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Our Bachelor of Laws Programme (LLB) is unique for offering course units that address today's challenges. In tune with the quickly evolving global landscape, this programme will equip students to solve real world problems and consolidate existing solutions. By placing a strong emphasis on communication, business and computer skills, our students will graduate with the profile that law firms and other employers look for in law graduates, in particular excellent writing and oral presentaion, emotioanl intelligence, capacity to work within deadlines, ability to work in teams and technological know-how.

What you will learn

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COURSE UNIT

STATUS

SYNOPSIS

 

Year I Sem I

 

 

LLB 1105

Legal Foundations

Core

This course will introduce students to the study of law in Uganda, including classroom activities, revision techniques, coursework approach and examination approach for law. Students will learn about the nature of law, the law applicable in Uganda, sources of law and the legal system. Students will also learn about the legal profession, the hierarchy of courts, the doctrines of case law, citation of case law as well as the modern challenges and innovations in law worldwide. This course covers the first part of the students' introduction to law.

LLB 1106

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Core

This course introduces students to the criminal justice system. The course covers the legal principles and theories underlying crime and punishment. This course covers the first part of the study of Criminal Law.

LLB 1107

Law of Contracts I

Core

This course examines the nature and style of commercial agreements. Students will learn how business commitments are formed in legal terms and the principles, protections or doctrines underlying contracts. This course covers the first part of the study of Contract Law.

LLB 1108

Principles of Constitutional Law I

Core

This course examines the constitutional history from the pre-colonial state to the promulgation of the 1995 Constitution (as amended in 2005). This course covers the first part of the study of Constitutional Law.

LLB 1109

Computer Applications and Online Research

Core

This course introduces students to basic computer applications. The course will provide students with knowledge and skills to use the computer to accomplish academic and work tasks.

LLB 1110

English & Communication Skills for Lawyers

Core

This course is designed to support Year 1 Law students in their professional communication of legal information. It is also designed to improve students' ability to use English for the academic study of Law, through training in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

 

 

 

 

 

Year I Sem II

 

 

LLB 1205

Legal Methods

Core

This course introduces students to legal resarch and writing. Students will also learn the rules of interpreting legislation and citation of legal sources, including parliamentary statutes, ministerial instruments, textbooks and journal articles. This course covers the final part of the students' introduction to law.

LLB 1206

Criminal Liability

Core

This course entails the study of the elements of criminal offences and the defences to criminal charges. The course shall canvass the legislation and case law on crime. This course covers the final part of the study of Criminal Law.

LLB 1207

Law of Contracts II

Core

This course shall deal with the aspects of contracts once they have entered into force, including breach, remedies for breach, voidance and avoidance, termination and contractual doctrines such as frustration and force majeure. This course covers the final part of the study of Contract Law.

LLB 1208

Principles of Constitutional Law II

Core

This course shall examine the structure of the Constitution, its interpretation, amendments and enforcement. This course covers the final part of the study of Constitutional Law.

LLB 1209

Law and Development

Core

This course addresses the concept of development and underdevelopment in post-colonial Africa through the lenses of the law.

 

 

 

 

 

Year I Recess Term - Practical / Field Attachment

 

 

LLB 1301

Field Attachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Sem I

 

 

LLB 2105

Nature and History of Torts

Core

This course introduces students to civil wrongs as opposed to criminal wrongs. Students will learn the civil wrongs committed against the person or property, including assault, trespas and battery. Students will also be introduced to the notion of a duty of care and the tort of negligence. This course covers the first part of the study of the Law of Torts.

LLB 2106

Administrative Law I

Core

This course covers the law regulating government and public authorities, including their establishment, structures, sources of power and procedures of administration. This course covers the first part of the study of Adminsitrative Law.

LLB 2107

Equity and Trusts

Core

This course unveils Equity as a system of law and examines its relationship with the Common Law as a separate system of law introduced to students in their first year of study. The course will canvass the nature and history of Equity, maxims of equity, equitable doctrines and equitable remedies. This course will also examine the Trust as a fundamental manifestation of Equity, including its formation, validity, categories and enforcement.

LLB 2108

Law of Evidence I

Core

This course introduces students to the legal principles that govern evidence in criminal trials. It covers the evolution of the principles of evidence, their codification and application in criminal trials. This course covers the first part of the study of the Law of Evidence.

