contracts in general, their elements, regulation, it also defines specific insurance contracts including Autos, fire, life insurance, etc. Insurance companies, fund resources, obligations of the parties of an insurance contract, the evolution of insurance contracts in Arab countries and western societies, compensation of road accidents victims.
Named Contracts (0501312)
The characteristics of different types of named contracts in Palestine, the governing principles for each type. The course analyzes two major named contracts (the Sale, and the Lease contracts), their conditions, elements, obligations of contractual parties, examination and analyzing of judicial decisions related to these contracts.
The Graduation Research Project (0500400)
The course will deal with the methodology followed in writing legal researches and how to conduct a research and present the findings. The students are requested to prepare scientific research in one of the legal or sharia subjects under the supervision of one of the faculty members. The research has to be defended before a panel of faculty members. The course aims at developing the legal research skills of the students in addition to the legal drafting skills.
Intellectual Property (0501222)
Defining Intellectual property rights and its importance, including but not limited to commercial trademarks, author’s rights, commercial names and patents, the registration process of intellectual property rights, legal protection provided by national laws and international treaties.
Social Security Law (0501221)
Defining the social security system, its origins and evolution, diversity of its application methods in different countries, the covered groups and extent of insurance coverage for illness, work accidents, retirement, etc. the difference between compulsory and optional affiliation.
Personal and In-Rem guarantee 0501223
Definition of guarantee and its types, legal elements, obligations and pledges, expiration, the relationship between the guarantor and the debtor, also between the guarantor and the creditor, the right of the guarantor to sue the debtor for the guaranteed amount.
Real Estate Ownership (0501321)
Understanding and analyzing legal provisions regulating real estates in Palestine, its types, the registration process of a real estate, differences between settled and unsettled lands, valuation of properties, possession disputes, joint ownership of a land, joint ownership of buildings and flats. The course provides also an understanding of the Land and Water Law, and a review of related court decisions on the matter.
Law of Execution 0501322
Introduction to the execution department and its working mechanism, types of executable documents, the execution procedures, methods of compulsory execution, subjects and properties that may be seized, confinement of the debtor and its provisions.
The Philosophy of Law (0500101)
The course deals with a number of issues related to the philosophical aspects of the law through the discussion of old and modern legal texts. The issues under discussion range from the problems faced by the first legislators such as Hammurabi and how to move from general to specific, in addition to the relation between the law and politics and the aim of the law and it also deals with the legitimacy of the law from a religious prospective during the medieval ages. Finally, the course discusses the modern legal theories which try to answer the main question “what is the legitimacy of the law?”
Legal Clinic (0500301)
The legal clinic course is considered as the first and one of the rare practical courses in the law faculty curriculum. The clinic’s course works to build the human rights knowledge and skills for the law students through a series of focused lectures and trainings provided by well reputed human rights experts and partner organizations. As the course is combining theory and practice in teaching international law and human rights, the students are required during the course to attend 1 lecture per week, as to accomplish 40 hours of trainings. In addition to the educational program, the students are required to provide 4 hours of field work (legal services or human rights advocacy and documentation) during the two semesters.
Ethics of Legal Professions 0500303
The general ethical rules that govern legal professions, skills that lawyers needs to master, legal traditions and ethical rules that regulates the relation between judges and lawyers, also between lawyers and their clients and colleagues, lawyers’ obligations and rights. In addition to a thorough review of the International Law of Lawyering Ethics adopted by the General Assembly of the International-Lawyers Organization in Oslo 1956.
Practical Experience (0500401)
This is an academic activity which aims at introducing the students to the practical and real work environment by merging the theoretical learning with the practical one under the supervision of an expert and the coordination with the relevant faculty member/s. This course was created in order to respond to the academic needs of the students who need to know the practical aspects of the legal profession. This course is offered in the third and fourth years of the study.
Judicial Applications (0500402)
This course is composing of practical workshops related to legal procedures and pleadings before the courts which the students have to deal with after graduation. The course also includes the activity of sending students to the various courts in order to get acquainted with their various sections and departments and to attend real hearing sessions under the supervision of judges and related faculty members. The aim of the course is to create a relationship between the faculty and the judiciary.
Legal Drafting (0500403)
The logistical basis and rules which govern legal drafting in addition to the various drafting skills needed by legal professionals and the art of pleading before the courts and how to use the real language rules.
