Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits* to graduate, including the following:
- at least 3 classes from the following list:
- American Constitutional Law (2 cr)
- Business Enterprises (Introduction to American Business Law) (2cr)
- Civil Litigation for Foreign Professionals (2 cr)
- Contracts (2 cr)
- Professional Responsibility (International Legal Ethics) (2 cr)
- Common Law Reasoning and Writing (RWA) (2 cr)
- additional classes to total 24 credits.*
At least 12 credits will be offered in Dubai each year.
* M.J. students (students without a prior degree in law) must complete 26 credits (i.e., they must complete a 2-credit “Foundations of Law” class (offered online)).
2013-2014 Schedule of Classes:
2013 Summer Classes (Online ONLY) [Updated 5/14/13]:
- Foundations of Law (3 credits) - ONLINE: Weekly Assignments begin week of May 13, 2013 (must register by May 20, 2013) - Professor Brent Domann
- Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling (3 credits) - ONLINE: Weekly Assignments begin week of May 13, 2013 (must register by May 20, 2013) - Professor Jennifer Copland
- Global Risk Regulation: Food Focus (3 credits) - ONLINE: Weekly Assignments begin week of May 13, 2013 (must register by May 20, 2013) - Professor Al Alemanno
2013-2014 Fall/Spring Classes [Updated 5/9/13]:
- Comparative Family Law (October 3-6, 2013 (Thur 5:30pm -9:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm)) - Professor Melanie Jacobs
- International Business Transactions (November 7-10, 2013 (Thur 5:30pm -9:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm))
- Education, Democracy, and Globalization (December 5-8, 2013 (Thur 5:30pm -9:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm)) - Professor Kristi Bowman
- International Sale of Goods (February 6-9, 2014 (Thur 5:30pm -9:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm)) - Professors Brad Stone and Santiago Gonzalez-Luna
- Professional Responsibility (International Legal Ethics) (March 6-9, 2014 (Thur 5:30pm -9:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm)) - Professor Troy Brown
- Comparative/International Taxation (April 24-27, 2014 (Thur 5:30pm -9:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm)) - Professor Beverly Moran [UPDATED 5/13/13]
Students are guided by expert faculty and staff who have lived and practiced abroad, and who are eager to work with foreign-trained professionals who will bring their own diverse experiences and backgrounds to the Law College. Students receive personal academic and career advising to help them make the best possible curricular choices.
2012-2013 Schedule of Classes [COMPLETED]:
- Program Orientation
Business Enterprises (Introduction to American Business Law) (2 credits)
October 5-7, 2012 (Friday-Sunday). Times: Friday and Saturday (9:00am - 6:30pm); Sunday (5:00pm - 9:30 pm).
This course offers the fundamentals of American Business Law. Topics covered include agency principles, forms of business, corporate and capital structure, alternative dispute resolution, sales and e-commerce, product liability and consumer protection, and intellectual property.Professor Mike Lawrence, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs.
- Law Practice Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2 credits)
December 8-11, 2012. Times: Saturday & Sunday (3:00pm-9:30pm); Monday (1:00pm-6:00pm); Tuesday (4:00pm-9:30pm).
This course offers training in the evolving world of technology in legal service delivery and provides students with an understanding of these trends and how they might capitalize on them in modern law practice or in the development of their own legal technology. The course will include the one-day ReInvent Law Conference in Dubai on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the DIFC Centre for Excellence.Professors Renee Newman Knake and Daniel Katz.
- Common Law Reasoning and Writing (RWA-LLM) (2 credits)
December 7-10, 2012. Times (tentative): Friday (9:00am-7:00pm); Saturday & Sunday (9:00am-2:15pm); Monday (9:00am-12:00pm).
This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary for legal reasoning, research, and written communication in the United States common law system.Professor Sammy Mansour.
- Foundations of Law (2 credits)
January - April, 2012. Times: ONLINE. Weekly assignments begin week of January 7, 2012.
This online course, specially designed for international lawyers and professionals, provides an introduction to the American Legal System and American Jurisprudence. (Please NOTE: This class is REQUIRED for M.J. students; and is OPTIONAL for LL.M. students.)
- American Constitutional Law (2 credits)
Times: 1st Friday (11:00am-2:00pm) & Saturday (9:00am-2:00pm); Tuesday (6:00pm-9:30pm); 2nd Friday (1:00pm-6:00pm) & Saturday (9:00am-2:00pm).
The course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of the United States Constitution by surveying the Constitution’s approach to governmental structure and individual rights. Major topics include Federalism, Separation of Powers, Due Process, Equal Protection, and Freedom of Speech. .January 18-19; 22; 25-26, 2013.Professor Kevin Saunders
- Civil Litigation for Foreign Lawyers & Professionals
Times: Friday & Saturday (9:00am-5:00pm); Monday, Tuesday (5:30pm-9:30pm). (2 credits)
This course explains the litigation process in the United States, and is designed to equip foreign-educated professionals with the skills needed to manage lawsuits involving individuals and companies who do business in the United States. [Materials for this course will be posted on the password-protected website.] .
March 15-16; 18-19, 2013.[UPDATED 1/15/13]
Professor Nick Wittner
- International Corporate Governance: Agenda for the 21st Century
Times: Friday & Saturday (9:00am-5:00pm); Monday & Tuesday (5:30pm-9:30pm). (2 credits)
This course discusses current issues in corporate governance, offering a comparative perspective of the corporate experience in the United States and other jurisdictions around the world.
April 26-27; 29-30, 2013.
Professor Bruce Bean