The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Is for individuals who are… conscientious and have a strong sense of justice. You are a natural leader and strive to contribute towards a more harmonious and just world.

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START:
January 13, 2020
DURATION:
4 years
ID:
LLB
PRICE
$480.00

INSTRUCTORS:

Prof. Willy Anakabongo
(PhD, MSc, BCS) Professor
Okori Hilder
Lecturer

Address

Merc Campus, Melbourne, NSW   View map

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Bachelor , business & Law , Study
Is for individuals who are conscientious and have a strong sense of justice. You are a natural leader and strive to contribute towards a more harmonious and just world.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories, and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

St Augustine International University offers a Bachelor of laws programme. The programme was accredited in December 2013. The programme accreditation is, therefore, due for renewal. As a result, the school has reviewed the curriculum to enable the students develop the values and critical legal and thinking skills necessary to marshal facts, assess and evaluate the information for a variety of professional roles in the legal profession. Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English common law, the students will gain the legal skills and academic grounding to embark on the next stage of training.

Programme Mission Statement

Acknowledging the Rule of Law as the core premise for societal civility and development, the program’s mission is to provide students with the most evolved education of all legal systems: Ugandan Law and legal system, Civil Law, Common Law, Islamic Law, and all branches of Law: public, private, Comparative, domestic, and International Law.

Rationale for the LLB Programme

in light of Uganda’s history and the material conditions of her people, law is fundamental to the consolidation of the constitutional democratic project. Law has played a critical role in the country’s transition to democracy and remains key to entrenching and consolidating the constitutional democratic project. The interstitial manner in which law operates means that it is fundamental to the infrastructure of nation-building. Law is central to creating a cohesive and successful society, it plays a significant role in facilitating economic development and most importantly, it is pivotal to entrenching the ethos and values of the country’s constitutional democracy. “There is only one system of law. It is shaped by the Constitution which is the supreme law and all law, including the common law [and customary law], derives its force from the Constitution and is subject to constitutional control.

The rule of law and understanding of the constitution are unachievable without appropriate legal education as the foundation to foster the ideals of transformative constitutionalism. Legal education as a public good should be responsive to the needs of the economy, the legal profession, and broader society. It must produce skilled graduates who are critical thinkers and enlightened citizens with a profound understanding of the impact of the Constitution on the development of the law and advancing the course of social justice in Uganda. Moreover, the law graduate must be equipped to discharge his or her social and professional duties ethically and efficaciously. Therefore, higher education must also be responsive to globalization and the ever-evolving information-technology.

Purpose of the Programme

The LLB degree prepares students for entry into legal practice, into a wide range of other careers which require the application of law, and for post-graduate studies in law. The degree programme shall develop well-rounded graduates with a critical understanding of theories, concepts, principles, ethics, perspectives, methodologies and procedures of the discipline of law.

 

Programme Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree program is designed to enable students to acquire the basic academic preparation to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The programme is also designed to graduate successful jurists who emerge as professional and societal leaders in pursuit of justice; committing themselves to ethical service of clients and the public, defending Human Rights and stand out as the ultimate vanguards of proper Citizenship and the Rule of Law. Students shall develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories, and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

Aims of the programme

The LLB degree programme aims to:

  1. Equip students with a sound understanding of the foundations of legal knowledge;
  2. Prepare students with foundations for legal practice whether as judicial officers, Advocates, Legal advisers, etc;
  3. Develop key skills of analysis, problem-solving, legal reasoning and argument.
  4. Enable students to appreciate and use legal research in solving legal problems.
  5. Equip students with adequate theoretical and research background to follow graduate studies in the fields of Law.
  6. Provide opportunities to enhance legal and personal skills through participation in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing.
  7. Encourage awareness of other disciplines that have an influence on the content of laws and legal developments.
  8. Equip students who wish to pursue further academic or vocational study with the skills and knowledge to do so.
  9. Install leadership and efficient management qualities in graduates.
  10. Integrate ethical principles and lifelong learning in future professional practice;

Is for individuals who are… conscientious and have a strong sense of justice. You are a natural leader and strive to contribute towards a more harmonious and just world.

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