Law (Bachelor of Law)
The program will equip students with the necessary
legal research skills, legal writing and
presentational skills, including the ability to
structure arguments in a consistent manner. Other
general objectives of the program concern the
students’ familiarity with analytical and doctrinal
thought; the knowledge and understanding of basic
legal principles; and the acquisition of a
contextual framework within which to comprehend past
and future developments in legislation. The course
will familiarize students with the Cyprus legal
system and will cover material directly relevant to
the Cyprus Bar Association exams.
The development of legal research skills, including
the ability to locate, retrieve and apply a range of
legal and socio-legal materials.
Encouragement of students to practice legal writing
and presentational skills, including the ability to
structure arguments in a consistent manner and
achieve precision and clarity in expression.
Familiarity with the virtues of analytical and
Knowledge and understanding of basic legal
principles and the ways in which law seeks to
regulate our daily lives.
Acquisition of a contextual framework in which to
understand past and future developments in law.
Appreciation of the political and social
considerations which affect the promulgation and
application of law.
Acquisition of the methods of identification of the
key legal issues arising out of hypothetical
problems and the formulation of convincing arguments
that might be made by the parties involved.
Fostering of critical judgements of the merits of
particular arguments and progression to a considered
choice among the alternative solutions.
Application of students’ academic knowledge to
particular practical cases.
Provision of a firm grounding for a future career as
either practising laywers or law scholars.
Law degree graduates are equipped with the necessary
skills to practice law and pursue a career as a
solicitor or barrister, as well as to seek
employment in the financial and commercial sectors
or within international organizations such as
European Union institutions. Graduates may also
consider furthering their academic knowledge by
continuing their studies in Law.
Analysis of principles, doctrines and values of
legal thought, nationally and internationally.
Development of legal writing skills through
practicing argumentative structure and clarity of
expression, and presentational skills through
participation in mooting competitions.
Explanation of legal research skills.
Legal history demonstration through viewing law in
past and present context.
Description of the ways in which legal theory
turns into praxis and application of academic
knowledge to specific practical problems and
Fostering of critical thought on the merits of
particular legal arguments and value judgments.
Description of the political processes which
affect law making and generally of the
relationship between law and politics.
Special report to the Cyprus legal system and the
legal aspects of the Cyprus problem.
Encouragement of students to pursue careers as
practicing barristers, members of international
organizations or government agencies, and law