Faculty of Law

Law Degree

Hybrid and English

Mission

The mission of bachelor program in Law is to prepare a diverse community of students to be national and international leaders in private legal practice, business and industry, government service, and legal education. We believe that rigorous, comprehensive academic instruction is essential for a student to develop the proper capacity of critical and ethical judgment. We also seek to promote the professionalism of legal and paralegals, thereby enhancing their capacity for service to the legal community and ultimately contributing to the advancement of the justice in...
Lebanese society. Thus, the mission of the law school is to graduate students, undergraduate and graduate students who excel in the field of the judiciary, the bar, diplomatic careers, notaries, public service, international organizations and institutions, teaching, etc.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will be able to pass various exams: entrance exam for the Magistrates’ School, the bar exam, civil service and international diplomacy exam, notarial exam, etc.
2. Graduates will able to have an effective, ethical and responsible participation in the legal profession.
3. Graduates will be able to continue their studies in the Master’s program.

Program Outcomes

Students will acquire:
a. An ability to know and understand the importance of the rule of law, the principles governing its development and application, the essential steps for the development of the law, its contents, and the impact of international standards on its promotion.
b. An ability to assess the application of a law and to provide adequate solutions to a legal problem.
c. An ability to communicate in a clear, precise and structured manner the result of a legal analysis, in absolute respect of the rules governing scientific production.
d. An ability to question the choices of the rules, and to get involved in the promotion of the founding values of law.
137 credits
General Education
Behavioral and Social Sciences
6 credits
Civic Engagement
2 credits
English Communication
3 credits
DRG210.1General Constitutional Law
3 credits
The course presents the concepts of constitutional law based on two main ideas: authority and freedom. This vision is founded according to the bodies constituting the public powers, their functions and their relationships between each other and the governed population
History of Lebanon
3 credits
DRG225.1 International public law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG240.1 and (DRL223.1 or DRL223.2)
This course enables students to learn about the subjects of international law and their legal status; such as, states, organizations, and private persons, and the sources of international law; such as, treaties, customs, general principles, unilateral acts, jurisprudence, etc. The course also discusses the general questions of international law, i.e. questions of law making, sovereignty, jurisdiction, responsibility, enforcement, the settlement of disputes, and specific topics such as the use of force.
Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits
Religious Sciences
3 credits
Science and Health
3 credits
Sports
1 credits
Specialization
DRG460Banking Law and Commercial Deeds
3 credits
DRG521.1Bankruptcy
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG415.1
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to bankruptcy law. The key general concepts studied will include: the bankruptcy estate, the different classifications of claims, exemptions, preferences, and fraudulent transfers. In examining the different types of bankruptcy proceedings, we will begin with the rules for liquidations and then explore individual reorganizations. Throughout the course we will explore the policies underlying the bankruptcy law
DRG393.1Civic Liberties
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG426.1 or DRG225
This course provides, on the one hand, an understanding of the general theory of fundamental rights and freedoms, with an emphasis on the domestic and international safeguards of fundamental rights, as well as the mechanisms of protection to ensure their observance. The second part analyzes the legal regime of the protected fundamental freedoms, including the right to respect the dignity of a human being, the principle of equality, and civil and political liberties
DRG223Civil Law: Estate Rights
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: (DRL211.1 Or DRL211.2 Or DRL211) And (DRG230.1 Or DRG230.2)
This course starts by presenting the general theory of the historical development of individual property historical development. This is followed by the owner rights, the characteristics of the right of property, the acquisition modes, the extent of the right of property and the restrictions on the right of property. Finally, it deals with the temporary forced common property and the rights on the property of another (usufruct and easements).
DRL412.1Civil Law: Named contracts I
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL322.1 Or DRL322.2 Or DRL322
This course studies the special rules governing certain contracts, such as the sale agreement and the barter system. It is designed to present some provisions about sales, like the conditions for a sale, who may buy or sell, things, what may be sold, the price and the perfect sale. It also treats the effects of the sale and develops in details the vendor’s obligations and the buyer’s obligations, as well as some special kinds of sale. Moreover, it gives an idea about the promise to sell and promise to buy. Finally, this course develops the barter agreement in its general and specific provisions.
