Mahara Program

The Community Service Committee has prepared and conducted a special program for law students males and females, from inside and outside the university. This enriching program (Mahara) aims at improving and polishing students' practical skills as legal professionals.

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Mahara I

This program in its first version dealt with the four key skills conducted by distinguished faculty members as follows:

  • The skills of registering electronic services"Statement of claim - request for execution", presented by Dr. Elham Saleh
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property and legal skills, presented by: Dr. Christiane Bou Khater and Ms.Nora Crimly
  • Skills in dealing with personal status issues, conducted by: Dr.Manal Al Kasabi
  • Legislative drafting skills, Presente by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Aid

The program was for almost a week, from 25-29 October 2020. Students showed great interaction and positive input from different regions of the Kingdom and abroad as there were more than 800 registered and about 500 attendees who finished the course.

This program is part of a series of training programs and workshops offered by the Community Service Committee and other committees, in line with the vision of the College of law at Prince Sultan University in providing quality awareness-raising services to all segments of society.

Electronic Services Registration Skills Newspaper Lawsuit – Implementation Request

First Session

The Trainer presented Six main Skills; the legal person invokes them whenever using Electronic Services for Ministry of Justice through the Najiz Portal, which is related to its definition of the mechanism of opening an account in Najiz Portal, skill of presenting lawsuit sheet, skill of classifying public lawsuits ( Jurists – Traffic – Personal status – Execution disputes ), skill of submitting an execution request, skill of classifying execution requests ( Financial execution – Personal status execution – Direct execution ), skill of inquiring about lawsuits and execution requests through the private dashboard.

The attendees were such interactive and workshop was successful & informative.

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Aneela Haider

Elham Jihad Saleh, PHD

Assistant Professor of Commercial Law

Elham Saleh, is an Assistant Professor at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia – Riyadh. Elham has got her PHD degree 2019 in Private Law(Commercial Law), from Egypt – Cairo, Ain Shams University, Elham has special research interests in the field of Commercial Law, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Companies, International Trade and Islamic Finance.

Elham has worked at Princess Norah University – Riyadh, before shifting to work at the College of Law at Prince Sultan University – Riyadh

Introduction to Intellectual Property and legal skills

Second Session

The second session of our “Mahara” program offered by the Community Service Committee of the College of Law, titled: Introduction to Intellectual Property & legal Skills

In the presence of 60 law students from various Universities. The presentation was successful in enriching future law students on the importance of Intellectual property and the needed legal skills. Participants were asked to look around of any IP component that is commonly seen as a service or a product.

The outcome of the lecture was positive in which the students learned that Intellectual Property is an essential area of law and obtaining needed legal skills that assists in college and career success.

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Dr. Christiane Bou Khater, PHD

Dr. Christiane Bou Khater, PHD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christiane Bou Khater is in charge of teaching the Intellectual Property Course at the College of Law of Prince Sultan University since 2011 and was in charge of the Master program of Commercial Law for two consecutive years. She has a PhD in Law (Nantes University, France) specialized in Intellectual Property Rights.

She taught and/or researched in various universities and research centers in Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Dubai, USA (Chicago), Canada (Toronto) and Paris.

Prior to joining Prince Sultan University she was the regional executive director of one of the biggest intellectual property law firms in the GCC, TAGLegal, running more than 32 offices all over the world.

Ms. Nora Crimly

Ms. Nora Crimly

Lecturer

Ms.Nora Crimly , is a Lecturer at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia – Riyadh. Ms.Nora has got her LLM degree 2019 focused on IP and internet law From Pennsylvania State University, from Pennsylvania – University park.

Experienced Law instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Worked previously as a Teaching assistant at Prince Sultan Univeristy.

Skills of dealing with personal status issues

Third Session

The trainer presented 10 main skills that a legal practitioner brings back when dealing with personal status issues, when it comes to his/ her own knowledge, dealing with rules & systems plus team work .

The attendees were such interactive and workshop was successful & informative.

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Manal Alkasabi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Manal Alkasabi is an Assistant Professor at Prince Sultan University Saudi Arabia , Riyadh . Manal has finished her PHD degree from King Saud University in 2016 in Fundamentals Of Jurisprudence ( Fiqh ) . Manal has special research interests in the domain of Family Law , Jurisprudence rules, purposes of shareah ,inheritances, wills, and endowments.

Dr. Manal has worked at Princess Norah University before moving to work at College of Law at PSU .

The needed skills for legal drafting

Fourth Session

The last session of “Mahara” program offered by the Community Service Committee of the College of Law. Presented by: Dr. Abdulaziz Aleid on the 29th of October from7 pm-8.30pm in the presence of nearly 200 of professionals and students.

