Upon completion of the major in Legal Studies at NYUAD, students are expected to be able to:
- Identify the general principles and nuances of the philosophical, cultural, historical, social, economic, political, religious, and ethical questions that prove indispensable both to a deep understanding of law and to liberal arts education.
- Recognize how the general principles of law pertain to a large variety of legal questions raised by the subject area of the curriculum from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Discuss the nature of legal systems and institutions, of legal ethics and professional responsibility, of international business law, of the rule of law, and of fundamental human rights.
- Critically analyze problems, cases, or arguments and formulate a range of solutions that employ various legal concepts or principles.
- Communicate, in writing, with an attractive style that is guided by the rules of precise language, economy of verbiage, convincing arguments, and pertinent examples.
- Demonstrate respect for the proper authority of just legal institutions as an essential component of the common good and the rule of law.
- Take responsibility for projects involving individual autonomy and team work; and interact successfully in a professional setting and business workplace.