Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

About the Faculty

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (FLS) is one of the pioneer faculties for undergraduate and graduate studies at Build Bright University (BBU) offering Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degrees in the fields of Law and Public Administration. The faculty provides a supportive environment in which students develop their knowledge and skills and thus, helping them to reach their academic and professional goals. It tries to equip students with personal development and growth. It is a leading faculty actively working with public and private sector partners in Cambodia and with some of the best universities in the region. The students are from a wide range of backgrounds, and the professors are highly qualified with great experience in the field of their teaching.

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences!

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our faculty. Since the establishment of the Law Program in early 2000, the faculty has experienced tremendous growth and transformation. Courses offered have been expanded in depth and breadth in response to the increasing sophistication and internationalization of the legal profession and administration. As a result, we are producing competent lawyers and public administrators who are equipped with useful tools to match with legal professionals and proficient administrators.

I am so proud and thankful to the Founder/Chairman of the Board of Trustee of Build Bright University for having faith in me to head the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and entrusting me to strive for growth within the Faculty and the University.

The main role of the Faculty is to produce the best graduates in law and public administration, preparing them as such that not only must they excel academically but also acquaint themselves with the necessary soft skills. The programs and opportunities offered are innovative, ranging from foundation to graduate level studies. During the second and third year of their studies, students are capable enough to be employed in law firms, commercial enterprises, NGOs, and other institutions. Apart from our experienced full-time lecturers, legal practitioners from industries serve as lecturers or professors, teaching in the area of their expertise, and rendering their experiences to the students.

Once again, I am proud to be the Dean as I am encircled by the Faculty’s management team and routinely monitored by top management of the university, whose focal point is always aimed at striving for excellence.

Sincerely,

Te Portor

 

Programs Offered

Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Law

Professional Degrees

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Associate of Laws
 
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Associate of Public Administration

Master Degrees

  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Public Administration

 

About the Programs

Undergraduate Programs

There are two-degree levels of undergraduate programs – Associate and Bachelor – in the fields of Law and Public Administration. These programs help students to reach their academic and professional goals. Associate degree programs offer students with specific subjects such as Commercial Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law while the subjects of the Bachelor’s degree programs include Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Procedure Code, Family Patrimonial Law, Contract Law, Company Law, and many more.

Graduate Programs

Master of Laws (LLM)

Law skill is essential to the successful management of affairs in society. LLM program offers an in-depth knowledge and experiences of laws. The subjects cover the current issues and development in areas that are vitally important to legal theoreticians and practitioners involved in Advanced Civil Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Advanced Criminal Law and Advanced Labor Law, and many more. 

This program provides the opportunity to take advanced courses in specialized areas of laws from theoretical and historical perspectives to students. It helps students enhance their abilities to think critically, analyze legal arguments, articulate ideas, do research efficiently, and write effectively. This serves to prepare them for professional careers or further studies at a doctoral level.

 

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

MPA program offers an in-depth knowledge and experiences of public administration. The subjects cover the current issues and development in areas that are vitally important to administrators and government officials. Those subjects include Advanced Administrative Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Public Financial Management, and many more.

This program provides the opportunity to take advanced courses in specialized areas of public administration to students. It helps students enhance their abilities to understand the internal organizational environment and help them to develop needed managerial skills. This serves to prepare them for professional careers or further studies at a doctoral level.

Admission Requirements

For Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees of Professional Program:

For Bachelor’s Degree of Academic Program:

  • Students must have a High School certificate or Foundation Year Certificate or its equivalence.
  • And sit an entrance exam of some general subjects which is controlled by MoEYS committee.

For Master’s Degree Program:

The applicant for Master program must have a bachelor degree in a respective discipline or related area in which he/she is interested to pursue the study from a recognized institute.

How to Apply

Build Bright University receives walk-in application from the applicant or his/her relatives/friends at any of the campuses of the university, and new students can register in the programs during the promotion time-period of the university. The prospective students must:

  • Have transcript from any school/university/institution which is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
  • Filled-in admission form, specifying the program, faculty, major, etc. with signature and three 4×6 cm photographs.
  • Submit the admission form and other required documents along with payment of requisite tuition fees.

Duration, Semesters and Credits

Associate Degree:

  • Two academic years
  • Four semesters
  • Total 60 credits

Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Four academic years
  • Eight semesters
  • Total 120 credits

Master’s Degree:

  • Two academic years
  • Four semesters
  • Total 48 credits

 

Program Structure

1.Associate of Laws

  • General education courses – 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Basic major courses – 7 courses (21 credits)
  • Core major courses – 8 courses (24 credits)
  • Research work  –  research project (3 credits)

2.Associate of Public Administration

  • General education courses – 5 courses (15 credits)
  • Basic major courses – 7 courses (21 credits)
  • Core major courses – 8 courses (24 credits)

3.Bachelor of Laws

  • General education courses – 6 courses (18 credits)
  • Basic major courses – 10 courses (30 credits)
  • Core major courses – 22 courses (66 credits)
  • Research work  –  Internship and research project (6 credits)

