Harvard and Northwestern join in law school venture in Qatar
The Middle East is to offer its first juris doctor degree programme through a law school, created in collaboration with the two US law schools, which is due to open in Education City in the autumn.
The course will be offered at Hamad bin Khalifa University on a 2,500 acre site on the western edge of Doha. Dr Ahmad Hasnah, provost of the university, said: 'We are committed to immersing students in a culture of learning that nurtures their creativity and innovation, prioritizes the development of research skills and prepares them not only for the next stage of their education, but also enables them to become the future leaders of Qatar.'
A professor from Northeastern's law school, Clinton Francis, is to serve as interim dean and to help with guiding the setting the curriculum and taking on staff. He said: 'We are developing a leading-edge curriculum, instruction and scholarship with the goal of delivering the maximum knowledge and value to students and to domestic, regional and global partners.' Sources: NorthWestern and ABA