Are you aiming and aspiring to study Law in Nigeria? Well, here is a complete detailed guide like never before, that gives you, a total insight into the complete requirement, JAMB official subject combination, UTME and O’level for Law courses in Nigeria.
The major aim of this article is to provide you with the complete subject combinations needed to study Law in Nigeria. Here on this page, I’ll be sharing with you, the following details listed below;
- JAMB UTME requirements.
- O’Level requirements.
- Direct Entry (DE) requirements.
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Law.
JAMB Subject Combination For Law.
The following approved correct UTME subjects are required to study law:
- Use of English.
- Literature in English.
- Christian Religious Knowledge.
- Government or Economics.
In JAMB, the English Language (Use of English) is compulsory for candidates sitting for the examination. Therefore, you have an option of choosing only choosing three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combinations that are required to study Law under the Faculty of Law in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Please take note that you are required to choose the other 3 required subjects from three Arts or Social Science subjects.
O’level Requirements (Waec, Neco, GCE).
All candidates should note that the O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Law are shared below.
Before you’ll be admitted to study Law in any Nigeria tertiary institution, you’re required to have at least, five (5) credit passes in the following subjects, which include;
- English Language,
- Literature in English,
Places You Can Work as Law Graduate.
You can work in any of the following roles after completing your legal study:
- Advocate in the law court.
- Working with corporate firms.
- Working in the Public Service.
- News Reporter.
- Work as an advisor to different organizations.
- Among various other opportunities.
Types of Law programs offered in Nigeria Universities.
It’s no secret that a higher percentage of Nigeria Universities offering law are specialized in one area of law or the other. However, if you are determined to become a lawyer, you might want to consider the following types of laws available in Nigeria:
- Common Law.
- Shari’ah/Islamic Law.
- Civil Law.
- Common and Shari’ah Law (combined).
- Common and Civil Law (combined).
General Requirements to Study Law in Nigeria.
- It’s mandatory that all candidates must have at least, five (5) credit passes in your O’level result (WAEC or NECO), including English and Mathematics in not more than two (2) sittings to study law in Nigeria. However, certain academic institutions require just one sitting.
- By the 31st of October of the entrance year, you must be sixteen (16) or older.
- Meet the Law school cut off Marks.
- Score high in JAMB, with excellent WAEC, and Post UTME results.
Special Requirements From all Institutions.
- The University of Nigeria Nsukka (unn) does not require Mathematics, Fine Arts or Local languages.
- Likewise, the University of Ibadan (UI) Only requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits pass in one sitting or six ‘O’ level subjects in 2 sitting before they can admit you to their Law Faculty. The required subjects to get this credit passes include English Language, Literature in English any other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science.
- The University of Uyo (UNIUYO), MADONNA, BIU, IMSU and the University of Benin(Uniben) all accept a pass in Mathematics.
- AAU and NAU require a credit in one science subject and one Commercial subject and at least a pass in Mathematics.
- BSU accepts any other three Arts/Social Sciences subjects
- UNILAG requires the Five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and Lit. in English and one of the Arts or Social Science subjects.
- ESUTECH requires credit passes in Mathematics or Science subjects.
- UNIJOS credit pass in Mathematics is not compulsory.
- OAU requires Five “O” level credit passes to include English Language and Literature in English.
- ABUAD requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Maths, Literature in English and two other subjects from Arts or Social Science in one sitting.
- NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Maths, Literature in English and any other two subjects in not more than two sittings.
- BU – requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and three other Arts subjects at not more than two sittings.
- UMYU requires five credit passes at SSCE(or its equivalent) in English Language, English Literature and any other three Social Science or Arts subject with a pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.
- KSU requires five credit passes at SSCE(or its equivalent) in English Language, English Literature and any other three Sciences, Social Sciences or Arts subjects.
Direct Entry Requirements for Law.
Aspiring candidates seeking admission to study Law through Direct Entry, should be aware that these conditions must be met to gain Direct Entry admission to study Law if you don’t intend to see admission through UTME.
You are required to possess the following listed below:
- Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
- NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).
Special Requirements for Universities.
- Ambrose Alli University (AAU) do not accept NCE.
- While the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) requires two ‘A’ levels from Government, Literature in English and Religious Studies.
- You should know that Ambrose Alli University (AAU) does not accept any Diploma and NCE, but accepts only first degree (minimum of 2.2) plus the ‘O’ level requirements.
- The Imo State University (Imsu) does not accept Direct Entry.
- Here are important details regarding law admission to the University of Calabar (also known as UNICAL)
(a) Unical does not accept any Diploma/NCE.
(b) Unical only accepts Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects in one sitting.
(c) Unical announced that the law faculty accepts first Degree (second class lower) in Arts or Social Science
- The CHUKWUEMEKA ODUEMGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY (COOU) do not require English Literature for degree holders.
- The University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires UTME requirements plus two ‘A’ level passes; High National Diploma (HND) (Lower credit) and NCE with credit passes in two Teaching subjects; Degree with at least Second Class Lower Division.
- The River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) and Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) ONLY accept First Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours plus UTME requirements but do not accept NCE/ND/HND.
- The University of Jos (Unijos) accepts any Class of First Degree but does not accept NCE, ND, or HND.
- UNIUYO do not accept IJMB Mathematics and/or any other Science subject.
- Here are important details regarding law admission at the University of Lagos (UNILAG):
(a)Unilag accepts applicants with very good passes in JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Lit-in English two other subjects one or both from Arts or Social Science and MADONNA accepts its own Diploma in Law.
