Best Universities in Nigeria to Study Law


On this post, I will show you the best universities to study Law in Nigeria. Law is one of the most popular courses in Nigeria and very competitive. You must be an Art student with a good background Art subjects for you to study Law in Nigeria Universities.

Degree in Law aims at producing a law graduate with a level of education to serve as legal adviser to the governments of the day, their agencies, companies, business firms etc. by introducing you to the process of legal development and equip you with the basic tools of legal analysis or legal method.


As a law graduate, you will qualify to be admitted into the Nigerian law school to train further and to qualify as a lawyer. You will then fit into judicial services, legal drafting and advising legislative and administrative functions, criminal prosecution, civil litigation, arbitration, administration of a state, and etc

To gain admission into the universities to study Law, these are the 9 WAEC, NECO or GCE subject that you should write. You can also use two sittings to gain admission.

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Government
  4. Literature in English
  5. Economics/Commerce
  6. IRS/CRS
  7. Geography
  8. Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa
  9. A trade subject


The table below, in no particular order, shows the 10 best universities to study Law


Please note that Law course offered in each school may vary. For example Private Law, Public Law, Common Law, Business Law, Property Law… But schools here is a good place to start.

Universities Acceptance Rate
UNIBEN 19 – 21%
OAU 20 – 31%
UI 17 – 22%
JABU 34 – 42%
UNIOSUN 20 – 28%
UNILAG 16 -20%
UNILORIN 20 – 25%
NDU 45 – 51%
UNN 18 – 24%
LASU 19 – 27%

Although there are over 50 universities in Nigeria where you can study Law, admission competition is still very high for the above-mentioned universities.

The table above is provided for informational purposes only and you should not act on the basis of the content on the table. The information contained in this table is derived from data obtained from sources believed by Fatherprada to be reliable and in good faith, but no warranties or guarantees with regard to the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the table. Any opinions expressed reflect the current judgment of the author of the post and may change without notice.

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