AUC, Lawyers Syndicate Partner on Academic Programs, Legal Research

AUC's new partnership with the Lawyers Syndicate will provide unique educational and professional opportunities to Egyptian and international law students
AUC's new partnership with the Lawyers Syndicate will provide unique educational and professional opportunities to Egyptian and international law students

AUC’s recent cooperation with the Egyptian Bar Association, also known as the Lawyers Syndicate, aims to improve the education, training and development of the current generation of Egyptian and international law students.

Through this three-year cooperation, AUC will provide scholarships to enroll lawyers and members of the Egyptian Bar Association in postgraduate law studies programs, either to earn a master’s degree or graduate diploma in international and comparative law. Lawyers and syndicate members may apply for the Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowships provided by the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy every year, provided they meet the application requirements. Accepted lawyers and syndicate members will begin their studies at AUC in Fall 2016.

“AUC’s memorandum of cooperation with the Egyptian Bar Association is yet another invaluable step in creating the best synergies between School of Global Affairs and Public Policy’s academic and training programs and the primary institutions directly engaged in the development of legal norms and best practices for a modern, 21st-century Egypt,” said Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Under the terms of the agreement, AUC will provide yearly seminars and conferences for lawyers in collaboration with other members of the judicial system and legal researchers. Graduate students will have the opportunity to establish research work groups to discuss common topics of interest and share legal resources between the University and the syndicate, such as journals, periodicals, books and research papers. “Our cooperation will open new opportunities for students and faculty members, and will provide syndicate members with access to stellar research and academic programs offered at AUC," said Fahmy.

AUC’s Department of Law will also provide English courses through its Legal English Training Unit in order for lawyers to develop the capacity to conduct legal research.In addition, short-term and executive training programs will be provided by the School of Continuing Education and School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.