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

  1.  

Andualem Semegne

LL.B, LL.M  

Lecturer

Department head

andualemsemegne@gmail.com

  1.  

Mawocha G/medhin

LL.B, LL.M

Assistant Lecturer

 

@gmail.com

  1.  

Haftu Tekleab Alema

LL.B

Lecturer

-

haftutu@gmail.com

  1.  

Berhane Zemichael Teklu

LL.B

Lecturer

-

berhanezemichael@gmail.com

  1.  

Hagos Berhane

LLM

Lecturer

Legal director

Hagilb80@gmail.com

  1.  

Awet Guesh

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

 

awetguesh7@gmail.com

  1.  

Gidey Belay

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

 

gideybelay8@gmail.com

  1.  

Dereje Negash

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

 

Deralaw23@gmail.com

  1.  

Libanos  Kidane

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

 

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  1.  

Zena Abera

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

 

Zenanews25@gmail.com

  1.  

Mulugeta T/hamanot

LLM fellow

Assistant Lecturer

 

 

  1.  

Selemawit Temesgen 

PhD fellow

Lecturer

 

selamawittemsgn@gmail.com

  1.  

Zeray Gebrewahd

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

Zeraygebrewahd@gmail.com

  1.  

Debesay Tesfay

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

 

  1.  

Mikael Mesele

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

 

  1.  

Fikre Embiza

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

 

  1.  

Luwam Ferede

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

Liwinaty2003@gmail.com

  1.  

Mehamed Bayu

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

bayumohammed@gmail.com

  1.  

Saleamlak Yeman

LL.B

Assistant Lecturer

 

Wolloethiopia12@gmail.com