King Khalid University Signs Landmark Agreement

Initial Memorandum of Understanding Reached With the Elm Company
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King Khalid University - Media Center

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education, signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Elm Company (‘Elm’). Elm is a leading provider of innovative digital solutions owned by the Public Investment Fund. Elm will provide to King Khalid University a fully integrated training program to certify law students and to help young lawyers earn their license.

Al-Shahrani: Agreements such as this one indicate how much the university values its partnerships with government entities and private industry. These efforts are an essential component of national development.

Vice Rector of Academic Development & Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, represented King Khalid University. Deputy Business Executive Director, Dr. Nasser Al-Mashari, represented Elm. The signing took place in the presence of the Community Service and Continuous Education Dean, Dr. Omar Alwan Aqeel.

Vice Rector Al-Shahrani explained that the purpose of this license training program is to ensure that law students and neophyte lawyers can successfully transition from academic study to the actual practice of law. The training programs were designed by highly experienced legal scholars and practitioners. The training focuses on the procedural aspects and practical knowledge required to navigate the legal system within the Kingdom. The training program also prepares burgeoning lawyers to attend various types of hearings and represent relevant interests in court. Vice Rector Al-Shahrani also thanked Rector Al-Solamy for his continued encouragement and support for these important development programs.

Dean Aqeel noted: "This agreement represents the strategic partnership between the university law center and Elm. The collaborative training program will help prepare law students for legal board exams and licensing. In addition to being expertly developed, the training program will be supervised under the watchful eye of the Ministry of Justice. This unique program will be an excellent opportunity to those who studied Sharia, and a useful tool to ensure that the Kingdom has sufficient legal expertise to serve the public in an increasingly complex world."