The College of Law was established in 2001 to meet the demands of local and regional communities for qualified legal professionals. Over time, the college has expanded its programs to include master's programs in private law, in the Fall 2004/2005 semester and in public law, in the Spring 2005/2006 semester.
In light of the increasing number of students wishing to study law, the University established a branch for the College of Law in Khorfakan in the Fall 2007/2008 semester admitting its first class of 45 students. Furthermore, the college established another branch in Kalba in the Fall 2010/2011 semester. In the Fall 2014/2015 semester, a total of 382 students enrolled in both branches. To achieve its goal of providing skilled and professional academics, the College started a doctorate program in public and private law at the start of the academic year 2011/2012.
All programs offered by the College of Law are accredited by the UAE's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHSER).