Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Qatar University, College of Law and international standards

We have been busy.  Multiple initiatives here this month at the College of Law show the effort to bring international standards to legal education.  
·         The Forum on Energy and Environmental Law held a successful seminar for lawyers and executives on legal resolution of oilfield disasters.  
·         The first 21 female law students graduated from the Women in Law Leadership Development Program developed at the College of Law in partnership with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.
·         International Moot Court teams from the College of Law participated in the Willem C Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in Oman, and the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at Al Jazeera. Both QU College of Law teams advanced to Vienna and Oxford for finals this month and next.
A recent legal development symposium highlights the need for these kinds of educational opportunities for law students. The theme at the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center symposium was the need to benchmark international standards in professional legal education and practice in Qatar by focusing on practical skills for common and civil law lawyers.  


  1. Hi,Establishing a business Non free zone is a much more regulated procedure with Business setup in Qatar, and it is not legally possible for an expatriate to fully own their own company outside these zones. By law, a foreign entrepreneur requires a Qatar-based partner.Thanks...