Faculty of Law

Admission Requirement

  • 5 Credits at GCE “O” Level /WASSCE including English Language and a Pass in Mathematics.

  • All Bachelor’s Degree holders from recognized institutions are eligible and may also be eligible to have their GERs transferred.

Mature Students.

Mature students ( for all the schools), aged 30 and above, with 3 credits – one of which must be English Language or math (a credit in one and a pass in the other) plus 5 years work experience and a professional qualification in the candidate’s area of study may be considered if they have a special aptitude and experience.

Admission For Foreign Students

Non English speaking students are required to do a 6 months intensive programme in English, under the School of Arts and Sciences, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences before being granted Admission.

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To be a global Centre for legal education dedicated to research, teaching, learning and community service.

The Faculty of Law will train competent lawyers and legal professionals in The Gambia in particular, Africa in general and beyond, through research, publication and development of students who will serve the community and foster justice with passion and integrity.

The Faculty runs two programmes at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level to wit: the LLB programme and the LLM. Efforts are on to commence the PhD programme soon.

The current reality in the Gambia and across the globe is an indication that the law should be attuned with the current realities. Achieving this will require the building of capacity in the academia. Therefore the development of the laws in general has become very essential. There is a pivotal role for the law to continue to play as a medium of social engineering and economic development. To keep to the trend, the Gambia is developing its postgraduate law programme to compete favorably with its counterparts in sub Saharan Africa and world over. It is the desire that the University of The Gambia will become a leading frontier of knowledge in postgraduate teaching and research in Law. It is appreciated that there is shortage of manpower in the University and other institutions of higher in the areas of teaching and research. This is even
more acute in special areas or where the issue of specialty in a particular area is involved.The Postgraduate programme of the Faculty comprising of the LLM degree programme is generally geared towards producing high quality manpower with advance knowledge in legal studies, legal research and legal development for advancement of quality legal education and expertise and formulation of enduring legal policies in the Gambia primarily, Africa in particular and the world at large.
The programme aims at investing the awardee of the postgraduate degree with enviable capacity for independence of thoughts and sufficiency in quality research for positive development in the Gambia, Africa and the world. The cardinal focus of the programme is;

  • Development of quality legal education
  • Development and sustenance of high quality manpower for the faculty of Law of the University of The Gambia and other institutions of higher learning across the world.
  • Development of high academic capacity, good decision making process and good judgment for the advancement of legal education and policy formulation.
  • Development of highly skilled manpower for government and non-governmental institutions at both local and international levels.

The Faculty is constituted by a vibrant mix of both academic and non-academic staff who are among the best in their chosen areas of specialization. At the head of the Faculty is Prof. Henry C. Alisigwe (PhD). Other members of the academic team are Prof. Daniel F. Atidoga (PhD), Prof Shedrack Ekpa (PhD), Mr. Bede Okorie (LLM), Mr. Mbye Omar Saho (LLM), Ms. Esther Aristides (LLM), Mr. Basiru L. Bah (LLM) Mr Peter K. Mendy (LLM), Mr Pa Harry Jammeh
(LLM), Ms. Gloria Akpore (LLM), Ms. Anamaria Santos (LLM- visiting from University of Bristol) and Mr. Samuel Ade Ndadasi (LLM- visiting from University of Pretoria).
Non-academic staff includes Mr. Bobo Baldeh (MSc- Senior Assistant Registrar), Ms. Majula Sagnia (BSc- Assistant Registrar) and Ms. Sainabou Ndow (BSc- Administrative Assistant).

The Faculty has well-stocked library facilities with all round internet connectivity as the University itself enjoys seamless internet connectivity.