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Top 10 Best Law Faculties in Nigeria

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Law is one of the most lucrative professions in Nigeria and in the world. So, quite a number of graduating secondary school students desire to study law. They don’t just desire to study law, they want to do it at the best law university in Nigeria. If you are curious about the best law schools in Nigeria, this article is for you.

10. Babcock University

Babcock University is one of the best private universities in Nigeria, and it is situated in Ogun State. Over the years, the university prides itself on outstanding academic performance, and its faculty of law is not an exception.

9. 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.



8. 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.

7. 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.

6. Olabisi Onabanjo University

Olabisi Onabanjo University is a state university located in Ago Iwoye in Ogun State Nigeria. The university was formerly called as Ogun State University before it was renamed. This University is one of the best universities for law program in Nigeria.



5. Obafemi Awolowo University

A university that needs no introduction, Obafemi Awolowo University is one of the most notable institutions in Nigeria. The university is one of the most competitive in the country and most students in Nigeria dream of attending Obafemi Awolowo University. Just as high as the reputation of this university goes, so also is their law school. The competitiveness places their faculty of law among the best in Nigeria.



4. 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.

Now it is high time to name the three top universities, where almost every student wants to study law.

3. 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.

2. 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 and it is the second on our list of the best universities to study law in our country.

1. 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. The university is ranked first on our list of top 20 universities in Nigeria to study law.


Source: Naijdotcom
why do I humbly disagree with this Sir, Mr Festus ?? Unilorin number one on the list ...as a student there, I beg to disagree sir
According to a statement being released by the institute’s Director-General, Professor Epiphany Azinge, SAN, the action of the Institute in releasing the names of the universities was in-line with her statutory responsibility of providing information, supervision, guidance and advice to researchers which relates to legal education in Nigeria.