Posted on February 21, 2016

An agreement signed yesterday between Qatar University College of Law (QU-LAWC) and Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) established collaboration activities in the field of legal education, research and training.

The agreement was signed by QU President Dr Hassan Rashid Al Derham and QICDRC Chief Executive Officer Mr Faisal Rashid Al Sahouti in the presence of officials from both institutions. The terms of the agreement include collaboration in advanced vocational legal and judicial training, professional development programs, and subsidiary courses. The agreement also covers joint conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops, as well as collaborative research projects in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Both institutions will also cooperate in providing internships and training for LAWC students who will also benefit from sponsorships and job opportunities from the Centre after graduation. Commenting on the agreement, Dr Al Derham said: “It highlights QU’s openness to various governmental institutions, and reflects its position as the leading national university in Qatar. It also underlines LAWC’s commitment to driving forward dialogue and knowledge-sharing between institutions in Qatar in general, and in the field of international trade and investment, and dispute resolution in particular.”

He also noted that this collaboration aligns with the College’s ongoing efforts towards excellence. “This will contribute to enhancing our students’ skills and knowledge on the most recent methods applied worldwide in the area of dispute resolution,” he said. Mr Al Sahouti said: “This agreement highlights the relationship that exists between QICDRC and QU, and shows the importance of raising community awareness on legal education, and the necessity to contribute to its development and the improvement of its outcomes.”

LAWC dean Dr Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi said: “We are proud to partner with QICDRC on this initiative as we have been cooperating with the Centre over many years on various legal topics and issues. This agreement contributes to enhancing collaboration between both institutions and to advancing academic development at Qatar University.”