Welcome to Faculty of Law

About Faculty of Law

After two years as a Department within the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Law became a full-fledged Faculty in 1978. In its three Departments of Public & Private Law and Sharia Law, the Faculty diligently trains, over a five-year period, men and women to become versed in the Law, and to be of service to society as attorneys, state counsels, judicial officers, company secretaries, law teachers, administrators, and so on. This would normally be after graduates have proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for mandatory one-year training, which culminates in the call to the Nigerian Bar. Because the Sharia programme actually combines courses in Common Law with Islamic Law, graduates of this programme are like their colleagues in Common Law eligible for the Nigerian Law School.As the only university centre in Nigeria's vast north-east region to offer legal education, the Faculty has, in the past quarter of a century and counting, had an extremely tall order, to which it has risen admirably. With a graduate who is now a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and a former teacher now a Justice of the Supreme Court, there is no doubt that the Faculty is making its mark at the highest levels of both the Bar and the Bench.

The intensive training students receive in the Faculty combines expertise in the Law and professionalism. The moot court provides students reality-simulating opportunities to hone their skills in advocacy.

The Dean

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Aims and Objectives

The main objective of the Faculty of Law is to train students who upon graduation can proceed to the Nigerian Law School for the purpose of being called to the Nigerian Bar.


The Faculty of Law has as its philosophy the adoption of inter-disciplinary approach in the training of students in the legal profession to meet the challenge of modern day.

Current Dean and Heads of Departments

Staff Strength

Students Population

Department Number of Student
Private Law 218
Public Law 267
Sharia Law 406

Postgraduate Progammes


  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Sharia Law

Grants, Scholarships and Affiliations

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Research and Innovation

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