Council Of Legal Education

Sierra Leone Law School


We are dedicated to empowering future legal leaders in Sierra Leone through education and training.
Our mission is to provide high-quality legal education and training that prepares students for success in the legal profession and contributes to the development of the legal system in Sierra Leone.

The Sierra Leone Law School provides professional legal training and conducts final examinations for those seeking to become members of the legal profession in Sierra Leone. Upon completing the Sierra Leone Law School requirements, candidates are issued a Certificate for Call to the Bar by the Council of Legal Education.

Since 1990 the Law School has enrolled law graduates holding an honours degree in Law awarded by the University of Sierra Leone or holding any other degree in Law from a recognized university or any other Institution of higher learning of any commonwealth country approved by the Council.

Director's Welcome Message

Dear visitors and members of the Sierra Leone Law School,

I am honoured to welcome you to our website, which represents the spirit and values of our institution. The Sierra Leone Law School has a proud history of providing quality legal education to the people of Sierra Leone and beyond. As the director of this esteemed institution, I am proud to lead a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to upholding our tradition of excellence.

Our website is designed to provide you with all the information you need about our programs, students, and events. Whether you are a prospective student, an alumni, a partner institution, or simply interested in the field of law, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about what makes the Sierra Leone Law School a unique and special place.

Thank you for your interest in our school, and I look forward to welcoming you in person soon.


Dr. Abu Bakarr Bangura

Sierra Leone Law School

As Chief Justice of Sierra Leone and Chairman of the Council of Legal Education. I am pleased to welcome you to the Sierra Leone Law School.

I know that pursuing a career in the legal profession can be challenging. But I assure you that the Council of Legal Education through the Sierra Leone Law School is committed to providing you with the highest quality legal education and training.

I advise you to work hard, stay focused, and never give up on your dreams. You can achieve great things and positively impact your community and beyond with dedication and perseverance.

I look forward to seeing all you accomplish as you embark on this journey towards becoming successful legal professionals in Sierra Leone.


Hon. Justice Nicholas Browne-Marke

Chief Justice & Chairman,
Council of Legal Education

Council Of Legal Education

Established in September 1989 under the provisions of the Council of Legal Education Act 1989 (Act. No. 1 of 1989). The Council of Legal Education had as its primary mandate the establishment of a School of Law in Sierra Leone to be the governing body of that School which in turn was to be exclusively responsible for the organization of courses of professional legal training and the conduction of Bar Examinations for those persons seeking to become members of the legal profession in Sierra Leone.

The mission of the Council of Legal Education in Sierra Leone is to develop competent legal practitioners who appreciate their responsibility as members of an honourable profession, recognize the needs of their socio-economic environment, and are dedicated to pursuing excellence, upholding high ethical standards, promoting social justice, and strengthening the rule of law.

The Council of Legal Education under section 6 of the 1989 Act is ordained as:

Legal Education Provider

Conduct or cause to be conducted professional training courses and examinations.


Appointment of a Board of the Law School, a Director of the Law School, academic and other staff.

Awarding Body

Issue a Certificate of Call to the Bar on satisfactory completion of the professional training course.


Evaluate courses of study provided by and accord appropriate recognition of legal qualifications obtained in other institutions.

Members of The Council of Legal Education.

1. Hon. Chief Justice Hon. Justice Nicholas Browne-Marke - Chairman

2. Mohamed Lamin Tarawally Esq – Attorney General & Minister of Justice

3. Dr Abu Bakarr Bangura - Director Sierra Leone Law School (Secretary)

4. Robert B. Kowa - Solicitor General & Rep. of Attorney and Minister of Justice

5. Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay - Justice of the Supreme Court

6. Hon. Prof. H. M. Joko-Smart

7. Prof. Foday Sahr - Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone

8. Prof. Babatunde Karim – Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law (F.B.C)

9. Pastor Sahr Foday - Rep. Ministry of Education

10. Mr Leslie Thomas - Rep. Employers Federation

11. Mrs. Tuma Adama Gento-Kamara - Rep. Bar Association

12. Mr Floyd Davies Esq.- Rep. Bar Association

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information about the Sierra Leone Law School, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help and are always happy to hear from prospective students, alumni, and others interested in our institution. You can reach us by phone, email, or by filling out the contact form.

Sierra Leone Law School

Special Court, Jomo Kenyatta Rd, Freetown

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