School of Law
The program of the Law School of the Neapolis University in Cyprus provides the necessary education and practical training to students so that they can make a career in legal professions (lawyers, judges, notaries, legal counsels etc). The Bachelor of Law is structured in a way to provide our graduates with the necessary skills for a successful career in Public and International Organisations, as well as in private sector entities. Teaching is provided in small groups by University Professors and Jurists distinguished in practice and legal science.
In line with the global trend of internationalization of law and exuberant admission of European law into national law, the student becomes familiar with the comparative approach of the two major families of law, the Continental (or civil law system) and Anglo-Saxon Law. For this reason, the student is encouraged to choose a certain number of courses in the other direction than the one he attends to.
Furthermore, special emphasis is given on teaching International and European Law. The Law School provides two relevant Master of Law in ‘International and European Business Law’ and in ‘European Governance’. Τhe post-graduate programs are taught by prestigious Professors from Greece and abroad.
For teaching purposes, all modern teaching means are exploited (PowerPoint, Moodle, e-conference, distance learning etc). On the other hand, teaching is not based on the mechanical transmission of legal knowledge but simultaneously exercises the student through practical team exercises and the continuous evaluation of student understanding. At the same time, the Law School aims at advancing the ability of students to develop legal reasoning and learning how to correctly interpret the Law.
The degree of the Law School of the Neapolis University in Cyprus is recognised by all relevant and competent Cypriot and Greek Organisations as equal of other recognised Universities in EE. The Programme completely covers the necessary knowledge a student must have, in order to become accepted from the Bar association of Greece and take part in the exams of the Cyprus Bar association, as well to others countries in EU.
The School has joined as full member the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) creating important prospects for cooperation and partnership in the international arena and participating in the international community of law Schools.
Announcement from the Rector of the University
We welcome as Dean of the School the reputable and internationally renowned Professor Perrakis Stelios, whose rich academic career and contribution as well as administrative experience, both at the University as well as in positions of public responsibility, guarantee the academic excellence and further upgrading of the Law School’s prestige, as well as the increase of its international recognition.
Over the new academic period, we will also welcome the renowned Professor Ioannis Bekas from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace who, along with Dr. Ioannis Gountis, will undertake the scientific supervision and teaching of the Greek Criminal Law courses.
The further inclusion of Mr. Petros Michailidis, former Minister of Justice and Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, in the permanent faculty of the School at the rank of Professor, also constitutes an important addition to the substantial, trained human resources of the School.
The launch of the two new Postgraduate Programmes in “Financial Crime and Criminal Justice” and in “International and European Business Law” certified by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), both in Greek and in English, confirms the quality of work already being carried out at the School, providing a springboard for internationalisation, creation and provision of specialised legal knowledge, but also additional options for the continuation of your studies.
The integration of the School in the International Association of Law Schools internationalises our scientific presence and creates important prospects for collaborations and partnerships in the international arena. We are now part of the international community of Law Schools.
The systematisation, at the seminar level and in the context of formative activities that the University offers to its students of both simulation tools – virtual trial – and the acquisition of skills in handling and writing legal texts, further strengthens your employment prospects through your familiarity with real conditions prevailing in the labour market.
I am certain that under the guidance of the Dean Professor Perrakis Stelios, the presence of already renowned colleagues, the addition of new distinguished law scholars, the participation in international associations and networks, as well as the continuous and uninterrupted conducting of courses and the learning process, the Law School of Neapolis University Pafos will continue to be at the forefront of Law Schools in Cyprus and abroad.
Professor Pantelis Sklias
Axis 1: Excellence in teaching: The mission of the School is to become an excellence centre for legal studies, supported by internationally renowned academics and jurists and focusing on innovative and human-centred teaching and research in legal sciences. The School aspires to train its students in legal science in order to enable them to compose ideas, formulate legal reasoning and cultivate their legal thinking and argumentation. At the same time, students are taught to work with dynamism, team spirit and adaptability for their future work environment. The aim is to establish the School as a centre of methodical and modern legal education, which will award diplomas that will certify formal and substantive knowledge, allowing graduate to practice a variety of legal professions (e.g. lawyers, judges or notaries, legal advisers, in-house legal advisers, etc.) in Greece and Cyprus or other European countries.
Axis 2: Excellence in research: The mission of the School is to acquire and consolidate a strong presence and contribution to international dialogue and progress in legal sciences. The School aspires to actively support the conduct of cutting-edge and high-level research in all branches of legal science.
Axis 3: Outreach and collaborations: The mission of the School is to develop and consolidate scientific and research partnerships with other institutions and centres of research excellence and innovation. The School also supports partnerships with the local and international economy, the business world, civil society and other organizations to promote innovation, sustainability, social cohesion and quality of life.
The School of Law and Social Sciences offers the following Bachelors and Masters
- Bachelor in Law (LLB)
- LLM in International and European Business Law
- Master (MA) in Financial Crime and Criminal Justice