Moot Court (0500404)
The Moot Court course deals with the practical legal life by stimulating the criminal and civil trial sessions where the students play the various roles in the trials, they play the court’s panel, the defense and the plaintiff. Such exercises allow the students to gain practical experience while they are at law school.
Arbitration Law (0501441)
This course provides an insight to the provisions of the Palestinian Arbitration Law number (3) of 20000, in addition to the provision of the related international conventions and treaties such as the New York Convention of (1958), the UNCETRAL Rules of 1976, the general rules governing commercial arbitration, arbitration agreements and procedures. It also deals with the applicable law in arbitration cases and the arbitration award and its execution.
Modern Commercial Contracts (0501242)
This course deals with Lease Purchase Contracts and Factoring Contracts, their historical development, their evolution, their definition, the framework that governs these contracts, and their elements. The course also deals with the Ottawa convention of 1988.
Industrial and Commercial Properties: (0501424)
The course deals with Industrial and Commercial ownership, its protection, legal provisions of different eras that regulates the matter, during the Ottoman and Jordanian rule of Palestine. The course also deals with patents, commercial names, and trademarks, the registration process, and protection.
Banking Transactions (0501441)
This course defines commercial papers, their types, and characteristics. It also defines pledges, letters of credit, and credit cards, their nature and guarantees of fulfillment. The course also deals with Banks, its definition and bank transactions including but not limited to loans, and interests.
Law of the Sea (0501441)
This carouse deals with the creation of the law of the sea, its sources and the scope of its application, internal waters, territorial sea, water channels, closed sea, contiguous zone, continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone and the high seas and the nature of each zone. It also addresses the obligations and rights of the coastal states and other states in addition to the size of the continental rift, its legal nature in addition to the international gulfs. The problems and obstacles facing international sailing are also discussed. The course also deals with the concepts of high seas and the freedom of movement in such area and the nature of its natural resources.
The Legal Framework governing Bankruptcy (0501443)
Defining Bankruptcy, its conditions, and types, understanding and analyzing the legal provisions governing Bankruptcy, sanctions imposed on bankrupt merchants especially in a fraudulent bankruptcy. The course also highlights the effects of bankruptcy on creditors and others who might have rights before the bankrupted debtor.
International Trade Contracts (0501442)
This course aims to build international knowledge and understanding in the area of international trade, the course will analyze the causes and consequences of international trade and investment. It will also define the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, in addition to the international rules that governs the sale of good and its transportation. The course also discusses other international trade contracts of electronic trade, export and import.
International Commercial Transactions (0501443)
The course aims on the core concepts and techniques for entering the international marketplace, it presents basic issues of international transactions and business, the relation between national and international legal systems in regard of commercial transactions, multinational relations and rules governing multinational relations and companies. The course also discusses the role of national courts, commercial arbitration. It also provides an understanding of international trade conventions and treaties, international joint venture contracts, foreign investments, international loans agreements.
Personal Status Law (2) (0501422)
This course aims to provide a full understanding of the rules governing inheritance and other rights related to the deceased estate, it also provides an understanding of different types of assets, the unborn children inheritance, the definition of the will.
Personal Status Issues for Non-Muslims (0501324)
This course deals with legislations governs personal status issues for non-Muslims of the book (Christians and Jews), the sources of these legislations, the concept of marriage according to their religions, elements of marriage contract, obligations and its consequences. The course also deals with the concept of divorce, child custody, child support, inheritance provisions.
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (0501421)
This course provides a definition of Islamic jurisprudence, its objectives, a historical overview, its evolution, existing literature on the matter. The course also aims to build a good understanding of the Sharia rules and their interpretation. It also deals with competition issues pursuant to Sharia rules, its limitations, and types.
Public Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (0502321)
The course covers principal human rights and their evolution throughout history, the various philosophical and political schools and their approaches to human rights (capitalism, socialism). The course also deals with the various types of public rights and fundamental freedoms, the international conventions and organizations dedicated to their protection in addition to the constitutional protection provided for such rights and liberties.
The Judicial Authority Law (0502322)
This course deals with the Judiciary as one of the three branches of government, it addresses the constitutional framework which given the judiciary in Palestine and other countries. It highlights the concept of the judicial independence and the legal guarantees provided in practice and by law for such independence. The course also deals with the specific provisions of the Judicial Authority Law of 2002 in relation to the appointment of judges and prosecutors, their promotion, secondment, discipline and retirement. It also deals with the composition of the Judicial Council, its functions and relations with the Ministry of Justice in addition to an overview of the Regular Courts’ Formation Law of 2001.
