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Title:The university college period of legal education in Ethiopia (1952-62)
Author:Krzeczunowicz, George
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Law
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subject:legal education
Abstract:In February 1952 some law courses started at the University College of Addis Ababa. Intended was to form a nucleus of persons capable of understanding and applying the impending legislation that was a consequence of the drafting of the Penal, Civil and Commercial Codes in Ethiopia, started in 1954-55. The history of this professional legal education at the College is largely one of a promising start followed by continuous decline. It is summarized in the essay under the following headings: 1. A promising start: The first basic law school course (1952-55) - 2. Suspension of professional legal education (1955-56) and the 'Law faculty' problem (1955-59) - 3. The advanced law school course (1956-58) - 4. The second basic law school course and the liquidation of the law school (1956-59) - 5. 'Fringe' teaching of law in the Faculty of Arts (1952-62) - 6. End of college era and revival of professional legal education (1962-63). Notes; Appendix.