Welcome to the FACULTY of LAW in the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast. The Faculty of Law was established in 2011. The Faculty was granted accreditation to run a three-year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme by the National Accreditation Board in April 2013. This was under the Founding Dean, Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson. Plans are underway to introduce postgraduate programmes.

Divisions of the Faculty
Department of Legal Studies: It is responsible for the running of the undergraduate programme.
Department of Advanced Studies: This department will be in charge of running post-graduate programmes.
Department of Legal Extension: This departmentis in charge of the organization of outreach services, conferences, law clinic, public education, student internships and placements. It is also responsible for organizing the Roll Call Ceremony and Jurists Confab, alumni relations and stakeholder meetings.
Centre for Legal Research: This division is responsible for presenting faculty research agenda, undertakingcommissioned and multidisciplinary researches, supervising student researched papers and organizing the faculty seminar series.
Law Library and Information Center: It also houses a stock of books and electronic materials for reference purposes for students and lecturers within and outside the Faculty. 

LLB Courses
The Faculty of Law, U.C.C., offers the traditional law courses such as Tort Law, Immovable Property Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Company Law. Beside these traditional courses, there are some new and unique courses that are being offered. These include Education Law, Medical Law, Local Government Law, Transport Law and Sports Law. The Faculty also offers a one credit hour course known as Professional Development (PD) in every semester of the programme. This course enables students appreciate and function effectively in the wider society and to develop continuous learning by the law student.

Professional Development

Year First Semester Second Semester
Year 1 Legal methods Legal ethics and lawyering skills
Year 2 Dispute resolution Guidance and Counseling
Year 3 Criminology and Criminal Justice Business studies



To become and remain one of Africa's best Law Faculties, providing rich, experiential, critical legal education.


To produce law graduates with the knowledge, competence and skills to provide legal solutions to the problems confronting Ghana, Africa and globally; to undertake cutting edge research to confront these problems; and, through collaborations with and education of the public, contribute, through law, to making the community, the country and the continent especially a better place.


Core Value

Integrity, Diligence & Service