12 Best Law Schools In Ghana - 2022

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12 Best Law Schools In Ghana

 Looking for the best Law Schools In Ghana? You have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of some of the top law schools in the country for you.

Ghana is a West African country which offer some of the best programes in law. According to some reports, Ghana receive a lot of international students in its law schools every year.

Why Study Law?

Here are some of the benefits of pursuing a career in law;

Law is one of the lucrative professions in Ghana. It is one of the best ways to make decent money in Ghana. 

Many Law students are successful in various industries and more became leaders who are highly respected.

In addition to becoming a lawyer, most law graduates can fit into other fields such as media and law, academia, politics, commerce and more

Other benefits of studying law are master critical thinking, strong reasoning and analytical skills.

List of Law Schools In Ghana

  1. Ghana School of Law
  2. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Law Faculty
  3. UCC Faculty of Law
  4. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Faculty of Law
  5. Wisconsin International University College Faculty of Law 
  6. Mountcrest University College Faculty of Law
  7. King University College Faculty of Law
  8. Central University College Faculty of Law
  9. Lancaster University Ghana University 
  10. UPSA Bachelor of Law LLB
  11. Zenith University College Faculty of Law
  12. Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Ghana School of Law

12 Best Law Schools In Ghana

It is number one in our list because it is the most popular law school in Ghana. Ghana school of law is a law institution established purposely for the training of lawyers in Ghana and abroad. 

The school was first established as a department of the Faculty of Social Studies in the 1958/59 academic year, becoming a Faculty in 1960/61 then eventually a full-fledged school in the 2014/15 academic year [1]

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

Senior High School Certificate (SSSCE/ WASSCE

Baccalaureate (French)

International Baccalaureate

GCE (Cambridge) - 'A' and 'O' Levels

GCSE & 'A' Levels

American High School - Grade 12 examinations

Other external which have WASSCE equivalences are to the WASSCE/SSCE and the GCE (A Levels). All admissions will be to level 100.

Note: Cut off aggregate for WASSCE students in Ghana as at 2022 is 7

GIMPA Faculty of Law 

The school was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations Special Fund Project. GIMPA is one of the top schools recognized not only in Ghana, but around the world.

It has collaborative relationship with schools all over the world including Leitner Centre for International Law & Justice at Fordham School of Law.

Courses Offered

Core Courses

  • Ghana Legal System
  • Constitutional Law l & ll
  • Legal Method
  • Law of Contract l $ ll
  • Jurisprudence I & ll
  • Law of Torts I & ll
  • Law of Immovable Property l & ll 
  • Equity and Succession l & ll
  • Long Essay l & ll

Elective Courses

  • Commercial Law l & ll
  • Conflict of law l $ ll
  • Company Law l & ll 
  • Public International Law l & ll
  • International Trade and Investment Law l & ll
  • Administrative
  • ECOWAS Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Policymaking and the Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Media Law and others

Admission Requirements 

1. WASSCE Candidates

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for admission:

SSSCE Candidates: Credit passes (A-D) in six subjects including English Language, Core Maths and Science/Social Studies plus any other three elective subjects.

WASSCE Candidates: Credit passes (A1-C6) in six subjects including English, Core Maths and Science/Social and any other three elective subjects.

 UCC Faculty Of Law

Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast was first established in 2011. In 2005, the university administration started the process that led to the establishment of the Faculty.

The mission of the school is to produce well-trained law graduates, and competent researchers to provide valuable services to the legal sectors of Ghana and the international community. 

Admission Requirements 

WASSCE Candidates

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for admission:

SSSCE Candidates: Credit passes (A-D) in six subjects including English Language, Core Maths and Science/Social Studies plus any other three elective subjects.

WASSCE Candidates: Credit passes (A1-C6) in six subjects including English, Core Maths and Science/Social and any other three elective subjects.

Post-First Degree LLB Programe

Applicant must have:

Have obtained a good first degree from a recognized institution with at least a 2nd Hlass Honours.

Submit an official transcript of academic record.

Submit at least two referees reports, one of which may be a former lecturer.

Pass a selection interview 

KNUST Faculty of Law 

12 Best Law Schools In Ghana

It is one of the best law schools in Ghana. KNUST school of law is the second law school to be established in Ghana.

The Faculty of Law was established in 2003 at the main campus, Kumasi.

Courses and Programes

1. 4 Year (full-time) LLB Programe

2. 3 Year (full-time) LLB Programe

3. 3 Year (full-time) LLB Programe 

Admission Requirements

WASSCE Candidates

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for admission:

SSSCE Candidates: Credit passes (A-D) in six subjects including English Language, Core Maths and Science/Social Studies plus any other three elective subjects in relevant field.

WASSCE Candidates: Credit passes (A1-C6) in six subjects including English, Core Maths and Science/Social and any other three elective subjects in relevant field.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants must be 25 years of age and above at the time of application with credits in at least five 'O' Levels, including English Language and Mathematics.

GCE Advanced Level Applicants

Candidates under this category must have credit in at least five 'O' Level subjects, including English, Core Maths, together with 3 'A' Levels or equivalent in Arts or Science subjects.

Wisconsin International University College Faculty of Law 

Wisconsin’s Faculty of Law offers a three-year and a four-year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) programme aimed at preparing students for careers in the legal sector.

Courses Offered Include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract
  • Ghana Legal System and Methods
  • Legal Writing and Study
  • Constitutional Law

Admission Requirements

WASSCE and SSCE Candidates

Applicants must have at least six credits (A1-C6) in English, Core Maths and Integrated Science (Biology or Agricultural Science for Nigerian applicants) or Social Studies, and three elective subjects, making an aggregate of no more than 36. SSSCE candidates must also have six credits (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three electives, making an aggregate of no more than 24

Mature Students

 Mature candidates must be at least 25 years old at the time of application and must write and pass an entrance examination in English, Mathematics, IT and General Business. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview

King University College Faculty of Law

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have any of the certificate below:

1. Senior High School Certificate Examination (SSSCE/ WASSCE/ NECO)

2. GCE “O”Level or “A”Level

3. Mature Students Examination

4. Part Qualified Professional Certificates

5. Tertiary Level Diplomas

6. HND

7. First Degree

SSSCE/WASSCE / NECO CERTIFICATE HOLDERS

Applicants must have:

C/C4 in English Language

C/C6 or better in three Elective Subjects

MATURE CANDIDATES

Candidate must be at least 25 years and above at the time of application

He/She should show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.

Applicant must also provide introductory letter from employer 

He/She must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by the institution itself (English Language, Mathematics, General Paper and Aptitude Test)

Attend an interview

Central University College Faculty of Law

Applicants may also apply online by clicking http://online.central.edu.gh to buy an E-voucher for GH100.00 (for Ghanaian applicants) or the cedi equivalent of US 100.00 (for foreign applicants) at Ecobank branches. Use the PIN and SERIAL NUMBER on the E-voucher to apply online at apply.central.edu.gh. VISA branded cards and MTN Mobile Money can also be used to purchase E-vouchers online

Conclusion

Above are some of the top Law Schools in Ghana as at the time of writing this article. It is important you visit each institution to know their admission requirements, fees and other relevant information.

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