List of Accredited/Approved Faculties of Law in Nigeria


List of accredited/approved faculties of Law of in Nigeria and the approved quota as released by the Council of Legal Education.

Nigerian Law School

The Council of Legal Education is the regulatory body for the Nigerian Law School, which must be attended by persons willing to practice law in Nigeria.


It also determines the steps to be taken by persons who have obtained a university degree in law from a foreign institution and are willing to practice as lawyers in Nigeria.

The Nigerian law school and the Council of Legal Education were established in 1962, following the enactment of the Legal Education Act to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective members of the bench.


See also: List of Universities in Nigeria & Courses Offered and Nigerian Law School Campuses.

List of Accredited Faculties of Law in Nigeria

FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES

S/N UNIVERSITIES STATUS APPROVED QUOTA
1 UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN Provisional accreditation 150
2 UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS Full accreditation 270
3 UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA Provisional accreditation 220
4 UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI Provisional accreditation 200
5 UNIVERSITY OF BENIN Provisional accreditation 180
6 UNIVERSITY OF JOS Provisional accreditation 170
7 UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR Provisional accreditation 170
8 UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN Provisional accreditation 150
9 UNIVERSITY OF UYO Provisional accreditation 150
10 OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 250
11 BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO Provisional accreditation 220
12 USMANU DAN FODIO UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 80
13 AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 280
14 UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA Accreditation Suspended NIL
15 NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 180
16 UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT Approval to commence 50

STATE UNIVERSITIES

S/N UNIVERSITIES STATUS APPROVED QUOTA
1 ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 50
2 EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY interim accreditation 150
3 EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 60
4 ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY Interim accreditation « 130
5 DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 120
6 ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH Provisional accreditation 100
7 KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 60
8 RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 250
9 NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 40
10 AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 120
11 OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 170
12 OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY Interim accreditation 50
13 BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
14 UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA UNIVESITY Approval to commence 50
15 IMO STATE UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 100
16 BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
17 CHUKWUEMEKA ODIMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY Interim accreditation 100
18 LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY Accreditation Suspended NIL
19 BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY Accreditation Suspended NIL
20 NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 80

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

S/N UNIVERSITIES STATUS APPROVED QUOTA
1 IGB1NEDION UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 100
2 AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 180
3 CRESCENT UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
4 BABCOCK UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 100
5 BAZE UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
6 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA Approval to commence 50
7 BOWEN UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation 50
8 BENSON IDAHOSA UNIVERSITY Interim accreditation 60
9 NIGERIAN TURKISH NILE UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
10 JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
11 AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
12 LEADCITY UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
13 AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
14 EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
15 MADONNA UNIVERSITY Provisional accreditation (subject to Council’s approval) 50
16 ELIZADE UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
17 SALEM UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
18 GREGORY UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50
19 EDO UNIVERSITY Approval to commence 50

Interpretation of terms:-

  • Full Accreditation: means the faculty has complied with all Council requirements.
  • Provisional Accreditation: means the faculty has substantially complied with Council requirements.
  • Accreditation suspended: means the faculty of Law has its accreditation suspended by the Council of Legal Education.
  • Undergoing Accreditation: means the University application to commence Law is being considered, but not yet approved for admission of students to the Law Faculty.
  • Interim Accreditation: means Council of Legal Education has given approval for the commencement of the Law Faculty, subject to further accreditation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON ADMISSION TO THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL.

For the avoidance of doubt, any study of law via correspondence, part-time or in a setting other than a conventional full-time study in a University is not recognised by the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Study for admission of students to the Nigerian Law School and entrance into the Legal profession.

The study of law at the Open University is not recognised.

The public, parents and students are accordingly advised to note, please.


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