Law Local Administration (0502221)
This course deals with the main concepts of administration or local governance that is centralization versus decentralization, the advantages and disadvantages associated with each concept. It also deals with the mechanisms and rules governing the establishment of local councils and entities and the relation between such entities and the central authorities. The role of the local authorities in administrating public facilities and how to enhance the services provided for the locals in the various regions.
Public Administration (0502223)
The definition of public administration and the components of the administration process such as planning, organization and supervision. It also deals with the evolution of the administrative concepts and the relation between the public administration and the administrative law.
Public Finance and Tax Law ((050222
This course tackles the rules which govern the income, outcome and the public budget in addition to the principles of public finance and the taxation theory, its objectives and the financial and tax provisions governing incomes. The role of taxes in providing the necessary balance between the collection of revenues and the realization of social justice.
Comparative Constitutional Systems: (0502222)
This course aims at deepening the understanding of the constitutional system applied in Palestine by comparing such system with other international constitutional systems applied in various countries. The course also deals with the subjective and procedural tools used by the courts in the various countries in order to apply the constitutional provisions and decide upon the constitutionality of the various laws and decisions. The differences between the absolute and restricted constitutional provisions and how the jurisprudence and the courts interpret such provisions especially in cases related to public rights and liberties.
The Islamic System of Governance (0502225)
The concept of the state and its modern elements, the people who have the power to decide, the pledging of obedience, elections, constitutional reform, legal state, political legitimacy in addition to the concept of the rule of Islamic jurisprudence (sharia) and how to apply it in modern states. The course also deals with the delegation of authority, the limitations imposed on the state’s powers and the constitutional penalties provided when there is an abuse of power by the ruler such as withdrawal of confidence.
The Constitutional Judiciary (Constitutional Review) (0502322)
The course defines the constitutional review, its various applications and types in the various legal systems, in addition to the historical development of the constitutional review in Palestine, the composition of the Supreme Constitutional Court its administration, jurisdiction, the obligations and rights of its justices and the procedures followed before such court. The course also deals with the judgments issued by the Constitutional Court, its effects and the time frame for its execution.
The Legislations Governing the Security Apparatuses (0502323)
This course deals with the legal framework governing the Palestinian security forces. The course examines the tasks given to the different security sectors, its power, the responsibilities toward the society. The course also deals with the rules governing the appointment and discipline of security personnel, as well as, the administrative and financial management of such forces.
The Professional Unions Law (0502324)
The course defines concept of the legal person and its various types in addition to the effects resulting from the public nature of such persons and the differences between it and the labor unions. The course also deals with the legal adjustment of professional union and its decisions, in addition to the value of such decisions and the legal rules governing the Bar Association and other unions.
Civil Service Laws and Regulations (0502421)
This course deals with the historical development of the civil service in Palestine and the deference between the civil service rules and the labor law ones. The course also explains the specific legal rules stated in the Civil Service law number (1998) and the regulations issued in accordance with it. Thus, the course deals with the appointment, promotion, discipline, transfer, termination of the civil servant. The course also deals with the provisions of the Retirement Law of 2005 and the retirement right it provides for the retiree and his/her family.
The Israeli Legal System (0502421)
This course explains the historical background of the Israeli legal system and how it absorbed the pervious legal systems that were in place (the Ottoman and the British legal systems) and how it abandoned such systems later. The Israeli legal system, the organization of the courts, its jurisdictions and its role in monitoring the state’s institutions in addition to the religious courts and the High Court of Justice.
Political Economy (05002)
This course defines the Political Economy and explains its importance, development and the studies related to it. It also deals with the relation between the political economy and other sciences.
Crimes against Property (0502242)
This course provides students with a general idea about crimes committed against property through Identifying the required elements for such crimes, and understanding the rationale for penalizing property crimes. Such crimes are larceny, burglary, robbery, embezzlement, vandalism, and deception.
Corruption Crimes (0502243)
This course aims to give students a strong understanding of legislations governing corruption in Palestine, as well as, the framework for the international fight against corruption. The course would help students to understand the types of corruption that exist in both the public and private sectors, the means by which a variety of legal tools and non-traditional remedies may be used to reduce the frequency and impact of corrupt activities, and the Constitutional and statutory obstacles that are implicated by such approaches. It also sheds light on the institutions tasked with combating corruption.
