UPSA Law School
UPSA Law School

“It has been a rather unsettling year for all and we at UPSA Law have been innovating and adapting to the dynamics of legal education in a changing world. Ever committed to our core values of advancing academic excellence and pushing the frontiers of legal research, we recognize the opportunities presented by the times and are readying ourselves to leverage on it in the coming academic year.

As we look forward to starting yet another calendar year having concluded the 2019/2020 academic year with all its peculiarities, I am inspired by the hopes presented by the new beginnings of the nascent academic year. Just as it has been in the past, we look forward to benefiting from the experiences of our incoming or prospective students to the Law School and the UPSA community in general. In a world confronted by a viral pandemic, UPSA Law remains upbeat in our enduring quest for knowledge that helps solve the problems of our world.”

 

E. Kofi Abotsi, Dean

UPSA Law School

“It has been a rather unsettling year for all and we at UPSA Law have been innovating and adapting to the dynamics of legal education in a changing world. Ever committed to our core values of advancing academic excellence and pushing the frontiers of legal research, we recognize the opportunities presented by the times and are readying ourselves to leverage on it in the coming academic year.

About UPSA Law

UPSA Law School combines inspired teaching and learning of the law with a world-class module in a collegial academic community. At UPSA Law School, the ratio of faculty to students provides a functional intimacy to legal education in a way unmatched in Ghana. Adopting a pedagogy rooted in critical-thinking, UPSA Law engenders cutting-edge scholarship among its students and faculty and this prepares our students for the rigours of legal practice in the contemporary world. The congenial academic atmosphere prevalent within the Law School presents an ideal environment for harnessing students’ talents and enables the full and complete realization of their potentials.

Given the centrality of students to the life of the School, UPSA Law prioritizes the overall student experience in studying at the law school. The spirit of academic collegiality that exists among and between faculty and students promotes and fosters a healthy academic environment and the exchange of knowledge at UPSA Law. With a deep belief in the internationalization of law and legal education, the UPSA Law School is implementing a network of collaboration and partnerships with leading law schools around the world including in areas of faculty exchanges and clinical legal education. Finally, the synergy and collaboration that exists between the UPSA Law School and industry/professional community affords practical lawyering training and this predisposes our students to outperform others when ultimately admitted to the Bar.

Students & Admissions

Admission to the UPSA Law School is highly competitive and in every academic year, we are unfortunately forced to turn down a number of qualified students who wish to pursue their legal education at UPSA Law. Thus, in addition to any credentials presented, all shortlisted applicants to the UPSA Law School must submit to an entrance examination administered by the school from which the pool of selected candidates are admitted.

Our students enjoy a healthy and vibrant on-campus life and this is capped with the engaged intellectual community created by the good student-faculty relations. A life as a student at the UPSA Law School is thus deeply rewarding as testified to by our students.

Student Testimonial

“Studying at UPSA has been an unparralled experience for me. From the faculty to other academic resources, my time at the school has been deeply rewarding and the experience is worth repeating at the Masters level. I encourage any intending law student to definitely consider the UPSA Law School as a school of choice.”

Daisy Alabi
Level 400, UPSA Law School