Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Laws of SAIU was designed to:

  • Provide students with knowledge of the fundamental principles of Law.
  • Provide students with an understanding of Law and an appreciation of the inter-relationship of Law and Society.
  • Develop key skills of analysis, problem-solving, legal reasoning and argument and the ability to communicate these orally and in writing; to undertake legal research using paper and electronic research tools; and to provide opportunities to enhance legal and personal skills through participation in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing.
  • Stimulate and equip students to pursue independent study and to reflect critically upon the law.
  • Encourage an awareness of other disciplines related to law.
  • Equip students who wish to pursue further academic or vocational study with the skills and knowledge to do so.

At the end of the programme, graduates should be able to apply knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal disputes; problems conceived as opportunities to demonstrate familiarity with doctrinal and conceptual difficulties and to provide own solutions to unresolved debates over wide range of legal areas.

Academic Departments in School of Law

i) The Department of Commercial Law:- Headed By Mr.Gad Tumushabe
  • The the Department of Commercial Law introduces students to the world of commercial and business Law. As part of the Department’s vision to prepare individuals who are able to play an active role in the commercial world, the Department offers a wide range of subjects. These include: Law of Contract I and II, Land Law I and II, Employment Law, Law of Banking & Negotiable Instruments, Law of Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade.
ii) The Department of Public and Comparative Law:- Headed By Ms. Alice Nayebare
  • The Department of Public and Comparative Law offers courses in those areas of the law that fall within the Public Law domain. These include: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Fundamentals of Criminal Liability, Public International Law I and II, Evidence I and II, International Humanitarian Law, Civil Procedure I and II, International Human Rights Law, Health Law.
iii) The Department of Law and Jurisprudence:- Headed By Ms. Witness Nabalende
  • This department will be responsible for teaching a variety of subjects that aim at providing students with basic law and critical reflection of the law. The Department handles the following courses: Introduction to Law, Introduction to Information Technology and Computer Use, Legal Methods, Tort I and II, Equity and Trusts, Jurisprudence.

Programme Structure

Programme Name Bachelor of Laws
Programme Duration 4 years
Admission criteria

Direct Entry
Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry scheme require at least two principal passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)  and five credit passes in Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).

Diploma Entry
Candidates must have at least a Second Class Diploma from a recognized Institution. Degree holders may also apply under this scheme.

   
Fees per Semester US $ 1000
Year 1
Semester 1
CODE COURSE DESCRIPTION LH TH CH CU
SAIU/LLB/101 Introduction to Law 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/102 Constitutional Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/103 Contract Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/104 Criminal Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/105 Basic Computing 15 15 30 2
SAIU/LLB/106 Communication Skills 15 15 30 2
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 1
Semester 2
SAIU/LLB/107 Contract Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/108 Constitutional Law  II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/110 Criminal Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/111 Legal  Methods 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/112 Development Studies 45 15 60 4
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 2
Semester 1
SAIU/LLB/201 Administrative Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/202 Family Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/203
 Land Law I
45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/204 Nature and history of torts 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/205 Commercial Law I 45 15 60 4
           
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 2
Semester 2
SAIU/LLB/206 Family Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/207 Commercial Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/208 Torts II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/209 Administrative Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/210 Land Law II 45 15 60 4
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 3
Semester 1
SAIU/LLB/301 Jurisprudence I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/302 Business Associations I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/303 Law of evidence 1 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/304 Criminal Procedure 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/305 International Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/306 Research methods 45 15 60 4
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 3
Semester 2
SAIU/LLB/308 Banking and Negotiable Instruments 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/309 Business Associations II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/310 International Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/311 Law of evidence II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/312 Equity and Trusts 45 15 60 4
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 4
Semester 1
CODE Core Courses        
SAIU/LLB/401 Civil Procedure I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/402 Human Rights 1 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/403 Labour Law 1 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/404 Continuing Legal Education 45 15 60 4
  Elective Modules        
SAIU/LLB/405 Intellectual Property Law I 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/406 Revenue Law and Taxation 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/407 Health and the Law 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/408 International  Trade 45 15 60 4
  Semester Load = 20 CU
Year 4
Semester 2
CODE Core Courses        
SAIU/LLB/409 Civil Procedure II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/410 Research Report 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/411 Labour Law II 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/412 Human Right II 45 15 60 4
  Elective Courses        
SAIU/LLB/413 Information Technology Law 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/414 Insurance Law and  Policy 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/415  Environment Law 45 15 60 4
SAIU/LLB/416 Intellectual Property Law II 45 15 60 4
  Semester Load = 20 CU

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