- First Degree (second class upper division) or two ‘A’ level papers in any subject plus UTME requirements.
- ANSU accepts GCE, ‘A’ level or HSC passes in two subjects plus credit level passes in three ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, English Lit plus UTME requirement. First Degree Holders with at; least Second Class Lower.
- AAUA requires credit passes in Literature-in-English and Mathematics.
- BIU requires in addition to the O level requirements specified, a minimum of two relevant subjects passed at GCE Advanced level or NCE (3 merits).
- UI- accepts two papers at Advance Level plus Credit in five/six other ‘O level subjects including English Language and Literature in English. Accepts also a good First Degree with Credit in English Language at ‘O’ level.
- BIU accepts ‘A’ level/NCE (three merits) in a relevant discipline, not below credit level plus O Level requirements.
- OAU accepts First Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours plus UTME requirements.
- UNIOSUN accepts:
(a) three (3) papers at Principal level in Higher School Certificate or GCE Advanced level together with credit passes in not less than five other subjects including in English Language and Literature in English in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent, or
(b) A University degree of Osun State University, in a relevant discipline – of not less than a Second Class Lower Division or any other recognised University in a relevant discipline..
- RSUST accepts only candidates with first Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours in addition to O’ level requirements.
- BU accepts:
(a) three (3) papers at the Principal level in Higher School Certificate or GCE Advanced level together with credit passes in not less than five other subjects including in English Language and Literature in English in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent, or
(b) A University degree of not less than a Second Class Lower Division plus credits in English Language and Literature in English at O’ level, or
(c) At least two (2) papers at G.C.E. Advanced level or its equivalent plus three (3) ‘O’ level papers including English Language and Literature in English at O’ level.
- NDU accepts:
a. At least 2 passes at Advance GCE level in relevant subject or its equivalent subjects.
b. The General Certificate of Education ‘O’ level (GCE) or it’s equivalent in five (5) subjects at credit passes in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. Plus at least a Second Class Honours degree from this University or any other University recognized by the Senate.
- CUAB accepts:
(a) A degree
(b) Mature students with experience in related fields who possess basic requirements in
(c) shall be considered for admission.
- UMYU requires:
a. two A level credit passes in any Art or Social Science subject.
b. At least 9 points in the acceptable subject combination in IJMB.
c. A Bachelor’s Degree in any Discipline with at least a Second Class Lower.
- These universities Babcock University, University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Benin, AAU and Obafemi Awolowo University, require Literature in English plus any two (2) subjects.
- While the University of Lagos (UNILAG) does not accept Music, Fine Arts, and Principles of Account and accepts either Economics or Commerce but not both.
- The University of Ibadan (UI) only accepts Science subjects.
- However, Delta State University (DELSU) and Ahmadu Bello University (abu) require Literature in English and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.
Benefits of Studying Law Degree Course.
- Skills in written and spoken English.
- Project management, collaboration, and cooperation.
- Analysis, investigation, and meticulousness.
- Sticking to deadlines.
Nigerian Universities Offering Law.
Below are lists of Nigerian Universities offering law:
- AAU (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State)
- AAUA (Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State)
- ABSU (Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State)
- ABUAD (Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State)
- Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State
- Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State
- Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State
- AUE (Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State)
- AUN (American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State)
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State
- BASU (Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State)
- Baze University, Abuja, FCT
- Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State
- BIU (Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State)
- Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State
- BSU (Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State)
- COOU (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State)
- CUAB (Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State)
- DSELSU (Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State)
- Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
- EKSU (Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State)
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
- ESUTECH (Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Enugu State)
- EUI (Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State)
- Fed-Oye Ekiti (Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State)
- Gouu (Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike, Enugu State)
- Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
- Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, Edo State
- IMSU (Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State)
- JABU (Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State)
- KSU (Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State)
- LASU (Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State)
- LCITY (Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State)
- Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State
- Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State
- NDU (Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State)
- NILE University Of Nigeria, Abuja
- NOUN (National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos State)
- Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
- Pol-Acad (Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State)
- Redeemers University, Osun State
- Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu, Enugu State
- RSUST (Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, R/State)
- Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State
- UMYUK (Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina, Katsina State)
- UNIBENIN (University Of Benin, Benin City, Edo State)
- UNICAL (University Of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State)
- Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State (UNIOSUN)
- University Of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State(UNIPORT)
- University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (UNIUYO)
- University Of Abuja, Abuja, FCT (UNIABUJA)
- University Of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State (UI)
- University Of Jos, Jos, Plateau State (UNIJOS)
- University Of Lagos, Lagos State (UNILAG)
- University Of Maiduguri, Borno State (UNIMAID)
- University Of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State (UNN)
- Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State (Western-Del)
- Yobe State University, Damaturu, Yobe State (YSU)
Private Universities Offering Law.
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Abuad
- Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State – Achievers
- Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State – Ajayi
- Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State – Al-Hikmah
- Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State – Aue
- American University Of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State – Aun
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State – Babcock
- Baze University, Abuja, Fct – Baze
- Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State – Bingham
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State – Biu
- Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State – Bowen
- Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State – Cuab
- Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State – Edwin Clark
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State – Elizade
- Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike, Enugu State – Gouu
- Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State – Gregory
- Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, Edo State – Igbinedion
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State – Jabu
- Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State – Lcity
- Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State – Madonna
- Nile University Of Nigeria, Abuja – Nile
- Novena University, Ogume, Delta State – Novena
- Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu, Enugu State – Renaissance
- Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State – Salem
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