The Faculty of Law started as a Department of Law in the then Faculty of Social Sciences in the 1985/86 academic session. The programmes in the Faculty are designed to teach the general principles of Law to students, and broaden their outlook and education, while contributing a quota to the production of highly qualiﬁed, legal personnel in the society
The Faculty of Law has three departments
- Department of Commercial and Property Law
- Department of International Law and Jurisprudence
- Department of Public and Private Law
Lawyers can maintain a career in a variety of ﬁelds. They are primarily concerned with the interpretation, defence, analysis of the law stipulated for and guiding various facets of life in a municipal or international legal system. A Lawyer may choose to specialize in various areas of interest which include but are not limited to: Advocate at the Bar, The Solicitor, The Judge/Magistrate, Head of Judicial Body, Company secretary, Law ofﬁcer, Legal ofﬁcer, Academic, Arbitrator, Legal Adviser, Lawmaker, Notary Public, etc.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE FACULTY
The philosophy is to provide a platform for liberal education. This would provide succour to students hoping to work as legal practitioners and offer an interesting and challenging discipline to those students intending to pursue non-legal careers. A student, therefore selects and benefits from a range of courses which prepare him for legal practice or a career in the diplomatic service, commerce, industry or politics. The programme is structured to assist students acquire analytical skills and precision of thoughts. Law is not an isolated subject and it is not the aim of the Faculty therefore to produce narrow specialists. Our courses are also framed to take account of the social, economic and political dynamics of the law and to underscore the various systems of laws in operation today.
OBJECTIVES OF THE FACULTY
The objectives of the faculty are:
- to ensure that every student of law in the faculty is groomed into a budding legal expert during the formation period of legal education in the faculty;
- to instill discipline in and impact independence, dynamism, character and learning to the students;
- to enhance legal skill acquisition amongst students through the promotion of clinical legal education and regular moot court competition; and
- to comply with all regulatory bodies that regulate and monitor the quality and standardisation of legal education in Nigeria like the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE).