About 2,790 lawyers have been admitted to the Post Graduate Bar Course at Law Development Centre for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Academic Years.
This is the first time lawyers have been admitted to the course without undergoing what used to be mandatory pre-entry exams – conducted for the last eight years – following a two-year suspension by the Law Council effective 2019.
The new arrangement was reached upon following an August 30 meeting in which the board considered applicants who completed their Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2019 and 2018 and previous years.
Lawyers that had passed pre-entry examinations in previous years but had not joined LDC for the Bar Course; or applied to repeat the entire course or to repeat subject(s) on the Bar Course were also considered for admission.
Out of the 2,790 successful lawyers, 1,114 and 560 lawyers were randomly posted to Kampala and Mbarara campuses, respectively to study under the 2019/2020 Academic year.
Students are expected to collect their admission letters from the office of the Academic Registrar Kampala campus starting 10am.
The board also admitted another 1,116 lawyers to the Bar Course 2020/21 Academic year. The students can pick their letters of offer from the office of the Academic Registrar Kampala campus but their admission letters will be issued in July 2020