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Top Law Schools in Nigeria and their locations

Wondering where the Nigerian Law schools are located in Nigeria and what they are like?

The list below will intimate you with the latest information on the Law schools in Nigeria, their location, their school fees, how long law school takes, and everything you need to know about the Law schools in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria in 1962. The law school was set up to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria.

Until the school was established, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar.

How many law school campuses are in Nigeria?

There are 6 law school campuses in Nigeria today. They are located in:

Abuja law school Headquarters -

  1. Lagos law school campus
  2. Abuja law school campus
  3. Enugu law school campus
  4. Bayelsa law school campus
  5. Kano law school campus
  6. Yola law school campus

Law schools in Nigeria and their locations:

  1. Lagos Law School

The Lagos Campus was set up and was later to moved to its current location in 1969. The headquarters was then relocated to Abuja in 1997. The Institution has graduated over 70,000 students, a lot of whom are now successful Lawyers, Judges, and Citizens.

Law School Lagos Campus is one of the prestigious Law Schools in Nigeria today. It boasts of staff-student and faculty bound together by the common interest of law in practice with the sole aim of achieving excellence. Its mission is to prepare every student for the various challenges, responsibilities and rewards of a legal professional.

Its educational environment promotes individual and collective innovative research in relation to practice. Asides the institutions educational achievements, its vibrant environment boosts the social and interactive skill of each individual especially as the community comprises of students from different ethnic backgrounds.


Law School Lagos Campus still lives up to its prestigious name. It has in the past produced leaders and is still producing leaders, in various works of life, who champion law as an instrument of change to the society.

Lagos Law School Courses

Criminal Litigation

Civil Litigation

Corporate Law Practice

Law in Practice

Property Law Practice

The school is located at

Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, P.M.B. 12610, Lagos, Nigeria.

  1. Abuja Law School

Law school Abuja is one of the most sough-after law schools in Nigeria.  Address: Nigerian Law School, Bwari, P.M.B 170, Garki, Abuja

  1. Enugu Law School

Enugu Law School Campus.

Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria

  1. Bayelsa Law School Campus

The south-south campus of the Nigerian Law School Yenagoa is a sprawling site located at Agudama-Epie in the outskirts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

  1. Kano Law School

Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus Jos Road, Kano, PMB 3568

  1. Yola Campus Law School Campus

Wuro Hausa, Yola, Nigeria

Which Nigerian Law School campus is the best?

Nigerian law students prefer Lagos law school and Abuja law school. However, this does not mean that other law schools in Nigeria are not equally good. Generally, because of the location of Lagos law school and Abuja law school, many students prefer to do their one-year law school in those locations. Other law schools in Nigeria are: Enugu law school campus, Bayelsa law school campus, Kano law school campus, Yola law school campus.

We provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Nigerian law school below:

How long is law school in Nigeria?

Usually, it takes one year to complete your law school in Nigeria, all other things being equal.

All students who pass the NLS examinations will be called to the Bar afterward. And after that, they’ll have to partake in the compulsory one year of NYSC.

How much does law school cost in Nigeria?

Below is Nigerian Law School Fees Schedule For All Courses (Fresh Students Only) 2020/2021 Session

For Nigerians  Amount in Naira

Tuition N10,000

Hostel Accommodation        N30,000

Hostel Caution Deposit         N10,000

Term Dinners  N12,000

Cocktails         N8,000

Library Development N30,000

Sports & Recreational Facilities        N5,000

The Nigerian Law & Practice Journal N7,000

Examination Bar Part II          N25,000

Course Materials        N20,000

Development Levy     N20,000

Student Year Book     N4,000

Identity Card  N1,000

Postages by Courier   N2,000

Medical Registration N10,000

V-Sat and Info Tech   N30,000

Insurance        N5,000

E-Handbook (CD-ROM)         N3,000

Facilities Maintenance          N33,000

Quality Assurance      N15,000

Security Services        N15,000

 Total Fees      N295,000

Another FAQ is:

What degree does the Nigerian law school award or give?

The Law School offers a course in criminal and civil litigation, property and corporate law, as well as a course in ethics. Over 70,000 students have graduated from the Nigerian Law School.

Anyone who has obtained a University degree in law and wants to practice as lawyers in Nigeria must attend the Nigerian Law School. The Council of Legal Education gives certificates to students who pass the Bar Part II examinations, and these students are then called to bar.

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