DRG534.1Civil Law: Named Contracts II
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL412.1 Or DRL412.2 Or DRL412
This course studies the special rules governing certain contracts, such as the loan and proxy. In its first part, this course studies the general provisions of the lease, which includes the applicable rules to all leases as well as special rules for building leases. It also examines the effects of the lease, which include the obligations of the lessor and the lessee. Finally, it analyzes the extinction of the lease and the land leases. In its second part, this course studies special rules governing the proxy. It starts with a general outline of a proxy, and then determines the effects of proxy between the principal and the agent as well as the effects of the proxy in relation to third parties. Finally, the last part of this course pays particular attention to the extinction of the proxy.
DRL510.1Civil law: Personal Status
3 credits
This course is aimed at studying the non­Muslim will, its conditions of validity, the characteristics of bequests, the testator’s intent, consent, the capacity, the object, the cause and the interpretation of wills. It then elaborates the types of succession bestowed by a will, its forms and the appointment of devisee and legate, the disposable portion of an estate as well as the revocation of a will and forfeiture and inheritance for non-Muslims, including: means of estate devolution, the opening of the succession, the entitlement to the inheritance, the estate distribution to the heirs, the participation per stripes and the devolution of an estate. Finally, in its last part, this course develops the Muslim will and the Islamic inheritance, the obligatory shares and the agnates, and lastly the restoration of property to a succession, the default of heirs and the case of a missing person.
DRL211.1Civil Law: The Properties
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG230.1 and DRG211.1
This course starts with a general comparison between objective and subjective rights. It then develops extrapatrimonial rights and a study regarding the estate, including its composition, characteristics and the position of the Lebanese law. It then deals with the patrimonial rights, including definition, sources, characteristics and its extinguish reasons. The course then develops the distinction between personal rights and property rights as well as the intellectual rights and the classification of properties: tangible and intangible assets. Finally this course ends with a study on the tangible real properties, the fixtures and the real actions.
DRG311Civil Liability
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG327 Or DRL322 Or DRL322.1 Or DRL322.2
The course will introduce students to civil liability, the private law governing the rights, duties, and obligations that members of society are entitled to and owe to one another. The course will, firstly, draw the distinction between different forms of liabilities, then it will clarify the general framework of civil liability, through a critical assessment of the foundations on which it rests, and highlight the changes that such foundations have gone through.
DRL235.1Civil Procedure I
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG230.1
This course about civil procedure (part I) is designed to present a general overview of the basics of civil procedure. Therefore, it begins by presenting the general provisions related to the case, such as conditions of admissibility, the right and capacity to sue. It then introduces the plea of unacceptability and the plea in bar as well as the classification of actions and the estimation of the amount of the dispute. It also determines the judicial organization and the theory of competence. In addition, this course allows students to assimilate the provisions related to proof, including notarial act and simple contract, instrument in writing and plea of forgery, avowal, personal appearance, path and promissory oath, testimony evidence and finally presumption and authority of the adjudged matter.
DRL325.1Civil Procedure II
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL311.1 Or DRL311.2 Or DRL311
This course about civil procedure (part II) starts by developing representation before a court, the writ of summons, the delays, the legal judicial aid and the procedure before the court of first instance. Then it introduces the incidental plea, the theory of judgments and the special hearing in civil matters. In its second part, this course develops decision-making in a non­contentious matter, correction and interpretation of judgments and the several remedies of law, including the opposition, the appeal, third party opposition, retrial and cassation.
DRG411.1Commercial law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL228.1 or DRL228.2 or DRG250 or DRL312 or DRL 312.1 or DRL312.2
The course studies the rules of law that govern many aspects of business. An understanding of legal rules and constraints provides a framework for understanding the nature, structure and differences between several commercial deeds. It will help students understand the legal meaning of “merchant” and the legal importance of establishing a “business”.
DRL228.1Contract law I
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG211.1 and DRG230.1
This course studies the general theory of contracts. It starts with generalities regarding contracts, and then it develops the constituent elements or conditions of validity of the contracts, including consent, pollicitation, acceptance, the object, the cause and common provisions to the vitiation of consent. It will then elaborate on the vitiation of consent, including error, fraud, fear, tort, incapacity.
DRG327Contract law II
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL228.1 Or DRL228.2 Or DRG250 Or DRL312.1 Or DRL312.2 Or DRL312 Or DRG251
This course studies general provisions regarding the extinction of contracts. It starts with generalities about the effects of contracts and elaborates on the obligatory force of contract as well as its relative value, and then it develops the illicit acts, the illegitimate growth of wealth as well as judicial acts. Then it treats the cancelation of a contract and its dissolution by reason or circumstances subsequent to its formation, which are the rescission of a contract and its termination. Furthermore, it develops the effects of obligations and the remedies available to creditors for the enforcement of performance due to them: right of detention, indirect action, direct action and Paulian action. Finally, it ends with an overview of the transmission of obligations.
