Professional Guests

To provide current law students with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition from being a student to a lawyer. The class to hear a successful woman/ male professorial to describe her/his career path from law school to the present; explain what challenges she/ he has faced in her/ his career and how she/ he has or is addressing them; and generally, share her/ his advice for the students. Ideally, she/ he would be open to taking the students’ questions.

The Conflicts of Laws

Dominik Krell

October 15, 2019

Dominik Krell, Max Planck Institute Hamburg for comparative and international private law in Hamburg (Germany) held a lecture on the topic “The Saudi Legal System through the Eyes of German International Private Law”. The lecture was held on the invitation and in organization of Prof. Dr. Zlatan Meskic who is the professor in charge of the Conflicts of Laws course at PSU. Dominik Krell advises German courts on application of KSA law in Germany, by delivering experts' opinions. He explained how German conflict rules lead to application of KSA law, what are the challenges for German courts when applying KSA law and how this experience could be transferred and useful for the application of conflicts of laws in KSA. Students‘ feedback was excellent and many expressed their wish to establish a cooperation with Dominik Krell in their future career. It was a very valuable contribution to the education on conflicts of laws at the PSU.

Intellectual Property

Joycea Young

October 31, 2019

The College hosted Professor Joycea Young, Partner at the international law firm, Clyde & Co .

The visit is a good opportunity for master of law students.

Commercial analysis and approach to the theoretical and practical aspects of intellectual property protection in Saudi Arabia.

The meeting was very fruitful as the dialogue began with questions about the importance of intellectual property protection, the abundance and multiplicity of intellectual property rights. Copyright and related rights systems, trademarks, patents and various industrial property rights fall, though different, and unite under the banner of intellectual property. The dialogue with the students then moved on to introduce them to the multiple services provided by Clyde & Co.'s intellectual property office, starting with the processes of registering property rights, their applications, and ways to activate their protection.

On the other hand, the students discussed with Professor Young and Dr. BoKhater developments in Saudi Arabia in terms of restructuring intellectual property protection by establishing a unified center for this protection in the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority in order to activate and enforce the protection of various intellectual property rights to suit the diversified economy outside the framework of oil and its effects on intellectual property.

Criminal Law II

Nouf Al Yahya

November 28, 2019

Dr. Elham Jihad Saleh hosted the lawyer Nouf Al Yahya in her course Criminal Law II as part of the program to host professional guests .

The visit was a good opportunity for undergraduate students in analysis and linking theoretical and practical aspects of the criminal system in Saudi Arabia.

The meeting was very fruitful, where the dialogue began on the experience of the guest in the criminal aspect, and the choice of criminal cases as her field of work, and then the guest addressed the discussion about the types of criminal cases and methods of proof for each, and the procedures of pleading and the most criminal cases given to the Saudi judiciary, then the dialogue with the students moved to study realistic cases and application cases and discuss the judgments of the courts and study them and express their opinion.

Sources of Obligation

Professor Obaida Al-Shabelle

November 26, 2019

Dr. Elham Jihad Saleh, a lawyer, hosted Professor Obaida Al-Shabelle Sources of Obligation within the program of hosting professional guests.

The visit was a good opportunity for undergraduate students in analysis and linking theoretical and practical aspects of the Saudi system.

The meeting was very fruitful, where the dialogue began on the experience of the guest practical, and her choice of lawyers as a profession, and then the guest addressed the topics of sources of civil commitment and parties of commitment and types of civil liability and the distinction between contract and default responsibility and the procedures of pleading and methods of proof, then the dialogue with the students moved to study realistic cases and application cases and discuss the judgments of the courts and study them and express their opinion.

Family Law

Noura Al-Shahrani (Licensed Lawyer)

November 28, 2019

She reviewed a number of cases in which she was involved, relating to custody, visitation, etc.

Noura Al-Qahtani (licensed lawyer and owner of Noura Al-Qahtani Law Firm)

November 28, 2019

She reviewed the most important matters that the lawyer must go in the field of family, such as divorce, dislocation and dissolution with her practical applications in light of the cases that have arrived and worked on them by the office.

Suha Al-Omeir (employee in the Ministry of Justice and certified trainer)

November 28, 2019

Explained to the students the initiatives of the Ministry of Justice regarding family law and how to benefit from them and their role in facilitating procedures and speed of completion.

Yasmine Rumakhani (certified trainee lawyer and trainer)

November 28, 2019

She presented a training course entitled 'Personal Status Issues from a Professional Perspective'