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AFG College launches new Master of Law course with Univ of Aberdeen

AFG College launches new Master of Law course with Univ of Aberdeen

Tribune News Network
Doha
THE AFG College with the University of Aberdeen officially launched its new Master of Laws (LLM) programme in International Commercial Law at a ceremony held at the Sharq Village Spa & Resort on Tuesday in the presence of a number of dignitaries, academic staff and applicants.
The launch was jointly hosted by AFG College Principal Brian Buckley and the University of Aberdeen’s Head of Law Professor Greg Gordon. The event was also attended by Sheikha Mariam bint Nawaf al Thani, who represented AFG College Chairperson & Founder Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh al Thani.
The CEO of Qatar International Court Faisal bin Rashid al Sahouti delivered a speech on the occasion in which he discussed the role of the International Court and the importance that the State attaches to the rule of law. Sahouti said: “I am extremely happy to have been invited to the launch of the new LLM. This programme will further enhance the knowledge of the student body here in Qatar and I am supportive of any initiatives that help develop future leaders and scholars.”
The programme aims to equip students with a detailed understanding of the legal functions required to operate within the rapidly changing domestic and international business environment. Students will gain an insight into specific areas of business law, which include the regulation of financial and commercial activities within an organisation, as well as international perspectives in company law.
The university’s Law School has an unbroken lineage dating back to 1495; the date of the formation of the university. Throughout its history the Law School has sought to empower their students by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate proficiently within the complex business arena.
On successful completion of this specialist Master of Laws, students will have engaged with peers from a diverse range of fields including law, business and finance, and will have developed a deep understanding of this specialist area of law, having the ability to offer their respective organisations advice and support in the company’s international commercial activities.
Professor Greg Gordon said: “In an increasingly interconnected world, it is more important than ever to have a sound knowledge of legal rules governing the international sale of goods, international dispute resolution processes and the law and practice surrounding the governance of multinational companies. The University of Aberdeen is proud to partner with our colleagues at AFG to make this programme available to students in Qatar.”
AFG College Principal Brian Buckley said: “The Master of Laws is our first expansion into non-business related disciplines, as we continue to enhance our offerings to fulfil a growing demand and play our role in the development of the Qatar National Vision 2030, in helping to build a knowledge-based economy.”

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