DRG415.1Corporate Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG411.1 Or DRG411.2 Or DRG411
This course is an introduction to the law that governs corporations. It will examine first the rule of contract that governs the formation of corporations in general, and then onto the different types of corporations in a comparative approach between the Lebanese and the French law.
DRL511.1Criminal Procedure I
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG400.1
This course covers the part of the criminal procedure that relates to criminal proceedings and criminal investigation. With regard to criminal proceedings, the course will study (a) Public Action: initiation; restrictions that apply to it; grounds for its extinction; such as, death of defendant, amnesty, expiry of the prescription period, and (b) Civil Action: relation to public action, civil parties, nature of damage, competent authorities to hear a civil case). The criminal investigation part of the course will closely follow the path of public action from the stage of (a) Preliminary Inquiry, as conducted by the judicial police force, up to the stage of (b) Investigation, as examined by the investigating judge and determined by the Indictment Division.
DRL222.1General Administrative Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL223.1 or DRL223.2 or DRL212 or DRL212.1 or DRL212.2
Administration is subject to a law which regulates its activity and, thereby, its relationship with citizens. This course explains the unilateral administrative act, administrative contracts, various appeals and the liability of the public authority.
DRL310.1General Criminal Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG211.1 and DRG230.1
This course studies the driving principles of criminal law: legality; ignorance of law is no excuse; application of law ratione temporis; application of law ratione loci, the constitutive elements of crime, qualification of a factual situation, criminal defenses, criminal liability and causes of criminal irresponsibility, absolving and extenuating excuses, and mechanism for sentencing, and, finally the criminal and its victim.
DRG424.1International Private Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG311
This course explores one of the most fascinating and complex areas of law: what do you do when legal problems transcend jurisdictional boundaries? What happens when more than one sovereign state (e.g., two countries like Lebanon and France) can apply its laws to a particular situation or transaction? Whose law applies? Whose law should apply? And how should one state treat the laws and judgments of another? The course will draw heavily upon close reading, case analysis, and problem-solving skills.
DRG230.1Introduction to Law
3 credits
This course will actively explore all aspects of the law: in se and inter se; public and private; imperative and interpretative; founding principles and theories of law; sources; ratione loci, ratione personæ, ratione materiæ, ratione temporis; the Lebanese judicial system.
DRG351.1Labor and Social Security Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG327 or DRL322 or DRL322.1 or DRL 322.2
The course is intended to provide students with an in­depth understanding of labor laws and social security laws, as well as develop an appreciation for the application of labor laws to the collective labor agreements. The course is designed to give an overview of various aspects of labor relations and social security benefits, including the perspective of working people and their labor organizations. It aims at assisting students in the acquisition of full knowledge and understanding and is intended to stimulate critical reflection on this branch of law.
DRG450Land Law and Real Estate Securities
3 credits
This course studies the general provisions of the real estate securities, its definition, historical development, and divisions. It specifies the principle of the real estate securities’ indivisibility, its inscription and radiation. This course also develops the compulsory delimitation and demarcation, its technical and administrative stage as well as the legal and judicial stage. It also explores the compulsory delimitation and demarcation effects, and the optional delimitation and demarcation procedures and effects. The course further examines the competence of the land judge, the land register regulations such as the registering system, the procedures of registration and radiation, the types of registrations, the provisional measures and effects and finally the registration effects.
DRL223.1Lebanese Constitutional Law
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG210.1
This course includes the history of Lebanese institutions, and the main sources of the Lebanese Constitution. It includes a detailed study of the public powers of the State, their functions and their relationships between each other.
DRG211.1Legal Methodology
2 credits
The law students will encounter face several exercises that require different methodologies. The purpose of this course is to raise and increase the legal reasoning of students which will help them to find suitable solutions to different law cases; such as, legal dissertation, judgment file, decision commentary, practical cases. In addition to several assignments on each topic, this course aims to stimulate legal research and gain familiarity with the library where students will learn to research texts of law, jurisprudence and doctrine. Finally, the legal methodology is mainly based on legal logic, which is a way of reasoning translated by a chronological sequence of ideas leading to a certain solution. So the legal methodology is a way of searching for documents, references, judgments and legal decisions in order to analyze them, and discuss them logically.
