Introduction

Program Aims

  • Providing the Bahraini society with specialized experts who are equipped with the cultural and legal knowledge in the legal field.
  • Creating a suitable environment to develop the scientific abilities and employment skills and direct them towards creativity and innovation in the legal field.
  • Developing legal scientific research skills and the ability to prepare research and reports to serve the communities in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf.
  • Developing the (creative, critical and analytical) thinking, communication and group work and self-evaluation in all legal fields.
  • Preparing and qualifying learners and developing their ethical and scientific abilities to enable them to transfer them to the higher educational stage which is the MA. Degree in law in order to be qualified to work in the academic institutions of the teaching sector.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program philosophy

 

First: The lecture method (Delivering):

It is a method which depends on delivering information to the students by the course instructor accompanied by using the board in organizing and simplifying some ideas. In this method, the learners are the receivers and the teacher is the center of the educational process.

 

Second: The discussion and dialogue method:

This method depends on managing an oral dialogue by the instructor during the teaching process with the aim of getting new information or data.

 

Third: The problem-solving method:

In this method, the instructor discusses a problem with his/her students and explains its dimensions. Then, he/she directs the students to the steps and processes that lead to solving this problem through stimulating them to think and retrieve the information related to the problem and then the instructor assesses the solution arrived at by the students. Thus, there are three stages in this method: Provision, direction, and assessment. The instructor classifies the students into groups for the sake of considering individual variations.

 

Fourth: The teaching method in which the instructor and student interact includes:

  • Class discussion:
     The instructor introduces a subject, a question or a problem and asks the learner to discuss it and give an opinion about it and try to arrive at a solution.
  • Group discussion:

The instructor classifies the student into small groups each with a leader. Then, he/she introduces a subject or an issue and asks the students to discuss it and to try to arrive at a solution that reflects the group point of view.

  • The dialogue method:

The instructor raises doubt about a particular point or subject and then generates ideas through question until the student arrives at certainty after being doubtful.

  • Individual and group projects:

The instructor suggests a group of work projects and asks the students with shared interests to participate in a particular project and then complete it at the specified time or assign a project to each student.

 

Fifth: The experimental method under the supervision of the course instructor includes:

  • The legal clinic in which the student provides legal consultancies to clients in the pre-trial phase and during the course of the claim. This means that the legal practice will be as a law firm or a legal school where students and the clients will interact with each other as if they are in a real legal situation. This legal practice will be under the supervision of lawyers specialized in training students and the student will be subject to a valid exam.
  • Practical training in which the learner is involved in work experience to acquire a specific educational experience or a particular skill such as working in the ministries, bodies,        and institutions in the public and private sectors.

Career Opportunities

The practical and scientific skills that the students acquire during their study in the college of law will enable them to work in the various professional and administrative fields. Through its programme which is based on scientific bases, the university has taken into consideration the specialization that the student should be familiar with.

 

The student may work in a number of different fields the most important of which are:

 

  • Working in offices and institutions that are concerned with legal affairs such as legal offices, companies, institutions, and the international and local legal consultancy offices.
  • Working as a lawyer.
  • Working in the field of public prosecution.
  • Working in the field of jurisdiction.
  • Working in the legislative institutions such as the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council.
  • Working in the international relations institutions and the Diplomatic Corps.
  • Working in various governmental institutions, the commercial institutions and companies and the other local and international economic institutions.