Law

1. Rationale of the program

The Department of Law is a newly established Department within the College of Social Sciences and Languages. It was established with official recognition of Aksum University senate in August 2013, with the assumption to be law school in the near future. It established to provide law graduates to the justice system the country highly demands and serving the local community.

 The department is also actively participating in the teaching, research and community service to realize the overall aspiration of the university with five cores. i.e Professionalism ,Fairness Accountability, Rule of law  and Confidentiality.

1.2. Program Objectives

1.2.1.   General Objectives of the program

  • To prepare a competent legal professional who works for the prevalence of rule of law, democracy, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance, tolerance, social justice and development.
  • To train and graduate adequate manpower to meet the ever increasing needs of the Ethiopian society in the field of law.
  • To produce vibrant research community so as to generate knowledge through research and publication.
  • To produces graduates who could promote community based activities so as to solve pressing socio-legal problems.

 1.2.2 Specific Objectives of the program

  • To equip students with basic knowledge of major national legislations and procedures, along with the skills of legal interpretation required to solve legal problems;
  • To train professionals who will be able to undertake the technical aspects of drafting and revising laws;
  • To enhance the critical thinking abilities of students so that they can understand and implement laws as judges, practicing lawyers, prosecutors, public defenders or academicians
  • To train professionals who can deliver legal advice in public and business laws either by working for particular firms or individuals seeking such advice;
  • To educate individuals who will be able to speak to and advise clients with professionalism, understanding and responsibility;
  • To prepare dedicated persons who can research and publish, and hence reinforce Ethiopian legal jurisprudence; and to produce legal professionals who serve society with the highest heed to ethical values, who strive to defend rights and liberties and uphold the fundamentals of rule of law.

1.3.Graduate profiles

After completing the program of study, LL.B graduates will acquire knowledge and competence which would enable them:

  • work as judges and prosecutors at various levels of the Federal and State court structures in Ethiopia;
  • serve as public defenders for persons accused of committing crimes;
  • practice law individually or along with other legal professionals at any level of the court structures in the country, depending on the class of license issued;
  • provide services as legal advisors to business organizations, governmental agencies or non-governmental organizations;
  •  render high-quality research service to organizations as consultants or permanent employees;
  • engage in teaching at Law Schools in higher education institutions across the nation; and
  • Work individually or in establishments with a view to enhancing individual and group rights, the rule of law, good governance, and the deepening of constitutionalism and democratic values through research, education, advocacy and awareness-raising enterprises.

1.3. Academic Staff profile

No.

Name

Educational qualification

Rank

Position

Email

Andualem Semegne

LL.B, LL.M

Lecturer

Department head

andualemsemegne@gmail.com

Mawocha G/medhin

LL.B, LL.M

Assistant Lecturer

@gmail.com

Haftu Tekleab Alema

LL.B

Lecturer

haftutu@gmail.com

Berhane Zemichael Teklu

LL.B

Lecturer

berhanezemichael@gmail.com

Hagos Berhane

LLM

Lecturer

Legal director

Hagilb80@gmail.com

Awet Guesh

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

awetguesh7@gmail.com

Gidey Belay

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

gideybelay8@gmail.com

Dereje Negash

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

Deralaw23@gmail.com

Libanos  Kidane

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

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Zena Abera

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

Zenanews25@gmail.com

Mulugeta T/hamanot

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

Selemawit Temesgen

PhD fellow

Lecturer

selamawittemsgn@gmail.com

Zeray Gebrewahd

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

Zeraygebrewahd@gmail.com

Debesay Tesfay

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

Mikael Mesele

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

Fikre Embiza

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

Luwam Ferede

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

Liwinaty2003@gmail.com

Mehamed Bayu

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

bayumohammed@gmail.com

Saleamlak Yeman

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

Wolloethiopia12@gmail.com