Community Engagement Strategy
- The College of Law is keen to assure its presence in various legal events and activities within the country. Such activities reflect the College’s pioneering role in developing the legal environment, through establishing a network of relationships with the local community to enable the college to serve it. In a manner that is consistent with the nature the college’s role as a leading academic legal institution. The college is also keen to ensure that the community events that it participate in have a direct reflection on the educational outcomes of the college’s programs and students.
At the beginning of each academic year, an integrated plan for community interaction activities is developed. The implementation of plan is the responsibility of Community Interaction Committee in the college, which consists of faculty members from various academic departments. It is chaired by the college’s the representative in the University’s Community Interaction Committee. The plan is discussed its implementation is monitored on regular basis in departments and college council meetings to determine the responsibility of each faculty member in various activities.
- The Community Interaction Committee monitors the implementation and coordination of the various community activities proposed by faculty members. These activities are monitored and documented in a special register, and then they are archived according to the participants, the beneficiary, and the faculty member who carried out the activity.
- Interaction with the community is a key item in the strategic plan of the College of Law. The college works in this field in support of the university’s general policy and in full coordination with the community interaction committee formed at the university level. The organization and implementation of the community interaction activities are carried out through specific procedures and a clear policy that is implemented by the college community interaction committee under the supervision of the faculty deanship.
Relationships with Employers
- Colleges of law are considered among the first sources to provide the labor market with qualified employees to cover legal and administrative expertise in various positions. Therefore, the College of Law is keen to achieve educational quality standards that are based on the needs of the labor market through continuous communication with employers, and to ensure that their needs are included in the various curricula.
To achieve this goal, the College Advisory Council has been formed, and it consists of experts belonging to many legal institutions in the community. The council meets regularly to discuss the development of the curricula offered by the college in a manner that meets the needs of employers and contributes to the development of the society. The college also obtains from the advisory board members important information feedback about the training opportunities available in legal institutions.
- The College of Law has strong relations with employers in a way that contributes in achieving mutual benefits between the College and these bodies. These relationships contribute to implementing a practical training program for college students to equip them with the necessary skills to meet the needs of the labor market, and to achieve the most important training which is to link the theoretical side with the practical side.
The College of Law seeks through its academic programs that it offers (Bachelor of Laws - Master in Private Law - Master in Public Law - Master in Criminal Sciences) to serve the local community by ensuring that our graduates are qualified cadres for the labor market in the legal field. Interacting with employers and understanding their problems contributes in directing the scientific research in the college to address the problems of employers and supporting the development of the society.
Relationships with other Education Providers
The College of Law is keen to extend bridges of cooperation with other law schools, where faculty members participate in discussions of master's and doctoral theses in accordance with the instructions and procedures followed in this regard. The college also encourages faculty members to carry out joint scientific research with faculty members in various educational institutions.
The college is keen to encourage faculty members to participate in conferences, seminars and workshops held by educational institutions, in a manner that deepens the college’s affiliation with the local community and thus contributes to its development.
In the context of cooperation with legal institutions, Al Ain University concluded in 2012 a cooperation agreement with the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates. This agreement provides practical training programs for students of the College, as well as an exchange of experiences in academic and judicial fields.
The College of Law has distinguished relations with the educational authorities in the United Arab Emirates. The college adheres to the standards of the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education, as well as the requirements of the Department of Education and Knowledge - Abu Dhabi (ADEK), regarding all its programs. The college also adheres to the system of qualifications approved by the National Qualifications Authority (QFE).
Relationships with Alumni
In implementation of Al Ain University’s vision to communicate with alumni and build close ties with them, and in order for the university to follow up on the news and achievements of its graduates, an alumni office was opened at the university’s headquarters in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. This office is the main communication tool between the college and its alumni, it supports them by providing academic, professional and social services.
The College of Law cooperates with the Alumni Office in all its activities and events. The college also established - in cooperation with the Alumni Office - a database for graduates to stay in contact with them and to build strong and close relationships between each other on the one hand and with the college on the other hand. The College of Law puts all its capabilities to support graduates to guarantee the smooth transition to the practical field, facilitate their integration in the career field, and to make sure that they have the needed skills for the labor market.
The College of Law - in coordination with the University's administration - is keen to contribute to the activities of the Continuous Education Center established by the University in its headquarters in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. The college encourages faculty members to participate in the training courses that the center holds periodically in the legal field, which will positively affect the career path of students and graduates in the future. College students also benefit from the English language courses that the center holds regularly.
The Deanship of the College is makes sure that its faculty members are participate in the community interaction activities and follow-up on the activities carried out by each member. Through the regular follow-ups the college is ensures that the activities are carried out as agreed upon. In addition, the benefits from these activities and their returns to the local community are achieved and evaluated. Interaction with the community is also considered one of the important criteria in evaluating the performance of faculty members.
At the end of each semester, the achieved activities are evaluated and the college will view developing them to enhance the benefits achieved from them. The Deanship of the College prepares an integrated report of these activities to be submitted to the University Presidency. The participants of the community activities evaluate the activities through a questionnaire that is completed after each activity, in addition to that a report on the effectiveness and the benefits obtained from these activities will be prepared.