Law Degree Requirements

To be eligible for the award of an LL.B degree, a candidate must have satisfactorily completed and earned the minimum number of credit hours prescribed for the degree (200 credit hours for candidates admitted through the UME and 167 credit hours for candidates admitted through Direct Entry). This will involve successfully completing the approved compulsory and elective /optional courses of the School and other departments of the University.


                           Five-Year Track                        Four-Year Track
Year 1         -     37 credit hours (UME)                N/A (DE)
Year 2         -     41 credit hours (UME)               45 credit hours (DE)
Year 3         -     41 credit hours (UME)               41 credit hours (DE)
Year 4         -     38 credit hours (UME)               38 credit hours (DE)
Year 5         -     43 credit hours (UME)               43 credit hours (DE)
Total          -     200 credit hours (UME)         167 credit hours (DE)


Graduation Requirements: (Compulsory Core Courses and Elective Courses)

 

LL.B Major Requirements (109 credits)

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

1

LAW 101

Legal Methods I

2

2

LAW 102

Legal Methods II

2

3

LAW 201

Law of Contract I         

4

4

LAW 202

Law of Contract II

4

5

LAW 203

Constitutional Law I     

4

6

LAW 204

Constitutional Law II    

4

7

LAW 205

Nigerian Legal System I

4

8

LAW 206

Nigerian Legal System II

4

9

LAW 300

Application of Computers to Legal Studies

3

10

LAW 301

Commercial Law I        

4

11

LAW 302

Commercial Law II

4

12

LAW 303

Law of Torts I  

4

13

LAW 304

Law of Torts II

4

14

LAW 305

Criminal Law I 

4

15

LAW 306

Criminal Law II

4

16

LAW 401

Land Law I

4

17

LAW 402

Land Law II     

4

18

LAW 403

Equity and Trusts I

4

19

LAW 404

Equity and Trusts II      

4

20

LAW 405

Law of Evidence I

4

21

LAW 406

Law of Evidence II

4

22

LAW 501

Law of Business Associations I

4

23

LAW 502

Law of Business Associations II

4

24

LAW 503

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory I

4

25

LAW 504

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory II

4

26

LAW 577

Trial Advocacy and Law Clinic I

1

27

LAW 578

Trial Advocacy and Law Clinic II

1

28

LAW 598

Research Methodology and Long Essay I

3

29

LAW 599

Research Methodology and Long Essay II

3

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE LAW COURSES (48 Credits) Students choose any 12 courses

S/N

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

  1.  

LAW 207

Family Law I    

4

  1.  

LAW 208

Family Law II   

4

  1.  

LAW 209

Labor Law and Employment Relations I

4

  1.  

LAW 210

Labor Law and Employment Relations II

4

  1.  

LAW 211

Administrative Law I     

4

  1.  

LAW 212

Administrative Law II   

4

  1.  

LAW 213

Law, Society and Development I

4

  1.  

LAW 214

Law, Society and Development II

4

  1.  

LAW 307

Public International Law I

4

  1.  

LAW 308

Public International Law II

4

  1.  

LAW 309

Human Rights Law I

4

  1.  

LAW 310

Human Rights Law II

4

  1.  

LAW 311

Law of Banking

4

  1.  

LAW 312

Law of Insurance

4

  1.  

LAW 313

Medical Law and Ethics I

4

  1.  

LAW 314

Medical Law and Ethics II

4

  1.  

LAW 407

Gender, Law and Development I

4

  1.  

LAW 408

Gender, Law and Development II         

4

  1.  

LAW 409

Energy, Oil and Gas Law I

4

  1.  

LAW 410

Energy, Oil and Gas Law II

4

  1.  

LAW 411

Intellectual and Industrial Property Law I          

4

22.

LAW 412

Intellectual and Industrial Property Law II

4

23.

LAW 413

Legal Drafting and Conveyancing Law I

4

24.

LAW 414

Legal Drafting and Conveyancing Law II

4

25.

LAW 505

Environmental Law and Policy I

4

26.

LAW 506

Environmental Law and Policy II

4

27.

LAW 507

International Humanitarian Law I

4

28.

LAW 508

International Humanitarian Law II

4

29.

LAW 509

Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution I

4

30.

LAW 510

Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution II

4

31.

LAW 511

New Technologies and the Law I

4

32.

LAW 512

New Technologies and the Law II

4

33.

LAW 513

Journal of Law, Ethics and Development I

4

34.

