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Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Law

Summary

Course objectives

The Graduate School of Management’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Law has been designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with legal training to serve in varied career fields in Cote d’Ivoire and several areas across Africa. The curriculum provides prospective students with a solid intellectual foundation in law, legal reasoning, and analysis. It is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with legal training in varied.

The Bachelor of Arts in Law curriculum is fully conducted in English. This encourages cooperation within a bilingual environment, and interaction among students from different countries and the teaching staff, who are recruited from internationally recognized academic institutions with years of experience in legal studies and practice. Students can therefore expect to be rigorously trained on core principles and concepts, theory, and the skills of legal practice.
Students will receive training in key foundational areas of law, such as property, contracts, torts, administrative law, business law, criminal law, and civil procedure, which will make them marketable across professions and help them present clearly written and logical arguments.

After the four-year programme, students graduate with an internationally recognized qualification which will enable them to secure jobs as individual legal consultants, or in positions at private or government agencies where legal training is an advantage.
Upon completion of the curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Law, prospective students would be able to:

  • Begin a career in the legal field, law firms, courts, and public or private settings.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of Ivorian laws and legal practices in other countries.
  • Apply the core principles, concepts and theories in law, and employ the skills of legal practice.
  • Identify, analyze and solve various legal problems in organizations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in presenting clearly written and logical legal arguments.
  • Develop the requisite foundation to pursue advanced legal studies.

Career Progression

The curriculum exposes prospective students to laws, legal systems and practices, so that they can think and act like lawyers, enabling them to succeed internationally in careers oriented with legal compliance, governance, national policy formulation and planning. The B.A programme in law would therefore help graduates to gain a competitive edge and drive their careers forward, attract challenging and higher paying job offers, and increase the marketability of their professional skills.

Employment opportunities

Graduates of the GSM bachelor’s programme in Law would be prepared to competently perform in law firms, individual legal consulting, government institutions, private settings or non-profit organizations that promote civil rights. Graduates can also find employment in entry or middle level positions in several business organizations that have legal departments or emphasize on legal compliance.

Structure

This is a 4-year [8-semester] Bachelor of Arts degree in Law. Each year has two semesters. The B.A programme in Law covers course work and a long essay/project work. Courses have three minimum credits. The long essay/project work has 6 credits. Each semester’s load will range between 15 and 21 credits. The total minimum number of credits for graduation is 120 and a maximum of 141.

Degree Requirements

TThe Bachelor of Arts in Law prepares graduates for a wide range of legal positions in businesses, government and non-profit organizations. Students reading the degree in law are therefore fundamentally required to acquire analytical and professional skills in law and legal procedures. Students seeking the B.A degree in law must complete all courses required for graduation including the final project work.


Subjects

Semester 1

Code

Course Title

ENGL197

Reading Comprehension

ENGL193

Academic and Business Writing

ENGL186

Listening and Speaking Skills

ENGL181

Western Civilisation

FREN192

Techniques d Expression

MATH189

College Algebra


Semester 2

Code

Course Title

LLBS233

Legal Terms and Language

ECON241

Microeconomics

LLBS246

Introduction to Laws

ACCT221

Financial Accounting I

COSC271

Information Technology

BSAD235

Business Communication

ENGL211

English for Business


Semester 3

Code

Course Title

LLBS224

Sociology of Law

MGNT221

Organisational Behaviour

ECON242

Macroeconomics

LLBS236

Family Law

LLBS235

Law of Contract

COSC272

Spreadsheet and Dbase

ENGL212

English for Academic Purposes


Semester 4

Code

Course Title

LLBS245

Civil Law

MGNT351

The Business Environment

HRMN333

Human Resource Management

LLBS326

Law and Technology

ENGL313

English for Critical Thinking

LLBS334

Jurisprudence


Semester 5

Code

Course Title

BSAD399

Project Management

LLBS476

Environmental Law

COSC374

Management Information System (MIS)

LLBS375

Administative Law

LLBS387

International Law

LLBS322

Criminal Law


Semester 6

Code

Course Title

BSAD465

Business Research Methods

LLBS454

Investment and Competition Law

LLBS467

Human Rights Law

COSC422

Computer Application to Business and Finance

LLBS446

Property Law

BSAD496

Leadership Studies

LLBS458

Labour and Industrial Law


Semester 7

Code

Course Title

LLBS473

Banking and Tax Law

LLBS465

Modern Enterprise and Corporate Law

BSAD450

Entrepreneurship Development

LLBS454

Alternative Dispute Resolution

LLBS457

Intellectual Property Law


Semester 8

Code

Course Title

BSAD 498

Thesis Writing

COSC486

Seminar 1 : (ERP)

BSAD489

Seminar 2 : (LEADERSHIP)

HRMN488

Seminar 3 : (HR)

BSAD 499

Thesis Defense



Grading & Class of degree

Grades shall be given as symbols with quality points per symbol as shown below

MARKS

GRADE

EXPLANATION

QUALITY POINT

91-100

A+

OUTSTANDING

4.00

86-90

A

EXCELLENT

3.60

81-85

A-

REMARKABLE

3.40

76-80

B+

VERY GOOD

3.20

71-75

B

RELATIVELY GOOD

3.00

65-70

B-

GOOD

2.80

56-64

C+

PASS

2.56

51-55

C

Marginal PASS

2.00

0-50

F

FAIL

0

Class of Degree

HONOURS

CGPA

First Class

3.50 - 4.00

Second Class (upper Div.)

3.00 - 3.49

Second Class (lower Div.)

2.50 -2.99

Third Class

2.00 -2.49

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