Faculty of Law

Overview

USEK Faculty of Law was inaugurated on November 10th, 1988, symbolically on the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights. From its beginnings, the Faculty of Law has always offered its students an exceptional education that consolidates the strength of tradition with the dynamism of the modern world.

The Faculty of Law is indeed the heir of a long history. The Lebanese Maronite Order, since its foundation, provided its monks with a solid education in canonical law, and has progressively extended its teaching to all legal disciplines for its monks, and the Lebanese public. This diversification, based on the educational needs of Lebanese society, has allowed the Faculty of Law to build on past experiences while opening up to modernity.
Initially based in Byblos, the Faculty of Law relocated to the central campus of Kaslik in the fall of 1999, to accommodate the rise of the number of its students and to allow them to integrate with other University students and experience campus life to the full. The Faculty also has a Regional university center (RUC) in Zahle. Since 2016, it hosts the Higher Institute of political and administrative sciences, for students who wish to prepare themselves for management careers in government, public service, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

The Faculty of Law proposes a full offering of legal education that includes, other than a Bachelor in Law, many Master’s degrees as well as a doctoral degree. Its programs are offered in both French and English. Its faculty members include highly knowledgeable law professors as well as renowned professionals such as prominent judges, lawyers, and civil servants practicing in several administrations.

However, the Faculty of Law does not only provide a learning experience but aims at developing students personal qualities through its many extra-curricular activities such as mock trials, international pleading competitions, vis moot competitions in international arbitration, and clinical trainings. Most importantly, these experiences are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to prepare them for the job market, locally and internationally.

It is an era of global legal practice and USEK Faculty of Law is committed to preparing its students for it by offering several opportunities for transnational experiences, by actively recruiting international scholars (from France, Italy, USA, Canada), by developing its students’ options for study abroad within the Erasmus Plus program (mostly in Greece, France, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, USA), and by building partnerships with reputable foreign universities, such as the Robert McKinney School of Law of Indiana-Purdue University, for the delivery of a LL.M. in International and Comparative law, and more recently, with the Syracuse University School of Law in New York.

In addition, the Faculty of Law has the advantage of offering, through programs implemented in Lebanon, double Master degrees, from France and Lebanon, such as the Master 2 in International contracts offered in conjunction with the University of Montpellier I where students are awarded a Master 2 degree from USEK and a Master 2 degree from the University of Montpellier I.

Mission
The mission of the Faculty of Law is to provide students with the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge in all areas of law by offering high quality programs that comply with the national and international standards. In an era of global legal practice, USEK Faculty of Law offers its students several opportunities for transnational experiences, by actively recruiting international scholars and building partnerships with reputable foreign universities.
 

The Faculty of Law consists of the following departments/programs:

Law

  • Law Degree
  • Master in Private Law
  • Master in Public Law
  • Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law
  • Master in International Contracts
  • Ph.D. in Law

Department of Criminology

  • Master in Criminology
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
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