Faculty of Law
Programmes designed to instill professionalism and legal ethics
- Legal Consultant
About the faculty
Mr. EMMANUEL SEBIJJO SSEMMANDA
The Bachelor of Laws Programme (LLB) is unique in placing a strong emphasis on communication skills and practical experience of the legal field of work throughout a student’s four years of study. Law firms and governments want law graduates who possess excellent writing skills and outstanding oral expertise. This programme is designed to produce law graduates who write very well, speak properly and confidently, and think critically.
Further, the LL.B Programme consists of courses designed to equip law graduates with a firm foundation to address contemporary issues on the local and international scenes in these fields: petroleum industry, mining industry, alternative dispute resolution, transitional justice, and clinical legal aid . There is also a course offered to instill professionalism
and legal ethics: Lawyers, Practice and Ethics .
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Entry into the Bachelor of Laws Programme is open to three categories of applicants namely:
Direct Entry Scheme
For admission to the Bachelor of Laws degree programme under the Direct Entry Scheme, an applicant must have:
- The Uganda Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with at least five credit passes.
- The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with at least two principal passes in any of the subjects done at A- Level School obtained at the same sitting.
- For International Student please contact us.
Diploma Holders Entry Scheme
An applicant must have at least a Second Class Diploma from a recognized Institution. Degree holders may also apply under this scheme.
Other Admission Requirements
- All applicants who apply for admission to the LL.B. programme shall undergo an Entry test. The test will evaluate aptitude, analytical and communication skills.
- Detailed information on admission procedures, fees and requirements for each of the categories of admission can be obtained from the office of the Academic Registrar.
On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to be employed in fields relevant to the legal profession such as:
- legal consultants,
- private and public organisations,
- non-governmental organisations,
- private companies etc.
To meet the requirements of accreditation by the Law Accreditation Council of NCHE of Uganda and also to complement the theory and practical study at IUEA, a well-structured internship programme in collaboration with Ugandan courts has been incorporated into the curriculum.
The structures of all the programmes offered by the Law Faculty include three periods of training each of 10-15 weeks. The main aims and objectives of the internship programme are to provide:
Enhanced Employability Interpersonal and Social Skills Interrelationships of Theory and Practice • Career Preparation Insight into the World of Work
Technical Development This Internship programme will further enhance student’s employability. In many cases the same court at which you had internship training will offer you employment as soon as you graduate. In all cases you will gain an invaluable insight into the world of work as an lawyer and be better equipped to position yourself for the career you seek.
Whether you join IUEA immediately after your secondary education or transfer to us from another institution of higher learning, we offer programmes depending on your prior qualifications and experience. There will be a clear progression of your learning to ensure that you will be empowered with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the corporate world. If you enter our foundation course first, you will take a range of modules that will assist in developing your basic engineering knowledge prior to entering the degree programme and this allows time for decision on which of our degrees you want to pursue. At all times, our staff will be able to advise you on the choices available at each stage of your studies
To be a fountain of excellent legal knowledge and skills and the edifice of legal education in Africa.
To provide an excellent legal education that includes practical legal and leadership skills.