Zayed University welcomes 80 students to join its graduate programs

18 Aug 2016

With the growing need for highly trained legal professionals in the UAE and other Gulf States, Zayed University opened its doors for 26 students who wish to hone their skills and acquire the knowledge and competencies necessary for successful handling and dealing with judicial administration.

The Master of Judicial Studies (MAJS) is offered for the first time in Arabic as an open cohort this year.

The University’s Graduate Studies Office also admitted 54 other students into the graduate programs of international business, public relations, tourism and cultural communications, and healthcare administration this fall.

The announcement came during an orientation seminar held at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi campus and which aimed to introduce the University and its resources, campus services and facilities, departments and faculty.

The one-day orientation was attended by Dr. Marilyn Roberts, Acting Provost at Zayed University, Chet Jablonski, Dean of Graduate Studies, coordinators of graduate programs as well as students.

At the outset of the event, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, Acting Provost at Zayed University, gave a welcome speech, saying: “You all have made a decision to start a two-year journey as students here at Zayed University. We want you to gain the knowledge that will truly put you in a different place following graduation. We Welcome you all at Zayed University and congratulate you on making the right choice.”  

The new M.A. in Judicial Studies will provide students with the latest development in the field of law and judicial administration to improve their skills and equip them with the knowledge and competencies necessary for successful handling and dealing with judicial administration in public and private law.

Dean Jablonski also welcomed new students, saying: “Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance for graduate study at Zayed University. I am confident that our master’s degree programs will inspire you to achieve your career goals and will prepare you to join the next generation of leaders in your chosen field. You can be assured there will be hard but gratifying work ahead; enjoy it and make the most of your investment.  I wish you every success.”

The program offers a range of core courses, electives, and a major project. The MAJS program is also approved by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Future MAJS students will have the unique ability to understand the most recent and important developments in different legal fields; relate the theoretical legal studies to the practical conditions in the UAE; apply different laws in selected real cases properly; and practice the judicial duty in different legal fields.

Graduate Program Coordinator for the MAJS program, Dr. Walaaeldeen Ibraheem, said the pa criminal law, judicial writing and research, advocacy skills, case analysis, and alternative dispute resolution. The MAJS program will help students who wish to pursue their careers as judges, prosecutors, advocates, and legal advisors,” he added.

During the orientation seminar, new students expressed their willingness to achieve better understanding of and generate improvements in the administration of justice by focusing on the study and exploration of the judicial process.

“I have a passion to learn more about law reform, emerging legal issues, case management techniques, and other matters that pertain to my daily work as a legal officer,” Ibrahim Al Memari, who works as a legal specialist, said.

Maryam Ashtari, 36 year-old employee at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department with more than 15 years of relevant experience said she is eager to start her classes that will touch on a critical array of issues relating to judicial institutions, judicial behavior, and decision-making.

About 2,250 post-graduate students have enrolled in Zayed University’s graduate programs since it was founded.

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