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The Asian continent is the largest continent on Earth, with an area of ​​44.5 million square kilometers. Its limits are: to the southwest, the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, which separate it from Africa; to the west, the Ural Mountains, which represent the divider between Europe and Asia in the whole of Eurasia; further west, the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas, which also represent the limit in relation to Europe; it is bathed in the east by the Pacific Ocean (subdivided into the South China Sea, the East China Sea, the Yellow Sea, the Sea of ​​Japan, the Sea of ​​Okhotsk and the Bering Sea); to the south it is bathed by the Indian Ocean (subdivided into Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Bengal); and to the north it is bathed by the Arctic Ocean.

The Middle East region represents an area of ​​more than 5 million square kilometers, which extends west-east between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf, with a predominance of population of Arab origin and dry climates. Regarding Africa, the Sinai Peninsula is almost integrating the Middle East with the African continent. The construction of the Suez Canal in the 19th century created a small separation of just over 50 meters at the narrowest points. In relation to Europe, the Anatolian Peninsula, where Turkey is located, determines the boundaries between these two continents. The separation is made by the Bosphorus and Dardanelles. The Bosphorus Strait, which is between 550 and 3,000 meters wide, is the result of a long tectonic fault. Located a little further in the western portion of Turkish territory,

There is an ease of circulation in the Middle East due to the presence of gulfs and straits. The Strait of Gibraltar controls the sea route that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The passage between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea is more restricted, being possible only through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits in Turkey. Other important routes are the Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea; Bab el Mandeb, a strait that separates the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean; and the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean, essential for oil tankers.

Most countries in the Middle East are part of the Arabian Tectonic Plate. There is strong instability in several locations, such as Iran and especially in Turkey, with the occurrence of strong earthquakes. This phenomenon results from the contacts between the Arabian, African, Eurasian, Indian plates and the Anatolian and Hellenic microplates. The predominant relief is plateau, with emphasis on the Plateau of Anatolia, in Turkey, and the Plateau of Iran. There are few plains, with emphasis on the Mesopotamian Plain, located between Iran and Iraq. Mountain ranges exist in almost the entire region, with some peaks over 5,000 meters. Modern folds have as main examples the Zagros Mountain Range, which occupies the eastern part of Iraq and mainly Iran, and the Hindu Kush Mountain Range, between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Desert and semi-arid climates are the most common in the region. These climatic types result from the middle latitudes that form zones of high atmospheric pressure, dispersing the humid air masses. Mountain ranges also have an influence on climatic aspects. On the one hand, they produce a mild climate by accumulating orographic rainfall in areas of medium and even higher altitudes. On the other hand, they favor the presence of dry areas, forming barriers to the entry of rain into the interior of the continent. Evidently, in the higher places the cold mountain climate occurs. Throughout the region's history, territorial disputes have had a wide connection with the limits of access to drinking water and agricultural soils, and even today there is a geopolitical connotation for the places where the springs are located,

In desert areas, rainfall is low, averaging four centimeters per year. Along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the vicinity of the Black and Caspian Seas, the water serves to decrease the extreme temperatures of the desert, resulting in a more moderate climate. In areas best served by rain and rivers (such as the Tigris and Euphrates basins, areas bathed by the Jordan River and along the Mediterranean coast), agriculture is more practiced. In Turkey, the Mediterranean climate favors more rain during the winter months.

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If you consider pursing a law degree and decide to study in Middle East, then you've come to the right place. Here, we provide rankings for all law schools in Middle East based on alumni reviews, graduate employment rate, faculty and student ratio, admissions acceptance rates, etc. In addition to the Middle East rankings, you can also see where each school is ranked world wide.

Top Law Schools in Bahrain

Among 21 top ranked law schools, 6 are found in Jordan, 4 in Lebanon and Israel respectively. The remaining 7 are from Bahrain, Iran, Yemen, Kuwait, and Syria. For detailed rankings of all law schools in Middle East, please see the following table.

Iran Law Schools
Law School City Nation
University of Bahrain - School of Law Manama Bahrain
University of Teheran - Faculty of Law Tehran Iran
Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran
Bar Ilan University - Faculty of Law Ramat-Gan Israel
Tel Aviv University Law Faculty Tel Aviv Israel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law Jerusalem Israel
University of Haifa Faculty of Law Haifa Israel
Mu'tah University - Faculty of Law Mu'tah Jordan
Yarmouk University - Faculty of Law Irbid Jordan
University of Jordan - Faculty of Law Amman Jordan
Applied Science University - Faculty of Law Amman Jordan
Al-Isra University - Faculty of Law Amman Jordan
Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Faculty of Law Amman Jordan
Kuwait University - College of Law Khaldiya Kuwait
La Sagesse University - Faculty of Law Furn El Chebak Lebanon
Université Saint-Joseph - Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Politiques Beirut Lebanon
Université Libanaise - Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Politiques et Administratives Beirut Lebanon
Beirut Arab University - Faculty of Law Beirut Lebanon
Damascus University - Faculty of Law Damascus Syria
University of Aden Aden Yemen
Sana'a University Sanaa Yemen

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Unfortunately, there are no top ranked law universities from other 8 countries in Middle East (Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates, as listed by Countryaah.)

Jordan Law Schools


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