Faculty of Law

OVERVIEW

Summary

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.

This could be as legal practitioners (solicitors, barristers, magistrates or other court officials) or as legal advisors in corporate organisations, public or private sector or NGOs.

Graduates may go on to acquire their professional/ bar qualification to practice as legal practitioners. They may also decide to specialise in a particular area of the law.

 

Study Options:
  • Regular
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Career Options:
  • Solicitor.
  • Barrister.
  • Legal Executive.
  • Paralegal.
  • Judge.
  • Patent Attorney.
  • Patent Examiner.
  • Trademark Attorney.
Courses Offered Include:
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract
  • Ghana Legal System and Methods
  • Legal Writing and Study
  • Constitutional Law
ELIGIBILITY

WASSCE & SSSCE:

Candidates must have six credits (A1-C6) in English, Mathematics 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. For SSSCE, candidates must have six credits (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three electives, making an aggregate of no more than 24.

Others:

Applicants with a First Degree will be placed at Level 200.

COURSE FEES
Fees For Ghanaian Students
FreshersContinuing Student
GHS 4,935.00 per semesterGHS 4,835.00 per semester
Fees For Foreign Students
FreshersContinuing Student
$3,687.00 per semester$3,632.00 per semester

Local and International Fee Payment Options

Benefits of Studying Law

Law teaches you to speak, to read, to write, to deliberate, to debate and to research as follows:

1. Negotiation:

A crucial part of studying for a law degree includes developiong your negotiation skills – both written and verbal negotiation because the ability to successfully argue a point or challenge a decision is extremely important as this is desirable in many higher-level job positions.

2. Analysis:

Throughout the course of the programme, students are required to gather data and draw conclusions based on their own analysis of the facts and figures. The skill gotten during this phase forms the bedrock of many senior business roles.

3. Presentation:

Having great presentation skills can not be overemphasized. The ability to communicate an idea, sell a product or pitch is an invaluable skill that will help you get ahead in your career.

4. Problem-solving:

Whether in the field of law or not, employers value employees with the ability to find solutions to difficult situations. At Wisconsin, you are taught how to think outside the box when seeking to solve problems.

5. Working Under Pressure:

Due to the nature of the course of study, you are constantly made to work under pressure meeting strict deadline and completing reading assignments. With the right support, law students graduate with the ability to thrive in high-pressure environments irrespective of the industry.

6. Industry Experts:

Our law students get the advantage of being mentored by retired high court justice while practising their presentation skills in the moot court. This allows them to master the craft of argumentation thus making them better lawyers in practise.

Career options in Law: 

  1. Lawyer/Barrister
  2. Court officials e.g. Magistrate/ Judge
  3. Legal Officer (Public and Corporate Organisations)
  4. Company Secretary
  5. Conveyancer
  6. Legislative Drafter
  7. Legal Researcher
  8. Legal Specialist/Expert in Human Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Taxation etc.
TESTIMONIAL

Name: David Gbande

Current Place of Work: Stanbic Bank (Risk Officer)

Course Studied At Wisconsin: Bachelor of Laws

Year Group: 2015-2017

“The excellent facilities and congenial environment Wisconsin provides stimulated my desire to learn. All we needed as students was our will to complement the well-resourced facilities and faculty the school put at our disposal.”