Professor in International Protection of Human Rights
The Bachelor of Law (LLB) programme has been offered since September 2012 (official recognition by the Ministry of Education of Cyprus and recognition as equivalent by DOATAP’s decision 10.12.2012 no. 13300/2012). The current curriculum is uniform and is based on Cypriot and Greek law.
AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY
The Law School awards LLB, equitable and respective of the University level four-year law schools. The duration of studies is eight semesters of full time study. Each semester consists of 13 weeks of instruction and 39 hours of instruction per course.
The program launched on 9.1.12 (formal recognition of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and recognition as equivalent of DOATAP – decision 12.10.2012 no. 13300/2012). The original scheme was amended following the decision No. 169 / 22.06.2015 of the Plenary DOATAP removing the Greek law direction, which was until then part of the curriculum. The new modified program is effective from the academic year 2015/2016.
The single legal studies program comprises 26 required courses, one compulsory selection course and 16 electives. Students are required to complete, during their studies, at least 240 credits in order to graduate.
Being the first among the Law Schools of Cyprus, to offer a single curriculum based on the Cyprus law (Anglo-Saxon law) complies fully with the provisions of both the Greek and Cypriot law and with the decisions of the Cypriot Authorities, under whose supervision belongs. At the same time, it responds to the European principles, in terms of academic and professional recognition and comparability of qualifications of Legal Studies (calculating credit courses, length of study, student evaluation, learning process, etc.) within the European Union.
Moreover, the curriculum gives the possibility to students coming from Greece and wishing to choose from the mandatory courses, as an alternative curriculum, the syllabus of Greek law.
It is also noted that the syllabus required in order for the student to enroll as a trainee lawyer in the Bar Associations of Greece and the Legal Counsel of Cyprus is fully covered,
Degree RECOGNISED BY THE GREEK (Hellenic NARIC) AND CYPRUS AUTHORITIES (KYSATS)
The Legal Studies Program aims inter alia to familiarize the students during the four-year course with the “principles” and the basic concepts governing the Legal System of Cyprus, together with that of Greece. The main advantage of the program is that the student comes into contact with the two main families of law, the Anglo-Saxon (Cyprus) and the mainland (Greece).
Thus, the student is initiated into comparative method and can understand the developments resulting from the ongoing internationalization of law. Particular emphasis is given to the international and European legal education, which should characterize a modern legal expert, while ensuring that the academic knowledge of law is accompanied by the appropriate practical experience on its application.
The program of Law is aimed at students who either enrolled in the first year as high school graduates or are already graduates of other recognized academic disciplines and seek to acquire and graduate degree in law from Neapolis University, through the recognition of a certain number of courses from their previous studies (with a maximum of 60 credits), if the recognized courses share a cognitive link between them, provided that their studies in Law last at least three academic years.
Degrees, professionally equivalent to practicing law in Greece or in Cyprus
ONE DEGREE, ONE PROGRAMME, TWO LAWS
(Cypriot and Greek, continental and Anglo-Saxon)
The single legal studies program comprises 26 required courses, one compulsory course selection and 16 electives. Each required course is equivalent to 6 credits, except for five courses, corresponding to 5 credits. Convenient public law and private law corresponding to 6 credits. But alongside traditions, students of both courses have the opportunity to observe trials, to participate in competitions virtual trial, additional seminars etc. and credited additional two credits. The practical issues of public law and private law correspond to 6 credits. But alongside teaching classes, students of both courses have the opportunity to observe trials, to participate in competitions of virtual trial, additional seminars etc. and to be credited with two additional credits. Each course of compulsory selection and elective course correspond to 5 credits. The teaching of the course lasts 13 weeks per semester, covering a total of 39 hours of instruction. To facilitate the professional recognition of their diploma in Greece, students have the opportunity to attend 18 of the 26 required courses with alternative curricula in Greek law. Students are required to complete at least 240 credits in order to graduate, as shown in the following table:
OUR EMBLEM IS QUALITY
|Type of courses||Number of courses||Credits of courses||Credits in total|
|Course of compulsory selection||1||1*5=5||5|
|Elective courses||16||16*5= 80||80|
In order to be admitted into the Bachelor of Law (LLB), candidates must possess a Secondary School Certificate with a grade no less than 14/20 or equivalent, or an International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 26 points, or any other equivalent secondary education diploma. The general admission criteria are based on the type and quality of previous studies, the grade obtained in previous studies and the suitability of the candidate for the programme of study that has been applied for.
A student who applies for the programme should submit the following documents:
Satisfactory knowledge of English is essential. The minimum language requirement is a B1 certificate in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale or any other equivalent degree. In the absence of such a certificate/degree, candidates will be asked to sit English language exams in order to prove their satisfactory knowledge.
The minimum English language requirements are:
After admission, candidates may be required to take additional instruction in English language.
The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.
The programme structure may change without prior notice, as a result of quality assurance procedures or/and programme recertification.
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Professor in International Protection of Human Rights
Associate Professor Of International And European Economic Law
Coordinator in Greek Law
Associate Professor of Public International Law
Coordinator of the Distance LLM (DLLM) in International & European Business Law
Director of the Legal Clinic
Assistant Professor in Law
Coordinator of the Master (MA) in Financial Crime and Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor Of Commercial Law
Coordinator of Moot Court – Simulation Tools
Assistant Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Coordinator in Cypriot Law
Lecturer in International Economic Law and Human Rights
Lecturer in Economic Theory and Policy
Coordinator of the MPA (Direction General Management)
Special Teaching Staff
Visiting Professor in Criminal Law
Professor in Criminal Law, Department of Law of the Democritus University of Thrace
Visiting Lecturer in Criminal Law
Scientific Staff in Criminal Law, Department of Law of the Democritus University of Thrace
Visiting Lecturer in Civil Law