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Universities in Nigeria.

Best Private Schools for Law in Nigeria

Below is a list of universities we will be discussing here:

  1. Igbinedion University, Okada
  2. Afe Babalola university
  3. Madonna university
  4. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  5. Babcock University, Ogun State
  6. Baze University, Abuja
  7. American University of Nigeria (aun).
  8. Bowen University has provisional accreditation.
  9. Benson Idahosa university
  10. Nigerian Turkish university
  11. Leadcity University
  12. Ajayi Crowther university
  1. 11.       Edwin Clark university
  2. 12.       Benson Idahosa university
  3. Leadcity university
  4. Nile university
  5. Al-Hikmal university

Law is one of the most sought after professional courses in Nigeria much as it is in other parts of the world. This is not surprising; in an ideal society, lawyers are some of the most important professionals, ensuring the peaceful existence of members of the society within the ambiance of the law.

Every year in Nigeria, out of the millions of JAMB candidates who seek admission into the universities, hundreds of thousands of them desire to study law and other professional courses like medicine and engineering. Most of these candidates, however, are unable to gain admission to study law. In exchange, most of them are offered other courses in the humanities such as English, Mass Communications, Linguistics or even History and International Studies.

While these courses are good courses on their own, it is quite unfortunate that potential lawyers are denied the opportunity to study their desired course simply because of lack of infrastructure in our public schools or even lack of enough educational institutions for our teeming population of students.

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If you are looking to gain admission to study law in Nigeria, a private university in Nigeria might just be your saving grace.

There are about 61 private universities in Nigeria. It will interest you to know that some of these schools have very fantastic law faculties that can compete with those of other universities in the world.

The only factor that draws most people back from considering private universities is the fees. But as Benjamin Franklin says “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. So if you are willing to make that investment, great.  It is advisable that you do your research and have your facts before making that move because among the private universities in Nigeria, some have best law faculties while others aren’t exactly known for Law.

Below is a list of the best private schools for law in Nigeria in no particular order. Please note that this is not a rank just a list of some – not all – schools that offer law.

A glimpse at requirements to study Law in Nigeria:

What is the requirement to study law in Nigeria?

As a prospective candidate for law, you must have sat for the UTME Examinations in the relevant subjects- Literature-in-English and any two other Arts/or Social Science subjects, applying to any Nigerian university that offers law. You must also score up to The required cut-off mark to be determined by the university before they are deemed eligible.

I will advise you read hard and score at least 250 in JAMB.

You must also have obtained a minimum of five (5) passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study.

Subjects include English Language, Literature – in – English and any other three Arts/Social Science subjects.


They would then be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.

How many years does it take to study law in Nigeria?

Five years. After 4- 5 years in the university, you will then go ahead for your law school after your NYSC for a year study to become a barrister and be able to practice.

What are the main subjects for law?

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Law

The major JAMB subject combination of law are 4 subjects namely: English language, literature, Government and Economics, or Commerce.

In case we are speaking about JAMB subject combination for law and WAEC, it's a list of nine subjects:


English language



Government CRS/IRS

Biology, one Nigerian language and or Agricultural sciences.

Top 15 Best Private Universities for Law in Nigeria

  1. Igbinedion University (IU Okada) has provisional accreditation.
  2. Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) is provided with approval to start off status.
  3. Madonna university is approved with interim accreditation status.
  4. Crescent University Abeokuta owns approved to start off status.
  5. Babcock University, Ogun state has provisional accreditation.
  6. Baze University Abuja is provided with approval to start off status.
  7. American University of Nigeria (AUN) owns approved to start off status.
  8. Bowen University has provisional accreditation. Benson Idahosa University (BIU) is approved with interim accreditation.
  9. Nigerian Turkish university owns approval to start off status. Joseph ayo Babalola university (Jabu) provides with approved to start off status.
  10. Al-hikman university has approved to start off status. Leadcity university provides with approved to start off status. Ajayi Crowther university (ACU) owns approved to start off status.
  11. Edwin Clark university has conditional approval to start off.
  12. Benson Idahosa university
  13. Leadcity university
  14. Nile university
  15. Al-Hikmal university




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