Welcome to WDU's

College of Law

About the College

The College of Law of Western Delta University offer courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Honours.

The Law programme is established to contribute significantly to the enrichment and enhancement of legal study and practice. It is designed to provide legal education within the realm of a dynamic socio – political environment that encompasses the national and global trends and challenges. The main focus of the Law programme is to create an environment that encourages intellectual rigour, analytical and critical engagement as well as profound ethical standards. The programme will produce law graduates who can compete actively in legal, social, economic and political developments on a global scale. 

Featured Programme

Bachelor of Law (LL.B)

Our dedicated, experienced faculty of teachers and scholars are available to engage with students both in the classroom and through office hours, symposia, and programs enhancing the law school environment.

Our Objectives

With the Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree programme, we hope to:

  1. To ensure that Law is taught as it exists at any given time, and that every Law student adopts a comparative approach to legal studies bearing in mind that there are many systems of Law (Common Law, Statutory Law, Customary Law and Islamic Law) currently in operation.
  2. To ensure that students are imbued with a general knowledge and understanding of Law.
  3. To develop in students the intellectual ability to apply research, knowledge and analytical skills to solving theoretical and practical legal problems.
  4. To acquaint students with principles of the judicial process and legal systems, as well as their interaction with socio-economic frameworks.
  5. To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the growing relevance of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems and the role of law therein.

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements shall be through any of the three under-listed options:

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Mode

  • The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level in nationally recognised examination, including English Language and Literature in English obtained at not more than two sittings; such a candidate must in addition have an acceptable pass in the UTME.

Direct Entry Mode

  1. A two– or three – year Diploma certificate plus credit passes in five (5) papers, including English Language and Literature in English at the Senior Secondary School Certificate examination or General Certificate of Education ‘Ordinary’ Level or their equivalent; or
  2. Three (3) papers passed at principal or Advanced Level in Higher School Certificate in addition to O’Level requirement as stated above.
  3. Two (2) papers at Principal or Advanced Level in HSC or GCE in addition to O’Level requirement as stated above.
  4. An acceptable first degree.

Inter University Transfer.

  1. Students may transfer from the Law Department of a recognized University, after having completed the first year and passed all the courses, provided they have the relevant qualifications. Universities are to satisfy themselves that the grades obtained by such candidates are acceptable, and that the students have fulfilled other criteria set by the University in question.
  2. Our dedicated, experienced faculty of teachers and scholars are available to engage with students both in the classroom and through office hours, symposia, and programs enhancing the law school environment.

Visiting scholars, lawyers, and students from around the globe add to our understanding of the world around us and build on our highly recognized international efforts. Through student organizations, community partnerships, and coursework, students become part of a community dedicated to expanding opportunity and justice for all.

Professor Vincent Akpotaire
Dean – College of Law

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College Contacts

College of Law

Western Delta University, Oghara
P.M.B 10, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria

[email protected]

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

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Why Choose WDU?

Western Delta University offers affordable qualitative education under the most conducive of environments. The University prioritizes standards over profit. Students are even allowed to pay their tuition fees in installments!

Our students also get assistance with scholarships and grant applications. You are sure to graduate at the stipulated time when you study at WDU.


Western Delta University publishes a number of international journals in different disciplines. The African Journal of Policy and Security Development (AJPSD) for example, is a peer-reviewed, internationally recognized publication of the Institute of Delta and Development Studies  (IDDS) of the Western Delta University, Oghara.

The schools also publish the Journal of Global South Research on Security and Development which is a scholarly peer-reviewed open-access publication in the field of security and development.


Western Delta University, Oghara is home to the Institutes of Delta and Development Studies (IDDS).  Through equitable and sustainable partnerships, the Institute of Delta and Development Studies delivers world-class training and research needed for sustainable development globally. It aims to become a first-rate Institute of its kind, pursuing excellence and applying critical skills, knowledge and alternative methods in resolving local and global deltaic challenges in Nigeria, Africa and the world.


Western Delta University Alumni are professionals in their various fields of endeavor. Proud of their alma mater, they actively support indigent students and developmental projects in the school. 

Why Study Here?

WDU is the place of choice if you desire well-rounded affordable education in a school with stable academic calendar and a supportive community.

Western Delta University does not only help you acquire the practical skills required to transition seamlessly into the workforce upon graduation, but we also assist you in developing a healthy self-image and a strong sense of social justice so that you can make that transition responsibly.

Western Delta University, Oghara invites application from suitably qualified candidates who obtained a minimum score of 120 from the last UTME, for admission in the 2021/2022 session. Candidates who did not choose this University but want to change to Western Delta University can also apply.