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Air Law: A cornerstone of aviation education
journal contributionposted on 10.07.2018, 00:00 by S Michaelides-Mateou, Steven Thatcher
The authors of this article argue that an Air Law course in a Bachelor in aviation degree is an essential core course in any curriculum of academic studies related to the aviation industry. They focus on three inter-related issues: firstly, they discuss studying law and how law schools devise their curriculum with certain courses to equip students with some of the competencies and abilities that law firms seek from law graduates; secondly, they refer to academic studies at an undergraduate level, which prepare students to become pilots or to gain employment in the aviation industry; and thirdly, they argue that it is essential to include an Air Law course as part of the curriculum in a programme for aviation studies. A short survey was conducted of students registered in the Bachelor of Aviation programme at Abu Dhabi University who are currently doing the Air Law course during the fall 2016 semester or had completed the course in order to assess their view on whether the course contributes to providing necessary competencies, knowledge and skills that are essential in preparing them to be employed in aviation related fields within the industry.