White Ribbon Day occurs on the 25th November, which is also known as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day is the annual pinnacle of the campaign to urge men and boys to wear a white ribbon as visible pledges never to commit condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Gender office marked the Day 30 Nov 2012, by hosting awareness creation conference for the university staffs, students and invited guests from GamoGofa Zone women’s affair and other zonal offices.

The conference, organized by the University Gender office and the Federal human right commission , was well attended and raised awareness and understanding of the impact and effect of violence against women’s and girls’ while the day was observed through panel discussion held in lecture theater hall of the University with participants of different groups.


The Day is celebrated at four different Campuses of the university from 3-8/2012 on presence of each campus College Deans. In the entire program, a minute of silence was observed in memory of the late Prime Minister H.E Ato Meles Zenawi at the start of the event.

Speaking on the Occasion at Nech Sar Campus Dr. Nejb Mohammed said, this year’s celebration would be unique as it is a day that the Ethiopian people recommit to realize the Vision of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. And also gave this genuine promise to stand against poverty and to contribute what they could assist the country’s effort to bring about sustainable development, especially for the successful implementation of the Growth and Transformation plan to see a new and prosperous Ethiopia which can be of hard working by duty –bound fellow citizen in all fields of their specialization.

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General objectives

The general objective of this program is providing the government and the society with qualified legal professionals who have the required legal knowledge, skill and integrity to serve the public, and strengthen the rule of law and good governance through research, consultation and community service.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the program are:

Producing  LL.B Degree graduates ready, willing and able to perform at the highest possible professional  and ethical standards of the legal profession, to work in every part of the country, and to begin work with a minimum of practical orientation;

Undertaking practical research concerning the role of law in the country and the use, efficiency, and effectiveness of the legal system;

Contributing to the improvement of the practice of law and the attainment of justice in the country through constructive and practical consultation and functional interaction with courts, public and private practitioners, and public;

Engaging in community service with the view to achieve one of the main purposes of the university and update the University’s status

Giving overall legal advice to make sure the university materializes its objectives while involving in different transactions with least possible costs.

Maximizing the University’s endeavor of delivering services to the society by involving in different activities in relation to human right protection particularly that of women and child rights, ensuring good governance, maintaining rule of law and justice,  etc., through the activities of the department

Providing practical oriented program of study which will equip students with the knowledge expertise that will qualify them as graduates to join any of the fields that require or benefit from legal training, in or outside of the mainstream legal professions, and in any location in the country

  • Elucidating  to all law students, through repeated practice in coursed and in such extra-curricular activities, the ability, willingness and habit of :    
    • Seeking law through research,
    • Thinking logically
    • Analyzing critically, and
    • Communicating clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Installing deeply in student, through a set of building block exercise that demonstrate the interaction between the parts of law:
    • An in-depth understanding of basic notions of law and fairness, the constitutional foundation, and of human rights,
    • The necessary skills to interpret and apply the law to real situations, and
    • The necessary knowledge and skills to practice law in a way that serves people.
    • Building and strengthen the students’ character, attitudes, judgment and confidence in service through discussion, reflection and example.
  • Demonstrating practically to students, and thus enable them to appreciate:
    • The scope and limitations of the legal discipline and legal methods,
    • The need of study and understand how related disciplines may assist the law and the legal system to achieve its objectives, and
    • The impact of law and other forces that affect the life and arrangement of society
  • Installing within the minds of the student, through ongoing constructive interactions between the law department and the society in schools, public forums, courts and service to the unfortunate, keen interest in social, economic and political environment in which law functions and to create an awareness of the important role law can play as an instrument of social change and the role of legal professionals in that process.
  • Enabling students, through practical examples in every course, to identify the ethical, moral and human dimension of legal solutions and recognize that lawyers have a social responsibility to improve and maintain democratic values and human rights.