4.Bachelor of Public Administration

  • General education courses – 7 courses (21 credits)
  • Basic major courses – 10 courses (30 credits)
  • Core major courses – 21 courses (63 credits)
  • Research work  –  Internship and research project (6 credits)

5.Bachelor of Arts in Law

  • General education courses – 8 courses (24 credits)
  • Basic major courses – 10 courses (30 credits)
  • Core major courses – 20 courses (60 credits)
  • Research work  –  Internship and research project (6 credits)

6.Master of Laws

The course and research work of the program includes the following:

    • Basic major courses – 8 Courses (24 credits)
    • Core major courses – 6 Courses (18 credits)
    • Research Work (6 Credits)

7.Master of Public Administration

The course and research work of the program includes the following:

    • Basic major courses – 8 Courses (24 credits)
    • Core major courses – 6 Courses (18 credits)
    • Research Work (6 Credits)

COURSEWORK AND RESEARCH WORK PLAN

1-Associate of Laws

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 001

English for Law I

03

LAW 002

English for Law II

03

LAW 003

Introduction to Law

03

LAW 082

Public Law II

03

LAW 138

Private Law I

03

LAW 139

Private Law II

03

LAW 081

Public Law I

03

LAW 095

Administrative Law

03

CST 001

Computer for Office Applications

03

GED 003

Critical Thinking

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 004

Civil Law I

03

LAW 005

Civil Law II

03

LAW 010

Constitutional Law I

03

LAW 011

Constitutional Law II

03

LAW 013

Commercial Law I

03

LAW 014

Commercial Law II

03

LAW 142

Criminal Law I

03

LAW 143

Criminal Law II

03

LAW 155

Professional Responsibility in Law

03

LAW 193

Clinical Legal Placement

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

2-Associate of Public Administration

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

PUM 300

English for Public Administration I

03

PUM 301

English for Public Administration II

03

LAW 081

Public Law I

03

LAW 082

Public Law II

03

LAW 145

Administrative Law I

03

LAW 146

Administrative Law II

03

PUM 302

Introduction to Public Administration

03

PUM 321

Office Administration and Management

03

CST 001

Computer for Office Applications

03

GED 003

Critical Thinking

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

PUM 351

Crisis Management I

03

PUM 352

Crisis Management II

03

LAW 010

Constitutional Law I

03

LAW 011

Constitutional Law II

03

LAW 197

Local Administrative Management Law I

03

LAW 198

Local Administrative Management Law II

03

LAW 142

Criminal Law I

03

LAW 143

Criminal Law II

03

LAW 047

Civil Service Law

03

ECO 032

Public Economics

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

3-Bachelor of Laws

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 001

English for Law I

03

LAW 002

English for Law II

03

LAW 003

Introduction to Law

03

LAW 082

Public Law II

03

LAW 138

Private Law I

03

LAW 139

Private Law II

03

LAW 081

Public Law I

03

LAW 095

Administrative Law

03

CST 001

Computer for Office Applications

03

GED 003

Critical Thinking

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 004

Civil Law I

03

LAW 005

Civil Law II

03

LAW 010

Constitutional Law I

03

LAW 011

Constitutional Law II

03

LAW 013

Commercial Law I

03

LAW 014

Commercial Law II

03

LAW 142

Criminal Law I

03

LAW 143

Criminal Law II

03

LAW 155

Professional Responsibility in Law

03

LAW 193

Clinical Legal Placement

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 006

Civil Law III

03

LAW 038

Secured Transactions Law

03

LAW 018

Criminal Procedure Code I

03

LAW 153

Land Law II

03

PSY 001

Power of Focus

03

LAW 019

Criminal Procedure Code II

03

LAW 152

Land Law I

03

LAW 059

Company Law

03

LAW 021

Contract Law I

03

LAW 022

Contract Law II

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW030

Public Financial Law

03

LAW 028

Civil Procedure Code II

03

LAW 048

Family Patrimonial Law

03

LAW 046

Banking Law and Insurance

03

LAW 027

Civil Procedure Code I

03

LAW 058

Intellectual Property Law

03

LAW 052

Alternative Dispute Resolution

03

LAW 036

Research Project for Law

06

RMD310

Research Methodology

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

4-Bachelor of Public Administration

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

PUM 300

English for Public Administration I

03

PUM 301

English for Public Administration II

03

LAW 081

Public Law I

03

LAW 082

Public Law II

03

LAW 145

Administrative Law I

03

LAW 146

Administrative Law II

03

PUM 302

Introduction to Public Administration

03

PUM 321

Office Administration and Management

03

CST 001

Computer for Office Applications

03

GED 003

Critical Thinking

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

PUM 351

Crisis Management I

03

PUM 352

Crisis Management II

03

LAW 010

Constitutional Law I

03

LAW 011

Constitutional Law II

03

LAW 197

Local Administrative Management Law I

03

LAW 198

Local Administrative Management Law II

03

LAW 142

Criminal Law I

03

LAW 143

Criminal Law II

03

LAW 047

Civil Service Law

03

ECO 032

Public Economics

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

