Law Courses In Legon, Ghana 2021

By | October 19, 2021
Law Courses In Legon

In this article, you will be provided with useful information about law courses in Ghana. You will also be given the opportunity to know the various benefits of studying these courses as well as how they can help you gain a better livelihood after graduation.

The University of Ghana School of Law was established in the year 1951 as the first law school in West Africa. It is one of the seventeen institutions that are approved by the National Accreditation Board to run a semester programme. The School has so far graduated about 10,000 lawyers who have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions.

Law Courses In Legon, Ghana 2021

Want to study law in Ghana? The University of Ghana has a wide variety of law courses available. We have listed the various types of law degrees offered at the Legon campus below.

Professional Law Course (PLC)

This degree is designed for Bachelor of Laws graduates from the University of Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi), and other universities approved by the Council. Currently, the School runs a Semester Programme. The following compulsory subjects are studied during the First Semester:

  •  Law of Evidence
  • Interpretation of Deeds and Statutes
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conveyancing and Legal Drafting
  • Advocacy & Legal Ethics

The Compulsory subjects studied during the Second Semester are:

  •  Law Practice Management and Legal Accountancy
  • Company and Commercial Practice
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Students are required to take part in an internship program. Students will be tested at the end of the internship. Only students who pass the test will be allowed to participate in the internship program. To get into the Ghana School of Law, applicants must pass both an entrance exam and an interview. The following categories are eligible to take this exam:

  • ALL LLB graduates from the Faculties of Law of Private University Colleges in Ghana approved by the NAB and GLC.
  • ALL Ghanaian LLB graduates or holders of equivalent law degrees from Universities in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America and other common law jurisdictions who have obtained passes in all the prescribed subjects/courses for admission to the Professional Law Course.

For the avoidance of doubt, applicants from overseas/foreign Universities who possess LLB certificates or certificates for equivalent law degrees shall be eligible to write the Entrance Examination if such applicants have passed the subjects below at the LLB or equivalent level:

  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Equity and Succession
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Immovable Property
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law

In addition to the nine (9) subjects listed above, applicants must have studied and passed any one of the following subjects: Law of Natural Resources

  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Taxation

Applicants who are admitted to undertake the Professional Law Course are enrolled as Barristers at Law and Solicitors of the Supreme Court upon their successful completion of the Course.

Post Call Law Course

This course is designed for Ghanaians who have qualified in common Law countries outside Ghana, which operate to the legal system analogous to Ghana.

Post- Call students shall study the following subjects:

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Law of Evidence
  • Family Law & Practice
  • Law of Interpretation of Deeds and Statues
  • Ghana Constitutional Law
  • Ghana Legal System

The duration of the course is one academic year which starts from October and ends in June. Examinations are held at the end of June.

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