Message from the Dean

Welcome to Bahir Dar University School of Law. We are excited that you are visiting our website. The School of Law is located in the heart of Bahir Dar, one of the largest and beautiful City in Africa that surrounded by Lake Tana and Blue Nile river. Our School is located in a pristine location surrounded by natural beauty, forests, lakes and river.

Since its establishment the School of Law has earned a national reputation for educational excellence, academic rigor, and the highest standards of professionalism. The School's academic programs include undergraduate LLB in Law and B.A in Governance and development studies Programs. The graduate-level programs offered include LLM in Criminal Justice and Human Right, LLM in Business and Corporate Law, LLM in Environment and Land law, LLM in Construction and Dispute Resolution and MA in Governance and Development studies. Since 2017 the School launched PhD program in Law which is the second Law stream PhD program in the history of the country. In running these programs, our international partnerships help us to draw the best practice and experience of internationally known Law Schools and Academic institutions.

Our Law School ranks among the nation's leading law schools in areas, such as the quality of education and training we provide, the innovative postgraduate programs that we run, staff profile, library acquisition, sustainable publication of our journal and the legal aid service we provide to the vulnerable members of the community. Our Academic community is characterized by care and concern for others. They are often recognized for their excellence—they are exceptional scholars who love to teach. Our law professors are prominent scholars and experts in established and emerging areas of law who challenge and inspire students in an intense yet supportive environment. Our professors are dedicated to bringing real life experiences into the classroom and clinical setting to enhance the learning outcomes of the students.

Located in the beautiful Gish Abay Campus of the University, our staff members and students are actively engaged in academic, research, and community service projects that make an immediate impact on the community and the country at large. We have a talented, diverse and energetic community of staff and students. Most importantly, we are educating and preparing our students for the practice of law in an ever-changing legal profession through rigorous classroom instruction and in-depth practical experiences through our Free Legal Aid Centre, and Arbitration and Moot Court Centre.  Our efforts are reflected in the very high Law exit exam passage rates, the highest mark scored in the national law exit exam, and number of cups won in the National Moot court competition.

In the School's short history, our high-quality academic programs and highly competent and qualified students have brought a national reputation to the University. We are very proud of our students and the opportunities they have to positively impact on the future of the country in their respective field of study. Moreover, in whatever institution they work, our graduates have earned their glowing reputation for legal craftsmanship, high ethical standards and leadership throughout the country and beyond.

I invite you to explore all aspects of Bahir Dar University School of Law through the website ( We encourage you to visit our campus and meet our School.


Tegegne Zergaw


Assistant Professor of Law

Dean of Law School

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia