Our Strategy

Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) was established under the Amiri Decree No. 144 of the year 2008, under license from the Private Universities Council (PUC), Ministry of Higher Education. It is the first private law school in the State of Kuwait to provide education and training in law that complies with national requirements and needs with a comparative approach towards international legal systems with a special emphasis on Anglo-American and European methods of legal education. KILAW was granted the Academic & Institutional Accreditation from the Private University Council (PUC) in July 2014, for (4) years, after the visit of the PUC’s accreditation team to KILAW on October 2013. New Accreditation was granted for the period from 2019 to 2023.

Strategic Approaches

  1. Achieve Excellence in Legal Education with a Critical Thinking Approach
  2. Enhance ability to compare between systems, cross-cultural and comparative.
  3. Teach in English and provide English language instruction, to improve the competitive edge and produce bilingual students
  4. Respond to growing areas of legal interest and expand elective courses.
  5. Offer practical training and expand student professional development.

Our Vision

A model university that provides distinguished education develops legal, auditing and norms capabilities, and adopts critical thinking.

Our Mission

We seek to provide a model for a pioneering and distinguished university that applies best practices in administrative, academic and societal fields, offers distinguished education that depends on critical thinking, and provides the community with individuals who are qualified and distinguished in legal capabilities, with required professional overseeing and auditing skills, in order to contribute effectively in building their country and consolidating the values of justice, integrity and the rule of law.

Our Values

  1. Maintaining Islamic and Arab values.
  2. Adhering to the values of diversity, non-discrimination, and implementing the principles of equal opportunity in access to legal education.
  3. Commitment to the ethics of the legal profession, with focus on maintaining and preserving the profession.
  4. Recognizing and adhering to the rule of law concept in the profession.
  5. Commitment to the highest standards of performance.
  6. Developing the values of responsibility and commitment to standards that enable individuals to fulfill their ambitions for themselves, their community and their country.

Our Objectives

  1. Awarding a Bachelor’s Degree in:
    1. Law
    2. Governance and Systems
    3. Law and Technology
    4. Finance and Accounting
    5. Economics
    6. Sociology
  2. Awarding a Master’s Degree in:
    1. Public Law
    2. Private law
    3. Law and Financial Transactions
    4. Law and Technology
    5. Governance and Systems
    6. Finance and Accounting
    7. Economics
    8. Sociology
  3. Awarding a Paralegal Diploma that qualifies students to perform the duties of the paralegal profession.
  4. Integrating theoretical and practical methodology.
  5. Enabling high school graduates and other degree holders, by completing a legal education, to secure new jobs within the public and private sectors.
  6. Participating in the development of Kuwaiti manpower to meet market needs.
  7. Promoting legal awareness and participating in expanding general legal and Sharia’a knowledge in society.
  8. Attracting students studying outside Kuwait to seek legal education at home.
  9. Expanding the scope of supported research and research projects, that will constitute a model for academic achievement.