Bachelor of Laws

Program Overview

Advance your career in the legal field with the Bachelor of Laws program at Nkumba University. Our program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and its application in real-world scenarios. Our experienced faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and focus on practical skills training will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a competitive job market. With a reputation for excellence, Nkumba University is the top choice for students looking to pursue a career in law in Uganda. Apply now and join our community of legal professionals, and become part of the future of Ugandan legal industry.

Course Duration: 4 Years

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here are some career path options for a Bachelor of Laws:

  1. Legal Practitioner: Graduates of a Bachelor of Laws degree can become legal practitioners by undertaking further studies and training, such as completing a practical legal training program and being admitted to practice as a lawyer. Legal practitioners can work in private practice or for government agencies, advising clients on legal matters, and representing them in courts or tribunals.
  2. Corporate Counsel: Many companies employ in-house legal counsel to provide legal advice and representation to the company. A Bachelor of Laws degree can provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as a corporate counsel.
  3. Government Lawyer: Graduates of a Bachelor of Laws degree can also pursue a career as a government lawyer, working for government agencies or departments. Government lawyers may provide legal advice on policy matters or represent the government in legal proceedings.
  4. Judiciary: A Bachelor of Laws degree can provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as a judge. Judges preside over legal proceedings, interpret the law, and make judgments based on the evidence presented.
  5. Legal Researcher: Graduates of a Bachelor of Laws degree can also pursue a career as a legal researcher, working in law firms, government agencies, or academic institutions. Legal researchers conduct research and analysis on legal issues and provide advice to lawyers, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
  6. Legal Aid Worker: Legal aid workers provide free legal advice and assistance to individuals who cannot afford a lawyer. Graduates of a Bachelor of Laws degree can pursue a career as a legal aid worker, working for legal aid organizations or community legal centers.
  7. Legal Writer: Lawyers are often called upon to write legal documents, such as contracts, legal briefs, and legal opinions. Graduates of a Bachelor of Laws degree with strong writing skills may pursue a career as a legal writer, working for law firms, legal publishers, or government agencies.
  8. Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioners help individuals and organizations resolve legal disputes outside of court. A Bachelor of Laws degree can provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as an ADR practitioner, working as a mediator, arbitrator, or conciliator.

Admission Requirements

An Applicant for admission to the LL.B. Degree Course must have attained one of the following qualifications:-

  1. “A”-Level Certificate of Education with at least two (2) Principal passes and a credit pass in the English language at “O” Level. Qualifications of equivalent standard from other institutions outside Uganda may be acceptable;
  2. ‘O’-Level Certificate of Education; plus a Diploma in Law from a recognized institution of higher Learning.
  3. Mature Age Examination Certificate of Nkumba University.

LL.B Pre-Entry Examination

Eligible Applicants are subjected to a Pre-Entry Examination administered by the School of Law on a fee prescribed by the University authorities before they can fully be admitted. The School sets Pre-Entry Exams for the Applicants. The exam is divided into two parts; namely: written and oral. The students do a two hours written exam supervised by experienced lecturers. The same lectures mark the scripts and award marks based on 50%. Then the applicants undergo an oral exam conducted by teams of lectures. The orals are also based on 50%. The written and oral exams add up to 100%. The Applicant must score at least 50 % of the combined marks of 100% to qualify for admission to the course.

The main reasons for the Pre-Entry exams are mainly to:

  1. test the IQ of the Applicants;
  2. test their general knowledge;
  3. asses their potentials for hardworking;
  4. test that competence in written and spoken English;
  5. weed out exam cheats and document forgers;
  6. interface with the Applicants and measure their mental and physical fitness as well as capability to do the course.


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