School of Law2024-01-30T19:02:12+02:00

School of Law

The School of Law houses two departments, the Department of Law and the Department of Politics and Governance, and 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.

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.

Top reasons to study at the School of Law

  • Degrees are internationally accredited by Quality Assurance agencies in the UK, Greece, Canada and various Commonwealth states

  • Innovative Law curriculum offering comparative legal education from a common law, continental law, and mixed law perspective, taught by leading legal experts and practicing lawyers

  • Joint PhD with leading international universities: University of Padova, University of Zagreb, and Western Sydney University

  • Cooperation with Unidroit and Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, and a full member of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)

  • One of the leading departments in the world on Eastern Mediterranean issues

  • A founding member of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network (BSEMAN) and a partner of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)

  • Was awarded a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on EU Politics, and a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Integration by the European Commission

  • Faculty of the School are very active in research, securing external funding

What our Students say

University of Nicosia – three words, three years, hundreds of experiences!Law is the second undergraduate degree I obtained with the first one being in Political Sciences and Public Administration at the Kapodistrian University of Athens. UNIC is a forward-thinking university of highly trained personnel. The various amenities offered, the resources available (especially the electronic databases) and the helpful staff helped me achieve my goal of successfully completing my law studies. I should point out that the Department of Student Affairs assisted me a great deal during the first period of my new academic journey on the island.

Thank you for everything, University of Nicosia!

Panagiotis Gargalis, Law (LLB)

I consider my Law degree at the University of Nicosia an enriching experience. The lecturers were great and willing to assist with any concerns we may have had. I especially appreciated the choice of elective courses, which allowed me to concentrate in the field of law I am now pursuing. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the UNIC Law Clinic, where we worked on solutions for juvenile justice, which were eventually presented to the relevant European Committee. All in all, I would say that it was a great four years, and I would definitely recommend studying at UNIC.

Tea Despot, Law, Class of 2016

My experience at UNIC was worthwhile from every point of view! I had the opportunity to study in an exciting field, which is now growing exponentially given international and European Union developments. Not only did I acquire the necessary knowledge to work in this field, I also received high-quality training in critical thinking, which has since allowed me to prepare a great deal of complex European research, innovation, and lifelong learning projects. I was fortunate to meet great people from around the globe, and be taught by brilliant professors, who were and still are with me, every step of the way. I had such a great experience back then, that I’ve come back “asking for more” – I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor in Law (LLB) at UNIC. As a bonus, I met my present business partner here.

Angeliki Solomonidou, International Relations & European Studies, Class of 2009 Law, Class of 2018

Not only did I get to study a fascinating programme, but I was also able to develop my personal and social skills in the process. In addition, UNIC students benefit from brilliant professors and staff, willing to guide and help them at any given point and under any circumstance. I was also lucky enough to meet my, then, classmate, and subsequent business partner today!

Kalia Demetriadou, International Relations & European Studies, Class of 2007


School Events

Η Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας σας προσκαλεί στην παρουσίαση του βιβλίου του Καθηγητή Αντώνη Μανιτάκη, Προέδρου του Επιστημονικού Συμβουλίου της Νομικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας: Η Κυριαρχία στο Θολό Τοπίο της Παγκόσμιας Διακυβέρνησης.

Η Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας διοργανώνει διδακτορικό Colloquium την Πέμπτη, 11 Απριλίου 2024, μεταξύ 09:30 – 13:55 στην αίθουσα συνεδριάσεων Μ114 στο Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας. 

Η Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου και το «Εργαστήρι Δικαίου και Λογοτεχνίας» της Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας σας προσκαλούν στην θεατρική παράσταση «Οι 12 Ένορκοι» του Ρέτζιναλντ Ρόουζ.

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