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Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor is a comprehensive, full-time, three-year program that delivers graduate legal education unique in the MENA region. The program is perfectly suited to individuals with a passion for critical thinking and an interest in the theory and application of law.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor is a comprehensive, full-time, three-year program that delivers graduate legal education unique in the MENA region. The program is perfectly suited to individuals with a passion for critical thinking and an interest in the theory and application of law.  

The program’s inaugural Class of 2018 has 14 JD candidates (64% Qataris; 6 women and 8 men) in their second year, and the Class of 2019 has 13 JD candidates (69% Qataris; 7 women and 6 men) in their first year.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND 

CLPP targets graduates from all disciplines and is designed to focus on the foundational principles needed to successfully practice in the multiple convergent legal systems in the MENA region.  CLPP’s current student body is comprised of students with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from all around the world including universities in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, India and Egypt.

Students of CLPP's Class of 2018 have successfully earned academic degrees in various disciplines, including bachelor degrees in Engineering, Science, Business Administration, Liberal Arts and Fine Arts. Additionally, two students have earned a master’s degree in Science (MSc), one student has completed a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and another has a Master's in Public Policy (MPP). Students of the Class of 2019 have successfully earned academic degrees in various disciplines, including bachelor degrees in Science, Engineering, Finance, Liberal Arts and Fine Arts. One student has earned a MBBS. Another has a PhD. Other students have master's degrees in Science, Business Administration, Public Policy and Islamic Finance.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Our JD students have significant professional experience in Qatar and globally. Students from both classes have held positions (some quite senior) in the private sector, including the following industries: Oil and Gas, Finance, Healthcare, Transportation, Infrastructure and Telecommunications. Others have worked for government entities, including the Ministry for Trade. Additionally, the Class of 2018 is comprised of students who have experience in communications and the media. Some of the students have worked in various marketing departments, while others are published writers. Many of the students have won awards, both academically and professionally and have participated in various national programs (e.g. the WISE Learners’ Voice Program).

In summary, CLPP’s Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Together, they are a highly motivated group of students who are looking to take the knowledge they gain during this academic program to further support Qatar’s vision 2030 and beyond.