Participants’ View on the 60th Anniversary of the AAU School of Law

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) School of Law commemorated its 60th year anniversary of foundation at the main campus of the University, Sidist Kilo, where various law scholars and invited guests found on the 23rd of September 2023.

A number of participants forwarded their views following the speeches and presentations delivered by senior officials of the University including the Interim President Samuel Kifle (PhD).

The most catching view was the video message that Mrs. Meaza Ashenafi, former president for the Federal Supreme Court of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) that highlighted how the legal service through the School of Law and other stakeholders would be possibly nurtured and practiced with justified actions in the entire society of Ethiopia and beyond.

Meaza focused on her view that intensifying the preparedness of legal education in the School to address and enhance the rule of law; how law scholars individually and collectively could manage the contribution of the rule of law in the country; the quality of students, teachers and the curriculum; neutrality and objectivity of the law curriculum; the importance of balance between theory and practise in legal education based on qualitative and quantitative intensive research; etc.

Others also collectively forward their feelings that include the question of language medium in legal education verses it’s being changed by local language in the practical situation in the society, lack of inclusion for minorities and disabilities, the need of legal and social justice reform, the question of autonomizing its budget and the like.


Editor: Abraham Girmay

Photo: Fikremariam Beyene