Bahir Dar University School of Law would like to cordially invite all Ethiopian Law Schools to participate in the 4th Ethiopian Law Schools National Moot Court Competition organized in collaboration with Justice and Legal Research & Training Institute. 
The Competition will provide a unique opportunity for Ethiopian Law students to engage in an intellectual exercise on the current and sensitive issues of Investment and Arbitration Laws thereby enhancing their substantive understanding of the subject matter and developing an expertise in advocating a position before an arbitral panel.
Due date for registration: 30 December, 2019, 5:00 PM. 
Looking forward to seeing you in Bahir Dar!!

The Bahir Dar University Journal of Law is established in 2010 G.C. under the stewardship of the Bahir Dar University School of Law. The Journal publishes quality papers biannually in July and December every year since 2010. The main aim of the Journal is to create a forum for the scholarly analysis of Ethiopian law and to promote research in the area of the legal system of the country in general. This journal publishes manuscripts that meet intellectual quality. The Journal seeks to publish contributions on both international law and Ethiopian legal science, the justice system and jurisprudence. The Journal also encourages analyses of contemporary legal issues. Quality papers in these areas are highly encouraged. 
The Editorial Committee of the Journal welcomes scholarly articles, notes, reflections, case comments and book reviews from legal scholars, legal practitioners, judges and prosecutors and any legal professional who would like to contribute his/her own share to the betterment of the legal system of Ethiopia and of the world at large. Contributions should be unpublished original work of the author(s).
Manuscript submission:
The Bahir Dar University Journal of Law invites submission of manuscripts in electronic format (Soft copy). The manuscript should be sent in Microsoft Word format as an attachment to; 
All submissions need to be written in an articulate and proficient language either in English or Amharic. Authors who lack good command of the language are encouraged to send their article to language editing prior to submission. 
For further details, please kindly find the author's guideline of the journal here attached below.

Bahir Dar University School of Law is pleased to invite outstanding applications from prospective students assigned by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) wishing to join the Ph.D. program in Law commencing in October 2019. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from individuals other than those assigned by the MoSHE this year because of capacity limitations.
Further details on application requirements as well as the list of potential supervisors are provided in the documents linked below. Application deadline: 26 September 2019


Bahir Dar University, Department of Governance and Development Studies has rendered community services training to the newly reformed name of Dagmawi Minilik sub-city employees, Bahir Dar City Administration. The two-round trainings have successfully delivered by the staffs of the Department for the employees of the sub-city.
The main objective of these two round trainings was to build up the capacity of the employees in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes and thereby to create a conducive working environment for service delivery in the sub-city.
Round 1 training on “Kaizen: Its application, Challenges, and Possible Solutions” was delivered for 29 employees, from July 02 to 03, 2019 or Sene 25 to 26, 2011 E.C.
Similarly, round 2 training on “Public Service Delivery, Customer Handling, and Customer Satisfaction” was delivered to the employees of the sub-city immediately after the Kaizen training session was ended up, started on July 04, 2019.

The Department of Governance and Development Studies holds a special session on the title "Internationalization and Fund Raising" on June 07, 2019 at Gish Abay/Yibab Campus, Bahir Dar University. Dr. Yeshitla from Hawassa University has presented the basic concepts of internationalization and the ways how the department can raise funds. 
June 07, 2019

The School of Law, in its effort of enabling students to acquire extensive practical knowledge and skill in the field, supports students to participate in several national and international academic competitions. One of the most prestigious of these was the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Starting from 2017, the School sent Vis moot teams to Hamburg (Germany) and Vienna (Austria) to compete in this largest international commercial arbitration moot. In the School’s 2017 and 2018 participations, our team successfully participated in the competition to winning the Michael L. Sher Award of the competition and achieved immense results, that it was the first time a team from Africa had ever won the award.
Continuing it's the effort, the School has sent a team composed of two team members and one coach to participate in the 26th Willem C Vis International Commercial Moot Competition where 372 universities around the world have participated.
The School of Law warmly appreciates the students and coach of the team for their significant international contributions to our Law School.

BDU School of Law holds a discussion/consultative forum with concerned stakeholders on the Provisions of Free Legal Aid Service Delivery on April 13, 2019. The main aim is to assure effective free legal aid service delivery across the Free Legal Aid Centers.