The German University In Cairo Faculty of Law and Legal Studies
The German University in Cairo, GUC, is one of the Regional premier universities, based on its history of success, excellence and great educational achievements in the fields of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Engineering, Management Technology and Applied Sciences and Arts, the newly- born GUC Faculty of law & Legal Studies is offering an unmatched environment of educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for training and strong encouragement of public service.
GUC Faculty of Law & Legal Studies
Emanating from the belief that the study of Law in general is interpreted as the study of understanding the society’s changes, aspirations and future plans as well as its problems incorporated in our day-to-day world, the curriculum of the GUC Faculty of Law & Legal Studies is designed to meet the increasing Internationalization need through international trade and economic relations between countries.
The GUC Faculty of Law & Legal Studies qualifies graduates to successfully join the legal and judicial profession. The faculty offers a range of common core courses as well as other sub-discipline courses and electives that expose students to the depth of law and legal studies discipline.
In alignment with GUC education and research strategy, the law and legal studies faculty encourages students to conduct inter- disciplinary projects and legal research. Students will receive significant contact teaching and tutorial time in addition to attending seminars and workshops, along with participating in moot court and moot arbitration in order to provide students with real life practical experience required to start their careers as professionals.
The GUC is not just aiming to graduate lawyers who are strong in their academic foundation and background but also well trained to be professional lawyers in the different fields. The integrated study faculty will focus on training the students to master the “lawyers analytical way of thinking” and adopting the needed personality traits. The faculty is also designed to encourage cross-cultural understanding in our increasingly global political community through International lecturers, guest speakers and encouraging study abroad programs.
It is intended with the new law faculty at the GUC to be the first in Egypt and the Arab world that puts large emphasis on providing the law graduates with practical skills that would allow them to join the legal profession in an expedient fashion through variable techniques of specialized training tutorials and trainings so as to enable the graduates to be effective members of the legal profession whether as legal advisors, lawyers or judges and to join the bar associations in other countries after doing additional studies.
The GUC Faculty of Law & Legal Studies will offer its students a unique curriculum that includes not only the regular study of Law but also with a European flavor and the international dimension. It will prepare our graduates to be able to deal with any challenge locally or internationally in a theoretically grounded academic manner. Our graduates will be able to excel in the international market in fields like: International Business Transactions, Arbitration, Civil Law, Public International Law, Advocacy Skills, Drafting of Agreements, Practical Training, International Trade Law – WTO, Commercial Law as well as Private International Law.
Moreover, this faculty will enable the GUC to be a pioneer in the field of study of Law in Egypt and the Arab World, as it has been in other study programs. GUC graduates are envisioned to play an active role in their country’s vision for economic growth and will be competent key players in any international business structure and regulation of business environment and transactions.
The faculty will train the next generation of law Professors, Public Servants, Private Lawyers, and Business and Community leaders. GUC Faculty of Law & Legal Studies prepares graduates to take a leadership role in the world of law and in other spheres of influence.
Graduates of the Law and Legal Studies faculty are expected to have the ability to:
- Establish themselves as professionals in the legal practice and Judiciary via applying the acquired technical knowledge and intellectual skills.
- Contribute to the society and the profession by handling the analysis, design, and assessment of complex legal problems in different fields of law.
- Pursue graduate studies and research in different fields of law in Egyptian, German, European and International academic institutions.
- Demonstrate good work ethics, communication abilities, and utilization of information technology in the multicultural and increasingly changing society.
- Work effectively as responsible professionals whether solely or collectively in teams.
- Engage in life- long learning to advance professionally and develop licensure in the fields of law and legal studies.
Our academic staff members are actively involved in public affairs in Egypt and international bodies. We have close links with prestigious law firms and leading members of the law profession in Egypt and abroad. Some are involved in our teaching and others support students and activities within school
|1 st Semester|
|CILA||Introduction to Law (Theory of Legal Rights – Theory of Law)|
|PEPF||Introduction to Political Economics|
|PRIN||History of Legal and Social Systems in Egypt|
|PUIN||International and Regional Organizations|
|CMLA||Introduction to Common Law|
|CMLA||General Principles of Human Rights|
|CSIS||Introduction to Computer Science|
|HUMA||English Language I (English for Academic purposes)|
|HUMA||German Language I (German for Academic purposes)|
|2 nd Semester|
|The Constitutional Law|
|ISSH||Principles of Islamic Sharia (History of Islamic Doctrines and Different Schools of Interpretations of Islamic Sharia)|
|CRLA||Criminology and Penology|
|CILA||Civil Law (Law of Contract)|
|Legal Research and Drafting Legal Opinion|
|HUMA||English Language II (Introduction to Scientific Methods)|
|HUMA||German Language II (German for Academic purposes)|
|3 rd Semester|
|CILA||Civil Law (Theory of Contract)|
|CRLA||Criminal Law (General Rules)|
|ISSH||Islamic Sharia – Family Law|
|Law of Evidence in Common Law Systems|
|HUMA||English Language III (Communication and Presentation Skills)|
|HUMA||German Language III|
|4 th Semester|
|CILA||Civil Law (Tort & Unjust Enrichment)|
|PUIN||Public International Law|
|CRLA||Administrative Law (Constitutional & Legal Framework)|
|Personal Status matters for non-Muslims|
|CILA||Legal Research (Course II)|
|HUMA||English Language IV (Research Paper Writing)|
|HUMA||German Language IV|
|5 th Semester|
|CICO||Law of Civil and Commercial Procedures|
|CILA||Civil Law (Contracts of Sale, Lease, and Donation)|
|COLA||Commercial Law (Companies and Investment Law)|
|COLA||International Business Transactions|
|CRLA||Criminal Law (Special Rules)|
|CICO||Drafting of Contracts and law suit (Particulars / statements of Claims)|
|6 th Semester|
|ISSH||Islamic Sharia (Inheritance , Will and Trust)|
|CILA||Social Insurance Law|
|PRIN||Private International Law (Nationality and Status of Foreigners)|
|COLA||The Legal Aspects of International Trade Law and WTO|
|CMLA||Administrative Law II|
|CRLA||Criminal Moot Court|
|CRLA||Moot Court Including visiting courts and Legal Institutions|
|7 th Semester|
|ISSH||Islamic Sharia (Islamic Jurisprudence)|
|COLA||Maritime and Air Law|
|COLA||International Commercial Arbitration|
|CRLA||Law of Criminal Procedures|
|COLA||Moot Court and Arbitration Proceeding|
|8 th Semester|
|PRIN||Private International Law (Conflict of Laws and Judicial Jurisdiction)|
|COLA||Commercial Law (Banking Operations & Financial Leasing Law)|
|CILA||International Intellectual Property Rights|
|Civil Law (Ownership and rights derived from it)|
|Securities regulation in a comparative perspective|
|CILA||Drafting of Contracts and Legal Briefs|