• ABOUT THE FACULTY
  • OBJECTIVES OF THE FACULTY
  • DEANS
  • SWOT ANALYSIS
  • PROGRAMMES
  • FUTURE PLANS
  • STAFF MEMBERS

OUR HISTORY

Faculty of law is among the seven faculties of the Islamic University in Uganda, established as a department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the main campus in September 2004. The faculty had 27 students at the time both in day and evening programs and currently, the total number of students in the three campuses (Mbale, Kabojja and Kampala) is 1,414. Where Mbale has 435,kampala campus,823 and female campus 153 which is a remarkable achievement. Initially, the faculty was housed by FASS for one year until August 2005 when it became a fully-fledged faculty with its own facilities.

The mission of the faculty of law is aligned to that of the university by upholding the values of integrity, academic freedom and excellence, the search for truth, sharing knowledge and ideas as well as ensuring that we produce morally upright graduates. The faculty undertakes the responsibility of educating lawyers in the theory of both common law and Islamic law (Shariah) to ensure that our graduates are not merely professionals but form an impact on the educated community in Africa.

Faculty of law is among the seven faculties of the Islamic University in Uganda, established as a department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the main campus in September 2004. The faculty had 27 students at the time both in day and evening programs and currently, the total number of students in the three campuses (Mbale, Kabojja and Kampala) is 1,414. Where Mbale has 435,kampala campus,823 and female ampus 153 which is a remarkable achievement. Initially, the faculty was housed by FASS for one year until August 2005 when it became a fully-fledged faculty with its own buildings and facilities.

The mission of the faculty of law is aligned to that of the university by upholding the values of integrity, academic freedom and excellence, the search for truth, sharing knowledge and ideas as well as ensuring that we produce morally upright graduates. The faculty undertakes the responsibility of educating lawyers in the theory of both common law and Islamic law (Shariah) to ensure that our graduates are not merely professionals but form an impact on the educated community in Africa.

VISION

In line with the University’s vision, the faculty of law strives to improve the human condition through the advancement of legal professionalism.

MISSION

The mission of the faculty of law is in line with the mission of the University, which is; to function as a highly academic and cultural institution based on Islam and love for humanity. It aims at promoting and enhancing the civilization and scientific influence of Islam and the physical world to produce well cultured, morally upright graduates of sound character, equipped with useful skills and knowledge that are capable of participating positively in the development processes of their countries

FACULTY GOAL

To be one of the best faculties in English speaking African countries offering excellent legal education with a combination of secular and Islamic law.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Faculty of Law was created to achive the following

  • To provide intellectually satisfying common law courses for students with a combination of Shariah courses relevant to their future careers.
  • To provide courses in law for students reading for other degrees.
  • To disseminate legal knowledge and service required in various disciplines to the students’ community and members of the public at large both locally and internationally.
  • To provide continuing legal education programmes for civil servants, social workers, teachers, the police, prison officials, army officers and the general public when required.
  • To undertake research in various legal disciplines so as to contribute to generation of knowledge.
  • To provide services to government or its agencies and local authority requesting for assistance in research on specific legal issues.

DEANS AND DEPUTY DEANS

The Faculty has had a number of Deans as seen below

Name Year Of Service Qualifications
Mr. Ssekaana Musa 2004-2006 LLM (West Indies), PGDLP (LDC), LLB (MUK)
Dr. Lubega khalid 2006 - 2007 PhD (America) LLM, PGLP (LDC), LLB (MUK).
Mr. Kamal Daud Al-Haji 2007 PhD (in View), LLM, LLB, B.L (Nigeria).
Mr. Ogar Edward 2008-2009 LLM, LLB, B.L (Nigeria)
Dr. Mayanja Sowed 2009 - 2010 PhD (Shariah Law), MA (Shariah Law), BA (Shariah), Dip in Law(LDC)
Ms. Nakito Saidat 2010-2014 PhD Candidate, LLM (UK), PGDLP (LDC), LLB (MUK)
Dr. Kasozi E. Sinaani 2014-2015 PhD (Sharia & Law) (Sudan), LLM(Sharia and Law) (Sudan), LLB (Sudan).
Ms. Nayiga Sauda 2015 to date LLM (Malaysia), PGDLP (LDC), LLB (MUK)
DEPUTY DEANS

The following are the Deputy Deans

Name Year Of Service Qualifications
Dr. Mayanja Sowed 2004 - 2009 PhD (Shariah Law), MA (Shariah Law), BA (Shariah), Dip in Law(LDC)
Ms. Nakito Saidat 2009 - 2010 PhD Candidate, LLM (UK), PGDLP (LDC), LLB (MUK)
Ms. Nayiga Sauda 2010 - 2014 LLM (Malaysia), PGDLP (LDC), LLB (MUK)
Mr. Sani Abulkadir 2015 - 2016 LLM(A.B.U Zaria), Cert. of Call to Bar, Cert. of legal Edu, N.Y.S.C Discharge Cert., LLB, Dip in Law.
Dr. Kasozi E. Sinaani 2016 to date PhD (Sharia & Law) (Sudan), LCM (Sudan), LLB (Sudan).