DRG550.1Methods of Enforcing Judgments
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL321.1 Or DRL321.2 Or DRL321 or DRL325.1 or DRL325.2
This course introduces the measures of enforcement, and the general provision of the measures of enforcement. Then it determines the competence of the enforcement court, including the subject matter competence, the competence by reason of the person concerned and the venue jurisdiction. Then it elaborates on the writ of enforcement, including executive power, object of the enforcement and the parties. Next, it determines the procedures before the enforcement judge and the decision of the latter. In addition, this course allows students to assimilate the plea to stay as well as the opposition. It develops also the sequestration of property, the garnishment, the enforcement by sale of the debtor’s real property, the tender specifications and the sale by auction by order of the court. Finally it ends with a study on the seizure of movable goods for sale and imprisonment for debts.
DRG240.1Political Systems
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG210.1
This course is designed to present a general overview on the importance of the elections, public powers, and the different political systems adopted by the states in all over the world. This course introduces the idea of the role of public power and the political system adopted within the state.
DRG300.1Special Administrative Law
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL222.1 Or DRL222.2 Or DRL222
This course is designed to introduce public services and the Lebanese public institutions. It deals with the nature of public administration, as activity and as discipline. Administrative law has two different aspects: enabling and controlling. The course will explore how the law enables government to create institutions and programs to provide public goods and public services, and who oversees and controls the exercise of these powers. Students are expected to develop an understanding and a sense of appreciation of the role of Lebanese public administration, in a historical perspective and in contemporary society. It will also describe the legal regime of public service, the different categories, and the methods of administering public services, as well as the public institutions and their organization. Students are introduced to the role of administrative law in Lebanon from both theoretical and practical points of view. They will explore the rights of those affected and how they can confront abuses of this power, and also whether it is feasible to defy government for failure to exercise the powers given to it.
DRG400.1Special Criminal Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL310.1 Or DRL310.2 Or DRL310
This course studies of all the offenses under Lebanese criminal law, and their penalties: crimes against property, such as theft, fraud, breach of trust, and checks with insufficient funds; crimes and offences against persons, such as homicide, and assault and battery; crimes against public faith, such as forgery.
DRL425.1Tax Law and Public Finances
3 credits
This course consists of two parts: the budgetary law and the tax law. It explains fundamental concepts relating to the budget of the State, its preparation, enforcement and control. On the other hand, the general theory of tax requires the study of the notion of tax, classification of taxes, tax techniques, and tax administration. Then it focuses on the three main taxes: tax on income, VAT, and the estate tax.
DRG516.1TD Bankruptcy
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG224TD Civil Law: Estate Rights
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRL415.1TD Civil Law: Named Contracts I
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG535.1TD Civil Law: Named Contracts II
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG421.1TD Commercial law
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRL229.1TD Contract law I
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG328TD Contract law II
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG425.1TD Corporate Law
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications, entitled tutorials (travaux dirigés), are crucial for a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and issues that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials allow students to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials also introduce new information to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning skills. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and encourage them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRL513.1TD Criminal Procedure I
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRL227.1TD General Administrative Law
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG230.1
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG441.1TD International Private law
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications, entitled tutorials (travaux dirigés), are crucial for a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and issues that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials allow students to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials also introduce new information to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning skills. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and encourage them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG231.1TD Introduction to Law
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications, entitled tutorials (travaux dirigés), are crucial for a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and issues that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials allow students to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials also introduce new information to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning skills. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and encourage them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG551.1TD Methods of Enforcing Judgments
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRL215.1TD Property law
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG312TD Regime of Civil Liability
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
DRG414.1TD Special Criminal Law
1 credits
Law is a discipline based to a large extent on practice. Therefore, the practical applications entitled tutorials are crucial to a better knowledge and understanding of the course and will raise subjects and matters that might call into question the theory taught in the classroom. Consequently, the tutorials (travaux dirigés), aim to apply the knowledge learned in the course, and provide a useful complement to the lectures. Tutorials intend to introduce new information in order to enable students to delve deeper into the content of the lecture and increase their knowledge and to boost and stimulate their legal research and reasoning. Therefore students will have to answer several types of assignments such as legal dissertation, case studies, decision commentaries, etc., that will be corrected by the professor, who will intervene to help students and push them to find adequate solutions and to develop their reasoning skills.
