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.
Year I Sem I
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.
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
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.
Law of Contracts I
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.
Principles of Constitutional Law I
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.
Computer Applications and Online Research
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.
English & Communication Skills for Lawyers
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
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.