The School of Law, which houses the Department of Law and the Department of Politics and Governance, is one of the most active in the region. With more than 25 years of experience in the provision of a top-tier legal education, the School can also be credited with a number of firsts in the region, including awarding the first Law degrees in Cyprus, as well as offering an innovative PhD in Human Rights, Society and Multi-Level Governance jointly with the Universities of Padua, Zagreb and Western Sydney.
Today, the School offers a series of innovative courses and legal programmes that facilitate access to the legal profession internationally, designed to help students gain a competitive edge in a prestigious selection of professional careers, as advocates, judges, legal consultants, in-house counsel, managers in private and multinational corporations, and public officials, amidst the multitude of career paths that a Law degree provides.
Correspondingly, the European Studies and International Relations programmes aim to address the economic, political and social issues impacting the Eastern Mediterranean and the broader region, as well as the EU and the international arena, providing students with thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to follow a career in international organisations, government, multinational companies, and educational institutions. In addition, the PhD programme in Public Administration offers multiple opportunities in the relevant domains.
The School aims at providing a distinctive academic environment where its dynamic and growing faculty impart their extensive knowledge and academic skills in all areas of legal education and research, as well as politics and governance. Faculty are actively engaged in high quality teaching, cutting-edge research and extra-curricular activities, having achieved international recognition through these, as well as through membership in the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, management roles in numerous European and national bodies in relevant fields, and leadership of large-scale research projects at the international, regional, and national levels.