List of Accredited/Approved Faculties of Law in Nigeria


List of accredited/approved faculties of Law of  in Nigeria  as released by the Council of Legal Education.

Nigerian Law School

The Council of Legal Education is the regulatory body for the Nigerian Law School, which must be attended by persons willing to practice law in Nigeria.

It also determines the steps to be taken by persons who have obtained a university degree in law from a foreign institution and are willing to practice as lawyers in Nigeria.

The Nigerian law school and the Council of Legal Education were established in 1962, following the enactment of the Legal Education Act to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective members of the bench.

List of Accredited Faculties of Law in Nigeria.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES

S/N

UNIVERSITIES

STATUS

1

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

Provisional

accreditation

2

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

Full

accreditation

3

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA,NSUKKA

Provisional

accreditation

4

UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI

Provisional

accreditation

5

UNIVERSITY OF BENIN

Provisional

accreditation

6

UNIVERSITY OF JOS

Provisional

accreditation

7

UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR

Provisional

accreditation

8

UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

Provisional

accreditation

9

UNIVERSITY OF UYO

Provisional

accreditation

10

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

11

BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO

Provisional

accreditation

12

USMANU DAN FODIO UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

13

AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

14

UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA

Accreditation

suspended

STATE UNIVERSITIES

S/N

UNIVERSITIES

STATUS

1

NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

2

ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

3

EBONY1STATE UNIVERSITY

Interim

accreditation

4

EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

5

ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Interim

accreditation

6

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

7

ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH

Provisional

accreditation

8

KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

9

RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECH

Provisional

accreditation

10

NASA RAW A STATE UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

11

AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

12

OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

13

OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY

Interim

Accreditation

14

BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

15

UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA UNIVESITY

Approval to commence

16

I MO STATE UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

17

BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

18

ANAMBRA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECH

Interim

accreditation

19

LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY

Accreditation

suspended

20

BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY

Accreditation

suspended

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

S/N

UNIVERSITIES

STATUS

1

IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY

Provisional

Accreditation

2

AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

3

CRESCENT UNIVERSITY ABEOKUTA

Approval to commence

4

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, OGUN STATE

Provisional

accreditation

5

BAZE UNIVERSITY ABUJA

Approval to commence

6

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

Approval to commence

7

BOWEN UNIVERSITY

Provisional

accreditation

8

BENSON1DAHOSA UNIVERSITY

Interim

accreditation

9

NIGERIAN TURKISH NILE UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

10

JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

11

AL-HIKMAN UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

12

LEADCITY UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

13

AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY

Approval to commence

14

EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY

Conditional Approval to commence

15

MADONNA UNIVERSITY

Currently being re-evaluated

Interpretation of terms:-

  • Full Accreditation: means the faculty has complied with all Council requirements.
  • Provisional Accreditation: means the faculty has substantially complied with Council requirements.
  • Accreditation suspended : means the faculty of Law has its accreditation suspended by the Council of Legal Education.
  • Undergoing Accreditation: means the University application to commence Law is being considered, but not yet approved for admission of students to the Law Faculty.
  • Interim Accreditation: means Council of Legal Education has given approval for the commencement of the Law Faculty, subject to further accreditation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON ADMISSION TO THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL.

For avoidance of doubt, any study of law via correspondence, part-time or in a setting other than a conventional full time study in a University is not recognised by the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Study for admission of students to the Nigerian Law School and entrance into the Legal profession.

The study of law at the Open University is not recognised.

The public, parents and students are accordingly advised to note please.

Secretary to Council/Director of Administration



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  1. DR EMEKA E. ANENE Apr 4, 2014

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