Programs and admission requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Students who have completed the national preparatory education with acceptable grades and wish to join the School of Law will be selected from a list of students assigned to the social sciences stream on a competitive basis or be placed in the regular program by the Ministry of Education.

Undergraduate Program Objectives

The LL.B. Program at the School of Law aims at providing basic legal training to produce high caliber graduates. Specifically it aims at

  • equipping students with the basic knowledge of major national legislations and procedures, along with the skills of legal interpretation required to solve legal problems;
  • training professionals who will be able to undertake the technical aspects of drafting and revising laws;
  • enhancing the critical thinking abilities of students so that they can understand and implement laws as judges, practicing lawyers, prosecutors, public defenders or academicians;
  • training professionals who can deliver legal advice in public and business laws either by working for particular firms or individuals seeking such advice;
  • educating individuals who will be able to speak to and advise clients with professionalism, understanding and responsibility;
  • preparing dedicated persons who can research and publish, and hence reinforce Ethiopian legal jurisprudence;
  • producing legal professionals who serve society with the highest heed to ethical values, strive to defend rights and liberties and uphold the fundamentals of the rule of law.

Undergraduate Courses

Courses offered in the prevailing modular LL.B. curriculum are Introduction to Law, Legal History and Traditions, Introduction to Ethiopian Legal System, Customary Law, Law of Persons, Family Law, Law of Successions, Introduction to Logic, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Federalism, Administrative Law, Law of Contracts, Law of Extra-Contractual Liability, Psychology and Forensic Science, Sociology and Criminology, General Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, Land Law, Criminal Law, Law of Administrative Contracts, Law of Agency, Law of Sales, Law of Security Devices, Law of Traders and Business Organizations, Tax Law, Laws of Procedure, Law of Criminal Procedure, Law of Civil Procedure, Law of Evidence, Conflict of Laws, Legal Drafting, Legal Writing, Legislative Drafting, Law of Insurance, Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments, Public International Law, International Trade Law, Investment Law, Environmental Law, Water Law, Human Rights Law, African Union and Human Rights Law, Gender and Law, Pre-Trial, Trial and Appellate Advocacy / Moot Court, Legal Clinics, Legal Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Senior Thesis, Exit Exam I/II, and Externship.