The School provides the LL.M Program in Law and Development in both Regular and CDE modalities with the aim to produce students with sufficient knowledge on the role of law to promote development. Law and development is an interdisciplinary study of Law, economics and social development. It examines the relation between law and development and analyzes how to use law as an instrument to promote economic development, social development, environmental protection, and cultural development. The total number of credit hours needed to complete the program is 34. After the successful completion of the requirements of the program, students will be awarded the ‘Master of Laws in Law and Development’ (የሕግ ማስትሬት ዲግሪ በሕግና ልማት).
- Admission Requirements
Applicants for Masters of law and development should meet the following application requirements
- Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university.
- Applicants should pass law exit examination, where applicable.
- Applicants should pass an entrance examination set by the law school.
- Official transcript of the applicant’s academic record from the university attended. The transcript should be sent directly to university from the issuing institutions.
- Objectives of the Program
The overall objective of the program is to produce competent legal professionals with multidisciplinary expertise who can understand and maximize the role law plays in bringing about holistic development. The specific objectives include:
- enabling students to appreciate why it matters to study the relationship of law and development;
- equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skill to understand and analyze the relationship between law and development in its holistic sense;
- exploring how law as an instrument can be used to facilitate achievement of Ethiopia’s growth and transformation plans; and
creating learning opportunities for the surrounding people and beyond