In 2010, the College of Law unveiled a comprehensive program in legal writing, research, reasoning, and advocacy as part of its LL.B. degree studies. A first for the region, the program added practical legal skills courses in English to complement the legal writing component of various Arabic-taught courses.
The Lawyering Skills Program (“LSP”), formerly known as the Legal Writing and Advocacy Skills Program (LWASP), provides students with a well-rounded legal skills experience in both Arabic and English. The legal writing practice labs that complement some Arabic-taught courses focus on local writing practices and court filings. Meanwhile, the lawyering skills courses and labs in English focus on writing and advocacy that students may do at international firms (in Qatar and abroad), before the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre, before common law courts and arbitral tribunals, as well as at common law schools and institutions, particularly where a student intends to pursue further studies with an LL.M. and/or Ph.D.