Law

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The Dean of the School of Law is Vera Kobru Nchong

Our Mission

NPB Law School proposes to provide intellectual stimulation, training and incentive designed to foster lifelong liberal learning. It offers challenging, forward-looking programs with a professional orientation in the Common law, Business law and Human Rights aimed at excellence in scholarship and creativity that will promote self-realization and expression in the context of social responsibility in national development.

 Our Objectives

The objectives of the NPB Law School are:

  • Acquire, advance, conserve, and transmit knowledge under conditions determined by the laws and regulations governing Higher Education in Cameroon.
  • Train high level cadres and professionals in such fields as Common law, Business law, and Human Rights law.
  • Carry out high-level research for the advancement of knowledge, enhancement of teaching and provision of service to the community and humanity at large.
  • Offer service to the community through innovation, consultancies, partnerships, and law clinic
  • Promote moral and socio-cultural values that are compatible with national values.

Fields of specialization

NPB School of law offers legal studies in the following specialties:

  • Common law ( English private law)
  • Business law ( Principally OHADA business law), and,
  • Human Rights law

Admission Requirements

  • To be admitted into level one of any of the above specialties, prospective applicants should possess a minimum of two advanced level papers in the relevant subjects excluding Religious knowledge, or BACC in all series,
  • To be admitted into level three of any of the above specialties, prospective applicants should possess a minimum of HPD/HND/DEUG in law, or any other qualification in law recognized by MINESUP,
  • Transfer of credits for students transferring from other Universities

Job opportunities upon graduation

Upon graduation, the student will be opened to employment opportunities in the following legal and Para-legal professions:

  • Legal practice as a lawyer/advocate with the Cameroon Bar Association,
  • Legal practice as bailiff with the Cameroon Bailiffs Association,
  • Admission into ENAM to become a Magistrate (Judge),
  • Admission into ENAM to become a civil administrator (SDO, Do, Governor, etc.)
  • Admission into EMIA, ENAP, IRIC, warders, Gendarmerie and Police Schools,
  • Legal adviser, consultant and Para-legal officer in different companies,
  • Human Rights and environmental advocacy and activism

Program duration:

  • The duration of study for the Higher Professional Diploma (HPD) is two (2) years after A/L, or BACC
  • The duration of study for the Bachelor’s Degree (B.Tech) is one (1) year after HPD/HND/DEUG

Tuition/Registration fees:

Fees are very moderate and payable in installments. Contact the bursary for further details.

Language of tuition:

All courses are taught in English language, except Legal French

Level of study: Undergraduate

Degree offered:  Bachelor’s of Technology (B.Tech) Law

Course Mode: Full time

Structure of B.Tech LAW Degree PROGRAM

The B.Tech law degree program has been designed in such a way that in levels one and two, all the students irrespective of whether they are specialized in Common law; Business law or Human Rights have a common program. They all read foundation courses in law, and in level three they separate and concentrate on specialized courses of their respective specialties. Below is a structure of the third year program for the different specialties:

law-students

Option: Common law; Year III (Level 300)

 

Course code

Course Title

Credit Value

Status

L

T

P

Prerequisite

First Semester

LAW 301 Jurisprudence and legal Theories

6

C

40

20

00

LAW 303 Law of Evidence

6

C

40

10

10

HRL 301 Philosophy of Human Rights

6

C

40

20

00

HRL 303 Human Rights & Civil Liberties

6

C

40

20

00

BUL301 Company law

6

C

40

20

00

BUL303 Private International law

6

C

40

20

00

LAW305 Legal Methodology & writing

6

C

40

10

10

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose one of the courses below)

LAW307 International Financial law

3

E

20

10

00

LAW309 Islamic financial law

3

E

20

10

00

TOTAL

45

 

300

130

20

 

Second Semester

LAW 302 Specific Offences

6

C

30

10

20

LAW 304 Administrative Litigations

6

C

50

10

00

LAW 306 Environmental law

6

C

40

10

10

LAW 308 Public Service Law

6

C

50

10

00

LAW 310 Public Administration

6

C

40

10

10

LAW 312 Internship

12

C

00

00

120

LAW 314 Legal research project reporting

6

C

00

00

60

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose one of the courses below)

LAW3016 International Relations

3

E

20

10

00

LAW3018 Insurance law

3

E

20

10

00

TOTAL

51

 

220

70

220

 

Option: Business law; Year III (Level 300)

Course code

Course title

Credit value

Status

L

T

P

Prerequisite

 

First semester

 

LAW 301 Jurisprudence and legal Theories

6

C

40

20

00

LAW 303 Law of Evidence

6

C

40

10

10

 
HRL 301 Philosophy of Human Rights

6

C

40

20

00

HRL 303 Human Rights & Civil Liberties

6

C

40

20

00

BUL301 Company law

6

C

40

20

00

BUL303 Private International law

6

C

40

20

00

LAW305 Legal Methodology & writing

6

C

40

10

10

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose one of the courses below)

LAW307 International Financial law

3

E

20

10

LAW309 Islamic Financial law

3

E

20

10

TOTAL

45

  300  130 20  

Second semester

 

BUL302 International Commercial law

6

C

40

10

10

 

BUL304 Taxation law

6

C

40

10

10

 

BUL306 Consumer Protection law

6

C

40

10

10

 

BUL308 W.T.O Agreements

6

C

40

20

00

 

BUL310 Intellectual property law

6

C

40

10

10

 

BUL312 Internship

12

C

00

00

60

 

LAW 314 Legal research project reporting

6

C

00

00

60

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose one of the courses below)

 

BUL314 International dispute resolution

3

E

20

10

00

 

BUL316 Foreign direct investments

3

E

20

10

00

 

TOTAL

51

 

220

70

220

 

Option: Human Rights law; Year III (Level 300)

Course code

Course title

Credit value

Status

L

T

P

Prerequisite

 

First semester

 

LAW 301 Jurisprudence and legal Theories

6

C

40

20

00

LAW 303 Law of Evidence

6

C

40

10

10

 

HRL 301 Philosophy of Human Rights

6

C

40

20

00

HRL 303 Human Rights & Civil Liberties

6

C

40

20

00

BUL301 Company law

6

C

40

20

00

BUL303 Private International law

6

C

40

20

00

LAW305 Legal Methodology & writing

6

C

40

10

10

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose one of the courses below)

LAW307 International Financial law

3

E

20

10

LAW309 Islamic Financial law

3

E

20

10

TOTAL

45

  300 130 20  

Second semester

 

HRL302 African System of protection of Human Rights

6

C

40

10

10

 

HRL304 Civil and Political Rights

6

C

40

10

10

 

HRL306 Monitoring of Human Rights

6

C

40

10

10

 

HRL308 Social Economic and Cultural Rights

6

C

40

20

00

 

HRL310 International Humanitarian Law

6

C

40

20

00

 

HRL312 Internship

12

C

00

00

120

 

LAW 314 Legal research project reporting

6

C

00

00

60

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose one of the courses below)

 

HRL314 Structure & Functioning of Human Rights Organizations

3

E

20

10

00

 

HRL316 International Criminal law

3

E

20

10

00

 

TOTAL

51

 

220

80

210

 

 

Our contact

Office of the Dean

Mrs. Vera Tchucho Kobru Nchong

Phone: (+237) 677 024 565