Bachelor of Laws Programme (LLB)
Course Description

Our Bachelor of Laws Programme (LLB) is unique for offering course units that address today's challenges. In tune with the quickly evolving global landscape, this programme will equip students to solve real world problems and consolidate existing solutions. By placing a strong emphasis on communication, business and computer skills, our students will graduate with the profile that law firms and other employers look for in law graduates, in particular excellent writing and oral presentaion, emotioanl intelligence, capacity to work within deadlines, ability to work in teams and technological know-how.

Course Outline

CODE

COURSE UNIT

STATUS

SYNOPSIS

 

Year I Sem I

 

 

LLB 1105

Legal Foundations

Core

This course will introduce students to the study of law in Uganda, including classroom activities, revision techniques, coursework approach and examination approach for law. Students will learn about the nature of law, the law applicable in Uganda, sources of law and the legal system. Students will also learn about the legal profession, the hierarchy of courts, the doctrines of case law, citation of case law as well as the modern challenges and innovations in law worldwide. This course covers the first part of the students' introduction to law.

LLB 1106

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Core

This course introduces students to the criminal justice system. The course covers the legal principles and theories underlying crime and punishment. This course covers the first part of the study of Criminal Law.

LLB 1107

Law of Contracts I

Core

This course examines the nature and style of commercial agreements. Students will learn how business commitments are formed in legal terms and the principles, protections or doctrines underlying contracts. This course covers the first part of the study of Contract Law.

LLB 1108

Principles of Constitutional Law I

Core

This course examines the constitutional history from the pre-colonial state to the promulgation of the 1995 Constitution (as amended in 2005). This course covers the first part of the study of Constitutional Law.

LLB 1109

Computer Applications and Online Research

Core

This course introduces students to basic computer applications. The course will provide students with knowledge and skills to use the computer to accomplish academic and work tasks.

LLB 1110

English & Communication Skills for Lawyers

Core

This course is designed to support Year 1 Law students in their professional communication of legal information. It is also designed to improve students' ability to use English for the academic study of Law, through training in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

 

 

 

 

 

Year I Sem II

 

 

LLB 1205

Legal Methods

Core

This course introduces students to legal resarch and writing. Students will also learn the rules of interpreting legislation and citation of legal sources, including parliamentary statutes, ministerial instruments, textbooks and journal articles. This course covers the final part of the students' introduction to law.

LLB 1206

Criminal Liability

Core

This course entails the study of the elements of criminal offences and the defences to criminal charges. The course shall canvass the legislation and case law on crime. This course covers the final part of the study of Criminal Law.

LLB 1207

Law of Contracts II

Core

This course shall deal with the aspects of contracts once they have entered into force, including breach, remedies for breach, voidance and avoidance, termination and contractual doctrines such as frustration and force majeure. This course covers the final part of the study of Contract Law.

LLB 1208

Principles of Constitutional Law II

Core

This course shall examine the structure of the Constitution, its interpretation, amendments and enforcement. This course covers the final part of the study of Constitutional Law.

LLB 1209

Law and Development

Core

This course addresses the concept of development and underdevelopment in post-colonial Africa through the lenses of the law.

 

 

 

 

 

Year I Recess Term - Practical / Field Attachment

 

 

LLB 1301

Field Attachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Sem I

 

 

LLB 2105

Nature and History of Torts

Core

This course introduces students to civil wrongs as opposed to criminal wrongs. Students will learn the civil wrongs committed against the person or property, including assault, trespas and battery. Students will also be introduced to the notion of a duty of care and the tort of negligence. This course covers the first part of the study of the Law of Torts.

LLB 2106

Administrative Law I

Core

This course covers the law regulating government and public authorities, including their establishment, structures, sources of power and procedures of administration. This course covers the first part of the study of Adminsitrative Law.

LLB 2107

Equity and Trusts

Core

This course unveils Equity as a system of law and examines its relationship with the Common Law as a separate system of law introduced to students in their first year of study. The course will canvass the nature and history of Equity, maxims of equity, equitable doctrines and equitable remedies. This course will also examine the Trust as a fundamental manifestation of Equity, including its formation, validity, categories and enforcement.

LLB 2108

Law of Evidence I

Core

This course introduces students to the legal principles that govern evidence in criminal trials. It covers the evolution of the principles of evidence, their codification and application in criminal trials. This course covers the first part of the study of the Law of Evidence.

LLB 2109

Foundations of Land Law

Core

This course delivers detailed knowledge about the legal aspects of land. The course shall explore the various tenures of land ownership and the rights of land owners. This course covers the first part of the study of Land Law.

 

 

 

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