Welcome to the Faculty of Law, University of Professional Studies, Accra. As you will discover later during this visit, we are currently the youngest Faculty in the University, since our birth took place less than a year ago. Nevertheless, our youthfulness harbours a great deal of youthful exuberances for purposes of providing a top class quality legal education in Ghana.
I also take this opportunity in welcoming our pioneering students and congratulate you on securing your place at the Faculty. I have no doubt that you have worked hard to get a place on our highly competitive programmes and you can take pride in your achievements. We appreciate the fact that you have entrusted your legal education to us and we at the Faculty of Law will work hard to ensure that your studies here are as enriching and fulfilling as possible.
At the Faculty of Law, you will embark on a rigorous and challenging programme of learning that will stretch your talents and abilities, that will ensure that you achieve your considerable potential. There will be a significant workload, often involving much self-motivated effort. You have to show that you have the capacity and ambition to move to the next level and our programmes are designed to unlock the full potential that lies within each of you. The programme of study is developed to equip you with invaluable transferable skills – skills which will serve you well for a lifetime.
However, it is your responsibility to attend lectures, tutorials and extra-curricular activities and your engagement with your modules is critical. The Faculty of Law prides itself on ensuring that students receive the best possible legal education at all stages of their law degree. Our staff are always willing to assist students with any concerns they may have.
Finally, as Head of the Faculty of Law, I am always available should you have any concerns or feedback that you would like to share with me. During your time here at University of Professional Studies, Accra, I hope to get to know each of you a little better and urge you to engage fully not only with your academic work, but also with campus life and all that it has to offer in terms of sports and cultural events. I wish you all a fulfilling and enjoyable time here at the Faculty of Law.
Professor Kwame Frimpong
Dean, Faculty of Law
The National Accreditation Board (NAB) granted accreditation to the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to set up the Faculty of Law to run Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree Programmes from September 1, 2016. Subsequently, the first batch of students totalling One Hundred and Thirty-four (134) was admitted in the 2016/2017 Academic Year.
The philosophy of the LL.B degree programme is to produce law graduates with sound and relevant knowledge in law, problem-solving skills, professional judgment and community consciousness. The programme combines academic training with a practical and professional touch through clinical legal education, concentrating in areas that reflect the history, identity, vision and mission of the University. In this respect, the programme is business-focused, as it seeks to produce graduates who will contribute to Ghana’s socio-economic development through business-oriented legal expertise.
To provide and promote quality legal education that incorporates practical training and quality research in business, commerce, investment and social science related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix scholarship and professionalism in Ghana and beyond.
To be a world-class provider of legal education, nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognized.
The Faculty of Law of UPSA, adheres to the philosophy that the dignity, integrity, and personal worth of the individual are highly cherished and respected. Each person, regardless of race, colour, creed or economic status, is a resource of a nation; that education is basic to individual and national development and is the backbone of human resource development; and that the role of the Faculty of Law is to offer each individual the opportunities to realize his potentials, to imbibe the concept of “learning to learn”, to make his most effective contribution to the country’s social and economic development, and to systematize and apply his knowledge into the affairs of men and nations
• Treat all members of the faculty as valued members of UPSA family.
• Encourage open/healthy communication/feedback.
The general aim and objective of the UPSA LL.B programme is to produce world class legal scholars with cutting edge competitive advantage on the basis of their exposure to theory and practice through practical oriented legal education. The specific objectives are to:
1. Equip students with sound theoretical foundation that builds their conceptual capacities
2. Build upon the sound theoretical foundation by exposing students to clinical legal education that gives them the opportunity to participate in community and professional programmes through attachments.
3. Equip students with knowledge and skills of multidisciplinary research methodologies and orientation.
4. Give students the opportunity to acquire and upgrade their professional practical skills through course work where they wish to develop the level of skills necessary to become practitioners in these roles.
5. Equip graduates to continue to develop their professional skills through their careers.
6. Enable graduates of the programme to plan, integrate and direct the application of their skills within a strategic legal practice framework.
7. To Equip the students with solid research based orientation to enable interested ones to follow the path of graduate studies.
We achieve this by:
1. Offering innovative programmes at the undergraduate level, which incorporate as key components, both work based learning and extensive subject choice
2. Maintaining a friendly supportive environment in which students can develop their knowledge and skills through close engagement with staff
3. Prioritizing publications in books and high ranking national and international journals and conducting research projects for policymakers and NGOs at home and abroad.
Continuing to strive for improvement in what we do and reviewing all School activities periodically
• Constitutional Development
• Democratic Governance
• Rule of Law
• Politics in Ghana
• The Judicial System
The Faculty offers the following programmes:
1. Four (4) year LL.B for Non-Degree Holders (Full Time)(Day) for which the entry requirement is grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects. A pass in selection test and an interview.
2. Three (3) year Post Degree LL. B (Full Time) (Evening) for which the entry requirement is a good first degree from a recognized University and a pass in a selection test and an interview.
The Faculty of Law has the state of the art lecture halls, furnished with air conditioners, fans, comfortable furniture, well-spaced lecture halls, public address systems, projectors and ICT laboratory to facilitate research and learning at AB9 Block.
FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:
Dean - Professor Kwame Frimpong
Head of Department (Private Law) - Professor Edmund Kwaw
Acting Head of Department (Public Law) - Dr. Francisca Kusi-Appiah
Faculty Officer - Mrs. Leticia Akyeampong
Faculty Records Officer - Mr.Thomas Appiah Kubi Asante
Senior Administrative Assistant - Mrs. Joyce Sackey
1. Professor Kwame Frimpong
2. Professor Edmund Kwaw
3. Dr. Francisca Kusi-Appiah
4. Mr. Godwin Adagewine
5. Mr. Kwasi Owusu- Agyemang
6. Mr. Rowland Atta-Kesson*
7. Ms. Mavis Ekua Enyamah Kwainoe
8. Ms. Natasha Odarkai Lamptey
9. Mr. Albert Quashigah
10. Mr. Richard Dua-Ansah
11. Mr. Kofi Oti Adinkrah Jnr
12. Mrs. Akosua Asah-Asante
13. Mr. Eugene Ablade Oninku
14. Mr. Yehoda Nii Kotei Kotey
15. Mr. Theophilus Tawiah
16. Mr. Baffour Yiadom- Boakye
17. Mr. Courage Asabagna
18. Ms. Gertrude Amorkor Amarh
* On study leave
We look forward to welcoming you as a prospective student or collaborator for us to work together in a friendly and a collegial environment on our primary areas of teaching, research, seminars, conferences, and service.