Uganda Study Abroad Program


The planned program is oriented to American Law students. Classes will be conducted in English. Students will be enrolled in four credit hours focusing on international and East African law and human rights with a significant emphasis on the Ugandan legal system. Each course is taught from a Christian perspective and will incorporate biblical principles. Classes will be held at Uganda Christian University.

Course Descriptions

The East African Legal Environment (3 credits)

An introduction to the legal environment and substantive law of East Africa including social context, components of various legal systems, and a comparative exploration of relevant jurisprudential topics.

Introduction to Human Rights in Africa (1 credit)

Addresses international human rights with an emphasis on human rights protections in East Africa. Also addresses the modern human rights movement, modern international human rights law, and a Christian perspective on international human rights law.

Attendance Policy & Grading Methods

Attendance will be mandatory for all classes and official visits to legal institutions and associated briefings/lectures. Students will be expected to be prepared for class and participate in class on a daily basis. In accordance with law school policy, if students accumulate unexcused absences in excess of 20% of the required class time, they will receive a Withdrawn/Failing grade for the class. 

Students will be required to complete written examinations at the conclusion of each course. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the student’s home school.

The UCU Library will be available to students for study and research. All course materials are expected to be self-contained. Students may need the library to access some required readings required for the East African Legal Environment course. Students will be given priority for these materials, which will be readily available.