School of Law

School of Law

  1. 1.    School of Law Background

The School of Law was established as a school in 2013/2014. The School has three major areas of activities in line with the mandates of Ethiopian higher education institutions in general and mission and visions of Wolkite University. The first mandate is teaching students to be future experts of law. So far, 220 students are enrolled in the regular program in under graduate program.  As a second mandate, the School is doing researches on legal and socio-legal issues.
  The School is also accomplishing big in terms of the community service, which is the third mandate. The free legal aid Center is established in the form of a pilot project as of May 4, 2014. The center is currently managed by the research, community service and industry linkage coordinator of the school. Its service is currently restricted for the community in Wolkite town with two offices located in the town and prison administration. However, it is on the process to open additional offices in Butajira town, Yem special Woreda and Emdibir towns. The main objective behind the establishment of the center is to insure access to justice for the indigent and vulnerable groups.

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 School Dean email: -
 School of Law, office: phone- +2511132200629
                   Fax: +251-113-302-415
The School of Law aspires to be among the leading Schools and center of excellence in the area of law by the year 2020.

The School of Law has a mission of offering high quality education and training, conducting demand driven and problem solving research and consultancy as well as community service in the area of Law.

Overall quality

We believe in fundamental human rights, dignity, and the rule of law

We believe in quality education 

We believe in Sustainable institutional development
We Believe Democracy and diversity
We believe in Competitiveness and creativeness
We Believe in Effective and efficient utilization of resources
We believe in team  work

2.    Organizational Structure

Wolkite University School of Law is restructured itself in the same way as the college as per the Wolkite University legislation. The constitutive units of the School are:

A. The School Council

According to the WKU legislation, the School Council is the highest management body of the School. It has the mandates and responsibilities stated in the Legislation. Within the school council, four committees, staff affairs, academic affairs, quality and curriculum and exam committees are established.

  1. B. The School Dean

The School dean has a mandates and responsibilities as per the WKU legislation to lead and coordinate the overall activities in the school.

  1. C. Quality Assurance Coordinator

The school Quality Assurance coordinator has the mandates and responsibilities as to control the overall qualities of teaching and learning in the school.

  1. D. Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant supports the School Dean and the School Council in administrative activities. Hence, the assistant prepares School budget and report, administers the property of the School and is responsible to handle other instructions of the School dean.

  1. E. Research, community service and industry linkage coordinator

This office coordinates and supervises researches and community services including the school legal aid and industry linkages from the law school perspectives.


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