LLB 2109

Foundations of Land Law

Core

This course delivers detailed knowledge about the legal aspects of land. The course shall explore the various tenures of land ownership and the rights of land owners. This course covers the first part of the study of Land Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Sem II

 

 

LLB 2205

Negligence, Strict Liability and Procedure in Tort

Core

This course delves into other headings of torts, including nuisance, the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, defamation and occupier's liability. By understanding these torts, students will become grounded in the legal channels of securing the peaceful enjoyment of land, protection of reputations and responsible management of property. This course covers the final part of the study of the Law of Torts.

LLB 2206

Administrative Law II

Core

This course examines the legal framework for reviewing decisions of government and public authorities. The course will cover the role played by courts, tribunals and the Inspector General of Government in ensuring the correct exercise of power by government and public authorities. This course covers the final part of the study of Administrative Law.

LLB 2207

Family Law I

Core

This course deals with the legal principles, processes and institutions applicable to domestic relationships, including the rights of couples at the formation of a marriage, during the marriage, and at dissolution of the marriage. The course also explores other aspects of domestic relationships, including dowry and cohabitation. This course covers the first part of the study of Family Law.

LLB2208

Law of Evidence II

Core

This course introduces students to the legal principles that govern evidence in civil trials. It covers the evolution of the principles of evidence, their codification and application in civil trials. This course covers the final part of the study of the Law of Evidence.

LLB 2209

Land Transactions

Core

This course shall cover land registration and transfer and the attendant issues, including fraud and bona fide occupancies. The course shall also explore the formation and nature of various legal interests in land, including leases, licenses, easements, tenancies and mortgages. This course covers the final part of the study of Land Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Recess Term - Practical / Field Attachment

 

 

LLB 2301

Field Attachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year III Sem I - All Cores + Any Two Electives

 

 

LLB 3105

Jurispurdence  I

Core

This course examines the theories and philosophical foundations of the law by analysing the various debates about the question, "What is Law?", that has dominated legal discourse from the early days of civilization until modern times.

LLB 3106

Family Law II

Core

Having introduced students to the concept of a marriage, this course delves into the rights and legal framework regulating the fruits of that relationship, that is, children. The course also covers the process of adoption, guardianship and custody of children upon dissolution of a marriage as well as the writing of wills and the notion of succession or inheritance upon demise. This course marks the final part of the study of Family Law.

LLB 3107

Law of Sale of Goods

Core

This course covers the legal aspects of selling goods and services. The course revisits the contract to introduce students to the specific terms of contracts for the sell of goods and services, and to analyse the regulatory framework specifically governing such contracts.

LLB 3108

Hire Purchase and Insolvency Law

Elective

This course examines the nature and law of hire purchase, its modes, format and obligations of parties to contracts of hire purchase. The course also examines the law and principles governing the failure to pay debts.

LLB 3109

Prinicples of International Law I

Elective

This course deals with the body of law known as 'International Law' as distinct from 'Domestic Law'. Students will be introduced to the workings of the international community and international organizations. They will explore the nature of the relationship between nations, the sources of international law, the jurisdiction of nations, the responsibility of nations to abide by international law and the consequences of breaching that responsibility. This course covers the first part of the study of International Law.

LLB 3110

Banking and Negotiable Instruments

Elective

This course concerns the law of banking. It examines the regulatory regime for banks and other financial services providers, including money lenders, forex bureaus and capital markets. Students will learn about the major challenges faced by banks and how the law has responded to them, including financial crises and insolvency.

LLB 3111

International and Regional Human Rights

Elective

This course introduces students to the concept of human rights and their protection. It focuses on international and regional human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention and Economic Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, among others. This course covers the first part of the study of Human Rights Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Year III Sem II - All Cores + Any One Elective

 

 

LLB 3205

Jurisprudence II

Core

Having introduced students to the question, "What is Law?", this course continues the philosophical exploration of the law by turning to the question, "What is Justice?". Students will be introduced to classical and modern philosophy on what constitutes a just society and what underpins a functional judicial system. This course covers the final part of the study of Jurisprudence.

LLB 3206

Criminal Procedure

Core

One of the main components in the administration of criminal justice is criminal procedure. This course will explore the key players in that system, including the police, public prosecutors, accused persons, witnesses, courts and prisons - in an effort to understand the correct procedure for ascertaining and punishing criminal responsibility. Students will examine key principles in criminal procedure, including the presumption of innocence, fair trial, proof beyond reasonable doubt and sentencing in criminal trials.

LLB 3207

Law of Business Associations I

Core

In the pursuit of profits and great sucesses, business people ordinarily establish business vehicles through which they channel their ideas and funds to meet their business goals. This course explores the nature, scope and operation of different business vehicles and their regulation under the law. This course covers the first part of the study of Corporate Law.

