35 first-year plus 15 re-admittedA class size of 50 students (35 first-year plus 15 re-admitted) has been admitted to the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, following a process of rigorous credential screening that included the administering of two entrance exams after more than 509 applications were received. 

Read more: UL LAW School Admits Small but Professionally Diverse Class

ermet dennisThe current President, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, after seven years of an accomplished and honorable tenure of office, has elected to retire. Therefore, the University of Liberia, Liberia’sflagship institution of higher learning, is accepting applications or nominations for the position of president. Founded in 1862 as Liberia College, the institution became the University of Liberia in 1951 by an Act of the National Legislature. Currently, there are approximately 18,000 students from all parts of the country, as well as foreign students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. The President of the Republic of Liberia is Visitor to the University of Liberia and the authority for the governance over the University is vested in the Board of Trustees.

Read more: UL Begins Search for New President

Dr dennis Law USAIDSince becoming President of the University of Liberia in 2008, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis has split his time between running the institution and finding external support from partners and donors to close the funding gap often left behind by Government’s  limited budgetary subsidy. 

Now, thanks to Dr. Dennis’ leadership, another external support has come to the university. As with two previous ones, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Project (LPAC) has entered a Memorandum of Corporation with the University of Liberia to support the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law.

Read more: UL President lauds USAID as Law School Gets Support

wesley patA renowned Liberian poet and writer Dr Patricia Jabbeh Wesley read as many of her poems, as well as from her forthcoming memoir, Living Miracles, in the auditorium of the University of Liberia, her alma mater.

The reading was Dr Patricia Wesley’s first at the University of Liberia, telling the audience how glad she was for the opportunity to read her poetry, many of them influenced by traditional and contemporary Liberian life and culture.
She began by reading from excerpts from her forthcoming memoir, Living Miracles, which chronicles some of the harrowing and gut-wrenching experiences she witnessed during the Liberian civil war.

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Read more: Poet Dr. Wesley Reads at Alma Mater, Pays Tribute To Great Liberian Writers

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The UL is Liberia's premier, oldest and largest university and entry has become competitive over the last few years. If you are planning to the attend please start to prepare for our admision entrance by not only studying, but getting updated requirements to sit the entrance.  We welcome all Liberians and international students to drink from the fountain of Lux in Tenebris.