2018 Top 15 Best Law Universities In Nigeria


Have you finally decided to study law and want to make it a Career in a Nigerian University?

Are you looking for the list of Top 10 Best Law Universities or Best Schools to Study law in Nigeria?

There is need for one to know where he can get the best in something he want to do especially when they are numerous people offering that same thing.

Having Said that, there are lots of Universities in Nigeria Offering law but only few of them actually offer Credible degrees and have the best Infrastructures to offer the best in all that.

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See some of the list of Universities offering Law below:

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Top Universities In Nigeria

The list which will be shown below was compiled based on the reports from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal
Studies, NIALS.

The Nigerian Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) is one of Nigeria’s top research institute in law and legal affairs.

Honorable mention is also giving to the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) whom its reports also influenced the list of of Top 15 Best Law University in Nigeria as its shown thereafter.

This list will serve as a step up stone to helping other Universities which did not make this list to better make improvements and Adjustments so they would be considered next time.

TOP 15 Best LAW Universities In Nigeria

1.University of Ilorin

University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a federal government university located in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Welcome to the Faculty of Law. HISTORY OF THE FACULTY. The Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin is one of the foremost law faculties in Nigeria. The faculty was initially established in 1983 as a unit in the Department of Business Administration, under the headship of Professor Eyitayo Lambo.

2.University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG)

The University of Lagos established in 1962 is a Fully Accredited law School or Faculty in Nigeria.

UTME Requirements: English Language and any three Arts or Social Sciences subjects. Lagos does not accept Music, Fine Arts and Principles of Accounting. Lagos accepts either Economics or Commerce but not both.

UTME Subjects: Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any two of Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

Direct Entry Requirements:

(i) Very good passes in JUPEB/A Level Subjects: Literature-in-English and any two Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

ii) First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Upper.

3. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation


  • Department of Business Law
  • Department of International Law
  • Department of Jurisprudence and Private Law
  • Department of Public Law


The subject combinations needed to study Law
– JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
– O’Level Subjects and Requirements
– Direct Entry Requirements
– and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Law

4. University Of Nsukka

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

The Faculty admits students of two broad categories:
(i) U.M.E. candidates
(ii) Direct Entry candidates
Students are admitted into the respective programmes if they satisfy the general university admission requirements for direct entry and entrance examination students. In addition, all students (including direct entry candidates) must satisfy the Faculty entry requirements of Credit level passes in English Language, English Literature and a Science subject in School Certificate or its equivalent.

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

5. University of Jos (UNIJOS)

The University of Jos was formerly a campus of the University of Ibadan until 1975. Now it has one of the best law schools in Nigeria.
The idea that the University of Jos should have facilities or the teaching of Law as a separate discipline was recognised at the onset Thus in 1976/77 a decision was taken to establish a Department of Law as a component part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. This decision was concretized in the 1977/78 Session.
In order to meet the increasing demand for places to read Law sweeping the country at the time, the Department was transformed into a full fledged Faculty of Law in 1980. The new Faculty started with two Departments, namely, the Department of Public and Private Law and the Department of Property and Commercial Law.
Commercial Law
Public Law
Private Law
International Law and Jurisprudence

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

6.University of Benin

The University of Benin was founded in 1970 and it is one of the first generation federal universities in Nigeria. Their faculty of law has produced some of the best notable legal practitioners in the country. Some of them include the former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Josephine Anenih who is a former Nigerian minister.

7.Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University is the most popular and best state-owned universities in Nigeria. Their faculty of law is one of the best law school in our country. One of the notable alumni of their law school is the current vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Professor of Law.

Accreditation Status:Accreditation suspended

8. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU)

Ahmadu Bello University is one of the very good federal universities in the northern part of the country. The university has been known for years for its excellent academic performance. When it comes to law, this university is one of the best places to study.

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

9. Babcock University, Ogun State

Babcock University is one of the best private universities in Nigeria, and it is situated in Ogun State. Over the years, the university prides itself on outstanding academic performance, and its faculty of law is not an exception.

This is a private owned University who made it first in the list.

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

9. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

The University of Maiduguri is one of the best universities located in the northern part of Nigeria. Founded in 1975, it is one of the oldest federal universities in the country. The university is particularly renowned for its law program.

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

10 Abia state University (ABSU)

Abia State University Abia State University is another state owned university on this list. The university was established in 1981 to expand the admission opportunities in Nigeria. It has since lived up to expectation. The university runs a collegiate system, and their College of Law is one of the best law schools in Nigeria.

Accreditation Status: Interim accreditation

11. Ambrose Alli University (AAU Ekpoma)

Ambrose Alli University is a state owned university formerly known as Edo State University. It was founded in 1981. The university has one of the best law schools in Nigeria. Their faculty of law since it began, has graduated some of the best, hard working and successful legal practitioners both at the national and international levels. They have won different moot court competitions and have also represented Nigeria at competitions outside Nigeria.

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

12. Delta State University (DELSU)

Delta State University is a multi-campus system state university. Its main campus is located in Abraka while the other two campuses are situated in Anwai, Asaba, and Oleh, Delta. The faculty of Law is located at the Oleh Campus and it is one of the best Nigeria law school.

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation


13. Ebonyi State University (EBSU)

Accreditation Status: Interim accreditation

14. University of Calabar (UNICAL)

Accreditation Status: Provisional accreditation

15.Olabisi Onabanjo University

You may wonder what each of the other Accreditation status as attached to each law means, to explain those concept of Provisional Accreditation, Full Accreditation and the rest, refer to it below:

  • 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.


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