The Department of Private Law was formed upon the inauguration of the College of Law in 2001. The Department currently includes 26 faculty members of different academic ranks in the university's main campus in Sharjah, as well as its three branches in Khor Fakkan, Kalba and Al Dhaid. Both, the Department of Public Law and the Department of Private Law offer Bachelor degree in law, with courses in civil law, commercial law, and procedural law. The Department offers a Master's and Ph.D programs in private law. The Department of Public Law and the Department of Private Law offer Master courses in Air and Space Law in English which is considered as a unique and specialized program in the Arab Region and the World.