Qualify in Ghana (from civil law country)


Noel1995
Dear all,

There has been a discussion on qualifying in Ghana and Nigeria before, but my question is not answered there.

I will graduate this year after 5 years of law school in a European civil law country. Normally I would now do pupillage for a couple of years and then pass the bar in my home country.

However, I do not wish to practise law in my country, I want to practise law in Ghana.

Therefore my question is if anyone can tell me, with regard to my specific situation, what I would have to do to practise law in Ghana? What should I study at University of Ghana - and for how long? Because I see what people from UK can do, but not exactly how it would be for my situation. Would an LL.M. in the US or UK make a difference?

Thanks in advance!

Noel
Dear all,

There has been a discussion on qualifying in Ghana and Nigeria before, but my question is not answered there.

I will graduate this year after 5 years of law school in a European civil law country. Normally I would now do pupillage for a couple of years and then pass the bar in my home country.

However, I do not wish to practise law in my country, I want to practise law in Ghana.

Therefore my question is if anyone can tell me, with regard to my specific situation, what I would have to do to practise law in Ghana? What should I study at University of Ghana - and for how long? Because I see what people from UK can do, but not exactly how it would be for my situation. Would an LL.M. in the US or UK make a difference?

Thanks in advance!

Noel
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Duncan
Looking at https://gslaw.edu.gh/programmes/ghana-legal-systems-constitutional-law-course/ it seems that a qualifying law degree in a common law country will be required. A UK GDL might be more useful than an LLM. The Ghana school of law can probably tell you what other foreign lawyers have done. The other option might be this: http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts/recognised-jurisdictions.page

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 11, 2018]

Looking at https://gslaw.edu.gh/programmes/ghana-legal-systems-constitutional-law-course/ it seems that a qualifying law degree in a common law country will be required. A UK GDL might be more useful than an LLM. The Ghana school of law can probably tell you what other foreign lawyers have done. The other option might be this: http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts/recognised-jurisdictions.page
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