SWOT ANALYSIS

OUR STRENGTHS
  • Increase in academic programs thus boosting the income of the Faculty;
  • Availability of some computers, which has increased access to facilities such as the internet and online legal materials;
  • Availability of some reading materials in the Law Library which has enhanced research at all levels (students and Lecturers inclusive);
  • Recruitment of new staff which has assisted in uplifting the standards of teaching, research and development in the faculty;
  • Study opportunities made available to the junior staff hence increasing their skills and knowledge levels.
  • Accreditation of the faculty by the Uganda Law Council.
  • Continuous publication of Faculty of Law Journal of International Comparative Law
OUR THREATS
  • Inadequate professional academic Staff at the higher level
  • Enrollment of weak students most especially in English communication both oral and written
  • Unfavorable terms of service for the law Lecturers compared to the market demand for lawyers and law teachers
  • Enrollment not commensurate with the available resources e.g. Lecturer : student ratio, student : library facilities ratio etc
  • Poverty and the inability of students to afford tuition fees which leads to high drop out of students thereby reducing the student population in the Faculty
  • Competition from other universities as e.g. Makarere, Nkumba, Kampala International, Mukono Universities etc
  • The misconception of the law program in this university, people assume this institution is teaching only Sharia; this calls for more sensitization through the media and other means
  • centralization of administrative activities which robs the faculty of its regulatory duties
OUR WEAKNESSES
  • Inadequate library facilities;
  • Inadequate facilities for the faculty and staffs in terms of office space, computers, office furniture, lecture rooms etc;
  • Insufficient academic staff especially at the most higher level e.g. Senior Lecturers Associate Professors and Professors;
  • The faculty vehicle is not functional.
  • Inadequate funding of the faculty.
OUR OPPORTUNITIES
  • Increased demand for all-round lawyers knowledgeable in both secular law and Sharia;
  • Increased demand for researchers in both secular law and Sharia;
  • Further studies i.e. scholarships;
  • New developments in secular law and Sharia;
  • International collaboration with various countries and organisations.

PROGRAMMES IN OUR FACULTY

Since 2004, the faculty of law has only two departments that is, Department of Common Law and Department of Islamic Law. However, in future we intend to subdivide the Common Law department into specialized departments though this depends on the availability of sufficient staff to manage the various departments.

Faculty of Law started with only two programs from 2004 to 2013 that is, Diploma in Law and Bachelor of Laws. From academic year 2014/2015, the Masters in Law programme was initiated with 10 students. Recently during the 2017/2018 April intake the faculty started the Certificate in Administrative Law with 5 students. Thus, there are 4 programs conducted by the faculty the details of which are as follows;

Masters Programs
  • Master in Law (LLM)

This is a weekend programme with the following specialization;

  • LLM in International Law
  • LLM in Commercial Law
  • LLM in Banking and Financial Services Law
  • LLM in Natural Resources Law
  • LLM Degree (Non Specialized)
  • Masters in Comparative Law.
Bachelors
  • Bachelors Of Laws (LLB)

Duration: 4 Years.

Minimum Entry Requirements: 'O' level certificate with a minimum of 5 redits plus 2 principal passes at 'A' level or a relevant Diploma from a recognised institution. An applicant must have a pass in English language either at 'O' level or in General Paper at 'A' level

Diploma Programs
  • Diploma in Law

Duration: 1Year

Minimum Entry Requirements: 'O' level certificate with a pass in English plus one principal pass and 2 Subsidiaries at 'A' level.

Certificate Programs
  • Certificate in Administrative Law

Courses: (Compulsory Courses) in 2 month duration

The faculty of Science also runs a Remedial Sciences program for those students who want to join IUIU yet they come from countries that offer Advanced Certificate of Education. This program has attracted students from Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Eretria, Comoros, and Malawi.

OUR FUTURE PLANS

Faculty of Law has the following programs and activities in pipeline

1. Building an independent faculty with its own structures and facilities.
2. Continuous publication of the Faculty of Law Journal of International Comparative Law
3. Increasing the number of students
4. Retaining & recruiting senior staff members (PhD and Professors)
5. Increase in the facilities like Library, Computer labs, reading materials
6. Introducing other new programmes such as Certificates and Post graduate diploma in IHL.
7. Operating the Legal Aid Clinic and other pro bono services
8. Producing quality students suitable for the needs of the society
9. Starting internship programme
10. Reviewing the curriculum
11. Improving performance in the national and regional moot court competitions & debates

STAFF MEMBERS

The following are the staff members

Dean of the Faculty

Lecturer

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant