Established in 1995, the Faculty of Law of An-Najah National University has sought to foster the university policy of serving the Palestinian people and strengthening the Palestinian National Authority institutions, exact justice, rule of law and protection of individuals’ rights and freedoms.
To these ends, the Faculty offers two academic programs: undergraduate program in law, and a master’s in public law, private law, criminal law and intellectual property and innovation management. Today, the Faculty of Law has a large number of undergraduate and graduate students. It also seeks excellence in quality of teaching, in accordance with universal and local standards, for the sake of enriching the field of law in Palestine with an elite of specialized, competent lawyers who are capable of contributing to state building and Palestinian legal system in particular. It offers a wide range of interesting law courses which combine theory with practice and make active use of its resources.
The faculty, since inception, has turned out a large number of graduates. Some of them have joined the faculty’s graduate programs while its top notch graduates have joined its staff. In addition to its quality academic programs, the faculty has two major bodies linked directly with the local community: UNESCO Chair for Human Rights and Democracy and Free Legal Clinic. The faculty works strenuously to establish bridges between its students and faculty members and local and international legal institutions to reinforce the idea of cooperation to serve the state of Palestine and its institutions.