List of All Universities Offering Law in Nigeria

List of All Universities Offering Law in Nigeria – 9ja2nice publication – Pursuing a law degree in Nigeria is a prestigious and rewarding endeavor. It provides a solid foundation for a successful legal career in the country.

To become a Lawyer in Nigeria, one must obtain a Law degree (LL.B. or B.L.) from a university and subsequently attend Law school. Upon completing the law school program and being called to bar, one becomes a recognized Nigerian lawyer.

This blog post presents a comprehensive guide to universities in Nigeria that offer law programs. Whether you’re a prospective student embarking on a legal education journey or simply curious about legal education in Nigeria, this guide is here to help.

Federal Universities Offering Law Programs in Nigeria

S/N University Acronym Location
1 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria ABU Kaduna
2 Bayero University, Kano BUK Kano
3 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti FUOYE Ekiti
4 National Open University of Nigeria NOUN Distant Learning
5 Nigerian Police Academy NPA Kano
6 Nnamdi Azikwe University UNIZIK Anambra
7 Obafemi Awolowo University OAU Osun
8 University of Abuja UNIABUJA Abuja
9 University of Benin UNIBEN Edo
10 University of Calabar UNICAL Cross River
11 University of Ibadan UI Oyo
12 University of Ilorin UNILORIN Kwara
13 University of Jos UNIJOS Plateau
14 University of Lagos UNILAG Lagos
15 University of Maiduguri UNIMAID Borno
16 University of Nigeria, Nsukka UNN Enugu
17 University of Portharcourt UNIPORT Rivers
18 University of Uyo UNIUYO Adamawa
19 Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto UDUS Sokoto

State Universities Offering Law Programs in Nigeria

S/N State University Acronym Location
1 Abia State University ABSU Uturu, Abia
2 Adekunle Ajasin University AAUA Akungba, Ondo
3 Ambrose Alli University AAU Edo
4 Bauchi State University BASUG Bauchi
5 Benue State University BSU Benue
6 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University COOU Uli, Anambra
7 Delta State University DELSU Delta
8 Ebonyi State University EBSU
Abakaliki, Ebonyi
9 Ekiti State University EKSU Ekiti
10 Enugu State University of Science and Technology ESUT Enugu
11 Gombe State University GSU Gombe
12 Imo State University IMSU Imo
13 Kogi State University KSU Anyigba, Kogi
14 Lagos State University LASU Lagos
15 Nasarawa State University NSUK Keffi, Nasarawa
16 Niger Delta University NDU
Yenagoa, Bayelsa
17 Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU Ogun
18 Osun State University UNIOSUN Osogbo, Osun
19 Rivers State University RSU Rivers
20 Umaru Musa Yar’adua University UMYU Katsina
21 Yobe State University YSU Damaturu, Yobe

Private Universities Offering Law Programs in Nigeria

S/N Private University Acronym Location
1 Achievers University AC Owo, Ondo
2 Adeleke University AU Ede, Osun
3 Afe Babalola University ABUAD Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti
4 Ajayi Crowther University ACU Ibadan, Oyo
5 Al-Hikmah University AHU Ilorin, Kwara
6 American University of Nigeria AUN Yola
7 Arthur Jarvis University
Akpoyubo, Cross River
8 Babcock University BU Ilishan-Remo
9 Baze University Abuja
10 Benson Idahosa University BIU Benin, Edo
11 Bingham University ECWA
New Karu, Nasarawa
12 Bowen University BOWEN Iwo, Osun
13 Crescent University CUAB Abeokuta, Ogun
14 Edwin Clark University ECU Kiagbodo, Delta
15 Elizade University EUI
Ilara-Mokin, Ondo
16 Godfrey Okoye University GOUNI Enugu
17 Gregory University GUU Uturu, Abia
18 Igbinedion University IUO Benin, Edo
19 Joseph Ayo Babalola Unversity JABU
Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun
20 Lead-City University LCU Ibadan, Oyo
21 Madonna University Okija, Anambra
22 Nigerian Turkish Nile University NILE Abuja
23 Novena University Kwale, Delta
24 Redeemer’s University, Nigeria RUN Ede, Osun
25 Renaissance University RNU
Ugbawka, Enugu
26 Salem University Lokoja, Kogi
27 Western Delta University WDU Oghara, Delta

Admission Requirements to Study Law in Nigeria

To gain admission into a law program in Nigerian universities, you need to meet specific requirements. These include minimum educational qualifications, a good score in the UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination), and possibly additional entrance exams or interviews.

Direct Entry Requirement for Law:

  • (i) At least two (2) A’ Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • (ii) NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).

UTME Requirement for Law:

  • Five (5) O Level credit passes in English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, and any other two (2) arts or social science subjects.

UTME Subject combination for Law:

  • Use of English and any other three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

O’Level Subject Combination for Law:

  • English, Mathematics, Literature in English, and any other two (2) Arts or Social Science Subjects

Please note that the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Study for the admission of students to the Nigerian Law School, as well as for entry into the legal profession, do not recognize any study of law conducted through correspondence, part-time, or in non-conventional settings outside of full-time study at a university.


Legal education in Nigeria is a gateway to a rewarding legal career. As you explore your options, thoroughly research and consider the universities offering law programs. This guide has provided a comprehensive list of universities and essential information to help you make an informed decision. For more information, visit the official websites of the universities mentioned or reach out to their respective admissions offices.

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