List of Top Accredited Law Schools in Ghana
Do you have a dream of becoming a top-notch lawyer in Ghana? If you have this dream, then you know the first step to take before your dream can become a reality is by enrolling in an accredited law school.
In Ghana, there are a ton of law schools spread throughout the various regions in the country. Although these institutions are spread throughout the country, the majority of them are based in the Greater Accra Region.
But how are you going to know if the school you are applying to are accredited by the National Accreditation Board and the Ghana Bar Association? If you enroll in an institution that is not accredited, upon completion, you cannot be called to the bar.
This means that all the years you spend in the institution will be a total waste of time and resources. In this regard, I have written this article to show you a list of top accredited law schools in Ghana.
Law school is usually regarded as one of the most competitive schools in the entire country. Because of that, the entry requirements are usually strict, as the school demands a lot from you.
If you meet this requirement, you can then enroll in any of the law schools in this article to obtain your LLB; except for the Ghana School Law. The reason is that the Ghana School of Law only offers professional law courses.
After completion of your LLB, you may now progress to Ghana School of Law for the professional law course. This usually takes a period of two (2) years. Once you pass the final exam, you will then be called to the Ghana Bar.
Enough of the plenty talk, let’s jump into the main reason for writing this article.
University of Ghana Law School
University of Ghana is known to be one of the best undergraduate law Universities in Ghana. The University of Ghana Law School has some of the best law professors with years of experience in the field of law.
Occasionally, private and public legal practitioners are invited to give lectures to law students to equip them with the expert advice they need to become fully equipped lawyers after graduation.
Inside the law school, there is a courtroom where the law students get the chance to practice with their mates and professors before coming out. The University of Ghana law school has produced some of the best lawyers in the country.
Some of them include Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata, Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin (Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana), Justice Yaw Appau of the Supreme Court of Ghana, Justice Sofia Akuffo (Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana) Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana), Hon. Innusah Fuseini, etc.
Ghana School of Law
Located at Makola and established in 1958 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Ghana School of Law is the oldest law school in Ghana. In the Sub-Saharan region, it one of the top leading law schools nurturing students from different countries.
There are three (3) main campuses of the Ghana Law School; the main campus at Makola, Greenhill Legon Campus at GIMPA, and the Kumasi campus at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Unlike the other schools on the list, the Ghana School of Law is the only institution that provides professional law courses in Ghana. And as a result, it the most important law school on this list.
GIMPA Faculty of Law
When talking about law schools in Ghana, one of the household names are the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Faculty of Law.
Since its establishment in 2010, the GIMPA faculty of law has quickly grown in popularity and numbers.
Some of the top legal practitioners in Ghana got their training from the Faculty of Law at GIMPA and are going about their everyday activity very well. Personally, the GIMPA Faculty of Law is one of my recommended choices.
University of Cape Coast Faculty of Law
The University of Cape Coast Law School is undoubtedly one of the best in the country. Especially when it comes to discipline and training, you cannot leave the University of Cape Coast out.
Similar to most of the law schools in Ghana, the University of Cape Coast Faculty of Law offers a law degree (LLB). The staff and faculty at the law school are legal practitioners with several years of experience.
This way, all students are equipped with all they need for the outside world. If you want to study at Cape Vars, then I will recommend their LLB course for you to study and you will never regret it.
University of Professional Studies Accra Law Faculty
The University of Professional Studies Accra’s Law Faculty offers two (2) cohorts of the LLB programme.
The first one is a four (4)–year LLB degree programme for persons without a first degree; and the second is a three (3)-year LLB degree programme for first-degree holders.
To know more about the LLB programme at the University of Professional Studies Accra, you can visit their website for more information about the requirements and the application deadlines.
Other top accredited law schools in Ghana
KNUST Faculty of Law
Central University College Faculty of Law
Lancaster University Ghana Faculty of Law
Wisconsin International University College Faculty of Law
Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
To be able to enroll in some of the law schools in Ghana, you must first of all have at least a first degree or from a recognized institution either in Ghana or outside Ghana. The first degree can on any programme at all, there is no specific programme.