Top 20 Best Law Universities in Nigeria

Do you want to study law at the University but don’t know the best law faculty in Nigeria? If yes, this article will carefully provide you a rundown on the 20 best law Universities in Nigeria.

Ideally, Law is the most respected profession in the field of Art. And it’s one of the most competitive courses in the Nigeria Universities.

20 Best Law Universities in Nigeria

To many, law students are arrogant, selfish, and liars but to them – baby lawyers, they’re smart and creative. That’s why every Art students always wish to put on the wig and gown one day.

Even, during my secondary school days, all my friends in Art Department, including myself wanted to become a lawyer. It was all our dream but the truth is we all cannot be a lawyer.

Admission Requirements into the Law Universities in Nigeria

Seeking admission into any university in Nigeria to study law is a thug of war. And one thing that is certain is; there’s no single law faculty in Nigeria University that accepts anything less than 200 in JAMB.

However, as an admission seeker into any faculty of law in Nigeria, in your SSCE result, you must have at worst a credit pass in English language, Mathematics, Literature, Government and any other Art subject.

More so, there are some universities in Nigeria that are offering Islamic Law, such universities requires a credit pass in either Islamic studies or Arabic language.

Essence, there are many Law faculties in Nigeria tertiary education and all law students from the over 150 Universities in Nigeria do meet at the Nigerian Law School. Such is the last gap of every aspiring barrister.

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Top 20 Law Universities in Nigeria

So this list of the 20 best law Universities in Nigeria is based on many factors and among them is their performance at the national and international moot and mock trials, students’ performance at the Nigerian law school, law clinic activities and others.

So if you want to become one of the best lawyers in town both in advocacy skills and corporate governance, endeavor to check this 20 best law Universities in Nigeria.

  1. University of Ibadan (UI)

Other than being the Premier University in the country, as at the time of writing this article, University of Ibadan is by far the best Law University in Nigeria.

There are ultramodern facilities at the faculty of law in University of Ibadan. Plus, the school has trained and produced several lawyers that are making waves in Africa.

However, out of the 147 students that made first class at the Nigerian Law School in 2019, 26 of them came from the University of Ibadan. Class, right?

  1. Nasarawa State University

This may come as a shocker but you don’t have to be surprised that it came second on the 20 best law Universities in Nigeria.

Nasarawa State University had been doing great for itself ever since its inception. In fact, it’s hard to believe that this law University is a State government establishment.

No wonder, law students from this University came first at the Client Interview and Counseling competition organized by NULAI in 2018 as they proceeded to represent Nigeria at the international level in Dublin, Northern Ireland.

  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Unilag is another law University in Nigeria with high profiles. The faculty is well equipped with staff that can teach Nigeria legal system brilliantly.

Their students are very competitive and the faculty academic schedule is well planned that their students have enough time for mooting and law clinic activities.

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)

Ahmadu Bello University is arguably one of the best federal universities in Nigeria and one of the leading universities that one can boost of studying law.

ABU Zaria offers LL.B degree both in Civil law and Islamic (Shariah) law. And the school is by far the best in the whole of Nigeria when it comes to student advocacy.

  1. Babcock University

Although Babcock is a private University in Nigeria, it has one of the strong law faculties that groom students for future endeavors. Go to the Nigerian Law School and ask of their students. They’re really good!

  1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Another notable university in Nigeria where you can study law to match the best lawyers around the world is Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

Being one of the most sought universities in the country, to gain admission into the faculty of law in OAU, you must have at least 250+ in your JAMB.

  1. University of Abuja

Without doubt, University of Abuja faculty of law is one of the elite law faculties in the world. Yes and I mean it! Their Law clinic activities are by far the best in the country.

In 2019, more than 5 Law students from this University who are clinician (members of the law clinic) visited Washington DC as part of their Kuje Prison Reform Project.

What’s more, just like ABU Zaria, the advocacy skills of Uniabuja law students is exceptional. They’ve given freedom to many detainees at the Kuje prison. Such is the result of their prison reform project.

  1. University of Nigeria (UNN)

Being the leading university in the Eastern part of the country. University of Nigeria, Nnsukka is one of the top universities in Nigeria that has a well-articulated Law faculty.

Also, the academic competition between students in this law faculty is high and impressive. To study law in this University, then you have to be hardworking.

  1. University of Benin

Being one of the first generations Uni in Nigeria, Uniben is another great University where you can study law in Nigeria.

  1. Covenant University

Covenant University is one of the top private Universities in Nigeria that has disciplines and top notch law programs and schedule. If you have the money, you’ll know the law here.

  1. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)

Unizik is also one of the best law Universities in Nigeria. This University has taken the legal education to another level.

Nnamdi Azikwe University has graduated more than 10,000 students who are now barristers and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

  1. Afe Babalola University

One of the topmost private universities in Nigeria that are doing really well in Law program is Afe Babalola. Their students had also made name for the school at the Nigerian Law School.

  1. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS)

This university offers LL.B Certificate in Common and Islamic (Shariah) law. That’s double major and double blessing. So if you want to be versed in both English law and Divine law, go to UDUS!

  1. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

The University of Ilorin is the most celebrated University in Nigeria. It also offers two LL.B certificate; one in Common law (Pure) and the other in Common and Islamic law.

  1. Abia State University

If you so desire to put on the wig and gown one day, Abia State University is another top law University you can attend in Nigeria.

  1. University of Jos (UNIJOS)

UNIJOS was formerly the satellite campus of the University of Ibadan not until 1976 when it gained it freedom as a University of its own. Its faculty of law is also doing wonderfully well.

  1. Lagos State University (LASU)

You can also seek admission to Lagos State University to study law in Nigeria. The law faculty at this University has produced giant lawyers in the Federation.

  1. Enugu State University

Though not a popular university, but both the academic and mooting programs of Enugu State University law faculty are exceptional.

  1. Olabisi Onabanjo University

Olabisi Onabanjo University faculty of law has a well planned academic calendar, and their students are impressive too in advocacy.

  1. Ekiti State University

This is the last law faculty to mention on the list of the 20 best law Universities in Nigeria. Law graduates from Eksu are beast too, fear them.

Bottom line

There’s no authoritative list on the best law Universities in Nigeria; all the law faculties in Nigeria are grooming their students well. They all deserve accolades!

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