PUM 306

State Management System I

03

PUM 307

State Management System II

03

PUM 308

Public Services Management

03

LAW 153

Land Law II

03

PUM 346

Project Management I

03

PUM 347

Project Management II

03

LAW 152

Land Law I

03

PUM 317

Human Resource Management in Public Administration

03

PSY 001

Power of Focus

03

PUM 313

Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

PUM 314

Public Investment I

03

PUM 315

Public Investment II

03

PUM 363

Public Administration Workshop

03

PUM 357

Non-Profit Organizations and Public Policy

03

FIN 900

Public Finance and Budgeting I

03

FIN 901

Public Finance and Budgeting II

03

PUM 356

Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

03

PUM 320

Research Project for Public Administration

06

RMD 310

Research Methodology

03

 

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

5-Bachelor of Arts in Law

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

GED 001

Art of Living

03

LAW 001

English for Law I

03

CST 001

Computer for Office Applications

03

LAW 003

Introduction to Law

03

ENG 003

Core English I

03

LAW 195

Private Law

03

GED 003

Critical Thinking

03

LAW 196

Public Law

03

ECO 035

Introduction to Economics

03

LAW 095

Administrative Law

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 002

English for Law II

03

LAW 004

Civil Law I

03

LAW 015

International Law

03

LAW 011

Constitutional Law II

03

LAW 142

Criminal Law I

03

LAW 143

Criminal Law II

03

LAW 010

Constitutional Law I

03

LAW 056

Commercial Law

03

LAW 155

Professional Responsibility in Law

03

LAW 049

Private International Law

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 005

Civil Law II

03

LAW 006

Civil Law III

03

LAW 057

Labor Law

03

LAW 019

Criminal Procedure Code II

03

LAW 018

Criminal Procedure Code I

03

LAW 194

Land Law

03

LAW 060

Contract Law

03

LAW 059

Company Law

03

LAW 199

Public International Law

03

LAW 200

Criminal Justice

03

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

LAW 027

Civil Procedure Code I

03

LAW 028

Civil Procedure Code II

03

LAW 048

Family Patrimonial Law

03

LAW 035

Political and Legal Systems of ASEAN Countries

03

LAW 030

Public Financial Law

03

LAW 034

Administrative Procedure

03

LAW 058

Intellectual Property Law

03

LAW 036

Research Project for Law

06

MRD 310

Research Methodology

03

 

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

6-Master of Laws

FIRST YEAR                      First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

LAW 304

Advanced Civil Law

3

LAW 309

Advanced Criminal Law

3

LAW 308

Advanced Constitutional Law

3

RMD 310

Research Methodology

3

 

Total Cumulative Credits

12

FIRST YEAR                            Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

LAW 305

Advanced Civil Procedure

3

LAW 310

Advanced Criminal Procedure

3

LAW 301

Advanced Administrative Law

3

LAW 306

Advanced Commercial Law

3

 

Total Cumulative Credits

24

SECOND YEAR                  First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

LAW 326

International Intellectual Property Law

3

LAW 327

Public International Law

3

LAW 312

Advanced Taxation Law

3

LAW 314

Contract Law and Drafting

3

 

Total Cumulative Credits

36

SECOND YEAR                       Second Semester

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

LAW 322

Advanced Labor Law

3

LAW 328

Advanced Corporate Transactions

3

LAW 329

Research Project for Law

6

 

Total Cumulative Credits

48

7.Master of Public Administration

FIRST YEAR                      First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MPA 401

Managing Public Services

3

LAW 308

Advanced Constitutional Law

3

LAW 301

Advanced Administrative Law

3

RMD 310

Research Methodology

3

 

Total Cumulative Credits

12

FIRST YEAR                            Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MPA 402

Advanced Public Management

3

MPA 403

Contemporary Issues in Government

3

MPA 404

Characteristics of Multilevel Governance

3

MPA 405

Non-Profit Organization Management

3

 

Total Cumulative Credits

24

SECOND YEAR                  First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MPA 413

Public Relations Management

3

MPA 407

Public Financial Management

3

MPA 408

Modern Management in Local Government

3

MPA 409

Ethics for Public Officials

3

 

Total Cumulative Credits

36

SECOND YEAR                      Second Semester

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MPA 410

Strategic Management in Public Organization

3

MPA 411

Leadership in Public Sector

3

MPA 412

Research Project for Public Administration

6

 

Total Cumulative Credits

48

 

Mr. Meas Renrith

Senior Dean

Tel: 012 651 826/098 651 826
E-mail: renrith@bbu.edu.kh

   

Mr. Te Portor

Dean

Tel: 011 222 669
E-mail: teportor@bbu.edu.kh

 


Contact Us

To discuss further about the Associate, Bachelor and Master programs, please contact:

Build Bright University, Building D, Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Postal Code: 12301

H/P: 855-12 682 777, 015 682 777 Tel: 855-23 987 700

E-mail: info@bbu.edu.kh

Website: https://bbu.edu.kh