LLB in Law


Program Description

The Oba Erediauwa College of Law turned out its first crop of graduates in 2004. The eleventh batch graduating today is already at the Law School.

The Law Programme is tailored after the National University Commission’s guidelines which emphasize the need for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human endeavour, such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, etc., so as to fully appreciate analyze and understand the important role that law plays in the Nigerian Society in particular and the entire humanity in general.

Admission Requirements

  1. A candidate who wished to transfer from another University must possess the minimum entry requirement for Admission to the College of Law. Application Forms are obtainable from the Admission Office of the University. Application for transfer to the College will be treated on its own merit.
  2. Applications for course leading to a first degree (i.e. in respect of “a” above) must be on the prescribed forms obtained from the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Abuja.
  3. In addition to A and C above, suitable candidates will be required to submit themselves for a written test, followed by an oral interview.
  4. Upon admission, students shall pay to the University all fees prescribed by the University, and observe all such regulations as are related to registration and matriculation.

Matriculation and Registration

  • Matriculation: All new students are formally admitted to the University at Matriculation. At this ceremony, new students must take the Matriculation Oath and sign the Register of Matriculated Students of the University. Nobody may claim to be a student of this University until he/she had duly completed all matriculation formalities.
  • Registration C/WINDOWS
    • All students shall register for their programmes of study in the university at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with the rules made from time to time by the University.
    • A student shall be deemed not to have registered for his/her programme of study if three weeks after the beginning of the session he/she had not completed his/her registration. Only in most unusual circumstances and with the special permission of the Registrar or his Representative, will any student be permitted to register after the appointed date. Under no circumstance shall any student other than occasional or postgraduate student register five weeks after the beginning of the academic year. A fee will be charged for late registration. The procedure for registration shall include the following:
      • Payment of fees, dues, and other charges.
      • Careful entry of all information required to be filled in the Registration Form
      • Obtaining thereon, the signature of all appropriate University authorities.
      • Returning the completed Registration Forms to their respective College Officers not later than the closing date appointed for registration.
  • Changes of Courses/Programmes of Study: At registration, students must first seek the advice of their Head of Departments regarding the choice of course/programmes of study in order to avoid frequent and unnecessary changes after registration. Students, who have a genuine reason to change courses after the initial registration at the beginning of the session, must do so in the prescribed manner not later than two weeks after the last day of registration. For fresh students, no change of courses/programmes of study may be permitted to add and or to delete course within the first two weeks of the second semester. “Add and Delete Form may be obtained from the Academic Office after payment of the prescribed fee.

Scheme of Study

  1. A five-year programme of courses shall be provided leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Law, to be denoted by the letter LL.B., which may be awarded with Honours or a pass Degree save for direct entry students who shall undergo four years programme of courses.
  2. Instructions in the College Board shall be by courses and students will be required to take such an approved combination of courses as the Senate may, on the recommendations of the College Board from time to time determine.
  3. Tutorial classes will be conducted in all courses, the attendance of which is defined as one lecture contact per week. This shall be fashioned in line with discussion groups in line with what operates in the Law School including the use of e-mails to forward teaching materials to students.
  4. Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course units. One course unit shall be defined as one lecture per week.
  5. A student shall be allowed to write his/her examination if he/she has at least 75% (seventy-five percent) class attendance during the semester.
  6. There shall be five levels of courses numbered.
  • 111 – 199
  • 211 – 299
  • 311 – 399
  • 411 – 499
  • 511 – 599

Course numbers shall be prefixed by a three character programme subject/department code. Determination of the class of Degree shall be based on performance at all levels.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Appli ... Read More

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. Read less