College of Law, Qatar

College of Law

College of Law is a higher educational institution of Law in Qatar. This college was started in 1990. It became a self-governing college in 2004.

About the College of Law

After becoming the autonomous college, a department of Law was formed and taught in its sister College of Sharia & Islamic Studies. This college is the major national provider of high-quality legal education in Qatar.

It provides innovative opportunities, efficient services, and quality programs to its students. This college offers degrees in Bachelor of Law, Master of Law, and in Ph.D. This college shifted to a modern and brand-new building with a breathtaking courtroom in 2022.

Dean of the College of Law

Dr. Talal Abdullah Al Emadi is the Dean of this college.

Students at the College of Law

  • 2000 Students
  • 85 Faculty Members

Admission to the College of Law

Documents Required:

  • Complete Application Form
  • Identification Documents
  • Academic Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Passport
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Detailed CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Admission Requirements:

At QU, admission at this college is highly competitive. It chooses those candidates who have the strongest qualifications and the greatest potential to contribute to the Law community and the legal profession at QU.

Prospective law students at this college must have a high school degree of almost 70% as a minimum average for admission. These procedures are managed by the QU Admission and Registration Office.

Fees at the College of Law

  • 1100 Qatari Riyals per Credit Hour

Ranking of the College of Law

  • # Top 250th Law College by QS World University Rankings

Academic Programs at the College of Law

LLB Undergraduate Programs:

At this college, the Law offers a Bachelor of Laws Degree which is also recognized as LLB is an academic program that goes further than coursework. It is about interdisciplinary academic conversation, first-hand lawyering, Clinical Experiences, and a worldwide approach to training the leaders and legal minds of tomorrow.

Course Descriptions:

  • Public International Law – LAWC 3
  • Legal Research & Writing I – LAWC 111
  • Legal Research & Writing Il – LAWC 223
  • Externship – LAWC 409
  • Advocacy Skills – LAWC 302
  • Oil & Gas Law – LAWC 433
  • Human Rights – LAWC 102
  • International Humanitarian Law – LAWC 113
  • Anglo- American Legal System – LAWC 253
  • Intellectual Property – LAWC 335
  • International Trade Law – LAWC 345

Graduate Programs:

The graduate programs of this college are based on Experiential Learning and research-oriented. It offers its graduates Programs in both the Arabic & English languages. Nowadays, this college offers the following graduate Programs:

  • LLM in Public Law Program
  • LLM in Private Law Program
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies Program

PhD in Law Program:

  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Public International Law

Academic Departments at the College of Law

Private Law Department:

This department offers a graduate program in Master in Private Law which offers numerous courses providing depth study and attracts several graduate’ students every year. In this department, there are 3 main disciplines known as:

  • Civil Law
  • Business Law
  • Private International Law

Public Law Department:

This department offers 2 graduate programs in Master in Public Law Program, a Doctoral Program, and PhD in Public Law and International Law. In this department, there are 3 main disciplines known as:

  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative & Constitutional Law
  • Public International Law

Legal Skills Department:

At QU, this department was inaugurated as it holds its name in all of the Colleges of Law in the Arab. This department aims to increase the legal skills of the students through courses involving Law Clinic, Moot Court, Externship, and Legal Writing. Further, its labs offered by CLAW in almost 6 courses which are:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • Commercial Procedures
  • Contracts

Student Services at the College of Law

It aims to support its students in Academic, Personal, and Professional development. It contributes to providing a comprehensive educational environment. Law college supports its students by offering Financial Aid Services, University Books, and other support services. This department has 3 sections which are:

  • Student Financial Aid Section
  • University Textbook Section
  • Student Auxiliary Services Section

Student Resources:

At QU, the resources of the students at this college including Library Resources, Legal Resources, Exam Information, Blackboard, QU Email, and Curriculum Requirements

Research at the College of Law

Research Priorities:

At QU, this college looks to give high-quality research in Arabic, English, and in French. It responds to the requirements desirable to support the scientific rank of QU. It matches with the research priorities and planned objectives of QU and Qatar National Research Fund which requires the establishment of a research atmosphere that supports all types of research activities for the students.

Also, it requires faculty members and students in the college to be in line with the most significant domestic and international legal evolutions to develop a legal culture that supports progress and modernization.

Major Research Topics:

Public Law including:

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Law

Special Laws including:

  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law

International Law including:

  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  • Humanitarian Law


The library of this college has a collection of Manuscripts, Periodicals, Journals, Legal books, and resources. Also, it has a separate reading hall with a capacity capacity of almost 100. It offers numerous services including Circulation Service, Online Reservation of Books, and Reference Services.


The Sports Complex at this college provides a lot of sports and extracurricular activities to its students for their physical fitness, well-being, and for the sports competition.  It provides all of the facilities related to the sport and grounds to its students including a Football Ground, Hockey Ground, Baseball Stadium, Cricket Ground, Volleyball Court, and Indoor Arenas.


At this college, accommodation is also available for its students and faculty staff. At this college, separate accommodation is available for both of the male and female students. Each of its accommodation has advanced facilities such as:

  • Solar Hot Water
  • Backup Electricity
  • Reading Room
  • Screen LED TV
  • Night Canteens
  • 24/7 Security Assurance

International Journal of Law

International Review of Law is an international, annual, and open-access law journal at this college. This journal is also known as IRL. This journal is indexed in:

  • Google Scholar
  • Microsoft Academic Search
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Primo
  • Summon
  • Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • Crossref

Index & Ranking:

Currently, this journal is indexed and registered in the:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Arab Citation and Impact Factor
  • Google Scholar
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Arab World Research Source
  • Crossref
  • Westlaw Gulf
  • Hein-Online
  • ROAD

International Outlook

This college takes an international approach to officially authorized education. It is accredited by international bodies such as the High Council for the Evaluation of Research & Higher Education and the British Accreditation Council. Also, this college partners with Leading Law Schools and has exchange students.

Accreditation of the College of Law

  • British Accreditation Council
  • High Council for Evaluation of Research & Higher Education

Languages at the College of Law

  • Arabic
  • English

Vision and Mission


This college aspires to become one of the county’s leading colleges of law in credit for the quality of its Academic Program, the Achievements of its Faculty & Graduates, and its service to the National and International society.


The mission of this college is to provide its students with the supreme legal education that provides them with unparalleled professional success. The mission of this college shall expand to the invention of the highest quality of legal scholarship and the provision of distinguished services to the local and international society.

Contact Us


9FGJ+2HP, Doha, Qatar

Phone No:

(+974) 4035-252


(+974) 4035-253

Email Address:

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What type of Law is practiced in Qatar?

As Qatar is a Muslim Majority Nation, So the Sunni Law is practiced in Qatar based on Islam.

What are the 3 categories of court of Law?

  • Court of Cassation
  • Court of Appeal
  • Preliminary Court

What are the names of the courts in Qatar?

  • Criminal Court
  • Civil Court
  • Commercial Court


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