Top 10 Best universities that offered law in Nigeria

Law profession is one of best noble profession on earth that many people like to study.

You may Ask

How Many Years Will it take to study law in Nigeria?

The Law programme at the university is a 5 years course. As a law student, you’re taught the judicial process and legal procedures. You’ll also learn communication, analytical and research skills that will prepare you ahead of your journey to becoming a lawyer.

List of the Top best law universities in Nigeria

Below is a list of the top best 10 universities to study law in Nigeria.

1. University of Ibadan
2. Ahmadu Bello University, Abu, Zaria.
3. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
4. University of Ilorin
5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
6. Ambrose Alli University
7. University of Jos
8. University of Benin
9. Lagos State University (LASU)
10. University of Maiduguri

Brief history of the universities.


University of Ibadan.

The University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s first premier university. It is one of the most prestigious university in the country, currently ranked the best in Nigeria and needs no introduction. Another dream for most high school student in Nigeria is an admission into this university. The university of Ibadan has produced some of the best- distinguished lawyers in the country and six of their alumni have been made Senior Advocates of Nigeria till date.


Ahmadu Bello University, Abu, Zaria.

Ahmadu Bello University is one of the very good federal universities in the northern part of the country. The university has been known for years for its excellent academic performance. When it comes to law, this university is one of the best places to study.


University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The University of Lagos popularly known as Unilag is one of the top and prestigious universities in Nigeria. Another competitive university with a track record of excellence in academics. The university has produced graduates that have made a tremendous contribution to Nigeria today across many fields. Their faculty of law is not an exception.


University of Ilorin.

The University of Ilorin is a popular federal university in Nigeria and is always ranked among the top universities in the country. It is one of the most sought after universities for studying and not just law.


University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is one of the first generation federal universities founded before independence in Nigeria. The Faculty of Law of the university is the oldest in our country. It has made an immense contribution to legal education and practice in Nigeria.


Ambrose Alli University.

Ambrose Alli University is a state owned university formerly known as Edo State University. It was founded in 1981. The university has one of the best law schools in Nigeria. Their faculty of law since it began, has graduated some of the best, hard working and successful legal practitioners both at the national and international levels. They have won different moot court competitions and have also represented Nigeria at competitions outside Nigeria.


University of Jos.

The University of Jos was formerly a campus of the University of Ibadan until 1975. Now it has one of the best law schools in Nigeria.


University of Benin

The University of Benin was founded in 1970 and it is one of the first generation federal universities in Nigeria. Their faculty of law has produced some of the best notable legal practitioners in the country. Some of them include the former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Josephine Anenih who is a former Nigerian minister.


Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University is the most popular and best state-owned universities in Nigeria. Their faculty of law is one of the best law school in our country. One of the notable alumni of their law school is the current vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Professor of Law.

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University of Maiduguri

The University of Maiduguri is one of the best universities located in the northern part of Nigeria. Founded in 1975, it is one of the oldest federal universities in the country. The university is particularly renowned for its law program. Their faculty once represent Nigeria at International moot court in UK which they came second all over the world.

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