Bachelor in Law
- About the programme
- Programme structure
- Entry requirements
- Tuition fees & scholarships
- Career prospects
|• Programme duration :||3 years|
|• Delivery language :||French|
|• Degree awarded :||Bachelor in Law|
|• Accreditation :||The curriculum follows the European ECTS system and the degree is awarded by Université Paris Cité. This programme is accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.|
|• Deadline to apply :||TBA|
The Bachelor in Law provides students with extensive knowledge and methodologies of private and public French laws, paving the way for further specialisation at Masters and PhD levels.
The objective of the Bachelor in Law is to provide with an understanding of modern society through political, social, historical and philosophical perspectives and prepare students for successful careers in the legal profession.
During all three years of study, students comprehensively study French private and public laws, which has served as a major source of inspiration for the establishment of several laws in different regions of the world, particularly in the Middle East. They will also develop strong analytical tools improving their ability to arrive at well-reasoned opinions.
During the first two years, students explore a range of legal disciplines including constitutional law, civil law, international relations, criminal law, administrative law and business law amongst other legal disciplines. During the third year, students learn about intellectual property law, fundamental freedom laws, labour law, EU law and general tax law amongst others.
As language is core to the degree programme, some courses are taught in English and, a language course has been integrated to expand our students’ capacity in this area, which prepares them for further study or international careers in the legal profession.
To supplement academic study, visits to judicial, administrative and corporate institutions coupled with visits by industry speakers are organised for students to learn about and experience the practical side of the legal profession.
The programme faculty are internationally renowned professors whose teaching methodology goes beyond the traditional forms of teaching to ensure a balanced and well-rounded learning experience. Non-French speaking students can benefit from the “longer system” which allows them to complete the first year over two years. At the begining of the year, a test exam helps students choose between the regular curriculum and the “longer system”. Individual or group tutoring is available based on the strengths and weaknesses of each student.
There are abundant opportunities with a Bachelor degree in Law and students can pursue successful careers including judges, solicitors, barristers, commercial lawyers, civil servants or advisors/officials of international organisations. Additionally, careers prospects include access to public and private sectors as consultants and legal representatives to a spectrum of fields including banking, health, trade, communications, FMCG firms and industries. Following the Bachelor’s degree, students can pursue the following Masters at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi: Banking and Finance: Law and Regulations of Banking and Financial Systems, International Business Law or International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy (general degree or a specialisation in Defence and International Security). The Master’s degree also prepares graduates for a Doctorate degree.
All students can apply for “le Barreau de Paris”. The courses of the Institute of Judicial Studies (IEJ) are now also given in a dematerialised way and can thus be followed in addition to the completion of first year of master.
- General introduction to law
- Constitutional law (1 and 2)
- Historical introduction to Law
- Contemporary economic and social issues (taught in English)
- Jurisdictional institutions
- Civil Law (family law)
- History of institutions
- International Relations (taught in English)
- Administrative institutions
- Comparative Law (taught in English)
- UAE Judicial and Legal System (taught in English)
- UAE Family Law (taught in English)
- Civil law of contracts
- Administrative law (1 and 2)
- Criminal law
- Public finance law
- History of criminal law
- Political Sciences (taught in English)
- Business law
- Criminal procedure
- International Relations
- American government law and culture (taught in English)
- Contract Law (taught in English)
- UAE Constitutional Law and Culture (taught in English)
- Supervised professional project
- Sports (optional)
- Administrative property law
- International public law (1 and 2)
- International private law
- Fundamental rights law
- Social law
- Property civil law
- Civil and commercial contracts law
- Theory of Law
- Civil procedure
- Corporate law
- Securities law
- European and international protection of human rights
- General taxation law
- European Union law
- Legal Clinic (optional)
- UAE Commercial Law (optional)
- Common Law (optional)
- Sports (optional)
- Language 2 – Langue vivante 2 (optional)
* Students must choose a compulsory second language from the following: French (for non francophone students), English, Arabic, German, Spanish, Italian or Chinese.
- French Baccalaureate with a minimum final average of 12/20 or High School Diploma with a minimum 80% average (or equivalent)*
- French Aptitude Certificate: minimum score of B2 level (accepted certificates: DU issued by Sorbonne University, DELF, TEF, TCF and SELFEE). Students with a French Baccalaureate are exempted from the language proficiency exam**
* Students not meeting this requirement may be accepted following a review of high school subject results, supporting exams score and a student’s personal statement.
** Students not meeting the required French Aptitude Certificate will be admitted conditionally in the programme, and enrolled in the Foundation Year in Intensive French. Upon its successful completion, they will be admitted into the bachelor degree programme.
Other Countries Education’s Systems
Conditions apply on other foreign curriculums according to the admission’s policy set by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Please contact the Student Recruitment office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
| • Programme tuition fees (over 3 years):||AED 215,100 (approximately US$ 58,615)|
| • Payment of fees:|| click here|
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Scholarship for Emirati students
Admitted Emirati nationals and children of Emirati mothers’ are awarded a full scholarship covering tuition and study related fees for their Bachelor Programmes (and Foundation year, if any)
Academic Excellence Scholarships (for the 1st semester of enrolment)
• 15% scholarship on tuition for the 1st semester of joining
New joiners with excellent academic results in high school are eligible following the below criteria. Starting from the second semester, they can apply for the 25%-75% academic excellence scholarship scheme.
