KILAW Study System

This system specifies the number of units that a student has to successfully complete in order to get a degree from an academic department or school. Every term or semester as the case may be, the student has the freedom to choose the courses that he/she is in need of according to his/her prior requirements with the help of his/her academic advisor, all within the minimum and maximum study units that are authorized to register for every semester. The objective is to achieve the required credits at the end of each year before the student is allowed to register for courses of the following year. This system allows the student to participate in deciding his/her educational goal and the pace he/she takes to reach it, according to the set rules. A student gets credit for all of the courses that he/she successfully completes, while he/she has to re-sit those which he/she could not pass in accordance with the said rules that allows the student to re-sit 10 course with a grade of C as the maximum.

Credit units are the academic units which a student obtains when he/she successfully passes a course. They consist of one hour weekly for theory courses, or a minimum of two hours for practical courses. This does not apply to intensive courses. They are the basis for deciding the course load for a student according to the academic regulations. The academic department or school is responsible for deciding the number of credit hours for each course which is usually three credits for one course.

An academic year consists of two semesters, each one lasts 16 weeks, from the beginning of the semester to the end, including the final exams. Registration in the Summer course is optional. It is seven to eight weeks duration, including final exams, School Council may adapt a shorter-time courses taught in intensive arrangement.

Postgraduate Programs Credit Units

The minimum number of courses – 3 credits each – a student must complete before obtaining the Masters degree is six courses in addition to the thesis (24 credits). The thesis should confirm the student’s ability to perform academic research related to practical legal issues and to present the results of the research in a clear and methodological manner.

The minimum number of courses a student should complete is seven courses in specialized fields in accordance with a decision of the Executive Committee.

Your Content Goes HereThe School may grant a student who does not fulfill all the requirements of the Masters degree a Higher Studies Diploma provided that the student completes at least four out of the higher studies courses (level of 500 or above). Obtaining the diploma is not conditional on completing a final exam or completing a thesis. However, the student is required to obtain an average of 2.67.

The school may introduce a program at the level of a Higher Studies Diploma of specialized nature relevant to legal sciences based on a decision by the School and as per the request of a particular authority. Registration in such programs will be according to conditions set by the school.

Postgraduate Programs Duration (Minimum Limit / Maximum Limit)

The minimum duration to complete the requirements of the Master’s degree is one complete academic year.

The maximum duration differs according to the categories of applicants:

– Full Time Students:

Full time students should complete the Master’s Program within two years. An extension of one additional year can be granted based on the recommendation of the Executive Committee and  the approval of School President.

– Part Time Students :

Part time students should complete the Masters program within three years. An extension of one additional year can be granted based on the recommendation of the executive committee and the approval of school President.

– Transferred Students:

For students admitted after completing certain graduate studies courses in the School or for those who have completed other courses in other academic institutions, the duration shall be reduced (one semester per each two approved courses). Relative time fractions shall be waived. In all cases, pursuant to a decision by the School President, students may be granted an extension period of no more than two semesters for students admitted in conditional remedial courses or students with linguistic challenges.

Postgraduate programs Study Load

Study load ranges from two to three courses per semester. Based on the approval of School President and program director, students can take more or fewer courses.

Study load for part time students is two courses per semester. Based on the approval of the School President and program director, students can take more or fewer courses.

Thesis is equal to a regular study load.

A student expected to graduate, pursuant to the recommendation of the program’s director and the approval of School President, may be exempted from the maximum load limit.

1- The following grade scale is prescribed for the evaluation of students in all approved curricula and in calculating the following mean average:

A = 4 points

A- = 3.67 points

B+ = 3.33 points

B = 3 points

B- = 2.67 points

C+ = 2.33 points

C = 2 points

F = 0 (Less than 70)

2- In courses taken on  pass/fail basis, the evaluation will be graded as Pass (P) or Fail (F). No academic credits are counted in this case and such courses shall not be counted in the calculation of the total average.

3- In case of postponing the final grade due to non-fulfillment of all course requirements  for reasons acceptable to the course professor and approved by the director of the program, the student shall be granted a grade of “Non-completed”,  provided that the student fulfils the requested requirements prior to the time limit set by the school; otherwise the student will receive an (F) grade.

4- In case of courses lasting for more than one semester (annual system), the student will be given a grade of “continuous” (CC). The final grade of that course shall only be registered at the final semester of that course. Granting the final grade to the student cannot be postponed after that semester. Credit units, if available, shall be used for specifying the study load for one time.

5- In case of registration for the thesis, the grade shall be either Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) as long as the thesis is in process. The final report of F/P shall be granted after the discussion of the thesis.

6- A student should receive an average grade of 2.67 or higher as a prerequisite to be granted the Masters Degree. A student should receive an average grade of 2.67 or more as a prerequisite to be granted the higher diploma.

7- A course professor may only correct any mistake in marks within one week of granting the mark. Later corrections are subject to the approval of the Programs Committee and Students Affairs Committee with the maximum limit of two weeks as of the start of the next semester. No amendment shall take place thereafter under any circumstances.

8- With the exception of mistakes in marks calculations, no reconsideration of student’s answer sheet as corrected by the examiner shall take place under any circumstances.