Message from the Dean

Welcome to Bahir Dar University School of Law and our website. Throughout the site, you will find news and information about the School’s activities and resources.

Our Law School is blessed to be located in Bahir Dar, a uniquely beautiful City endowed with natural and historical attractions. Bahir Dar is a great place to work, study and live. As of September 2012, the School of Law is located in a newly built Yibab Campus along with the Institute of Land Administration. Our new Campus is beautiful and welcoming. We recently completely furnishing classrooms to better suit students’ needs and we continue to invest in our law library and centers of excellence, keeping pace with current technology and innovations.

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. Bahir Dar University School of Law members 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.

Today, our graduates find rewarding legal careers, inter alia, at legal research and training institutions, non-governmental organizations, top private companies, all levels of the judiciary, and international organizations. 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. While we continue to be a preferred School in terms of the quality of teaching and training we provide, we have intensified our efforts to help our students build compelling résumés and strong career paths in many legal fields in our postgraduate programs.

In every respect, the School of Law values curiosity, the common good, and the greatest tradition of the legal profession: leadership. I hope you will enjoy your visit to our website and I invite you to visit our School to learn more about this fantastic School. I also warmly welcome your interest in this very special Law School.


Albachew Birhanu

Director of the School of Law, since 2018/19