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The Faculty of Law at Sohar University offers two of the most important and distinguished programs that are taught in Arabic at the university. Although the faculty has recently been established, it attracts increasing numbers of Omani and Arab students annually. Currently, the Faculty of Law has 497 students enrolled in the Bachelor Program. There are also 20 students in the Master’s Program, who are supervised by 10 academic staff members. The academic staff of the Faculty hold academic qualifications and experience from prestigious and internationally recognized universities and strive to prepare qualified generations to meet current and future legal challenges.
The faculty seeks to qualify students to build a balanced personality that is capable of advancing society. It provides them with the applied skills necessary to practice the legal and judicial professions and develops research capabilities for students to pursue higher educational opportunities. The Faculty of Law has a moot court with high-tech infrastructure that provides students with a unique experience to simulate the practical application of law in real-life settings. By presenting practical cases, students play the various roles of the parties in a legal case. The Faculty also organizes annual workshops and training courses in various branches of law, thus contributing to the consolidation of the principles of rights, justice, and the rule of law. Lecturers from outside Sohar University are invited for dialogue sessions on new legislation in Oman. Academic visits to courts, institutions, and public prosecution departments are arranged in a bid to link the theoretical knowledge of the students with practical application.
The Faculty’s graduates are qualified individuals, well-versed and thoroughly trained in various theoretical and practical aspects of legal work. Our graduates are capable of successfully competing in the local and international labor markets with a view to meeting the needs of development plans. They are thus expected to actively contribute to the advancement of legal science and its various legislative applications through quality research, and the dissemination of legal knowledge to individuals and community institutions.
The graduates of the faculty are qualified individuals who are well-versed and thoroughly trained in various theoretical and practical aspects of legal work. Our graduates are capable of successfully competing in the local and international labor markets with a view to meeting the needs of development plans. So, they are expected to contribute to the progress of legal science and its many uses in law by doing good research and sharing their legal knowledge with individuals and institutions in the community.
Programs:The Bachelor of Laws program was approved in 2013 and is taught over eight semesters. Students are required to complete 66 credit units.
The Master’s Program in Public Law was licensed in 2022 in response to the Oman Vision 2040 and its interest in the education sector of all kinds and the provision of a research and innovation-friendly environment. The program is taught over four semesters, and students are required to complete 24 credit units.
The Faculty of Law is committed to offering outstanding quality education. The faculty employs a variety of instructional techniques to prepare students to become outstanding future professionals in their respective fields. Students are taught how to meet market demands and provide legal counsel in accordance with international guidelines.
Students are led toward learner autonomy. Training and practice opportunities are made available to all students both on and off campus. Moot Court is one of the places where students can simulate the character and experience the environment of an actual court.
Outside of the campus, students typically have internship opportunities obtained in both public and private law offices.
The programs are designed to maximize the problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills of the students. The ultimate goal is to enable graduates of the faculty to assume leadership roles in their professions and in the larger community.
The faculty is working to introduce postgraduate programs to meet market demand and provide graduate students with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies and carry out research that will enhance the legal system in Oman and beyond.
In its efforts to achieve academic excellence, the Faculty of Law is committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive and proactive approach to equality. This approach provides assistance and encouragement to all underrepresented groups and helps to foster an environment that is welcoming to all.
The aims of the Law program at Sohar University are as follows:
- Providing government agencies with qualified people to fill legal vacancies.
- Providing the necessary manpower for these jobs to the judicial authorities and the public prosecution.
- Providing the private sector with skilled legal personnel to fill these positions.
- Providing legal assistance to the various authorities of the nation.
- Organizing seminars and workshops for legal practitioners.
- Spreading a culture of lifelong learning across society.
- Imparting ideal values and professional ethics to the lawman.
- Workshop & Extension Lectures by Industry people and academicians of repute.
- Wi-Fi network coverage in University throughout every building on campus as well as many common outdoor areas.
- Smart Classrooms with LED & good sound system.
- Well Qualified & Highly Experienced multinational Faculty Members.
- Internship and training Career guidance services SU.
- Career guidance Placement & Advisory Services.
- Well Versed Learning Resource Centre and E-Library.
- Corporate Training and Live Projects.
- Regular Assignment.
- Student activity department.
- Moot courts.
Why study our programs?
It’s Your Road to a Brighter Future…
The Bachelor of Laws program at Sohar University aims to:
- Provide students with legal qualifications for legal careers in all administrative, economic and social fields.
- Extract the analytical skills needed to solve legal problems and find the necessary solutions.
- Support students with theoretical knowledge that helps in solving issues related to commercial and economic transactions of modern business.
- Prepare legal professionals capable of scientific research and legal analysis to contribute to the development of Omani legislation.
- Valuation of legal theories and basic comparative experiences in all legal profession of graduate students to serve Omani society within the ethical values, independent and collective work.
The Master’s Program in Public Law at Sohar University aims to:
- Prepare students capable of resolving common law disputes in society.
- Develop higher specialized intellectual capacities of students in the field of public law in line with social, economic and political developments.
- Train students to employ comparative specialized legal studies in developing the legal system.
- Enable students to conduct specialized comparative research in the public law branch to enrich legal knowledge and respect the ethics of scientific research.
- Provide the community with qualified specialists in various areas of public law.
- Apply basic ethical rules to practice legal profession and serve society.
- Create the right environment for this program to be a nucleus and a basic building block for the other specialized master’s programs.
- Bachelor of Law: A fully functional on-campus Moot Court simulates court issues and helps students develop legal arguments. Students also visit real courts to see how their learning will be applied. This strong relationship with the legal profession keeps curriculum updated.
