Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

Programme Aims and Objectives

During this course, students will be able to study the basic principles of Law, legal processes
and legal concepts. They will gain profound knowledge of litigation and law application and
procedures in order to operate, with the adequate proficiency, in positions of Law enforcement
and practice.

Students will acquire a first degree in law, which would allow them to be admitted to the legal
profession or to work as a legal consultant by developing skills and abilities pertinent to a
lawyer, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, self-motivation and specialised knowledge
of the law.

Aims of the Programme
The aims of the programme are the following:
1. To provide sufficient knowledge and skills to the students in the field of Law.
2. To enable graduates of the programme to be employed in fields relevant to the legal
profession such as advocates, judges, notaries, legal consultants, private and public
organizations, non-governmental organizations, private companies etc.

Objectives of the Programme
On completion of the programme the students should:
1. Develop a sound understanding of the foundations and socio-legal environment of law
as well as analytical and research skills.
2. Develop a critical understanding and specialized knowledge of a wide range of
courses in law covering the entire range of legal knowledge
3. Be exposed to a wide range of disciplinary approaches to legal study, encouraging
them to reflect on the complexity of legal practice and on the variety of ways of
understanding law’s role in contemporary society.



Programme Learning Outcomes
The key learning outcomes of this programme are:
1. To familiarize students with the principle features of the legal system including general familiarity with its
institutions and procedures.
2. To demonstrate knowledge of legal principles and values in a wide range of topics.
3. To demonstrate some in-depth knowledge of specialist areas.
4. To demonstrate critical awareness in the analysis of the legal order.
5. To demonstrate ability to identify and comprehend legal issues.
6. To demonstrate ability to decide whether factual circumstances are sufficiently elucidated for a legal
7. To demonstrate ability to identify debates and engage with these while accurately reporting the applicable
8. To demonstrate ability to act independently in planning and undertaking complex legal tasks.
9. To demonstrate ability to read a range of complex works within and about law and to summarize their
arguments accurately.
10. To demonstrate ability to conduct legal research in order to provide legal advice.
11. To demonstrate ability to reflect on own learning.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University in Zambia Bachelor degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

  • Regular admission to a Bachelor degree programme requires a full Grade 12 Certificate with O-levels at credit or higher in a number of subjects depending on the course of study or internatinal equivalent qualfication.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.
  • English proficiency: Grade 6 (Credit) or better on the General Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID

In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information may be taken into account.

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103-ZM Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Semester 1

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ENG-1000-ZM Writing Methods 12.00
UU-LAW-1010-ZM Legal Systems and Methods 12.00
UU-COM-1000-ZM Computer Systems 12.00
UU-LAW-1090-ZM Philosophical Perspectives of the Common Law 12.00
UU-ENG-1001-ZM Composition for English 12.00

Semester 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MAN-2010-ZM Introduction to Management 12.00
UU-LAW-1020-ZM Administrative Law 12.00
UU-LAW-1060-ZM Academic & Legal Skills 12.00
UU-ENG-1005-ZM University English 12.00
UU-LAW-2030-ZM Law of Contract 12.00

Semester 3

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-PSY-1000-ZM General Psychology I 12.00
UU-LAW-1030-ZM Criminal Law 12.00
UU-LAW-2010-ZM Equity & Trusts 12.00
UU-LAW-1040-ZM Law of Torts 12.00
UU-LAW-2020-ZM Land Law 12.00

Semester 4

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-PSY-1100-ZM Psychology II 12.00
UU-LAW-2040-ZM Family Law 12.00
UU-LAW-2050-ZM Public International Law 12.00
UU-LAW-3030-ZM International Human Rights 12.00
UU-LAW-2070-ZM Introduction to Commercial Law I 12.00

Semester 5

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MKT-2000-ZM Marketing 12.00
UU-LAW-3040-ZM Jurisprudence 12.00
UU-LAW-4010-ZM Civil Procedure 12.00
UU-LAW-2000-ZM Employment Law 12.00
UU-LAW-3050-ZM Wills and Succession 12.00

Semester 6

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-SOC-1000-ZM Principles of Sociology 12.00
UU-LAW-3000-ZM Company Law 1: Structures and Players 12.00
UU-LAW-3080-ZM Discrimination Law 12.00
UU-LAW-4030-ZM Evidence, Ethics and Advocacy 12.00
UU-LAW-4020-ZM Criminal Procedure 12.00

Semester 7

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-LAW-4001-ZM Constitutional Law 12.00
UU-LAW-4070-ZM Company Law 2: Corporate Finance and Insolvency 12.00
UU-LAW-3060-ZM Foundations in Data Protection Law 12.00
UU-LAW-3020-ZM Commercial Law II 12.00
UU-LAW-4090-ZM Transitional justice: Law, War and Crime 12.00

Semester 8

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-LAW-1000-ZM Youth Justice 12.00
UU-LAW-2090-ZM Health Care Law 12.00
UU-LAW-4075-ZM Intellectual Property Law 12.00
UU-LAW-4080-ZM Legal Research and Writing 12.00
UU-LAW-4095-ZM Project 12.00
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