Faculty of Law

Master in Private Law

Hybrid

Mission

The aim of the Master II in Private Law is to deepen students’ knowledge in private law in matters, predominantly in civil law, whose concepts and techniques forged the common ground of private law matters. Indeed the objective of this program is to train highly motivated professionals who are dynamic, inventive, creative and most importantly able to analyze complex information and dossiers.

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 be able to have an effective, ethical and responsible participation in the legal profession.
3. Graduates will be able to pursue a doctoral program.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will acquire an ability to mobilize and enrich, in a critical spirit, the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of the Bachelor of Law program.
b. An ability to master the content of the main rules of substantive law in all its branches, as well as those of international law, to compare the essential features of some foreign systems, and be able to move from the abstract to the rule of law to the facts, even if they are presented in complex ways, and vice versa.
c. An ability to skip easily from the rule to the facts, and vice versa, during a discussion, communicate the result of research and legal analysis in a clear, precise, structured and persuasive manner, and produce a legal study, with absolute respect to the governing scientific rules.
d. An ability to update knowledge, perceive bridges between the different branches of law, to form personal opinions and, if necessary, to build on the opening resulting from an internship or an exchange trip.
e. An ability to question the choices of the rules, getting involved in the promotion of the founding values of the law and organizing its work.
21 credits
Common Core
DRG500Research Methodology
3 credits
The course focuses on both the method and methodology of academic research and explains both how and why it is necessary to carry out academic research work. The method / methodology is the focus of this course.
Specialization
DRG611Business Law
3 credits
This is an advanced corporate law course designed specifically for Master students. The course will discuss aspects of economic and legal policy of various issues in business law as well as their practical implications. It is designed to provide law students with the analytical tools necessary to understand the financial and economic factors that underlie business structures in corporate law.
DRG610Civil Law
3 credits
The course is designed to present a depth of knowledge on the basics of contracts and their typology, and to develop the negotiation period and study the liability of the parties in case of breach of contract. Moreover, this course allows students to assimilate the characteristics of the consumption contract, the franchise agreement, leasing, the electronic contract and, finally, the information technology contract.
DRG612Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
3 credits
This course covers highly discussed topics in criminal law and criminal procedure, such as the principle of criminal legality, the application of criminal law ratione temporis, actus reus and mens rea, criminal responsibility and irresponsibility, impartiality of the judge in criminal proceedings, public action and civil action, criminal evidence, secrecy of criminal proceedings, rights of the defense, etc.
DRG660AMaster Thesis
6 credits
DRG613Private International Law
3 credits
This course explores one of the most fascinating and complex areas of the 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.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
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