Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws Programme Details
Programme Description: Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is an undergraduate degree in law that provides students with a foundational understanding of legal principles, systems, and practices. The LLB programme prepares students for careers in the legal profession, government, business, and various other fields where legal knowledge and expertise are valued.

Philosophy of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programme

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme is grounded in the philosophy of promoting justice, equality, and the rule of law. The programme aims to develop professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary to uphold the principles of justice, advocate for legal rights, and contribute to the development of a just and equitable society.

Potential Career Paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in various sectors. Potential career paths include:

  • Lawyer/Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Judge/Magistrate
  • Legal Advisor/Consultant
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Legal Researcher
  • Government Legal Officer
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legal Educator
Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme must meet the following admission criteria:

  1. Academic Qualifications: Obtain a minimum of five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects, not exceeding two sittings, in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations (WASCE/SSCE/NECO). Required subjects may include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, and any other subjects.
  2. UTME or Direct Entry: Candidates should have attempted the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or, alternatively, possess other Advanced Level Qualifications qualifying for Direct Entry.
Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Duration: Complete a minimum of five years (or ten semesters) of study.
  • Credit Units: Accumulate a minimum of 120 credit units for UTME candidates or 90 credit units for Direct Entry candidates. This includes all compulsory courses and the research project.
  • Core Courses: Successfully complete all compulsory courses outlined in the program curriculum.
Programme Variants
Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate Degree

Unified tertiary Matriculation Examination

5 years

Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate Degree

Direct Entry

4 years

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