Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Laws degree is an internationally recognized award that you can study flexibly, anywhere in the world. Develop a critical awareness of the common law legal tradition and apply problem-solving skills to a range of legal and non-legal settings.

Studying law is stimulating in its own right and knowing how laws are made, legal rights and duties and how law impacts upon society will help you to understand society and your own role within it. By the end of your degree, you’ll have the legal knowledge to understand and apply the law, together with skills of legal analysis.

This law degree will be valuable preparation to enable you to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a legal career.

Why should I study law degree?

Studying law offers the opportunity to develop a range of skills and explore many aspects of human life. It gives you the chance to sharpen your mind, strengthen your understanding and deepen your experience across the full range of humanities and social sciences.

Law is an incredibly varied subject that affects every aspect of human life, right down to the air we breathe. It affects our relationships with each other, the state and other countries. It affects our education, employment, travel, property, health and human rights.

Law is one of the most popular academic disciplines in the world. With high salaries, job stability, and the respectable status associated with law jobs, it’s no surprise that many people want to enrol in Law studies. The law industry is competitive and changes in line with social needs. A law degree offers diverse career pathways and a skillset to help you succeed in almost any career.


Bachelor of Laws Course Curriculum

Starting in the first year, you will combine the compulsory subjects of the Bachelor in Law with subjects from the world of business and economics, such as Economics I and II, Accounting, and Finance. This dual training in law and business will increase your effectiveness as an adviser in your future work.

Introduction to Law introduces students to legal concepts, principles and procedures. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the structure of legal system including the role of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches; the philosophical underpinnings of law; the history of law. The course involves substantial reading and writing.

This subject covers the fundamentals that will allow you to understand Somalia’s constitutional system and the nature of the Somali state. This course is part of the required first-year Bachelor of Laws curriculum. This course offers an introduction to Somali constitutional law. In addition to examining questions of interpretive method, the course focuses on the powers of the federal government and the allocation of decision making authority among government institutions, including both federalism and separation of powers.

  • On completion of this subject, you will have the oral and written skills you need to operate flexibly and effectively in the academic and legal spheres and/or in the world of business. Your proficiency level will be approximately equivalent to a B (passing mark) on the First Certificate.
  • This Introduction to Business Law is a program designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principals of commercial law. This course will give you foundation knowledge about the origins of our legal system and the framework in which businesses operate.

    This business law course covers the many facets of commercial law, the origins of law, the legal framework in which business operates, torts, defamation, negotiable instruments, business entities and the laws pertaining to business financial dealings.

  • This subject is basic and methodological: you will analyse legal phenomena in a non-dogmatic way and acquire valid tools for analysing any specific legal system. You will acquire the conceptual instruments that you will need to continue your studies in the Bachelor of Laws.
  • In this subject, you will learn the terminology and the conceptual foundations for the study of various branches of law. You will also acquire theoretical and historical knowledge of law that will give you the right perspective to analyse various legal solutions to common problems.
  • This subject provides an introduction to the origin of the main institutions and difficulties of private law. You will acquire a complete vision of the private legal system and learn the basics of the main problems that will be covered in greater detail in other subjects of the Bachelor of Laws.
  • Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. This course has been developed to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English language skills.

    You’ll develop some proficiency in key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, and produce an essay of your own. You’ll also explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, and use tools to evaluate your own writing and other learners’ writing, so that by the end of the course you’re able to write a good, basic academic essay.

In this subject, you will study one of the oldest and most essential vehicles of law, the one that regulates and organises the exchange of goods and services: contracts and obligations. This is an essential starting point for the consolidation of other areas of civil law and for tackling other legal disciplines (commercial law, financial law, etc.).

This course focuses on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia such as human rights, the rule of law, general standards of international law, justice, participatory consultative and inclusive government, the separation of powers between the legislature, executive and an independent judiciary, in order to ensure accountability.

In this subject, you will learn the basics of the existing channels for the resolution of conflicts between individuals. You will gain an understanding of lawsuits as the final solution when all channels of mediation and negotiation have been exhausted. On completion of this subject, you will be familiar with all of the available instruments, tools and actions and will know how to draft allegations. You will also learn the basics of public speaking.

In this subject, you will gain an understanding of the relationship between criminal laws and the laws that make up the rest of the legal system. You will learn to relate the knowledge acquired in the general part with the special part of criminal law. On completion of this subject, you will be able to interpret any criminal statute and any judicial decision.

This subject provides an introduction to the main characteristics of the laws that govern the relationships between the main stakeholders in international society (public international law). We will cover topics such as the use of force, the law of the sea, aviation law, environmental law, etc.

The aim of this subject is to collectively cultivate social awareness in the practice of our profession. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and competencies as a student of law by taking part in social work projects with special groups such as elderly people, at-risk youth and immigrants, as well as cases having to do with environmental problems.

Within the field of civil law, we will take an in-depth look at civil and commercial contracts of sale, special purchase agreements, exchanges, donations, leasing (urban and rural properties), construction contracts, service-provision contracts, etc., as well as essential concepts such as conflict-resolution, arbitration, security deposits, etc.

In this subject, we will define the position occupied by commercial law within the legal system (concept and sources), the legal status of companies and their owners (business owners), the general market regime in which commercial transactions take place (competition, unfair competition and advertising, brands, patents, copyright, etc.).

This course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you’ll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.

  • Advanced Argument Essays

In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you’re going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

  • Synthesis Essay

In classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.

  • Documented Essay

In this course, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.

In this subject, you will gain a basic understanding of the main international organisations created since the birth of this new subject – public international law – in the 19th century: the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc.

This online course provides a brief introduction to basic skills related to the Norwegian speaking skills, communication skills, ‘ everyday life, basic skills and profiles for basic skills at work. Basic Norwegian is an age-independent and level-based plan that focuses on beginner education in Norwegian.

This subject will provide an introduction to the economic and financial reality of the business world. You will learn the basic concepts involved in preparing a company’s financial statements on the basis of accounting events and simple situations.

In this subject, you will gain a deeper understanding of administrative law, with a focus on public administration. We will study the activities of public administrations and their main constituent entities, which are endowed with certain powers that give them a position of superiority with regard to citizens, so that they can effectively serve the general interest.

This subject will provide an introduction to collective labour law from an international and European Union-oriented perspective as well as a national perspective. We will cover topics such as worker representation, the right to strike, negotiation, trade union elections, collective agreements, etc

In this subject, you will acquire the necessary knowledge about international and European environmental law. Through practical application, you will learn about the most important international agreements, regulations and environmental guidelines and the future challenges they entail, among other topics.

From a theoretical and practical perspective, this subject will provide an introduction to the reality of diplomatic and consular relations, ad hoc diplomacy, relations with other subjects of international law, and agents and officials of international organisations.

This subject will provide an overview of the synergies that can be achieved between the public and private sectors in order to meet social needs. You will study the impact of governments on the development of markets and learn to identify models for collaboration between the public and private sectors that can create value for companies and for society.

  • Between your second and final year, you’ll have the option to study or do a work placement for up to one year. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.

    This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement sandwich year. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.

    Our dedicated Careers and Employment team are here to help guide you through the process.

    If you take up a work placement between your second and third year of study, at The University of Government and Economics you’ll pay no tuition fee for this year. We’ll ask you to make your decision in your second year, so there is plenty of time to think about it.

In this subject, you will acquire specialist knowledge in an area of public law. The subject combines theoretical and practical knowledge of three disciplines – administrative law, financial and tax law, and criminal law – with a focus on compulsory purchase, pecuniary liability and public-sector contracting.

On completion of this subject, you will have practical knowledge of these three institutions of administrative law, as well as their respective tax and criminal implications.

Study information

start:16 September 2023 – campus
19 October 2023 – online studies
11 January 2024 – online studies
15 March 2024 – online studies.
Place of Study:Mogadishu and Online Studies
Application Deadline:Continuous recording. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
Duration::3 years full-time (campus and online studies)
4 years part-time (online studies only)
Degree::Bachelor Degree (Professional Degree)


Abdijabaar Sh. Ahmed

Program leader and subject instructor

Mohamed Aden Afrah


Ahmed Shiraac


Wafa W. Ahmed

Course advisor and graduation policy

Jibril Mohamed

Co-program leader and subject instructor

Mohamed Mukhtar

Tel: 0610171010
Office of admissions

Entry Requirements:​

Document Requirements:

  • You will be required to submit the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this bachelor’s degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current secondary school, then you can still apply and you can provide your High School Certificate at a later date.

Your secondary’s Certificate and Transcript:

  • Upload your secondary’s certificate and a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your high school (s) (original)

Personal Statement:

  • A photo passport and a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular bachelor’s degree programme.


Application Fees: $30

Tuition fee per semester (One-time payment): $200

Two-time payment per semester: $150 ($300)

The University of Government and Economics is specialized university for public policy and economics. The University’s goal is to improve public policy, economics and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, just and sustainably prosperous.

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