Beirut is the cradle of law. The Faculty of Law was established in this city in 1959, and the Political Sciences department joined it in 1960. In 1966, its name was changed into the Department of Political and Administrative Sciences, and the faculty was later named the Faculty of Law and Political and Administrative Sciences. It currently has 9,289 students.
The Faculty is divided into five branches in five Lebanese provinces, in addition to the Law Department in French, Center of Computerized Legal Information, Center of Lebanese Legal, Administrative and Political Studies, and the Center of Academic and Research Cooperation.
The Faculty of Law and Political and Administrative Sciences at the Lebanese University is the leading source of judicial, legal and administrative cadres in Lebanon. Its graduates are sought after in both public and private sectors.
The Faculty grants the following degrees:
- Bachelor Degree in: Law, Law in French, Political and Administrative Sciences.
- Research Master Degree in: Private Law, Public Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and National and International Business Law (in cooperation with Aix Marseille University)
- Research Master Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences in the following domains: International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences.
- Professional Master Degree in Law in the following majors: Conflict and Arbitration and Alternatives for Conflict Resolution (in cooperation with Paris 2 University), and Legal and Diplomatic Professions.
- Professional Master Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences in the following domains: Planning and Public Management, and International Organizations.