Programmes offered at Ghana school of law

Programmes offered at Ghana school of law

Legal Education

Objectives of legal education. The main
objectives of the School are:
I. Training of suitable persons to become
professional lawyers
II. Pupilage of newly enrolled lawyers
III. Provision of facilities to enable
professional lawyers to specialize in
various areas of the law
IV. Provision of continuing legal education
for professional lawyers and paralegals

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PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT GHANA SCHOOL OF LAW

The School offers the following main
programmes:
1. PROFESSIONAL LAW COURSE(PLC)
This is designed for Bachelor of Laws
graduates from the University of Ghana, the
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science &
Technology (Kumasi) and other universities
approved by the Council. With effect from
October 2015/2016 academic year, the
Professional Law Course will study the following
compulsory subjects:
» Office Practice and Legal Accountancy
» Law of Evidence
» Company and Commercial Practice
» Criminal Procedure
» Civil Procedure
» Conveyancing and Drafting
» Advocacy & Legal Ethics
» Interpretation of Deeds and Statutes
»Family Law and Practice
» Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR)
Successful candidates who pass the PLC are
enrolled as Barristers at Law and Solicitors of the
Supreme Court of Ghana. Candidates who fail in a
single paper are made to write the referred paper
in November.
2. POST CALL LAW COURSE
This Course is designed for Ghanaians who
have qualified in Common Law countries outside
Ghana, which operate a legal system analogous
to Ghana.
Post-Call students shall study the following
subjects:
» Criminal Procedure
» Civil Procedure
» Law of Evidence
» Family Law & Practice
» Law of Interpretation of Deeds and Statutes
» Ghana Contitutional Law
» Ghana Legal System
With effect from October 2013 the General
Legal Council decided that the Course duration
should be one academic year. Final examinations
are held at the end of the Course which begins in
October and ends in June each year. Successful
candidates are also enrolled as Barristers at Law
and Solicitors of the Supreme Court.
3. GHANA LEGAL SYSTEMS COURSE & GHANA
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

This Course is for Ghanaians who have
obtained the UK/External LLB Degreeand LLB
from foreign recognised universities or common
law countries and want to study Professional Law
Course to qualify as Lawyers. It is a three-month
programme from April to June.