About

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.

Objectives

The School of Law

The School aims at producing graduates who are:
  1. Knowledgeable with the basic principles of law and justice in the various branches of law in its evolution and operation today at the domestic, regional and international levels
  2. capable of analyzing the law in its interaction with other disciplines;

  3. capable of using the law as a means of solving societal and individual problems and as a tool for the socio-economic development of society;

  4. imbued with a sense of service to society guided by ethical standards of the profession and social values;

  5. committed to safeguarding the honour of the legal profession in all their undertakings and as, if they later become Advocates, officers of Court;

  6. inculcated with a fervent and permanent desire to contribute to the development of jurisprudence and legal knowledge generally and the search for truth; and

  7. at the same time doers rather than simply theoreticians with the knowledge they acquire.

The Institute of Criminal Justice (I.C.J)

The institute aims at producing graduates who:
  1. are versed in criminology and conversant with principles of criminal justice;
  2. contribute to further development of criminal justice knowledge and skills;

  3. carry out research and publication in criminology issues;

  4. sensitise the society about the treatment and rehabilitation of criminal offenders ;

  5. train officers within the criminal justice system to acquire knowledge in the science of criminology.

Each taught course is covered in a minimum of 4 (four) Lecture hours (LH) every week which totals to 60 contact hours (CH) in a semester. Seminars are conducted over a minimum of 2 (two) hours every week in a semester.

The Staff.

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Admission Requirements

L.L.B Law Degree

An Applicant for admission to the LL.B. Degree Course must have attained one of the following qualifications:
  1. A-Level Certificate with three (3) principal passes (at least a D) and a credit pass in the English language at O-level. Qualifications of equivalent standard from other institutions recognised by the National Council for Higher Education are acceptable;
  1. O-Level Certificate plus a recognised post “O” -Level Diploma in Law or related fields;
  2. Mature Age Examination Certificate of the National Council for Higher Education;

A Pre-entry examination by the School of Law for all those short listed LL.B. Degree Applicants.

Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ)

An applicant for admission to the Bachelors in Criminal Justice (BCJ) Degree Course must have attained one of the following qualifications;
  1. A-level Certificate with 3 (three) Principal Passes (at least a D) and a credit pass in the English Language at O-level. Qualifications of equivalent standard from other institutions recognised by National Council for Higher Education are acceptable;
  2. O-Level Certificate plus a recognised Post O- Level Diploma in Law or related field;
  3. Mature Age Examination Certificate of National Council for Higher Education.

Diploma in Criminal Justice (DCJ)

An applicant for admission to the Diploma in Criminal Justice (DCJ) Course must have attained one of the following qualifications;
a.    ‘O’ Level Certificate
b.    Pass in mature age examination conducted by National Council for Higher Education