Electives
DRG540.1Administrative Litigation
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL222 or DRL222.1 or DRL222.2
Administrative litigation entails some characteristics different from litigation. These differences meet during contentious administrative procedures that involve several phases ranging from introducing the appeal in the judgment itself, and passing by the statement. These are to be applied to the different actions referred to the administrative judge: recourses of full jurisdiction, action for annulment, and action for interpretation. Next to this ordinary procedure exist emergency procedures allowing litigants to obtain a rapid decision from the judge.
DRG461.1Arbitration Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRL321.1 Or DRL321.2 or DRL321 or DRG327
This course is focused on the third party with the power to settle disputes which may arise between individuals under an arbitration award. Power is generated, in principle, by the agreement of wills of the parties, is the settlement of a dispute by the arbitral dispute mechanism. The course is divided into two parts: the arbitration agreement (Part I), and the requirements of arbitration proceedings that enable the parties to resolve their dispute.(Part II).
DRG222.1Canon Law
3 credits
Canon law is the name given to the rules that govern church order and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. The goal of this course is to enable students to take a look at the vast field of the canon law of the Catholic Church. This course will allow students to understand some general principles and to learn the methodology of the discipline. This course has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law and new resources in the field, and offers an introductory orientation of all canon law. This course illustrates the relatively complex domains of canon law, and defines the primary framework and design of the several offices and functions within the church, and shows how they communicate to each other, which will lead to the more important fields of canon law of substance and the context in which more elaborate rules can be implied and comprehended.
DRG472.1Civil Service Law
2 credits
This course gives a general view of the norms governing the service of public agents, be they civil servants or non­permanent staff, whether they serve the state or other public entities. It allows the student to assess the degree of originality of the law of public service in comparison with labor law.
DRG320.1Computer and Internet Law
2 credits
This course deals with learning the essentials of computer and network technologies, and how those technologies are challenging settled legal understandings. The sources of Internet law are many, from intellectual property to tort.
DRG541.1Constitutional Litigation
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG 240.1 Or DRG 240.2 Or DRG 240
This course is designed to present a general overview of the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Council in France Lebanon, and the importance of the constitutionality control of law, as well as the electoral litigations.
This course also introduces the prominence of specific rights and freedoms that must always be respected in each society.
DRG538.1Diplomatic and Consular Law
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG 426.1 Or DRG 426.2 Or DRG 426 or DRG225
This course reviews diplomatic and consular laws, in particular the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, in the light of state and judicial practices. It will study bilateral diplomatic relations that are maintained by permanent missions, including special missions. The course will also cover diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities.
DRG527.1Environmental and Urban Law
2 credits
This course will review the law of the environment from a theoretical perspective, with an emphasis on international, European and comparative practices. It will increase the student’s abilities to grasp a wider knowledge of various documents related to environmental law, such as directives, international conventions, judicial decisions, etc.
DRG526.1European Union Law
2 credits
This course analyzes the legal European Union and its interaction with member State law and policy. There will be an emphasis on decision making, supremacy, direct effect, breaches of European law, legal remedies, and protection of human rights guarantees.
DRG220.1Family Law I
2 credits
The Family Law I course is an introduction to European family law, the French one is particular looked at. Sources and history of family law are offered. In addition, students learn about training conditions, effects, evidence and divorce: causes, procedure, and effects, as well as legitimate filiation: maternity and paternity legitimate, evidence, and the disallowance paternity.
DRG536.1Family Law II
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG220.1 Or DRG220.2 Or DRG220
This course is offered to students who succeeded in the course ‘Family Law I’. They will learn about laws relating to personal status in Lebanon among Christians and Muslims. Starting with a comparison of nullity of marriage, this course considers the courts and the steps to the final judgment. In addition, students learn how to implement provisions to accelerate the procedure of the family law in ecclesiastical courts. Finally, conflicts of jurisdiction between the civil and ecclesiastical courts are taught in this course.
DRG470ICC Moot Court
3 credits
This course prepares the students for the ICC Moot Court Competition which welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Competition’s case addresses fundamental issues of substantive and procedural international criminal law.
DRG455.1Insurance Law
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG415.1
Insurance law is an integral part of commercial law, the right to the protection of the consumer and the right to compensation for people and their property. This evolutionary law also involves risk and damage prevention, and, by allowing subjects to stipulate conditions, guarantees the respect for precautionary measures and protective measures.
