Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the major in Legal Studies at NYUAD, students are expected to be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Critically analyze problems, cases, or arguments and formulate a range of solutions that employ various legal concepts or principles.
  5. Communicate, in writing, with an attractive style that is guided by the rules of precise language, economy of verbiage, convincing arguments, and pertinent examples.
  6. Demonstrate respect for the proper authority of just legal institutions as an essential component of the common good and the rule of law.
  7. Take responsibility for projects involving individual autonomy and team work; and interact successfully in a professional setting and business workplace.