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General objectives

The general objective of this program is providing the government and the society with qualified legal professionals who have the required legal knowledge, skill and integrity to serve the public, and strengthen the rule of law and good governance through research, consultation and community service.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the program are:

Producing  LL.B Degree graduates ready, willing and able to perform at the highest possible professional  and ethical standards of the legal profession, to work in every part of the country, and to begin work with a minimum of practical orientation;

Undertaking practical research concerning the role of law in the country and the use, efficiency, and effectiveness of the legal system;

Contributing to the improvement of the practice of law and the attainment of justice in the country through constructive and practical consultation and functional interaction with courts, public and private practitioners, and public;

Engaging in community service with the view to achieve one of the main purposes of the university and update the University’s status

Giving overall legal advice to make sure the university materializes its objectives while involving in different transactions with least possible costs.

Maximizing the University’s endeavor of delivering services to the society by involving in different activities in relation to human right protection particularly that of women and child rights, ensuring good governance, maintaining rule of law and justice,  etc., through the activities of the department

Providing practical oriented program of study which will equip students with the knowledge expertise that will qualify them as graduates to join any of the fields that require or benefit from legal training, in or outside of the mainstream legal professions, and in any location in the country

  • Elucidating  to all law students, through repeated practice in coursed and in such extra-curricular activities, the ability, willingness and habit of :    
    • Seeking law through research,
    • Thinking logically
    • Analyzing critically, and
    • Communicating clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Installing deeply in student, through a set of building block exercise that demonstrate the interaction between the parts of law:
    • An in-depth understanding of basic notions of law and fairness, the constitutional foundation, and of human rights,
    • The necessary skills to interpret and apply the law to real situations, and
    • The necessary knowledge and skills to practice law in a way that serves people.
    • Building and strengthen the students’ character, attitudes, judgment and confidence in service through discussion, reflection and example.
  • Demonstrating practically to students, and thus enable them to appreciate:
    • The scope and limitations of the legal discipline and legal methods,
    • The need of study and understand how related disciplines may assist the law and the legal system to achieve its objectives, and
    • The impact of law and other forces that affect the life and arrangement of society
  • Installing within the minds of the student, through ongoing constructive interactions between the law department and the society in schools, public forums, courts and service to the unfortunate, keen interest in social, economic and political environment in which law functions and to create an awareness of the important role law can play as an instrument of social change and the role of legal professionals in that process.
  • Enabling students, through practical examples in every course, to identify the ethical, moral and human dimension of legal solutions and recognize that lawyers have a social responsibility to improve and maintain democratic values and human rights.




    Enyew Derese Arkew

    Dean, School of law

    Arba Minch University celebrates the fifth Ethiopian National Flag Day for the fourth time in the University on October 29, 2012.The Day was marked under the theme: "holding our flag high, we shall realize the Ethiopian Renaissance initiated by our great architect Meles". Gathering in front of the main administration building, members of the University Management, academic and administrative staffs, students of the university and also the university community school students attended the celebration.  The Day was formally opened by Dr. Agena  Anjulo, the V/President for Academic of the University.

    Call for Papers

    This is to introduce the Ethiopian Journal of Water Science  and Technology and to call for papers.

    The Ethiopian Journal of Water Science and Technology (EJWST) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published biannually by Arba Minch University.

    EJWST is dedicated to communicate research results from water and related areas to the wider society and thereby promote the expansion of knowledge.

    The journal welcomes the contribution of researchers and professionals by submitting original manuscripts, case studies and critical reviews.

    Download here Guidelines and Author Format