LLB 3208

Social Research Methods

Core

This course covers the social context of the legal issues that legal scholars and practitioners deal with. It explores the main orientations of social research, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed research as used in the study of social phenomena. It also examines the various methods of data collection and analysis, thus equiping students will the best tools of social research.

LLB 3209

Environmental Law and Policy

Elective

In an increasingly globalised world, the environmental challenges can no longer be associated with one country or region. Activities in Asia can have significant implications for the environment in East Africa and vice versa. The purpose of this course is to teach students the domestic and international legal and policy approaches to climate change and global warming, thus preparing students to address the global challenges in environmental protection.

LLB 3210

Principles of International Law II

Elective

Having introduced students to the general structure of international law and international relations, this course delves into more specialized areas of international law, including the interntional law of war, international criminal law, international investmet law and private international law. This course completes the final part of the study of International Law.

LLB 3211

Human Rights in the Domestic Perspective

Elective

Having introduced students to the subject of Human Rights Law through international and regional human rights instruments, this course continues that discourse through the lenses of domestic human rights regulation. Students will discover the various protections afforded to human rights in the national legal regime and they will explore solutions to ongoing challenges in the domestic protection of human rights.

LLB 3212

Consumer Law and Protection

Elective

With the growing trend of consumerism driven by digitalisation and the internet, consumers are more prone to making irrational choices and to suffering the burden of poor quality products and services. This course examines the law on consumer protection and the remedies consumers have against unscrupulous sellers of goods and services.

LLB 3213

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Elective

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of alternative dipsute resolution as distinct from the traditional courtroom litigation method of settling disputes. Students will be introduced to negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration as alternative methods of settling disputes between conflicting parties.

 

 

 

 

 

Year III Recess Term - Practical / Field Attachment

 

 

LLB 3301

Field Attachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year IV Sem I - All Cores + Any Three Electives

 

 

LLB 4105

Civil Procedure I

Core

This course covers the processes followed by courts and litigants in non-ciminal proceedings, in particular claims in Contract Law, Law of Torts and Corporate Law. Students will be introduced to how a claim is formed, the procedure of commencing litigation and the conduct of court proceedings. This course covers the first part of the study of Civil Procedure.

LLB 4106

Law of Business Associations II

Core

Having introduced students to business vehicles and the legal principles governing business entities, this course delves into the managerial economics of businesses to maximise profits and ensure perpetuity, including through mergers and acquisitions, borrowing from financial institutions and undertaking mega projects. This course covers the final part of the study of Corporate Law.

LLB 4107

Revenue Law and Taxation I

Elective

This course introduces students to taxation and the administration of tax. Students will learn the fundamental principles of taxation, the asessment of taxes and the notion of income tax. This course covers the first part of the study of Tax Law.

LLB 4108

Intenational Trade and Business

Elective

International trade and business is the premise of most economies, without which the global economy would face a real threat of collapse. This course examines the rationale for international trade and explains the rules of international trade, with a particular focus on the World Trade Organization and Regional Economic Communities. On the business part, students will learn how international contracts are drafted and how international trade is financed.

LLB 4109

Intellectual Property Law I

Elective

This course explores the concept of intellectual property as distinct from real property. Students will be introduced to the world of copyrights, trademarks and patents for artistic works, with an examination of the legal framework governing their protection and transfer. This course covers the first part in the study of Intellectual Property Law.

LLB 4110

Labour Law I

Elective

This course canvasses the legal relationship between employers and their employees. Students will be introduced to the major aspects of employment contracts, the rights of employees against their employers, the formation and membership of labour unions and the protection standards of employees' health at the workplace.

LLB 4111

Insurance Law

Elective

This course deals with the categories and regulation of insurance policies and equips students with an understanding of the legal challenges in the insurance industry. The course also explores the remedies under insurance policies and their enforcement against insurers.

LLB 4112

Clinical Legal Education

Elective

This is a practical, hands-on course in which students are introduced to real world legal problems and are required to provide real world advice to parties. The course shall focus on technology and the law, thus students' clients will be tech start-ups and policy makers in the tech space.

