The past two years have been like no other! The lessons of the pandemic and our evolving adaptation to the dynamics of teaching and learning during COVID has impacted our sense of teaching, learning, and training in general. The UPSA Law School has during these times again shown its leadership and capacity to implement a system that puts our students at the center and protects their best interest and quality of legal education.

Our Law School provides a congenial and vibrant community for preparing students to become excellent attorneys and also for those who may just be seeking knowledge in the law as corporate leaders, civil society activists and officers of international organizations.

Our faculty comprises some of the most effective law lecturers from across the world whose diverse backgrounds enrich the teaching and learning of the law. In addition to the depth of scholarship characteristic of our faculty, the Law School has become especially adept at skills training and innovative learning which it promotes through its close knit student-lecturer relationship. This includes our extensive clinical programs, which give our students the opportunity to develop their practical lawyering skills. In addition, our Law School offers a range of simulation programs through its mooting system, which help our graduates to be practice-ready when they complete their professional law school training.

Prof. E. Kofi Abotsi, Dean

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