About the Law Department
The Department of Law offers graduate degrees; the Master of Laws (LLM) degree in international and comparative law and the Master of Arts in International Human Rights Law and Justice, the Graduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law, the Graduate Diploma in International and Comparative Law and Justice, and Bachelors of Arts in Political Science/Masters of Arts in International Human Rights Law and Justice. These degrees attract a diverse constituency of Egyptian and international students interested in pursuing careers in academia, international civil service, human rights and development work, or in the legal profession as lawyers, judges or prosecutors. Wide range of courses are designed to provide students with the intellectual and analytical tools to intervene critically and effectively from a global south perspective in the policy debates around the challenges confronting their societies.
The Department’s alumni have moved on to prestigious local and international law firms in both Egypt and abroad, to higher responsibilities in both government and non-governmental organizations in Egypt, to join or rise in the judiciary in Egypt or elsewhere, and to major international institutions like United Nations agencies or the International Committee of the Red Cross. In addition, the Department continuously strives to increase its impact on public debates through regular outreach activities such as public lectures and presentations, which are also held with prominent speakers from Egypt and from international institutions such as Human Rights Watch, the European Commission delegation in Egypt, and universities around the world.
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