- Government schools: 90% in the advanced stream, or 95% in the general stream
- American system: CGPA of 3.6 out of 4.0 or minimum average of 90%
- British system: “A” grade or higher in three “AS-Level” subjects or “A” in the equivalent “A-Level” Subjects, plus “B” grade or higher in six O level subjects
- SABIS: minimum average of 85%
- International Baccalaureate: IB diploma with minimum score of 5 out of 7 in all courses – three of those subjects must be higher-level courses
- French Baccalaureate: minimum average of 14 out of 20
Academic Excellence Scholarship (starting from the 2nd semester of enrolment)
• 25%-75% Academic Excellence Scholarship
Based on the academic results obtained during the previous semester at SUAD, students are eligible to the academic excellence scholarship granted semester by semester. The scholarship scheme is progressive (25% to 75% and the minimum average grade to be eligible is 12/20. A specific scholarship is available for the 2nd semester of the Foundation Year. For more information, please contact email@example.com
10% French Curriculum Schools Scholarship for the 1st semester of enrolment
Students holding a French baccalaureate obtained in one of the GCC countries are eligible for a 10% discount for their first semester. Starting from the second semester, they can apply for the 25%-75% academic excellence scholarship scheme.
Total, Chalhoub and Ardian Foundation, offer specific scholarships based on academic excellence and/or financial circumstances to selected students.
The deadline for submitting an application is communicated by University email each semester to all enrolled students. Applications are submitted via the online application form. Incomplete and late applications will not be assessed.
Scholarships can’t be combined. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferential rate: 10% Family discount
Students who have a first-degree relative currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme are eligible for a 10% discount.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of available job sectors and career options after a Bachelor degree in Law, depending on graduates’ interests, experience and further studies.
Diplomacy, State & Federal Administration, Government Affairs, International Organizations, Police
- Diplomat, Consular Agent
- Legal Adviser, Government Researcher
- Legal Administration /Relations Officer
- Federal Government Agencies Legal Counsel
- Policy Advisor/Analyst
- International Conflicts Analyst
- Law Specialist (Environment, Diversity, Security …)
- Public Affairs Consultant
- Parliamentary Assistant
- International Project Manager
- Immigration, Police Chief, Senior Police Officer
- Customs Officer
In-House Lawyers (working for Private Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations)
- General Counsel
- Advisor, Negotiator
- Contract Manager
- Regulations & Compliance Officer
- Insurance Investigator
- Tax Adviser, Tax Consultant
- Research Lawyer
With many practice areas: banking and finance, block chain, anticorruption, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, data protection and cybersecurity, litigation, insurance, employment and labour law, international arbitration, construction, real estate, intellectual property, taxation.
Private Practice Law Firms
- Legal Consultant
- Market Research Lawyer
With many practice areas in : business law, banking & finance, family law, criminal defense, intellectual property, bankruptcy, litigation, dispute resolution, arbitration, insurance, labor & employment, environment, taxation, telecoms, internet and media, fashion, sports, etc…
Judicial Careers: Civil and Criminal Justice, Courts & Tribunals Administration, Public Notary
- Public Prosecutor (public, criminal, state advocate…)
- Judge, Magistrate, Public Defender, Judicial Officers
- Court Administration (Law Clerk, Court Officer, Manager,
Court Clerk, Registrar, Maintenance Clerk)
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Public Notary
Education & Research, Consulting, Other Careers
- Law Professor
- Human Resources Manager
- Legal Affairs Audit and Management Consultant
- Technical Writer, Publisher and Reporter (Journalism)
- Policy Analyst
- Auction Officer
- Entrepreneur, General Manager
A whole range of postgraduate studies are available after a Bachelor degree in Law. Examples of areas of specialization (Master and PhD) include:
- Environmental & sustainability law and policies (SUAD)
- International business law (SUAD)
- International law, international relations and diplomacy (SUAD)
- Public or corporate law
- Private law
- Health law/Comparative health law/Law and health politics
- Notary law
- European law
- Banking & finance law
- History of law
The following non-exhaustive list of institutions is based on SUAD placement records for alumni of the Law department.
- Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- Université Paris Cité (France)
- University of Panthéon- Sorbonne – Paris 1 (France)
- University of Panthéon-Assas (France)
- University of Strasbourg (France)
- HEC Paris (France)
- IAE Paris (France)
- NEOMA Business School (France)
- Ecole des Relations Internationales (ILERI) (France)
- Institute of Judicial Studies and Training (UAE)
- King’s College London (UK)
- University of Cambridge (UK)
- University of Reading (UK)
- University of Buckingham (UK)
- Harvard Law School (US)
- University of California, Berkeley (US)
- University of California, Los Angeles (US)
- Boston University School of Law (US)
- The Georges Washington University Law School (US)
- Washington University St Louis (School of Law)
- University of Montreal (Canada)
- University of Melbourne (Australia)
Postgraduate admission requirements in terms of eligible and relevant undergraduate degree vary widely from country to country and from one higher education institution to another. Candidates may refer to the admission requirements applicable to each institution.
Senior Associate – Legal, Corporate Structuring, Private Clients at MH-Q, Dubai
Compliance Officer at Crédit Agricole CIB, Paris
Senior Associate, Legal Division at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Abu Dhabi
Paralegal at Mubadala, Abu Dhabi
Associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris. Having successfully completed her bar examination, Clarisse has recently been sworn in as a French advocate.
Legal Counsel at Rothschild & Co, Paris
French Advocate and Legal Counsel at Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah
Associate at White & Case LLP, Paris
Junior Associate at Baker Mckenzie Habib Al Mulla, Dubai
Legal Counsel at the Dubai Tourism Authority, Dubai
International Dispute Resolution & White Collar Crime Associate at Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai
Broker in the insurance industry and specialized in Financial Lines and Civil Liability at AON, Paris
For more information, please contact:
The Career Centre
Tel: +971 (0) 2 656 9104/9342