LLB In Ghana. How To Become A Lawyer In Ghana.

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To enroll as a law student at any of Ghana’s law schools, you must first receive a bachelor’s degree (4-year duration).

If the degree is from a reputable university, it will suffice. By “recognised,” I mean that the institution must be recognized by legal schools such as UG, KNUST, GIMPA, Zenith, and Mount Crest (although there are a few private arrangements that lead to the “London Law Degree”).

Following your first degree, you can apply to one of the above-mentioned universities to pursue a law degree (LLB) (2-year duration). You may be eligible to enroll in the Ghana School of Law’s Professional Law Course after receiving your LLB (subject to certain restrictions) (2-year duration)

Below Are The Law Schools In Ghana

  • Wisconsin International University College Faculty Of Law
  • University of Ghana School Of Law
  • UPSA Bachelor Of Law LLB
  • Mountcrest University College Faculty Of Law
  • Gimpa Faculty OF Law
  • UCC Faculty Of Law
  • Knust Faculty Of Law
  • Central University College Faculty Of Law
  • Zenith University College Faculty Of Law
  • Kings University College Faculty Of Law
  • Lancaster University Ghana Faculty Of Law
  • Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

How many years does it take to study law in Ghana?

For most WASSCE aspirants, becoming a lawyer in Ghana could take up to six years. Those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to study law must first get a law degree (LL.B) from a university. Depending on the university you attend, it could be two, three, or four years.

Duration of Programmes

With the exception of The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programmes, all first degree programmes of study are of four (4) years duration.

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The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme may be followed by a-two year professional course at the Ghana School of Law.

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programmes may be followed by a three-year clinical programme for the DBS and the MB. ChB Degree.

The Doctor of Pharmacy is a straight six-year programme.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a straight six-year programme.

Lawyers Salary In Ghana

Salary range for the majority of Lawyers ranges from GH₵730.28 to GH₵6,775.70 per month.

What do you have to do to get into law school?

How to Become a Lawyer

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Completion of a bachelor’s degree program is required. Admission to law school requires a bachelor’s degree as a minimum educational prerequisite.

Pass the Law School Admission Test.

Identify Law Schools and Complete Applications. …

Earn a Juris Doctor Degree.

Pass the Bar Examination.

Advance Your Career.

At what age do most lawyers retire?

In companies with mandatory retirement, 38% require employees to retire at the age of 65, while 36% need employees to retire at the age of 70. Lawyers plan to retire at different ages: 27% plan to retire early, 29% plan to retire at retirement age, 29% plan to retire later, 4% do not expect to retire at all, and 11% are unclear. Sixty-one percent of respondents intend to work in some way after retirement.

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