English Law in Saudi Arabia

in Arab Law Quarterly
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.


Have Institutional Access?

Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



This article argues that it is important for Saudi law graduates to be familiar with certain aspects of English law (alongside Shariʿah and Saudi laws). Accordingly, it firstly discusses the importance of English law in international business practice and then briefly presents its current use in Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East in general. This study is mainly based on teaching and studying English law at Dar al-Hekma, a private college for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It examines how Dar al-Hekma students in particular can benefit in their future practice from studying English law.

English Law in Saudi Arabia

in Arab Law Quarterly




O. Bowcott“Justice Secretary calls on world to bring legal disputes to UK”The Guardian14 March 2013.


C. Binham and H. Warrell“Saudis seek private court in London”Financial Times30 October 2012.


A. Janssen and R. Schulze“Legal culture and legal transplants: Germany; past, present and future”Saidat Law Review 1 (2011) 37.


R.M. Goode“Insularity or Leadership? The Role of the United Kingdom in the Harmonization of Commercial Law”ICLQ 50 (2001) 756.


G. Slapper“Is studying law boring?”The Guardian6 August 2012.


Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 10 10 4
Full Text Views 14 14 10
PDF Downloads 3 3 1
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0