Department of law of Arba Minch University has a mission of offering relevant, efficient  and quality education and training; conducting demand driven research and rendering efficient community services.

According to the Ethiopian Higher Education Proclamation No. 650/2009 and its own charter (Council of Ministers Charter Regulation No 235/2011), AMU is mandated to establish, organize and determine the status, functions and responsibilities of academic units, and close down any of them when the University finds it appropriate. Accordingly, department of law is established to function as an academic unit under college of social science and humanities. The department is also mandated to:


The department of law aspires to be one of the three best law schools in Ethiopia by 2020.


Department of law has taken the following core values of the university:

Arba Minch University (AMU) is one of the well-established universities found in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Regional State (SNNPRS). It is located at Arba Minch town, 500 km South of Addis Ababa. The main campus of the university is situated at the eastern foot of Gamo mountain ranges and adjacent to the vast low land stretching towards Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo which form part of the East African Rift Valley. The spectacular features of these twin Rift Valley lakes, Abaya and Chamo, impart a picturesque view to the University as it is viewed from the main campus hills. The Lakes are essential components of the area in view of socio-economic value and ecological diversity. Two of its newly established campuses are named after these two lakes while the third new campus is named after one of the wonderful national parks of the country - Nech Sar. The gifted land of the South offers a huge opportunity to the University to venture into new territories of education, research and development.

Currently, the University comprises of five colleges and the institute. Department of law is one of the departments hosted in Chamo campus under college of social science and humanities. It was established in 2010 to train legal professionals and assist the development endeavor of the country.

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Department of Law
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

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