About LAW

A Preview of the College of Law

The College of Law is a center for legal knowledge and research. The College provides an internationalized medium for learning with faculty members coming from different countries representing various legal systems. The College has learning facilities of highest standards: a well-equipped moot court and a legal clinic office.

The College of Law provides its students with a blend of theoretical and profession-tailored learning experience. The main goal is to empower law students with knowledge and understanding of law in its social and economic context with the ability to apply it professionally and ethically.

The College of Law endeavors to widen its partnerships locally and at the international level. Thus, the College cooperates with academic and professional organizations. For example: The Saudi Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and Straus Center for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University.

Established in March 2019, the College capitalizes on the success of the PMU law program that has started since 2011.

About the Law Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Law at PMU develops 138 credit hours. Based on and comparable to leading local, regional and international law programs, the proposed program is designed to be completed in four years. The classroom experience for students in the College of Law is highly student-centered, interactive, and communicative. Graduates from the College of Law are self-directed, motivated, technically competent professionals with strong communication skills. They are prepared to embark on a professional legal career as licensed advocates or in-house consultants.

The Bachelor of Arts in Law accepts successful male and female students from the PMU Preparation Year Program as well as through direct entry to the program if the candidate has passed the IELTS with a total score of 6 or higher and with no score less than 5.5.

The Law degree program has two components:
  • General education courses from the PMU Core Curriculum representing approximately 30% of the program.
  • Law courses in English and Arabic representing about 70% of the program.