The presentation was successful in shedding lights on the law-making process under Saudi legal system and guiding the audience to understand how laws and regulations are made in Saudi legal system. Dr.Abdulaziz also has involved in discussion with the audience about the needed skills for law-making process. Finally, the audience were given exercises that enabling them to evaluate their skills in drafting laws and regulations. Dr. Abdualziz was asked by the audience to give other workshop in this topic for further development in this area due to the heavy demanded in the market for people who have such skill!

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Dr. Abdulaziz Al Eid

Is an academic with a PhD in Law from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, and also works as a legal director in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, in addition to his work as a consultant in a number of entities in the private and public sector.

Mahara II

This program in its second version dealt with the four key skills conducted by distinguished faculty members as follows:

  • The skills of registering electronic services "Asuit sheet - request for execution", Dr. Elham Jihad
  • IRAC legal writing skills, Dr. Misbah Saboohi
  • Skills in dealing with personal status issues, conducted by: Dr.Manal Al Kasabi
  • The Skill of Writing a Rejoinder, Ms. Rafeef Al-Dharrab

The program was for a week, from 22-26 November 2020. Students showed great interaction and positive input from different regions of the kingdom and abroad as there were more than 900 registered, and about 728 attendees who finished the course.

This program is part of a series of training programs and workshops offered by the Community Service Committee and other committees, in line with the vision of the Faculty of Law of Prince Sultan University in providing quality awareness-raising services to all segments of society.

Electronic Services Registration Skills Newspaper Lawsuit – Implementation Request

First Session

The Trainer presented Six main Skills; the legal person invokes them whenever using Electronic Services for Ministry of Justice through the Najiz Portal, which is related to its definition of the mechanism of opening an account in Najiz Portal, skill of presenting lawsuit sheet, skill of classifying public lawsuits ( Jurists – Traffic – Personal status – Execution disputes ), skill of submitting an execution request, skill of classifying execution requests ( Financial execution – Personal status execution – Direct execution ), skill of inquiring about lawsuits and execution requests through the private dashboard.

The attendees were such interactive and workshop was successful & informative.

Know your trainer:

Elham Jihad Saleh, PHD

Elham Jihad Saleh, PHD

Assistant Professor of Commercial Law

Elham Saleh, is an Assistant Professor at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia – Riyadh. Elham has got her PHD degree 2019 in Private Law(Commercial Law), from Egypt – Cairo, Ain Shams University, Elham has special research interests in the field of Commercial Law, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Companies, International Trade and Islamic Finance.

Elham has worked at Princess Norah University – Riyadh, before shifting to work at the College of Law at Prince Sultan University – Riyadh

What is IRAC legal writing in Law profession

Second Session

The workshop addressed students of law and new practicing lawyers. It trained the attendees about drafting skills required for all lawyers. It helped them to learn IRAC methodology. It introduced the attendees on how to write a brief, pleadings/memos for any legal document.

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Ms. Misbah Saboohi

Ms. Misbah Saboohi is a law graduate from Pakistan and UK. she specializes in international commercial law and diplomacy law. She has worked as lawyer in Clifford chance and walker law firm. She also taught Law in Pakistan, Malaysia and now in Saudi Arabia. As lawyer she practiced in civil law cases of arbitration and contracts. She has been on Pakistan supreme court Law commission for research. She is in the Kingdom since 2008.

Skills of dealing with personal status issues

Third Session

The trainer presented 10 main skills that a legal practitioner brings back when dealing with personal status issues, when it comes to his/ her own knowledge, dealing with rules & systems plus team work .

The attendees were so interactive and the workshop was successful & informative.

Skills of dealing with personal status issues

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Manal Alkasabi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Manal Alkasabi is an Assistant Professor at Prince Sultan University Saudi Arabia , Riyadh . Manal has finished her PHD degree from King Saud University in 2016 in Fundamentals Of Jurisprudence ( Fiqh ) . Manal has special research interests in the domain of Family Law , Jurisprudence rules, purposes of shareah ,inheritances, wills, and endowments.

Dr. Manal has worked at Princess Norah University before moving to work at College of Law at PSU .

The Skill of Writing a Rejoinder

Fourth Session

The trainer explained how a rejoinder has principles and rules that we must be aware of. A writer of the rejoinder must have the basic skills required for writing a convincing rejoinder, which is based on proper scientific methods and unique legal styles. Therefore, the objective of the workshop was to develop students' skills in writing a rejoinder.

The Skill of Writing a Rejoinder

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Ms. Rafeef Al-Dharrab

Lecturer

Ms.Rafeef is a lecturer at Prince Sultan University Saudi Arabia – Riyadh. Ms. Rafeef has got her master’s degree in International Business Law from the Unites States – American University- Washington DC 2014.

Ms.Rafeef has been teaching in the college of Law since 2015 until now. Ms.Rafeef teaches both joiner and senior students on various law courses such as legal writing, administrative law, judicial system and pleadings. Ms. Rafeef has special research interests in the field of Commercial Law.