Best Universities To Study Law In Nigeria

There is a history of criticizing and rejecting the standard of legal education in Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) established in March 1979, has released a list of top universities to study law or the institutes which have the best law faculties in Nigeria. So, according to the NIALS ranking and list here are some names of the best universities to study law in Nigeria.


These are the list of the best Universities to study Law in Nigeria:

The University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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University of Lagos (UNILAG)

The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, is a public research university in Lagos, Nigeria established in 1962, this University is ranked the best in Nigeria on evidence-based status. This university has three campuses in the Mainland of Lagos.

The high premium on academic excellence, research, opportune environment, inspired leadership, and without dispute, the qualitative and merit driven admission process has bought the best ranking of this university. This university has a faculty for the law department and takes admission on the basis of merit of the student. A high-class faculty are provided with the best teaching procedure in Law.


This university has a record of a number of successful personalities who had graduated from this university and have attained greatness in all spheres of life, locally or internationally which resulted in the pride of the Nation.

Igbinedion University, Okada

Igbinedion University, Okada
Igbinedion University, Okada

Igbinedion University, Okada is the first private university in Nigeria, established in 1999. It is located in Benin city of Nigeria. The university was founded by Sir Gabriel OsawaruIgbinedion CFR, a billionaire, philanthropist, and a prominent Benin Chief.

This University has 7 colleges among which they have a college of Law namely Oba Erediauwa College of Law. It is regulated by the professional bodies-Council of Legal Education (Law) and confirms the high quality of academic programs offered by the university. They offer 5 years of LLB program along with LLM and other law courses.

The Law Programme is customized after the National University Commission’s guidelines which highlight the necessity for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human aspire, such as Economics, Philosophy, Psychology,etc., so as to fully value examine, and acknowledge the vital role that law plays in the Nigerian Society in specifically and the entire humanity in common.

University of Jos (UNIJOS)

University Of Jos (UNIJOS)

The University of Jos is also known by UNIJOS, the chancellor is Chief Tony Momoh, established in November 1971, it is a Federal University in Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria. In 1978 the faculties of the law were established and separated the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. 


The law programs offered in UNIJOS are;

  • Commercial law
  • Public law
  • Private law
  • International law and jurisprudence

Lagos State University (LASU)

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Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University, also known as LASU. Lagos State University is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria, was established in 1983by the authorized Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the progressive learning and foundation of academic excellence.

Over 35,000 students are enrolled on a full-time basis at the university.LASU was ranked among the top 600 universities in the world by Times Higher Magazine for the year 2020. The university offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels including an MBA program.

The faculty of law available in LASU are;

  • Jurisprudence and International Law
  • Islamic Law
  • Commercial and Industrial Law
  • Public Law
  • Private and Property Law
  • Legal Studies

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)


Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, and was established on 4 October 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria.

The university comprises two campuses Samaru (main) and Kongo in Zaria also the university has a pre-school in Funtua which is few kilometers from the main campus. 

The samaru campus has the administrative offices and the faculties of life sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, etc. The Kongo campus hosts the faculties of Law and Administration.

University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

University-of-Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) is a Federal higher institution located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. The university was created by the federal government of Nigeria in 1975. 

Its target is to become the country’s one of the best principal higher-education institutions. They have a separate college for medicine. They provide the best Law faculties with –

  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Sharia Law


You cannot neglect Law and it is the most important part of a person being a citizen. A country requires the best Laws to run the whole economy smoothly. A country must have a bunch of good lawyers and a good lawyer can be produced only and only by a good higher education in legal programs.

Above mentioned universities provide the best faculties in Law and rank the best out of 1000 colleges and universities. Hope the above-mentioned information on Best Universities to study Law in Nigeria is helpful for every student who wishes to opt for this.

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