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Dr. Anthony Kakooza, Dean, Faculty of Law
Dr. Anthony Kakooza, Dean, Faculty of Law
Accolades won by our exceptional students
Accolades won by our exceptional students
Hamu Mukasa Library, UCU
Hamu Mukasa Library, UCU

Faculty of Law

In 1998, a year after Uganda Christian University was given a charter, the first of its kind, the Faculty of law began its operations making it the first private law faculty and the second law faculty (after Makerere) to offer an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B) in Uganda. Since then, the faculty has been very successful in its art.

The faculty has and is recording tremendous successes in the area of moots, research, where the faculty makes it a compulsory course unit for its students to engage in the areas of research and later produce papers in those fields.
With up to 1500 students in the faculties of Kampala and the main campus combined, the UCU law faculty produces the second highest number of students enrolled at Law Development Center, LDC and also having the second largest group of authorized legal practitioners in Uganda.


The faculty of law has also taken the role of a national innovator in the field of legal education. In 2009, the Faculty of Law became the first law programme in Uganda to introduce both oral interviews and supplemental written assessments to the LLB admissions process. In 2009, the Faculty of Law was the first undergraduate legal programme in Uganda to engage its students in extensive community outreach through clinical legal education. UCU’s Faculty of Law is also the first LLB programme in Uganda to offer undergraduate classes on legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution and information and communication technology law. Implementation of a new revised curriculum at Uganda Christian University, by Dr. Anthony Kakooza, and Brian Dennison, lecturers at the faculty of law.
UCU graduates, including law graduates, have a reputation for ethical conduct and moral rectitude.
The law degree at UCU is so compeititve that every academic year, over 1,000 students send in applications to sit the pre-entry exam.

The LLB program of Uganda Christian University, is a four year program that hosts up to All lecturers at the faculty of law must hold at least a Master’s degree in law or an equivalent. The teaching assistants on the other hand hold an LLB degree and a diploma in Legal Practice.
The faculty has both full time and part-time who conduct lectures 4 hours every week with a pay scale higher than that of the tutorial assistants who effectively utilize two hours weekly in tutorial sessions.


To have the students that graduate through the law faculty practice ready, the faculty launched a revised curriculum where clinical legal education CLE was made mandatory to all students for the second semester of 3rd year, and optional in the forth semester of 4th year. This was intended to enhance the practical skills of the students. Students here learn client interviewing, negotiation, presentation skills, client letter writing, memo writing and a fieldwork component for discrete tasks outside the classroom.
The students of the UCU undergo writing intensive and rhetoric intensive sessions through the effort of with the tutorial assistants. The tutorial assistants take students through writing intensive and rhetoric intensive sessions.

More about UCU Law

Our faculty produces the highest number of students enrolled at the Law Development center and its graduates make up the second largest group of authorized legal practitioners in Uganda

Our Commitments

Our Commitments

Seven core commitments make the faculty stand out. The commitment to quality, innovation, service, scholarship, student excellence and collaboration
Faculty Administration

Faculty Administration

The Faculty of law is dedicated to providing instruction to students in the legal field and develop a hub of legal scholarship and research
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Partnerships

Partnerships

Over the years of the existence of the university and the law faculty, there has continued to be partnership arrangements
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