International Criminal Law (0502244)
This course deals with the crimes stated in the national penal code which have a foreign or international element. It also addresses the jurisdiction of the national courts in trying crimes committed outside the state’s international boundaries or committed in other countries’ lands. The course also deals with all the jurisdictional issues stemming from crimes committed by one state’s citizens within the territories of another state.
Principles of Criminology (0502343)
The course examines the complex interaction between culture factors, law, power and equity that contribute to maintaining social order. It addresses the development of legal systems from the social science perspectives of anthropology and sociology, and the development and maturation of formal justice systems (enforcement, adjudication and corrections) which act coercively against rule violators. The course provides students with knowledge on selected criminological theories, including systematic study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system in Palestine.
Rehabilitation and Correction Law (0502344)
This course examines the fundamental principles of the rehabilitation and correction philosophy applied within the criminal justice system. It also discusses the various types of criminal penalties and precautionary measures imposed by the criminal court judges.
Criminal Psychology (0502341)
This course defines psychology science and its various fields in light of the crime and punishment and social science. It also discusses the psychological, biological and social factors that affect criminal conduct. The course also discusses the effect of mental illness on criminal conduct and criminal liability.
International Organizations (0502261)
This course aims at exploring the efforts exerted for the establishment of an international system and the objectives of such system. It also explains the establishment of the international organization, its finances and legal personality; it also tackles the United Nations, its objectives, organizational structure, various agencies, in addition to other international and regional organizations such as the League of Arab States, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the European Union.
Diplomatic and Consulate Law (0502262)
This course deals with diplomacy and its historical development, the central apparatus which deals with all foreign affairs and the development of the diplomatic representation and the rules governing it. It also deals with the establishment of diplomatic missions and the appointment of diplomats, their immunities and privileges. The course also tackles the consular missions and the rules governing such representation, the immunities and privileges provided for consulates according to the law, the special missions before international organizations and conferences in addition to the special envoys sent by certain states for certain purposes.
International Humanitarian Law (0502361)
This course defines international humanitarian law, its nature and the principles it is based on. The course also explains the differences between international humanitarian law and the human rights law; it also covers the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and other relevant conventions and customs that cover acts of war and occupation, in addition to the applicability of such provisions and rules to the occupied Palestinian territories.
The International Trade Law (0502362)
The course defines international trade law, its development, sources and relationship with other laws. The course also includes thorough discussions and practical application of the various sources of the law such as international treaties and agreements, international customs and contracts. The course also defines the elements of international trade contracts, its drafting and the negotiations leading up to such contracts. There will be also a study of some of the new related contracts such as information technology contracts.
International Refugee Law (0502462)
The course defines the different types of refugees (refigures, regional and diplomatic), in addition to the rights given to political asylums. The course also tackles the various international organizations which deal with refugee issues in addition to the obligations of the political refugee towards the host country and his/her country of origin. The course also highlights the right of Palestinian refugees of return and compensation, as well as the legal value of UN resolutions concerning the Palestinian refugees.
International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage (0502461)
This course defines the protection of cultural heritage and its development throughout history, the legal rules protecting such heritage in times of peace and war, the international tools available for such protection and the illicit trafficking of cultural heritage. The course also highlights the international efforts directed towards the protection of cultural heritage and the role that the UNESCO plays in this regard.
International Environmental Law (0502263)
This course covers the definition of the legal protection of the environment, its development, resources, how it contributed to the establishment of an environmental eco balance and the penalties imposed by the national and international laws for violating such balance, in addition to international cooperation in the area of environmental pollution.
Water Laws (0502363)
This course discusses the legal rules governing the use of international ground waters in addition to the national legal systems regulating the use of such waters. It also tackles the issue of international treaties and the amendment of international boundaries due to ground waters, the UN 1997 treaty related to the use of international water passages for non-sailing purposes.
Interim Justice (0500205)
This course discusses the legal, moral, political and social obstacles which arise at the end of conflicts between states or the ousting of an oppressive regime and the transformation of courtiers from dictatorships to democracies. The course also highlights the mechanisms usually used in order to deal with human rights violations which occur during wars such as trials and the creation of investigation committees. The course includes a study of practical such as the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.