Nkumba University School of Law Courses Offered
The School of Law trains Law graduates and its component, the Institute of Criminal Justice, trains Criminal Justice graduates.
The kind of graduate Nkumba Law School is striving to produce is one who would adhere to the motto of Nkumba University –“I OWE YOU.”
The Lawyer has to be one like the early Roman lawyer, who would put service to his/her client and society at large first, rather than being merely a money chaser; law graduates answering the needs of their immediate environment; the country of their operations, the East Africa Region; with the revived and expanding co-operation among the Eastern Africa States.
The criminal Justice graduate has to be that one who responds to societal needs of preventing and managing crime.
Nkumba University aims at producing graduates capable of meeting the demands of the global village, with all the growing international commercial activities and the issues disturbing international law and order. The programmes in the School and the Institute of Criminal Justice have a minimum duration of 4 and 3 years and a maximum of 6 and 5 years respectively.
Nkumba University Criminal Justice Course : The Degree of Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ)
Candidates must have any of the following qualifications:
a)‘A’ Level Certificate (UACE) or its equivalent, with two principal passes plus a credit in the English Language or English Literature at ‘A’ or ‘O’ Level.
b)‘O’ Level Certificate (UCE) plus a recognized Diploma from a recognized Tertiary Institution.
c)‘O’ Level Certificate plus employment in a senior post in an Institution of a nature relevant to the programmes of the Institute for a period of at least (3) years prior to the date of application, or
d)Pass in mature age examination conducted by National Council for Higher Education.
Nkumba University Criminal Justice Course : Diploma in Criminal Justice (DCJ)
a)‘O’ Level Certificate
b)Pass in mature age examination conducted by National Council for Higher Education.
Nkumba University Criminal Justice Course : Bachelor of Criminal Justice
a)The Degree Course covers a minimum period of 3 (three) academic years, that is 6 (six) semesters.
b)A student may obtain the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree in a shorter period where that student is exempted from one or more years whose courses he must have passed at Diploma level. A student in this case must have scored 60% and above in the respective courses.
c)A student may take longer than 3 (three) years to obtain the degree where, in the discretion of the
Examiners’ Board, he repeats a year or has been allowed a dead year.
d)The degree shall be obtained within a maximum period of 5 (five) academic consecutive years, including, where applicable, a dead year.
Bachelor of Laws at Nkumba University School of Law, Courses Outlined
The programme structure is as shown below
Year 1 Semester I
Introduction to Legal Theory and
Constitutional History and Politics
of East Africa
Foundations of Criminal Liability
Basics of Contractual Relations
Introduction to Information
Technology and Computer Use
Law of Contract
Seminar on the Role of Law and
the Lawyer in Society
Administrative Law and
Nature of Tortuous Liability
Legal Concept of Land and Its
Law of Domestic Relations I
Law of Agency and Sale of
International Economic Law
Legal Regulation of
Law of Land Utilisation and
Law of Domestic Relations II
Seminar on Law and Social-
Economic Welfare and
Law of Evidence
Law of Business Associations I
Law of Banking and
Equity and Trusts
Law of Insolvency
Law of Business Associations
Transactions and Technology
Seminar on Public
Law of Intellectual Property
Civil Procedure I
Law of the East African
One Optional Course
Civil Procedure II
International Criminal Justice
Seminar on Work of a Legal
International Human Rights Law
Consumer Protection Law
Revenue Law and Taxation
Public International Law
Conflict of Laws
Criminology and Penology
Gender, the Elderly and the Law
International Humanitarian Law
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