PSU offers a double degree program creating new generation legal authorities with understanding in southern border problems

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonsom Siribumrungsukha , PSU president, revealed that at present the three southern border provinces are facing a serious lack of professional legal authorities with expertise in Islamic law.

The university has seen the need to produce more legal authorities in Islamic law and so arranged for the joint cooperation between Faculty of Law and College of Islamic Studies to offer a duel degree aiming at producing more legal authorities with expertise in Islamic and general laws.

Previously, the university has offered the program in Islamic law in the College of Islamic Studies, Pattani Campus for more than 20 years. The courses are 60% on Islamic law and 40% on general law taught by experts in Islamic law. However, the graduates have not been able to practice law because they were not granted a law degree. Hat Yai Campus, on the other hand, has the Faculty of Law with the strength in general law. The strengths of these two institutions are then combined in order to produce graduates with unique quality to the university.

This program will open for the students from both faculties to join in the 2011 academic year. Studies in other areas will also be provided to prepare the students for the law profession. For example, there are special activities for practice in problem solving and management, especially problems in the three southern border provinces. The aim is to produce graduates with quality and ability in Islamic and general law and understanding in the problems in the three southern border provinces.