Bachelor Of Laws

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College : School of Law
Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Undergraduate Level
Duration of Program : 4 Years

About this Program

The Faculty of Law (currently School of Law) evolved from the Department of Law which was established in 1968 as part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. It became a full fledged Faculty in 1973. It was until 2002 the only Faculty producing Lawyers for the Legal Profession within Uganda. The Faculty contributed significantly to the human resource development in the Legal profession where it has produced graduates who have become Justices of Supreme Court and of Court of Appeal and Judges of High Court, Attorney Generals, Legal practitioners, Magistrates, Corporate Legal Advisers, Academicians and other legal professionals in the public and private sectors. The Faculty recently became a School in accordance with the collegiate arrangement of the University.
a). To promote and engage in cutting-edge legal research on contemporary legal topics and issues as well as legal scholarship in interdisciplinary and analytical spheres;
b) To develop and enhance the legal knowledge necessary for practical applications in national development, democratic governance and integrity in public and private institutions;
c) To establish and maintain state-of-the-art infrastructure to facilitate effective legal teaching, training and research;
d) To mobilize and secure adequate financial, human and other resources necessary for attaining the vision of the School of Law.
Admission Requirements
Entry into the Bachelor of Laws Programme is open to three categories of applicants namely:

Direct Entry Scheme
For admission to the Bachelor of Laws degree programme under the Direct Entry Scheme, an applicant must have:
i) The Uganda Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with at least five credit passes.
ii) The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with at least two principal passes in any of the subjects done at A- Level School obtained at the same sitting.
b) Diploma Holders Entry Scheme;
An applicant must have at least a Second Class Diploma from a recognized Institution. Degree holders may also apply under this scheme.

Mature Age Entry Scheme;
An applicant must have sat for and passed the National Aptitude Test and subject based Makerere Mature Age Entry examinations.

Other Admission Requirements
i) All applicants who apply for admission to the LL.B. programme shall undergo an Admission Test effective 2012/2013 academic year. The test will evaluate aptitude, analytical and communication skills.
ii) Detailed information on admission procedures, fees and requirements for each of the categories of admission can be obtained from the office of the Academic Registrar in Senate House or at www.mak.ac.ug.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Introducing Law LAW 1106 4 Undergraduate Level
Development Studies LAW 1107 4 Undergraduate Level
Fundamentals Of Criminal Law LAW 1108 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Contract I LAW 1109 4 Undergraduate Level
Principles Of Constituional Law I LAW 1110 4 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Legal Methods LAW 1206 4 Undergraduate Level
Administrative Law I LAW 1207 4 Undergraduate Level
Criminal Liability LAW 1208 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Contracts II LAW 1209 4 Undergraduate Level
Principles Of Constitutional Law II LAW 1210 4 Undergraduate Level
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Administrative Law II LAW 2107 4 Undergraduate Level
Equity And Trusts LAW 2108 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Evidence I LAW 2109 4 Undergraduate Level
Foundations Of Land Law LAW 2110 4 Undergraduate Level
Nature And History Of Torts LAW 2106 4 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Negligence And Strict Liability LAW 2207 4 Undergraduate Level
Social Research Methods LAW 2208 4 Undergraduate Level
Family Law I LAW 2209 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Evidence II LAW 2210 4 Undergraduate Level
Land Transactions LAW 2211 4 Undergraduate Level
Year 3
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Jurisprudence II LAW 3209 4 Undergraduate Level
Criminal Procedure LAW 3210 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Business Associations I LAW 3211 4 Undergraduate Level
Environmental Law And Policy LAW 3212 4 Undergraduate Level
Principles Of International Law II LAW 3213 4 Undergraduate Level
Human Rights In The Domestic Perspective LAW 3214 4 Undergraduate Level
Consumer Law And Protection LAW 3215 4 Undergraduate Level
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Jurisprudence I LAW 3108 4 Undergraduate Level
Family Law II LAW 3109 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Sale Of Goods LAW 3110 4 Undergraduate Level
Conflict of Laws LAW 3111 4 Undergraduate Level
Principles Of International Law I LAW 3112 4 Undergraduate Level
Banking And Negotiable Instruments LAW 3113 4 Undergraduate Level
International And Regional Human Rights LAW 3114 4 Undergraduate Level
Year 4
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Civil Procedure II LAW 4212 4 Undergraduate Level
Research Paper LAW 4213 4 Undergraduate Level
Estate Planning LAW 4214 4 Undergraduate Level
Revenue Law And Taxation II LAW 4215 4 Undergraduate Level
Gender And The Law LAW 4216 4 Undergraduate Level
Criminology And Penology LAW 4217 4 Undergraduate Level
Hire Purchase And Bankruptcy LAW 4218 4 Undergraduate Level
Computers And The Law LAW 4219 4 Undergraduate Level
Intellectual Property Law II LAW 4220 4 Undergraduate Level
Labour Law II LAW 4221 4 Undergraduate Level
Health And The Law II LAW 4222 4 Undergraduate Level
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Civil Procedure I LAW 4110 4 Undergraduate Level
Clinical Legal Education LAW 4111 4 Undergraduate Level
Law Of Business Associations Ii LAW 4113 4 Undergraduate Level
Revenue Law And Taxation I LAW 4113 3 Undergraduate Level
International Trade And Business LAW 4114 4 Undergraduate Level
Health And The Law I LAW 4115 4 Undergraduate Level
Intellectual Property Law I LAW 4116 4 Undergraduate Level
Labour Law I LAW 4117 4 Undergraduate Level
Insurance Law LAW 4118 4 Undergraduate Level