The Faculty of Law started to admit the first group of graduate students in 2020. The main area of study in this faculty is Islamic law. Iranian Islamic law is studied and researched in this faculty with concentrations in public law, private law, criminal law, and international law.
A major goal of this faculty is to train lawyers who have learnt the Islamic law, so that they are able to explain the Islamic legal views, and to depict the Islamic judicial system through comparative study of the Islamic views and other legal systems. The graduates of this faculty will conduct scholarly research papers and theses which will both present a correct introduction of the Islamic legal system and prove its superiority over other legal systems. At the end of each program, based on their understanding and their ability to explain the Islamic views, researchers trained in the Faculty of Law will address the legal and judicial system and represent the executive models of this system in different areas.
The faculty currently admits MA and PhD students in the field of “Law” with 4 concentrations on Public Law, Private Law, Criminal Law, and International Law. The medium of instruction in the Faculty of Law is Persian, Arabic, and English. The faculty also holds scholarly, recurring meetings on subjects related to law. Moreover, under the support of the faculty officials and with active participation of the students, the faculty’s academic associations are going to start holding various scholarly meetings and lecture series on topics related to the Faculty.
The graduates from the Faculty of Law will be able to teach courses of Law as faculty members or visiting professors at universities. Moreover, they will be able to conduct academic research on different areas related to the Islamic Law. They will also be able to work as lawyers, judges, or notaries public after passing required examinations.
All the programs are offered on-campus in this faculty. No online program is available in the Faculty of Law.
Regarding the research-only PhD programs, the students are admitted after their proposals are reviewed and accepted. Then, they work on their thesis under the supervision of their advisers. This stage can be performed on campus or remotely depending on the project and at the discretion of the adviser.
The admission process is different with respect to international applicants and applicants with an Iranian citizenship. All of the applicants with an Iranian citizenship are admitted through an entrance exam. However, international applicants take no entrance exam, and instead, are required to submit their documentations to apply for their field of interest. The MA and PhD applications including the applicants’ CV, level of interest, etc are reviewed by the faculty members of each field. If admitted, the applicant will proceed to registration by submitting the required documentations and start their desired program.
Currently, the Faculty of Law has the only department of “law” and one field of “Law” with 4 concentrations of “public law”, “private law”, “criminal law”, and “international law”. Dr. Sayed Mostafa Tabatabayi is the chair of the Faculty of Law. The head of the department of law is Dr. Ali Sadeghi.