Background of the college

The College of Social Sciences and Law (CSSL) is one of the six colleges of Jimma University. Located on the main campus, the College brings together ten disciplines, each with a strong foundation in Community Based Education (CBE), and it delivers quality courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The College was restructured in 2009 through the merger of the Faculty of Law (established in 2002), the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (established in 2006), and some departments from the former Faculty of Education (established in 2001). Over the last ten years, the College has graduated thousands of professionals across various programmes.

The College has a developed library facility, including the Law Library and the Social Sciences Library (also referred to as the Main Library) equipped both with paper-based books and electronic journals, as well as English Language and GIS Laboratories. Separate computer rooms with internet service for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are also available. The College is endeavoring to put better facilities in place to offer quality education across all the disciplines.

Pro-bono legal services are offered to the residents of Jimma and its environs through the staff and students of the School of Law.