Bachelor of Law(LL.B)
The Faculty is charged with the responsibility of providing qualitative and quantitative education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This is done through the use of quality course materials in print, CD-ROM, DVD, online facilitation, video conferencing, internet, radio and television broadcast, audio and videos tapes and interactive face-to-face contacts for our teeming number of students and facilitation at the various study centres by experienced and seasoned professionals; thereby ensuring effective delivery in our university.
The Faculty of Law equips students with the theory and practice of law, the principles of judicial process, legal development and legislative drafting. The LL.B programme equips students with basic legal education to enhance their admission into the Nigerian Bar whereon they could become Solicitors and Advocates of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
A student of average intelligence, who is diligent in his studies, is expected to complete the law programme leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in five (5) years. An extension may be allowed but not beyond eight (8) years.
(a) To be admitted for the LL.B programme, a candidate must possess:
- WASC/SSC/GCE Ordinary Level with a minimum of 5 credits including English language, Literature in English or English Literature and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
(b) For direct entry, a candidate must possess:
- First Degree with not less than Second Class (Lower) from a recognized University or its equivalent in addition to:
- WASC/SSC/GCE Ordinary Level with a minimum of 5 Credits including English Language, Literature in English or English Literature and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
Duration of Course
Minimum Duration of the Bachelor of Laws Programme is five years of ten semesters for 100 level entry students and four years of eight semesters for direct entry students.
In addition, a graduate must have recorded a Total Credit Earned (TCE) of 204 for 100 level entry student and 196 for direct entry student.
The following conditions are required to graduate from the BSc. in Law programme:
Years/Semester Required: Minimum Duration of the Bachelor of Laws Programme is five (5) years of 10 semesters and four (4) years of Eight (8) semesters for direct entry students.
Compulsory (Core Courses): The candidates must pass all compulsory (core) courses as listed in the outlined programme proposal (OPP) to graduate.
TOTAL CREDIT UNITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
1. For 100 Level Entry – 198 Credit Units
2. For 200 Level (Direct) Entry – 191 Units