The study of Law transcends the boundaries between the humanities, science and technology. In the field of science and technology, law is a completely central institution and is a necessary component of all disciplines within that field. The running of service courses such as medical law, building and construction law, engineering law, pharmacy law, mining law, environmental law and many others in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology holds adequate testimony to this fact.
The Scientists need the requisite knowledge of statutes and case law which establish the basic principles of law relating to their various professions. Law educates the Scientists about the legal spheres and consequences of their operations and actions, because any rules about contract, tort, property law, labour law, company law, intellectual property and many more can have long lasting effects. At the national level, all scientific researches or technological development policies incorporate the practical manifestation of rules and regulations coming from the legal disciplines.
Since all human relations are governed by law which is enforceable through institutions, the role of law lecturers (lawyers) in this regard cannot be ignored in an institution of Science and Technology. They have developed a tendency to view the “law” as a discrete body of rules and regulations which by governing conduct, ensures justices and the enhancement of morality. They do not only serve on University disciplinary committees but also assist in drafting memoranda of understanding for scientific undertakings and give legal advice, on litigations ranging from family matters to patent rights, to administrative bodies and individual members of the University community of which the Scientists are also beneficiaries.