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Courses Offered at Nigerian Law Schools (2024)

Courses Offered at Nigerian Law Schools – In this article, I will be discussing specifically the courses that are offered at the Nigerian law school campuses. It is a good thing that students who are about to apply for law school have a little information about the things that they are expecting at the institution.

Such things that they need to know about include courses that are offered at the law school, so if you are about to move to any of the law schools in Nigeria, read this article and have an idea of the courses you are expecting to take at the law school.

Other important information that you will need to know about in this piece includes the school fees of students at the law school. 

But before I continue, let me pause and explain in brief what law schools are for, so that you will have a good understanding of what we are talking about in this post.

Courses Offered at Nigerian Law Schools

About Nigerian Law School

Nigerian Law School was established by the federal government of Nigeria, in 1962, as an institution to train young legal practitioners and professional lawyers in Nigeria, and from the time it was established till now, the institution has trained and graduated not less than 70,000 law students who are now serving the country as qualified lawyers.

Nigeria has six Law School Campuses, established across the six geo-political zones in the country. The campuses are as follows:

  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

Courses Offered in Nigerian Law School

Having taken a look at a brief background about the Nigerian law school, let us now move into the main discussion of this article, which is the courses offered at the institution.

Nigerian law schools offer various courses, and all these courses are encapsulated into different categories of law practice such as:

  • Courses in Criminal Litigation
  • Law in practice
  • Property law practice
  • Corporate law practice
  • Civil litigation

The courses offered in Nigerian law school are as follows: 

Courses in Criminal Litigation 

Criminal litigation is litigation that involves a state and an individual. In this case, the state is the one that brings a case against an individual.

Students who are in law school are to take courses that have to do with criminal litigation, and the courses under this category are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Arrests & Searches
  • Pre-trial Investigations & Police Interviews
  • Institution of Criminal Proceedings
  • Presence of the accused
  • complaint and witnesses
  • Bail
  • Charges
  • Constitutional Safeguards to ensure a fair trial
  • duties of counsel and the court
  • Trials and presentation of evidence and advocacy
  • Concluding Addresses
  • Judgment and Sentence
  • Dui attorney cases
  • Appeals
  • Knowledge

Courses in Civil Litigation 

Another important part of the study in the law school that students are to take courses on is Civil litigation. This is a private lawsuit between two parties, and while in law school, students are to take design courses that will enable them to handle cases that relate to this such courses include;

  • Introduction
  • Prelim matters before commencing a civil action
  • Courts with civil jurisdiction
  • Interlocutory of Applications
  • Third-Party Proceedings
  • Interpleader Proceedings
  • Injunctions
  • Mareva Injunction
  • Anton Piller Injunction
  • Pre-trial Issues
  • Evidence
  • Preparing for trial
  • The course of trial
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Judgment
  • Enforcement
  • Appeals
  • Election Petition
  • Matrimonial
  • Sharia

Courses in Property Law Practice

This is also known as conveyance or conveyancing. It is a part of the law practice that deals with the transfer of property or interest in land, however, there are courses that students are to take also in this area such as:

  • Laws to property transactions
  • Essentials of power of attorney
  • Essentials of a Deed
  • Registration of titles
  • Assent Outcomes
  • Rent in Leases
  • Transfer of Lease
  • Mortgage
  • Sale
  • Contracts
  • Titles
  • Conveyance
  • Billing
  • Wills- Taking
  • Instructions and drafting of wills
  • Letters of Administration
  • Administration
  • Winding up of Estates.

Courses in Corporate Law Practice

This includes courses that students are to learn that will help them to be able to handle cases that lie to businesses and business firms.

  • Choice of Business and Non-Business Organization
  • Foreign Participation
  • Promotion of Companies
  • Pre-Incorporation Contracts
  • Matters before the commencement of Business
  • Incorporated Trustees
  • Registration of Companies
  • Corporate Governance & Administration
  • Securities
  • Restructuring
  • Winding Up
  • Dissolution
  • Proceedings

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Courses in Law In Practice (Ethics & Skills)

Law in practice is another area that students have to take courses to be able to know the ethos that governs the law profession, the courses to take include:

  • History of the Legal Profession & Regulation
  • Appointment and Discipline of Judicial Officers
  • Qualification
  • Discipline & Procedure of Removal
  • Contempt of Court
  • Rights of Legal Practitioners
  • Duty of Counsel
  • Controlling Bodies in the Legal Profession
  • Instigation Litigation
  • Soliciting
  • Dinner Etiquette
  • Advertising
  • Attracting Business.

FAQs

How many years will a student spend in a law school in Nigeria?

Law school in Nigeria lasts for only one year, if a student completely passes his or her courses at the institution. But if you

What degree will be given to the students after they have successfully finished their law school?

The degree that is given to the students who finish their studies successfully in the Nigerian law school is LLB.

How much is the tuition fee in a Nigerian law school?

Before now students at the law school usually paid the sum of N295,000 for their law school studies, but the tuition fee has recently been increased to N476,000.

Here is a breakdown of the tuition fee;

  • Tuition and Hostel Accommodation: N10,000
  • 3 Terms Dinner: N45,000
  • 2 Cocktails: N30,000
  • Library Development: N35,000
  • Sports and Recreational Development: N8,000
  • Students Handbook and CD ROM (Course Materials): N45,000
  • Bar II Examination: N45,000
  • Identity Card: N4,000
  • Postage and Courier: N4,000
  • Medical Services: N30,000
  • Internet and Information Communication Technology: N30,000
  • Insurance: N10,000
  • Externship Material and Portfolio Assessment: N20,000
  • Facilities Maintenance and Cleaning: N35,000
  • Security Services: N50,000
  • Electricity/Power: N65,000
  • Students Yearbook: N10,000

Conclusion

The above is the list of the courses offered at Nigerian law schools all over the country. Hope you were able to understand the entire information brought to you in this article. I wish you success as you prepare yourself for your law school in due courses.

Amos Nya
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