The law profession is one of the most revered profession in the country. Apart from the prestige and glamour that it comes with, members of the legal profession also enjoy some level of awe from the members of the public.
In Nigeria, several universities offers courses in law and the enrollment and the joggling for admission spaces is tough considering the record number of applicants every year. Also check out: List of 10 Best Polytechnics In Nigeria.
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Top 20 Best Universities to Study Law in Nigeria
Below are the top 20 best universities in Nigeria to study law based on the quality of their lecturers, graduates and infrastructures;
1. University of Illorin
Recent statistics shows that University of Illorin is the most sought after university of law applicants. The school located in Illorin, the Kwara State capital boast of an array of seasoned professors and graduates who have gone on to excell in law practice.
2. Ahmadu Bello University
Closely followed at second is Almadu Bello University Zaira. ABU is one of the first generation universities in the country and has a track record of producing law graduates. The school ranks high in many university’s rankings in the country.
3. University of Lagos
Popularly known as Unilag, the school has the highest students enrollment in the country and it’s law faculty is one of the most popular and sought after study destination for aspirants seeking admission.
4. University of Nigeria Nsukka
The law faculty of the school is located at the Enugu Campus of the school and is one of the oldest in the country. The school has over the years come at tops in the NUC universities rankings.
5. University of Benin
Established in 1970 and formerly known as Institute of Technology, Uniben has over the years established a track record of academic excellence.
6. Obafemi Awolowo University
Named after the late premier of western region Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was a lawyer himself, OAU is one of the oldest schools in the country and boast of an array of prestigious Alumni community that has contributed positively to the development of the law profession in the country.
7. Lagos State University
Owned and funded by the Lagos State government, LASU has established itself as one of the top Universities in the country and also a choice destination for law applicants.
8. University of Ibadan
The university of Ibadan is the oldest university in the country and has a track record of academic success. A record it has built within it’s over six decades of existence.
9. University of Calabar
Located in Calabar, the capital of Cross River state, Unical has a very sound academic staff that is well grounded. This fact has endeared it to the heart of many youngsters seeking a career in law.
10. University of Uyo
Rounding of the top 10 is the UniUyo. Owned and operated by the Akwa Ibom State government, the school boast of a good environment that enhanced teaching and learning.
11. Babcock University
The first privately owned university on the list, Babcock is one of the best universities in the country and boast of a good and emerging alumni community.
12. Abia State University
Located in Uturu in Abia State, ABSU is a fast rising school and is a choice destination for law faculty applicants.
13. University of Jos
University of Jos is located in Jos, in Platuae State. The school offers courses in law and the serene environment that the state offers is an additional plus for the students of the school.
14. Ambrose Alli University.
Once dubbed the best law faculty in the country, AAU has over the years being a top notch school in law education and has a very good academic staff that has the required knowledge for legal education in the country.
15. Delta State University
Delta state university is one of the few state universities that is known for both academic excellence and low tuition fees. The school over the decades has a very low tuition fee which makes it a good choice for university education applicants.
16. Convenant University
Convenant University is one of the private universities that has competed favourably with the already established first generation universities.
The school has in the few years of it’s existence attracted top academicians from around the continent which has established it as a good alternative for students that finds it difficult to gain admission in top federal universities.
17. Afe Babalola University
Established by the legal luminary Aare Afe Babalola, the school boast of a world class education and it’s emerging law faculty is gradually increasing it’s rankings in law education.
18. Ogun State University
The ogun State University is owned by the Ogun State Government and also funded by it. The school is among the few state owned institutions that made it to list of top schools in
19. Ekiti State University
Ekiti State is dubbed the education capital of the country based on the wildly believed notion that it’s indigenes has a good taste in term of education. The law faculty of EKSU has a vibrant teaching staff and good facilities needed for law education.
20. University of Abuja
The University of Abuja is located at the country’s capital and has being developing rapidly since it’s inception. It’s law faculty is fast becoming a force to to be taking serious in law education in the country.
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