Mattu University

Yuunivarsiitii Mattuu

መቱ ዩኒቨርሲቲ

Mattu University

School of Law


Mattu University School of Law is one of recently established and prestigious law school in the country. It was founded in 2014 G.C. as Law Department under the then Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (now College of Social Sciences and Humanities).  In 2017 G.C, the school attained its current status – School.  As of now, the school has 19 full teaching staff and 2 instructors on study leave.  Since its establishment, the school has been working strongly to offer quality education for its students, and its staff members also have been engaging in research activities. The school has also been providing free legal aid service for the surrounding community with economic and social problems. The school’s Legal Aid Center is found in Ilu Aba Bor zone high court. 


Yusuf Gezali Ahimed

Dean's Message

"Welcome to Mattu University School of law where we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of legal professionals for success in the ever-evolving field of law. As the Dean of Mattu University School of law, it is my privilege to share with you the unique features and strengths of our esteemed institution.

As the school, we take great pride in our rigorous academic curriculum that is designed to foster critical thinking, analytical skills, and ethical judgment. Our distinguished faculty members, who are both scholars and practitioners in their respective fields, are committed to providing exceptional instruction 6and mentorship to our students.

Our law school offers a wide range of specialized courses and programs that cater to the diverse interests of our student body. From corporate law and international law to environmental law and human rights, we strive to instill in our students a deep understanding of the complex legal landscape and equip them with the tools necessary to navigate it successfully.

In addition to our strong academic foundation, the school offers invaluable experiential learning opportunities that allow our students to apply their legal knowledge in practical settings. Our clinical programs, externships, and internships provide real-world experiences that enhance our students’ understanding of the law and prepare them for the demands of the legal profession.

Furthermore, the school also serves the creation of a vibrant and inclusive community, where collaboration and mutual respect are valued. We encourage students to engage in meaningful dialogue, foster connections among their peers, and develop both personally and professionally. Our student organizations, conferences, and events create a supportive environment that enhances the overall law school experience.

I invite you to explore all that Mattu University School of law has to offer and consider joining our vibrant community. Here, you will find a law school that is committed to academic excellence, professional development, and fostering a lifelong passion for the law.

I look forward to welcoming you to Mattu University School of law and witnessing your growth and success as future legal leaders."


The school is working with the vision of becoming one of the strong schools of Law in Ethiopia by 2030 in providing quality legal education and in conducting problem solving research that contributes to the improvement of the life of the community.


The mission of the Department is to produce competent and ethical legal professionals adequately, conducting research that solves the communities’ problems, rendering researched community services, creating strong linkages and cooperation with higher education and research institutions of the country and across the world.

The school is also an active member of the Consortium of Ethiopian Law schools since 2015. Through its duly authorized staff, the school is contributing its fair share for the strength of the consortium itself and it is also strictly implementing the decisions that are passed by the consortium.  

These facts indicate that in spite of its shorter age, the School is really a vibrant school that is run by very energetic, hard-working, and visionary staff members who work day and night for change and excellence in this very competitive academic world.


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