Bachelor of Arts in Law

Bachelor of Arts in Law – Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Law program at AUPP is grounded in ethics and provides a wide range of course options. Law is a demanding career in which the ability to analyze information and provide solutions to clients is critical to success. The Bachlor of Arts in Law program includes courses in the different types of law (civil and criminal). Students also take courses in evidence, legal research and lawyering skills. The program includes specific courses on Cambodian, ASEAN and International Law. In addition, students have the opportunity to practice what they learn in internships.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Law program prepares graduates for success in careers in private firms, legal departments, NGOs, IGOs or government. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Law program are expected to develop core competencies in the areas of knowledge, analysis, cultural sensitivity, and professionalism.

Program 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

Bachelor of Arts, Law

This is a dual degree program with the University of Arizona (UA).  They UA award  is Bachelor of Arts in Law.
Program Structure
Required Total Credits (130)
General Education
Law Major
Minor / Electives
General Education Courses (Required: 61 credits)
Students select courses from the list of General Education courses under General Education / Liberal Studies Requirement section of the Catalogue.    LEGL 101, GBLA 220 and POLS 110 are required General Education courses for Law major.  Students are required to have completed LEGL 101 before starting Law major courses.
Law Major Courses (Required: 48 credits)
Course Code    Course Name
LEGL 201 Legal Writing/Research  I
LEGL 230 Environmental Law
LEGL 261 Cambodian Civil Code I
LEGL 310 Legal Ethics
LEGL 332 Cambodian Criminal Law and Procedure
LEGL 201
LEGL 340 Labor Law
LEGL 201
LEGL 360 Southeast Asia Law and Legal Systems
LEGL 361 Cambodian Civil Code II
LEGL 261
LEGL 415 Commercial Enterprises
LEGL 201
LEGL 450 Intellectual Property
INTS 400 Internship
Completion of 84 credits
LAW 401 Procedure
LAW 402A The American Common Law System I
LAW 402B The American Common Law System II
LAW 404 The American Public Law System
LAW 407 Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Minor* / Electives (Required: 21 credits) (See Note 1 & 2)
*Minors are not applicable for the Law program.
LAW ELEC 1 Law Elective 1
LAW ELEC 2 Law Elective 2
LAW ELEC 3 Law Elective 3
LAW ELEC 4 Law Elective 4
LAW ELEC 5 Law Elective 5
LAW ELEC 6 Law Elective 6
LAW ELEC 7 Law Elective 7
Note 1:  LAW ELEC 1, LAW ELEC 2, LAW ELEC 3, LAW ELEC 4, LAW ELEC 5 are mandatory for students enrolled in the dual degree with the University of Arizona.
Note 2:  Electives lists are available from the  Office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.