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Juris Doctor

A Juris Doctor (JD) is an advanced course of study designed for students interested in future careers in the legal world.  Students usually attend a law school, and the degree can often be combined with other advanced degrees.

The Juris Doctor degree, abbreviated J.D., is granted to graduates of law schools in the common law countries like Australia and Canada. It is a doctoral degree in the field of law. Graduates may choose to specialize in a particular area of law like family, criminal, or corporate law.

Qatar, is a sovereign Arab state, located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Education City is a fairly new undertaking in Doha funded by the Qatari Government through the Qatar Foundation. It is the home to Qatar Academy, the Learning Centre, the Academic Bridge Program (similar to a college prep school), as well as branch campus of Texas A&M University (Engineering).

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Juris Doctor

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Qatar Doha

programHamad bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program delivers a unique model of graduate legal education to meet the needs of Qatar and the region The JD is the first-of-its-kind graduate law degree in the MENA region and has been created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University School of Law. It is the standard first professional graduate law degree in the U.S. as well as an increasing number of other countries. A JD differs from an undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject (including law). [+]

Juris Doctors in Qatar 2017. Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program delivers a unique model of graduate legal education to meet the needs of Qatar and the region The JD is the first-of-its-kind graduate law degree in the MENA region and has been created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University School of Law. It is the standard first professional graduate law degree in the U.S. as well as an increasing number of other countries. A JD differs from an undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject (including law). The JD is comparable with the best of those offered internationally and equips its graduates with a high level of legal knowledge and the skills that go with such knowledge, thereby enabling them to make the most of a wide range of career options in the public sector, multinational institutions, and in academia. Program focus: An in-depth look at the conceptual theory of law: why are laws made and how have the different legal systems around the law developed? How do different systems differ and where are the similarities? Students will be given a comprehensive education in the function of law, whether in Qatar, the region, or internationally. There will be considerable focus on the application of law, ensuring that practical skills are developed, in addition to theoretical understanding of legal issues and concepts. [-]