Law is a demanding career in which the ability to analyze information and provide solutions to clients is essential to success. The Law Program at A.U.P.P. is grounded in critical thinking, professional skills and ethics, and provides a wide range of course options. The program includes courses in civil and criminal law and the program includes specific courses on Cambodian, ASEAN and International Law.
The Bachelor of Arts in Law (B.A., Law) program prepares graduates for success in careers in private firms, legal departments, NGOs, IGOs or government. Students enrolled in the B.A., Law program are expected to develop core competencies in the areas of knowledge, analysis, cultural sensitivity, and professionalism.
Our curriculum offers an array of courses for students aiming at business litigation, public interest law, criminal prosecution or international law. This instruction occurs in the classrooms and within co-curricular programs. Students will have contact with practicing lawyers, government officials and judges through a variety of methods, including mentoring arrangements, inviting practitioners to be guest speakers in classes or at events open to all students, and requiring students to participate in “field trips” which include observations of actual court or arbitral proceedings.
Students will master Cambodia’s mixed law system, one which incorporates traditional principles and customary law, civil law, common law, regional and international law, and contemporary alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. An internship and required observation or clinical programs will give students opportunities to observe and reflect on law practice, to develop their understanding of professional values and commitment to those values, including seeking justice, fostering respect for the rule of law, and dealing sensitively and effectively with diverse clients and colleagues.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from the American University of Phnom Penh with a Bachelor of Arts in Law degree will be able to demonstrate the attributes of effective, responsible lawyers and have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- acquisition of intellectual and analytical skills
- attainment of core knowledge of the law
- attainment of core understanding of the law
- acquisition of professional skills
- practice of professionalism
- ability to learn and recognition of the importance of lifelong learning
- ability to analyze data, to solve problems, and to think critically
- ability to communicate effectively