Here’s a list of universities and colleges who offer undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes:
1. Ghana School Of Law
2. Winconsin International University College Faculty Of Law
3. University of Ghana School Of Law
The School of Law of the University of Ghana, Legon is the premier center for legal education in Ghana and continues to lead the way in preparing students for the legal profession. It emerged as a department of the Faculty of Social Studies in the 1958/59 academic year. However, it became a Faculty in 1960/61 then eventually a full-fledged school in the 2014/15 academic year.
It provides legal education to undergraduates who want to obtain a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree. Graduates have the option of enrolling in the Ghana School of Law for a professional course.
4. UPSA Law School
An institution located on the campus of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). UPSA, formerly known as the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), is a public university in Accra, Ghana. Its Law school provides undergraduate Bachelor of Laws program for both first degree holders and non-degree holders.
An LL.B Degree Programme for First Degree Holders has a 3 year duration, and that for Non-First Degree Holders lasts for 4 years. The Law School’s welcoming academic environment makes it the perfect place for students to develop their talents and reach the full extent of their potential.
5. Mountcrest University College Faculty Of Laws
6. GIMPA Faculty Of Law
7. UCC Faculty Of Law
Established in 2011, the Faculty of Law, UCC is another renowned institution that provides legal education in Ghana. In 2005, the University administration started the process that led to the establishment of the Faculty.
It is tasked with taking students through legal studies where they pass with LLB degrees. Students go through training in the traditional law subjects such as Ghana Legal System, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Law of Succession, International Law, Environmental Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, among others.
8. KNUST Faculty Of Law
Faculty of Law at KNUST is the second law faculty established in Ghana. It begun under the College of Art and Social Sciences. In 1970, it emerged as a department of law in the Faculty of Social Sciences to teach law courses in the university, and in other faculties of the university.
In 2002, the university decided that the Social Sciences Faculty must undergo modern transformation, allowing a Faculty of Law to emerge. Later in April 2003, the Council of KNUST approved a 4-year LLB programme, and the first cohort of LLB students were admitted into the Faculty of Law in August 2003.
9. Central University College Faculty Of Law
The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in Accra, Ghana founded the Central University College (CUC). It started as a pastoral training institute in 1988. Known as the Central Bible College in June 1991, it later became the Central Christian College in 1993. Eventually, it became the Central University College in 1998.
In 2016, Central University College attained the status of a fully-fledged University thus now Central University. Its Faculty of Law provides undergraduate law program for Ghanaian and foreign students.
10. Zenith University College Faculty Of Law
The Bachelor of Law degree is a program run under the University of London, with Zenith University College providing tuition and support. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded Law Certificates and transcripts from the University of London.
Zenith University College in partnership with the University of London offers courses such as Criminal Law, Public Law, Common Law Reasoning & Institutions, Law of Tort, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, among others.
11. Kings University College Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations at KUC is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to the study and research of law. Currently, the Faculty runs a 4-year LL. B program for Ghanaian and Nigerian Students who want to practice law in either Ghana or Nigeria.
The Faculty also runs a 3 year LL.B program for those who already have a first degree in their respective fields. The Faculty offers both a four- year and a three- year LL.B programme.
12. Lancaster University Of Ghana Faculty Of Law
The institution provides students the opportunity to study the core foundation courses for a Ghanaian Law Degree in a dynamic interactive culture. You can pursue your own interests through a list of optional modules. Some cover technical legal courses, while others explore the relationship between law, development and society.
At Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) you can receive a UK degree whilst you learn Ghanaian Law.
13. Ghana Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies (GIALS)
GIALS is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to advance legal research, law reform initiatives, and improving the operations of the judicial system in Ghana.
The institution offers teaching towards the degree of Master of Laws of the University of London. This higher degree is open to those who successfully completed the LLB degree.