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Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou(Maitrise de Droit, BA, LLM, PhD, HEA Fellow, Certified Mediator) Professor of European Law and Reform and Head, School of Law

Welcome to the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus, the British University of Cyprus!


The School of Law is pursuing a clearly defined mission statement. Our key mission and prime objective are to offer responsible education designed to satisfy the requirements of the local and international professional market, whilst retaining the necessary focus demanded of a top-ranked Law School with internationally recognised research and knowledge transfer activities and complying with the highest professional and ethical standards. Through an intertwine between research informed teaching and impact informed research, the School aims to equip students, graduates, professionals and the wider public with superior social, legal and professional skills and build a bridge between independent learning and critical undertaking in the modern world.

Our Law students benefit from our digitally-driven multi-million Euro campus and facilities (including Cyprus’ first Moot Court Room) to help them realise their academic potential, guided by academics of the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus through this learning and living process. The full-range of academic and scholarly law courses are provided at UCLan Cyprus, including:

  • An internationally and locally accredited Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB)
  • A Master of Laws (LLM) with five specialist concentrations (International Energy Law, EU Law, Law and International Security, International Business Law, and Financial and Commercial Law)
  • A new Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business Law
  • A new Master of Laws (LLM) in Financial and Commercial Law
  • From UCLan UK, a PhD in Law, the highest achievement in academic scholarship.

Following the UK tradition, our Master of Laws courses are open to law and non-law graduates alike, with mechanisms in place to ensure that all learners have a superlative experience in an international and multi-disciplinary setting.  The School of Law is currently expanding its research scholars and post-doc population and is committed to growing the legal research culture and environment on the island and beyond, in a multi-disciplinary and innovative setting. Visit the School’s Research Profile here.

With the quality of academic staff one would expect from one of the leading Law providers in the world, library and IT facilities unsurpassed on the island, and passion for research and continuous professional development, the Law School at UCLan Cyprus has become, within a very short space of time, one of the leading institutions for legal teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the wider region. Its courses are designed to satisfy the requirements of the local professional market, whilst retaining the necessary international focus demanded of an internationally top-ranked Law School. Its research and knowledge transfer activities are of international standards and recognised as such.

Whatever your areas of interest, whether they are more traditional ones, such as Corporate Law or Criminal Law, more specialised fields, such as Comparative Law, Competition Law or Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, or, in the wider context of the Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights and Peacebuilding, your needs and expectations will be more than satisfied at the Law School of UCLan Cyprus.

Our students, graduates and alumni stand ready to face the professional world, including through our skills spines, our advanced skills training and professional courses, as well as our many co- and extra-curricular activities ranging from dining with the legal profession to international moots, and through our internship and graduate traineeship programme. As measurements of our success, many of our students have secured employment or work placements in Cyprus, the UK or Europe and have been commended for their good spirit, character, knowledge and work. They have also entered prestigious universities in the UK and other European countries for further studies and vocational courses in England and Wales to become Barristers or Solicitors, as well as in Cyprus, or wherever home is.  We also make sure they develop an entrepreneurship mindset and guide them through the process of realising their own projects and ideas. Our robust growing alumni and professional network reinforces the School’s culture of continuous professional development through the design and delivery of CPD and other short courses addressed to professionals.

Finally the School of Law is proud of its very active contribution to society through multiple public outreach activities and social engagement. In this respect and since 2017, the School works closely with a non-profit organisation called Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (‘ICLAIM’) on projects of social entrepreneurship in full collaboration with academics, students and professionals. For more information, see below and visit www.iclaimcentre.org.

Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou (Maitrise de Droit (LLB), BA, LLM, PhD, HEA Fellow, Certified Mediator)

Professor of European law and Reform and Head, School of Law