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