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Royal Institute of Law and Justice

(Law Faculty)


The Royal Institute of Law and Justice serves as the in-house Law Faculty of Ignita Veritas University.


Legal scholarship is considered the primary focus and fundamental basis of all IV University missions and projects for human rights and individual freedoms.


International law embodies the universal principles of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, including constitutional rights and civil liberties, and the supporting principle of national sovereignty. The modern framework of conventional international law also provides the practical mechanisms for binding enforcement of human rights and sovereignty.


Studies under this faculty can result in the following traditional degrees in Law, ranging from graduate level up to post-doctorate “professorship” level:


  • Bachelor of Laws (Legum Baccalaureus) LL.B. (graduate)
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (Juris Doctor) J.D. (graduate)
  • Master of Laws (Legum Magister) LL.M. (postgraduate)
  • Doctor of Laws (Legum Doctor) LL.D. (postgraduate)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophiae Doctor) Ph.D. in Law
  • Doctor of Legal Science (Juridicae Scientiae Doctor) J.S.D.


In conjunction with the Pontifical Academy of History and Culture, studies under the Law Faculty can also earn specialized degrees related to nobiliary, chivalric and heraldic law as customary international law, including:


  • Master of Laws (Legum Magister) LL.M. in Historical Jurisprudence
  • Doctor of Laws (Legum Doctor) LL.D. in Historical Jurisprudence


In conjunction with the Pontifical Academy of Sacred Sciences, studies under the Law Faculty can also result in traditional degrees in Canon Law, including:


  • Bachelor of Canon Law (Juris Canonici Baccalaureatus) J.C.B.
  • Licentiate (Master) of Canon Law (Juris Canonici Licentiatus) J.C.L.
  • Doctor of Canon Law (Juris Canonici Doctoratus) J.C.D.


As an Official Body of an inter-governmental organization (IGO) in diplomatic relations, IV University is in a unique position to effectively promote the application of international law to real-world practice. The University actively conducts scholarly research of international law for development of the Rule of Law itself, with emphasis on the priority mission of advancing civil rights and human rights worldwide.


The Law Faculty works closely with the Sovereign Court of International Justice (SCIJ), an official Court of Law of the independent Judiciary Profession. This allows legal scholars in the University to gain direct experience and mentorship from the Judiciary, and contributes to the Judiciary the practical support of university capabilities.


The Law Faculty also works with Magna Carta Bar Chambers (MCBC), as the autonomous University Law Center, for graduate students to receive mentorship and apprenticeship with Law Professors, including formal Pupillage with Barristers, handling real-world legal matters, providing licensed legal services which generate non-profit budgets for the humanitarian projects of the host IGO institutions.


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