College of Law

Department of Law

BA in Law



One of the main goals of the Department Law at KNU is to educate and train graduates capable of contributing to the future development of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the turbulent and complex arena of the contemporary world in legal fields.


The Department of Law depends on the common annual system in the Iraqi universities in general, and in the Kurdistan Region in particular, where previously the student must pass four years and currently is five years successfully to obtain a bachelor's degree in law. 

The Faculty of Law decided to follow a Modern, standard, and successful model for legal study to represent the annual system of the jurisdiction of the law between Iraqi universities and now with implementing the decisions and characterization of the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kurdistan region (KRG) and therefore adopted a five-year system. The college of Law offers a bright future for our students of law program graduation. The basic objective of our programs is to produce professionally well-trained, excellent, and competent legal personnel who are committed in the legal professions in parallel with the legal necessity and requirements in private and public sectors inconsistent with national aspiration in both Kurdistan Region and Iraq. 

Our programs attempt to provide fundamental legal knowledge and understanding of the features of the legal system and laws in Kurdistan and Iraq. We focus on our students’ intellectual, excellence, written and interpersonal skills, to direct and enable them to be flexible and open minds, also to allow them to have the ability to think logically, critically, and analytically as well as to facilitate them with a creative approach of problem-solving in all legal fields in society. Moreover, our programs directly to prepare highly qualified cadres in the various legal specializations and equip them with practical and theoretical legal knowledge this is by providing them with distinguished education and producing innovative research that serves society. However, the programs have built in the way that guarantees firstly, learn and behave students to obey and respecting laws and rights secondly enable students to play their role successfully to find legal solutions for legal issues and disputes in our society, also to participate with state institutions and legal bodies in spreading legal awareness to protect human rights by achieving the rule of law and justice in society.



The Law department searching to build a base of innovators and specialists in law science, to form a distinguished scientific base in legal areas related to the knowledge and implementation of the law, and to prepare plans for the development of the educational tools in order to ensure the fulfillment of the highest quality requirements in Kurdistan, Iraq and the world.



The elevation in all improvement of legal culture needs the high quality of the students as being classified among higher scientific standards. The department of law is also having the duty with selecting well-experienced academic staff and faculty with advanced academic titles, as well as preparing a well-established library, using modern teaching and training methods theoretically and practically that containing E-Learning and the modern standard methods of communicating information, keeping pace with the latest legislation.


Job Prospects 

Students in this Department have the opportunity to participate and get positons and jobs in public and private institutions in the Kurdistan Region. Graduates from the Department of Law have found positions in a number of professional fields, including Lawyer in Bar Association -Legal consultant, positions as juristic in judicial, legislative, and executive authorities in KRG and Iraq especially in the Ministry of Justice and diplomacy, public administration, also in private sectors such as Companies, media, non-governmental and the business sectors.


The structure of study in the law department is (5) years studying with a total (41) subjects including all basic information related to the legal field. The department aims through this structure prepare specialists in the practice of legal professions in various legal fields in both public law its branches (Criminal Law-Constitutional Law – Administrative Law – Public Financial Law – public International Law) and private law its branches (Civil Law – Commercial Law – Labor Law – Civil Procedures Law – Private International Law). in addition to preparing two highly qualified laws in the science of law and encouraging scientific research in the branches of law and playing an influential role in the movement of society and the state in the legislative, executive and judicial areas as well as participating with the administration of the state in spreading legal awareness, achieving justice and protecting rights in society through its graduates assuming political, administrative decision-making positions.



A- Studying in the Law department is a ministerial annual system for (5) years each year divided to (30) weeks teaching in two terms (15) weeks for each term


B- Students Assessment will be through exams, quizzes, and class activities, and the grades are divided as below: 


- Midyear exam % 30

- Quizzes and class activities %10

- Final Exam % 60

- The required grade for success is (% 60)


C- Learning outcomes for studying in the department of Law:


The BA program in Law will give students a distinctive set of key skills, which will enable them to stand out in their future studies and desired careers. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:


- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and significance of Law at the national and international levels.

- Show familiarity with the major theoretical and methodological issues associated with the study of Law.

- Make sense of complex texts and nuanced literature pertaining to Law

- Apply appropriate research methods and conceptual tools to the study of the public management sector.

- Develop a solid knowledge of the various dimensions of diplomatic practice.

- Examine the functioning of systems of governance at the national, regional, and global levels.

- Use analytical tools relevant to international affairs and diplomatic practice.

- Carry out administrative tasks in public and international institutions.

- Employ a sophisticated and flexible set of written and verbal communication skills to illustrate critical arguments based on thoroughly vetted information.

- Use communication and information technology for the retrieval and presentation of complex information, including, where appropriate, statistical, or numerical information.   


Admission Criteria

  1. A secondary school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school score of 65% or above.
  2. Certificate from Legal Administration institute score of 60% or above.

Note: For Academic Year 2020-21 applications, please email or call: 0750 3000 600 - 0750 3000 700 - 0750 3000800 or visit KNU Registry Office through these contact Information 

Tuition Fee

IQD 2.100.000 per year