The Department of Law was founded in 2006. Its mission is to provide quality legal education to the students and the legal world of Cyprus (and, secondarily, of Greece and the broader region). The Department of Law is pioneer in the study of Cyprus law and its development within the European context. The study of law in the Department encourages critical legal thinking, with the combination of theory, special knowledge and practical spirit.

The Department also cultivates research. Its presence in international, European and domestic research activities is already strong – especially in the fields of criminal sciences, international law, European law, and international and European private law.

The Department has been offering courses within the University of Cyprus since fall 2006. Academic year 2008-2009 was the year of the launch of the undergraduate degree program in Law (LL.B.).