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American University in Emirates, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts explore collaboration

DUBAI, 19th October, 2021 (WAM) -- The American University in the Emirates (AUE) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, to collaborate in promoting mutual objectives and strategic goals within the university's interest in graduating batches of students from the College of Law with the finest legal and judicial practices.

The parties agreed to consult, strengthen collaboration, and share information in a variety of areas of mutual interest. They also agreed to explore measures aimed at strengthening ties between the AUE and the DIFC Courts, as well as to reap as much benefit as possible from the Courts' efforts in supporting training and legal development programmes for the students.

The Agreement seeks to strengthen the two parties' legal and academic cooperation by holding joint legal and judicial seminars that contribute to the creation of an informed legal environment, as well as encouraging Court judges to host students and lecturers and support them by discussing previous cases, whether local or international. The two parties agreed to work together to encourage the AUE students to apply for secondment and training programs in the DIFC Courts.

Professor Muthanna Ghani Abdul Razzaq, President of the AUE, and Judge Omar Al Muhairi, Director of the DIFC Courts, signed the agreement in the presence of officials from both sides.

On the occasion, Abdul Razzaq said, "This Agreement is consistent with AUE's interest, through the College of Law, to prepare a future generation of students with a high level of competence and experience by qualifying and developing their capabilities. This will have an impact on their careers and the legal community as a whole."

He added that the agreement will help in disseminating judicial culture, improve legal skills, and enrich information and conceptions regarding court procedures for the students of the AUE College of Law.

The Agreement also provides the finest legal applications for students by combining theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, as well as facilitating mock trial applications (for academic purposes). Students can also attend live sessions to learn about the best methods for litigation procedures and the nature of Court proceedings.

The Agreement states that the two parties must use their full capabilities to exchange statistics, publications, magazines, periodicals, laws, and executive regulations governing their public service activities, as well as coordinate to launch a joint or independent awareness initiative to inform users and the general public about both parties' services.

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