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List of Nigerian Universities That Offer Law / Other Legal Courses

Based on the 2018 JAMB Brochure, there are more than 80 universities in Nigeria that offer Law and related courses.

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In this post, we’ll provide you with the names of the Nigerian Universities where you can study Law and other legal courses.

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Previously, we explained that there are various requirements for studying Law.

Below you’ll find state universities, federal government-owned universities, as well as private universities where you can study Law.

Feel free to compare with the JAMB Brochure so as to avoid confusion.

Universities where you can study Law / other legal courses


The following Nigerian Universities offer Law:

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ambrose Alli University
  3. Afe Babalola University
  4. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  6. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  7. Ambrose Alli University
  8. Babcock University
  9. Bauchi State University
  10. Baze University
  11. Benson Idahosa University
  12. Bowen University
  13. Benue State University
  14. Crescent University (CUAB)
  15. Edwin Clark University
  16. Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  17. Gregory University, Uturu
  18. University of Ibadan (UI)
  19. Igbinedion University Okada
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  21. The University of Jos
  22. Kogi State University
  23. University of Lagos
  24. Lagos State University
  25. Lead City University, Ibadan
  26. Nasarawa State University Keffi
  27. Niger Delta University Yenagoa
  28. Nile University of Nigeria
  29. Obafemi Awolowo University
  30. University of Port-Harcourt
  31. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  32. Osun State University Osogbo
  33. River State University of Science and Technology
  34. Ekiti State University
  35. Renaissance University
  36. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYUK)
  37. The University of Benin
  38. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  39. National Open University of Nigeria
  40. Osun State University Osogbo
  41. University of Uyo
  42. Yobe State University

Civil Law

The following Nigerian Universities offer Civil Law:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University
  2. The University of Calabar
  3. Ebonyi State University
  4. The University of Maiduguri
  5. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  6. Olabisi Onabanjo University

Islamic/Sharia Law

The following Nigerian Universities offer Islamic/Sharia Law:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Kogi State University
  3. The University of Maiduguri

Private & Islamic Law

  1. The University of Maiduguri

Common & Islamic Law

  1. Bayero University, Kano
  2. Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  3. The University of Ilorin

Public & Private International Law

  1. The University of Maiduguri
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba

Criminology & Security Studies

  1. The University of Jos

Common Law

  1. The University of Ilorin

In total, there are fifty-eight (58) universities in our list that offer Law.

Feel free to visit the links or the JAMB brochure to see other courses offered by those universities.

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Note: The number of universities offering Law keeps increasing. We keep not of those changes and reflect them here as soon as possible. Nevertheless, we urge you to check the JAMB brochure for clarity.

Best universities to study Law?

There are several top universities in Nigeria that offer Law. Some of them include:

See our full list of top-rated universities in Nigeria

What you should know

Law is a very popular field of study in Nigeria, as well as every other country in the world. As a result, gaining admission for a degree in Law is highly competitive.

Most times, students need to overperform in order to stand a good chance of gaining admission to study Law.

You must also be aware of the fact that the universities above have slightly varying requirements. To know those requirements read JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination For Law.

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