- Master’s Program in Public Law: The teaching of the program and implementation methodologies are represented in cognitive theoretical lectures and the virtual court and legal clinic on campus, which raise real-world issues for students. This gives students a unique experience. Students attend workshops, training courses, courts, public prosecution offices, ministries, and institutions to understand law enforcement.
Learning Outcomes of the Program:
By selecting courses, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental skills and real-world skills of legal issues and practices, as well as develop the ability to build specialized knowledge pool.
- Student is familiar with the legislation.
- Student interprets legal documents.
- Adapts the facts and legal actions to the situation.
- It applies multiple legal texts to diverse facts.
- It creates legal standards to accommodate new developments.
- Application of information technology to the field.
- Students are equipped to compose research, legal memos, and case papers.
- It complies with the ethical norms of society.
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About the Program
A Bachelor’s degree program is offered in Law and is taught in Arabic. Learning at the Faculty of Law is more than simply a classroom experience: a fully-functional, on-campus Moot Court, which enacts simulated legal cases, supports the development of legal advocacy. Also, students visit real courts to watch the proceedings and to gain an understanding of how what they learn at university will be applied in the real world. This strong and on-going connection with the legal profession at work ensures that Faculty of Law curricula are kept relevant to contemporary legal issues.
Graduates who hold a degree awarded by the Faculty of Law are qualified to practice law but will possess knowledge and skills that can be applied to a host of professions. For example, many companies need compliance officers to check that accounting meets legal requirements. Insurance companies employ law graduates, as they appreciate their eye for detail and negotiating skills – as do major retailers. Publishers, including the news media, consult or employ lawyers to ensure the veracity and legal standing of their information before it is printed. A degree in Law should be seen as the beginning of career aspirations rather than as a culmination.
Fees and Financial
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|No. of Units||Fees per- Units||No. of Units||Fees per- Units||No. of Units||Fees per- Units||No. of Units||Fees per- Units|
|Law||12||159 R.O||18||159 R.O||16||159 R.O||20||159 R.O|
|Certificate time (classes/years)||– Four classes/minimum of two years.
– Eight semesters/four years maximum.
|Study mode||Full Time|
|Number of points/hours approved for certification||24 approved units, equivalent to 180 approved points|
|Annual expected capacity of students in the program||The annual capacity of the program is set at 20 students|
About the Program
As a response to Oman’s Mission 2040 with regards to reinforce education sector at all its kind and level and provide a supporting environment for scientific research and innovation, SU offers Master’s Program in Public Law at Sohar University which is taught in Arabic over a period of two years. Students are required to study twenty-four units of study, with two units for each course, and four units dedicated to the research project.
The teaching and implementation strategies in the program are represented in the cognitive theoretical lectures, and the practical aspect provided by the virtual court and the legal clinic on the university campus for the students of the program; By raising real issues, it gives students a unique experience in this aspect. Students also participate in various workshops and training courses, visits to the courts at all levels, public prosecution departments, ministries and institutions to understand the mechanism of law enforcement on the ground. Not to mention that the program hosts lecturers from outside the university in interactive dialogue sessions on the new legislation in the Sultanate. The Faculty graduates are distinguished with legal competencies who are theoretically capable and practically trained in various fields of legal work. This, in turn, fulfills the needs of development plans, and contributes to the development of legal sciences and its various legislative applications through discreet scientific research, and the dissemination of legal knowledge to individuals and institutions of society.
- Preparation of students capable of resolving common law disputes in society.
- Develop the higher specialized intellectual capacities of students in the field of public law in line with social, economic and political developments.
- Training students to employ comparative specialized legal studies in developing the legal system.
- Enabling students to conduct specialized comparative research in the public law branch in a manner that enriches legal knowledge and respects the ethics of scientific research.
- Providing the community with specialists with competence in various areas of public law.
- Creating the right environment for this program to be a nucleus and a building block for other specialized master’s programs.
Fees and Contact
|Fees and Financial||Program Direct Officer|
|4080 R.O||Dr. Ahmad AL Omar
Tel: 26850100, Ext: 642
|All prices are listed in Omani Rial (OMR)|
For admission to the Master’s Program in Public Law at Sohar University, it is required:
- To have a bachelor’s degree in law or Islamic law in one of the following disciplines: jurisprudence and its principles, fundamentals of religion, judiciary from a recognized university, college or institute, or its equivalent, with a grade of no less than 2.75 or its equivalent.
- Students who obtain an acceptable grade can be admitted, provided that they have practical experience of no less than two years in the field of law.
- The selection takes place among the applicants according to the required numbers, and according to the academic averages. In the event of equality, a comparison is made between them based on the accumulative average in common law courses.
- Submit a no-objection letter from the employer to complete the study.
- Students transferring from outside the university can be accepted according to the following controls:
- Fulfilling the condition for obtaining the grade referred to in Clause No. (1) or (2) of the admission requirements.
- A maximum of 30% of the courses studied by the student are equivalent to the equivalent of the program courses.
- For admission to holders of a bachelor’s degree in Islamic law, the following is required:
- To successfully pass the following remedial courses: 1. Introduction to Law 2. Penal Law (General Section) 3. Penal Law (Special Section) 4. Constitutional Law 5. Administrative Law 6. Criminal Procedures Law 7. Administrative Judiciary 8. Sources of Obligation 9. Civil and Commercial Procedures Law.
- The student must pass all remedial courses before entering the master’s program.
- In the event that the description of any of the previous remedial courses matches the description of the courses that the student has previously studied by a rate of no less than 70%, then it is equalized, and the student is not subject to studying it again.
- The process of registering catch-up courses and study units (or credit hours) is subject to the university system, and these courses are not counted in the student’s cumulative average or the period specified in the master’s stage, and appear in the list without grades).