The Faculty offers Bachelor of Laws degree based on a combination of taught courses and research report. The programme involves full-time study for three years, each year being divided into two semesters. In total, there are six semesters to be covered before one graduate, and each semester carries the weight of twelve (12) credit points. The long vacation after completing second year studies is devoted to students’ field attachment, and the purpose is to enable students to merge the theoretical knowledge gathered in the classroom with the practical life beyond the classrooms. At the end of the field work, each student is required to produce LL.B research report which carries six (6) credit points. At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to serve in the legal system; provide legal services both in the public and private sectors of their countries and analyse legal documents for legal opinion, both to individuals and the public.
This is a two-year programme with four semesters. The programme requires candidates to successfully complete 47 credit points including field work. The programme aims at equipping students with fundamentals of various fields of the law in order to prepare them for middle level positions as judicial officers, administrative officers and legal officers who are well prepared to cope with the socio-economic changes in their countries.
This is a one year program with two semesters. The program requires candidates to successfully complete a total of 25 credit points including field project report. The program intends to prepare candidates to work as Court clerks or other judicial personnel, legal technicians or clerical personnel with the legal background in the Judicial Department or Law firms/organizations.
Judge of the High Court of Tanzania
Judge Opiyo graduated her PhD at Mzumbe University in 2010. She exceptionally served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law (2011-2014).
Tanzania High Commissioner for Nairobi
Dr. Chana graduated her PhD in Law from Mzumbe University in 2013.
Hon. Antony Mavunde, Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled.
Hon. Mavunde graduated his LL.B from Mzumbe University in 2007.
Students in the Faculty of Law are mentored to become efficient and trustworthy lawyers and legal practitioners. Hence, in order to orient our students in various legal skills and professional ethics, students in our faculty have established their own law society which is the forum for professional exchange of ideas and legal practice. This is known as Mzumbe University Law Students Association (MULASA).
Through MULASA students engage in academic paper presentations, legal aid activities, moot court competitions and other professional practices. The Faculty offers close support to students in running their activities to ensure that whatever they do is within the professional requirements and skills.