Admissions into the Sierra Leone Law School

The one-year Law School programme is designed to prepare candidates for the Final Examination that all intending legal practitioners must pass before being admitted to practice law in Sierra Leone.
Since the profession is fused in Sierra Leone, the practitioner can act as a solicitor and a barrister. The training is therefore geared towards teaching those practical skills which are necessary for the work of a solicitor or barrister.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission, applicants must be in possession of an approved qualification...
  1. At least a Third Class Honours Degree Awarded by the University of Sierra Leone or the holder of at least a Third Class Honours Degree in Law of a recognized University or other Institutions of Higher Learning of a Commonwealth Country approved by the Council of Legal Education or the holder of at least a Third Class Honours Degree in Law of a recognized University or other Institution of Higher Learning of a country with a Legal System Analogous to that of Sierra Leone approved by the Council of Legal Education”.
    holders of joint Honours degrees for example B.A. Honours in Law and Politics, if they studied during their courses the core subjects in the entry requirements i.e.

    Equity and Trusts
    Law of Contract
    Law of Tort
    Criminal Law
    Constitutional Law and
    Land Law
    Could be admitted into the School.


All applicants will be expected to attend an interview to be conducted by the Admissions Committee...

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic school year admission for entry into the School for the professional course leading to the final examination for the completion of the professional stage should reach the Office of the Registrar not later than 31st May 2023.

All applicants will be expected to attend an interview conducted by the Admissions Committee of the Schools at which they will be required to produce the originals of their degree certificates and or the transcripts of any relevant academic courses completed on which they rely for admission to the School.

Supporting Documents

Applicants for the 1-year programme must submit the following with their applications
  • An official and complete transcript sent directly from the institution, addressed to the Registrar of the Sierra Leone Law School.
  • Three passport-size photographs of the applicant
  • Photocopies of all relevant degrees, certificates or diplomas
  • Two stamped or otherwise prepaid self-addressed envelopes together with the applicant’s telephone, fax, email or other contact details.

Core Subjects

The core subjects required for admission to the Sierra Leone Law School...

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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