LLB 4113

Fundamentals of Petroleum Law and Practice in Uganda

Elective

With the discovery of oil deposits across the East African region, the study of Petroleum Law is absolutely essential for lawyers looking to practice in commercial law. This course survyes the regulatory framework of the petroleum industry, focusing on the licensing regime, consessional exploration agreements and the notion of the upstream and downstream supply chain. This course covers the first part of the study of Energy Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Year IV Sem II - All Cores + Any Two Electives

 

 

LLB 4205

Civil Procedure II

Core

Having introduced students to the procedure in non-criminal trial courts of first instance, this course digs deeper with an introduction to the procedure for enforcing court judgments, as well as the specialized procedures of judicial review, human rights enforcement, election petitions and appeals to appellate courts.

LLB 4206

Research Paper

Core

Subject to approval by the research committee and allocation of a supervisor, each student shall undertake research on a topic/area of their choice. This course is designed to reveal students' skills in research, writing, analysis and oral presentation, which they would have amassed during the course of their four-year study of law.

LLB 4207

Lawyers: Practice and Ethics

Core

This course critically assesses the role of lawyers in society, by examining the economic, social and ethical forces at play in legal practice. Students will be presented with real life ethical dilemmas and will be guided on how to deal with them under the professional regulatory regime for Advocates.

LLB 4208

Estate Planning

Elective

This course builds on the knowledge acquired during the study of Trusts in Equity & Trusts and during the study of wills in Family Law II. Students will receive advanced tutorship in the formation and management of Trusts, as well as the proper legal and tax considerations when writing wills involving large amounts of property.

LLB 4209

Revenue Law and Taxation II

Elective

Having introduced students to the fundamentals of taxation, this course explores more specialized headings in taxation, including business income, rental income, employment income, VAT, customs duties, withholding tax and transfer pricing.

LLB 4210

Gender and the Law

Elective

This course scrutinizes the regulatory and institutional response to gender issues in society, including marriage inequities, sexual violence, domestic violence, succession inequities and workplace discrimination or harassment. Students will dissect legislation and case law to understand present challenges in attaining gender equality and explore avenues for impactful legal solutions.

LLB 4211

Computers and the Law

Elective

With the advent of the computer, society has evolved rapidly and innovatively. However, the computer has also bred cyber crime, data breach, online fraud and cyber bullying. This course examines these contemporary challenges through the lenses of the legal developments that have emerged to address them. In particular, students will study about the Internet of Things, Internet and the Law, Social Media Regulation, Data Protection and the Right to Privacy, Cyber Security and the Law, Cryptocurrencies and the Law as well as Computer Misuse and Crime.

LLB 4212

Intellectual Property Law II

Elective

Having introduced students to the area of intellectual property protection, this course will introduce students to the world of trademarks, patents, utility models and trade secrets for industrial property, with an examination of the legal framework governing their protection and transfer. This course covers the final part of the study of Intellectual Property Law.

LLB 4213

Labour Law II

Elective

Having introduced students to the employment contract and employment rights, students will be introduced to the regulatory procedures for terminating employment contracts. Students will also explore the post-work relationship of pension and termination disputes. Lastly, students will be introduced to the international regulation of labour relations, covering the areas of labour migration and social security mobility. This course covers the final part of the study of Labour Law.

LLB 4214

Fundamentals of Mining Law and Practice in Uganda

Elective

Having covered the legal aspects of petroleum exploration, this course delves into the legal aspects of mineral exploration, including the mining of precious stones and other minerals as well as the production of hydro power. Students will also be introduced to renewable energy as distinct from fossil fuels, and the legal aspects involved. This course covers the final part of the study of Energy Law.

LLB 4215

Transitional Justice

Source * https://iuea.ac.ug/facultyoflaw/bachelor-of-laws-programme-llb/

Course Entry Requirements

Direct Entry Scheme

1. At least five (5) passes at the Ugandan Certificate of Education (UCE) level obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent

2. At least two (2) principal passes at the Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) level obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent

Admission will be conditional on verification upon receiving the official Ugandan National Examinations Board (UNEB) Results slips. 

Source * https://iuea.ac.ug/facultyoflaw/bachelor-of-laws-programme-llb/

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With a Law degree, you can become a Lawyer advising clients on their daily business transactions and life relationships; an Advocate representing clients in court-room litigation and out-of-court dispute settlement mechanisms; a State Attorney representing the government in civil matters; a State Prosecutor representing the government in criminal matters; a Judge adjudicating disputes between conflicting parties; an Arbitrator helping conflicting parties to resolve their disputes out-of-court; an In-House Counsel advising large corporations in their daily activities; a Company Board Secretary helping companies arrange their internal affairs within the requirements of the law; a Consultant advising the government and clients about policies and regulations; and a legislator making laws for the country.   

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