LAW 514

Journal of Law, Ethics and Development II       

4

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE 5-YEAR STUDY PLAN FOR A BACHELOR OF LAW (LL.B)

First  Year (37 Credit Hours)

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Fulfills

Fall

LAW 101

Legal Methods I

2

 

MAJOR

 

WRI 101

Freshman Composition I

3

WRI 100/Placement Test

GENED

 

ENG 101

Introduction to the Study of Literature

3

 

GENED

 

AUN 101

AUN Freshman Seminar

3

 

GENED

 

GEN 102

Nigerian Peoples and Cultures

3

 

GENED

 

CIE 111

Introduction To Computers and Computing

3

 

GENED

 

PHI 102

Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence I

3

 

GENED

   

Total

20

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring

LAW 102

Legal Method II

2

LAW 101

MAJOR

 

PHI 103

Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence II

3

PHI 102

MAJOR/GENED

 

WRI 102

Freshman Composition II

3

WRI 101 or Placement Test

MAJOR/GENED

 

PHI 300

Ethics and Leadership

3

 

GENED

 

PHI 200

History and Philosophy of Science

3

 

 MAJOR/GENED

 

1 Non – Law Elective  

Any CIV Course as advised by SOL and Academic Advising

3

 

GENED

   

Total

17

   

 

 

 

 

 


Second Year (41/45 Credit Hours)

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Fulfills

Fall

LAW 101

Legal Method I (for DE students only)

2*

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 201

Law of Contract I

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 203

Constitutional Law I     

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 205

Nigerian Legal System I

4

 

 

 

ENT 101

Entrepreneurship and Development

3

 

GENED

 

1 Law Elective

LAW 207/LAW 209/LAW 211/LAW 213

4

 

MAJOR

 

I Non- Law Elective

Any CDV Course  Advising

3

 

GENED

   

Total

21/24

   

Spring

LAW 102

Legal Method II (for DE students only)

2*

LAW 101

MAJOR

 

LAW 202

Law of Contract II

4

LAW 201

MAJOR

 

LAW 204

Constitutional Law II

4

LAW 203

MAJOR

 

LAW 206

Nigerian Legal System II

4

LAW 205

MAJOR

 

1 LAW elective

LAW 208/LAW 210/LAW 212/LAW 214           

4

 

MAJOR

 

1Non – Law ELECT

Any  Science Course BIO, CHE, GEO, NES, PHY as advised by SOL and Academic Advising

4

 

GENED

   

Total

19/21

   

 

Third Year (41 Credit Hours)

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Fulfills

Fall

LAW 301

Commercial Law I

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 303

Law of Torts I  

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 305

Criminal Law I

4

 

MAJOR

 

1 LAW elective

LAW 307/LAW 309/LAW 311/LAW 313

4

 

MAJOR

 

1 Non-LAW elective

MAT 110

3

 

GENED

   

Total

19

   

Spring

LAW 300

Application of Computers to Legal Studies

3

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 302

Commercial Law II

4

LAW 301

MAJOR

 

LAW 304

Law of Torts II

4

LAW 303

MAJOR

 

LAW 306

Criminal Law II

4

LAW 305

MAJOR

 

1 LAW elective

LAW 308/LAW 310/LAW 312/LAW 314

4

 

MAJOR

 

1 Non-LAW elective

STA 101

3

MAT 110

GENED

   

Total

22

   

Fourth Year (38 Credit Hours)

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Fulfills

Fall

LAW 401

Land Law I

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 403

Equity and Trusts I       

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 405

Law of Evidence I

4

 

MAJOR

 

1 LAW elective

LAW 407/LAW 409/LAW 411/LAW 413          

4

 

MAJOR

 

1 Non-LAW elective

Any ANT, ECO, ICP, SOC, PSY

3

 

GENED

   

Total

19

   

Spring

LAW 402

Land Law II

4

LAW 401

MAJOR

 

LAW 404

Equity and Trusts II      

4

LAW 403

MAJOR

 

LAW 406

Law of Evidence II

4

LAW 405

MAJOR

 

1 LAW elective

LAW 408/LAW 410/LAW 412/LAW 414

4

 

MAJOR

 

1 Non-LAW elective

Any  Level Course as advised by SOL and Academic Advising

3

 

GENED

   

Total

19

   
                   

 

Final Year (43 Credit Hours)

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Fulfills

Fall

LAW 501

Law of Business Associations I

4

LAW 201, LAW 202 LAW 301 LAW 302

MAJOR

 

LAW 503

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory I

4

 

MAJOR

 

LAW 577

Trial Advocacy and Law Clinic I

1

Strictly for 500-Level Law students

MAJOR

 

LAW 598

Research Methodology and Long Essay I

4

Strictly for 500-Level Law students

MAJOR

 

2 LAW electives

LAW 505/LAW 507/LAW 509/LAW 511/LAW 513

8

 

MAJOR

 

1 Non-LAW elective

Any Level Course as advised by SOL and Academic Advising

3

 

GENED

   

Total

22

   

Spring

LAW 502

Law of Business Associations II

4

LAW 501

MAJOR

 

LAW 504

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory II

4

LAW 503

MAJOR

 

LAW 578

Trial Advocacy and Law Clinic II          

1

Strictly for 500-Level Law students

MAJOR

 

LAW 599

Research Methodology and Long Essay II

3

Strictly for 500-Level Law students

MAJOR

 

2 LAW electives

LAW 506/LAW 508/LAW 510/LAW 512/LAW 514

8

 

MAJOR

   

Total

21

   

 

Notes:

  1. Where any other non-LAW elective is required, a student in the LL.B program shall be at liberty to select any elective from any other department in the University, provided that the prerequisite, if any, has been met.
  2. Program Chairs and Advisors shall ensure that non-LAW electives are used to satisfy general education requirements.
  3. There are no credit-based summer courses in the LL.B program.

 

 

 

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