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Faculty of Law

Background

The Faculty of Law of Tumaini University, Iringa University College (IUCo) is the first Law Faculty within privately owned institutions of higher learning in the country, to offer an LL.B Degree programme.
The launching of the Faculty of Law, IUCo dates back to 1998 with the admission of the first batch of twenty-four undergraduate students for the LLB programme. Out of these students, twenty successfully graduated with LL.B Degrees in October 2001, twelve of them being female graduates and eight male.
At the time of its inception, the Faculty had only one full-time member of the Academic staff, Dr. Andrew Mollel, who prepared a tentative curriculum for the LL.B Programme, currently being used in the Faculty, with various modifications.

Other scholars who have served with the Faculty include Hon. Sivangilwa Mwangesi (PRM) Iringa (as he then was), and Hon. John Kahyoza, R.M. Iringa (as he then was).

In the thirteen years since its inception, the Faculty has come a long way indeed. In the previous academic year, 2010-2011, the number of graduates from the LL.B Degree programme had rose to 134. Currently, we have over 19 permanent members of staff and a number of visiting faculties.

Purpose and Mission

The educational mission of the Faculty of Law, Tumaini University at Iringa is to prepare students of Law for their roles as lawyers and professionals. This mission is undertaken through a variety of training approaches combining both theoretical and practical methods of instructions.

Main Objective

The Faculty of Law intends to provide a basic and thorough training in law suitable for successful practice of law and scholarly work in Law. Not only is the training meant to assist students in understanding the history, principles and purpose of legal institutions and how they operate in the country and in the world at large, it also prepares students to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in various practical settings.

By graduation, students are expected to have acquired legal skills, an awareness of ethical principles as well as critical thinking needed for the improvement of the system of administration of justice for better governance and community welfare.