*UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: WHY BACHELOR OF LAW?*
Why UDS’s LL.B? That’s the question you are going to be asked over and over if you think a career in Law is a career worth dying for.
The Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) introduced a Bachelor of Law Degree programme in the 2015/16 academic year, to expand legal education to the Northern Regions.
So if you are a Senior High School (SHS) final year student and thinking about a career of law on Wa Campus, these are reasons that will mould your thinking into reality and ultimately a successful lawyer.
First, law education is about cases. The ability to handle cases of any kind. And a law education down North opens a potential law student to a ‘salad’ of court cases. UDS ensures that practical experience in law is a core component of the degree programme. So the combination of theory and practice will ensure that students learn to argue legal cases of any kind.
Also, there are many reasons why people choose law. Paramount amongst these reasons is making a difference. It’s common knowledge that Northern Ghana is characterized by patches of violence which often times escalate because of weak legal systems in those regions. So this situation gives each and every law student on Wa campus the opportunity to bring solutions the legal challenges of the North.
Truth be told, law graduates are sought after a range of endeavors. And with the nature of issues springing up from the North, a range of skills is needed in those areas. Wa campus in particular has not only made LL.B affordable for Ghanaians, but also make it easier for law graduates to be employed across the length and breath of the region.
Amuda Abu Yahaya