The course equips students with skills of legal research, critique and legal reasoning. It introduces them to different legal systems. It also introduces students to the bench and bar modalities within the legal profession.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Critically and analytically engage in legal research and write legal opinions.
- Critically Interpret statutes and apply legal provisions to hypothetical facts provided.
- Analyze cases, identify the ratio decidendi and apply it to factual situations.
- Describe the sources of law and the different legal systems.
- Discuss the role of the bar, the bench and legal education in the legal system; outline the professional ethics that govern the players, and particularly advocates, in the exercise of their duties in the legal framework.
- Describe the structure of Tanzania legal system and the hierarchy of courts, and have a basic understanding of how this compares with other selected jurisdictions.