DRG589.1Intellectual and Artistic Property
2 credits
This course introduces students to the principles and concepts of the Lebanese intellectual property law, including its two main categories: literature and artistic property and the industrial property (mostly patents). The course also focuses on the international aspects of branches of intellectual property and the patent laws.
DRG463International Criminal Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG400.1 and DRG426.1
This course covers international criminal law from the application of domestic and international law to questions of jurisdiction over international criminal activities, the granting of amnesty to persons responsible for international crimes, international cooperation in criminal matters, substantive international law as contained in multilateral treaties concerning war crimes and terrorism, and the permanent International Criminal Court.
DRG395International Human Rights
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG393.1
This course is a survey course in international human rights law in order to introduce the students to the basic principles of international human rights and the institutions that operate in this area of the law.
DRG340International humanitarian law
2 credits
This course aims at introducing and examining the foundations and key principles and rules of the law of war (also known as the law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law, IHL) applicable in times of armed conflict. IHL is comprised of norms designed to humanize and limit the effect of warfare. This course provides students with an overview of the history of IHL, its normative logic and its conditions of applicability as well as an understanding of the main substantive norms. The themes of the course include the sources of IHL, the definition of an armed conflict and the distinction between international armed conflict and non-international armed conflict, the status of persons not taking part or no longer taking part in hostilities, the rules and principles on the conduct of hostilities regulating the means and method of warfare, the means of implementation and enforcement of IHL as well as the interplay between this body of norms and international human rights law.
DRG433.1International Institutions
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG426.1 Or DRG426.2 DRG426 or DRG225
This is a hybrid course combining face-to-face classroom instruction with computer­based learning. It examines the ways in which states and non­state actors organize themselves: intergovernmental, nongovernmental and transnational organizations. It tackles questions relating to the nature of the formal institutions, their legal foundations, structures, functions, activities, and their relevance to global events and issues. A special emphasis will be made on the study of some organizations and agencies in depth, and their relations to the United Nations, which will be given special attention due to the truly global scope of its activities and impact. As the course is presented in a hybrid seminar format, students will be expected to actively participate in the online exercises.
DRG529.1Introduction to the Common Law
2 credits
This course introduces the common law tradition to students of other legal traditions, in particular the civil law tradition. The focus will be on the case study approach that permeates most of the laws in the common law tradition. It will covers a wide variety of substantive law issues, ranging from contract law, property law, tort law, to criminal law issues. In addition, the course will familiarize the students with common civil law and criminal procedures.
DRG250Introduction to the Comparative law
2 credits
The course offers students an introduction to legal comparison, to its nature and goals in connection with the contemporary globalization processes, with particular reference to the interaction of law and culture in Europe.
Through the first part of this course, students will be exposed to the historical evolution and the main features of the civil law tradition in comparison with the common law tradition. The analysis will touch on some issues that show the convergence of legal systems and traditions favored by the doctrine in the first half of the 20th century and by the European Union in the second.
The second part of this course explores the Italian legal system as example of legal reception and the convergence of legal systems in Europe. After an introduction of the main legal principles and the relevant sources of law, the course deals with different issues related to contract law. Starting from the rules governing Italian law, the selected topic is addressed in a broader European perspective, taking into account the influence of Eu’s legislation, as well as the most recent developments in the progressive harmonization and unification of European private law.
DRG465Legal Clinic
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG230.1
This course focuses on shaping public policy by analyzing the limits on law­making authority, identifying options for changing policy, helping to draft policy proposals including model legislation, as well as speaking at a public hearing, conference and seminar in order to advance new policies. The course further offers students a unique opportunity to serve the public by providing pro­bono legal services at a high level of professionalism to low-income individuals (in particular children and women) and families who face difficulty in engaging lawyers for advice.
DRG215Legal communication
3 credits
“Communication Juridique” teaches students the practice of written and spoken French in a legal context. This course aims to develop the students’ legal knowledge and to fill their linguistic gaps. Its main objective is not only to enable students to understand the information in a legal document, but also to combine the vocabulary with grammar in order to allow them to communicate better.
DRG530.1Maritime and Air Law
2 credits
This course provides an overview of the laws governing transportation, customers and users of the means of sea or air transport, as well as intermediaries such as freight forwarders, tour operators, etc. In addition, it takes a thorough look at the responsibility of reviewing legal contracts.
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