A college for Legal Studies was established under the University of Juba decree of the Senate resolution No. 1. (16) dated September, 14th 1998. The University’s Vice-Chancellor at that time, setup a technical committee to design a proposed curriculum for the new college to include both the LL.B & the LL.M stages; pursuant to administrative resolution no. (137/307) dated February, 20th 1999. The Senate in its meeting of May 26th, 2005 approved the committee’s proposal. The College comprised of five departments including:
- Department of Public Law.
- Department of Commercial Law.
- Department of International Law.
- Department of Customary Law.
The College awards a general LL.B degree in four years and postgraduate diploma & LL.M degrees by courses from the departments of International Law & Commercial Law under the Distance Education program that was inaugurated in the academic year 1999-2000. In addition to the aforesaid degrees the College also awards the LL.D degree. In 2002 the Vice-Chancellor issued the administrative resolution No. (719-109-202 / 7) dated January, 29th / 2002 to set up a committee to up-date curriculum. At the outset of its work, the committee faced several difficulties leading to suspension of its work; an event which led to the re-set of the committee in pursuit to administrative resolution No. 2. (931 / B-109) dated Jul.5th. 2003. The up-dated curriculum came into effect at the LL.B (regular & distance learning), post-graduate Diploma & LL.M distance learning programs as of the academic year 2005.
Following the succession of South in July, 9th 2011 the College of Law of the University of Juba with all of its departments, academic programs, academic & administrative cadres was devolved to University of Bahri following the resolution of the Minster of Higher Education & Scientific Research No. (50) 2011.