Last updated on January 7, 2021 by The Counselor
This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Law, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more
|Duration||4 – 5 Years|
|Suitability||Art and Commercial Students|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Law related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Law. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Law in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.
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That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Law
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Law in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE.
These are the subject combination for LAW in WAEC, NECO and GCE:
- English Language
- Literature in English
- Civic Education
- Nigerian Language
- A trade subject
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Law. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Law, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Law
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Law that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Law. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
- Literature in English
Direct Entry requirement ( A-level result) to study Law
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Law, you are expected to have:
- Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
- NCE/OND/First Degree (Second Class Lower)
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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Law, don’t give up. You should consider other Law similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.
You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university
These are the list of Universities offering Law in Nigeria
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
- Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Baze University
- University of Benin (UNIBEN) (Federal)
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- Crescent University (CUAB)
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
- Gregory University, Uturu
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- Igbinedion University Okada
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Kogi State University Anyigba
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
- Ekiti State University
- Renaissance University, Enugu
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Law. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Law in Nigeria, Check here
What Law course is all about
While Mass communication creates an enabling environment with up to date information, Law creates an enabling environment by protecting the public but these two courses are not for the timid or introvert. To study this course, you need boldness, unrelenting spirit.
Law degree is never for the weak. I believe you’re here yo know what subject to write to become a lawyer. Well, to know the WAEC or Jamb subject combination for Law is never a good way to make a decision, so I felt I should write a brief introduction to the almighty degree called Law
Why study Law in Nigeria
The academic study of law in Nigeria will give you an insight into the legal systems on which much of our day-to-day life is based. You will gain a broad and thorough understanding of the subject. You will practise, practise and practise some more the skills of thinking, analysis, written and verbal presentation of ideas of arguments. The skills are necessary to practice Law but make great transferable skills for many other career paths, such as teaching, the civil service, and the voluntary sector.
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.
During the Law degree programme, you’ll learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you’ll develop the ability to:
- Undertake legal research
- Identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions
- Analyse cases and statutes
- Construct legal arguments
A law degree can feel daunting at times so you need to be enthusiastic about your studies. Be open-minded and inquisitive and don’t just accept something because it is ‘received wisdom’, be curious and look beneath the surface.
A Law degree will provide you with the skills required to practice in law, for example through mooting (a mock legal hearing where students argue points of law), and pro bono work. Depending on the course, you may study law in relation to specific areas, such as the family, commerce, or finance.
The general skills in Law include the research, interpretation and explanation of complex subjects, analytical thinking and practical problem solving, good oral communication, negotiation, teamwork, attention to detail, and the ability to draft formal documents.
Hope you know that the duration of the Law degree programme is based on a five-point (5) years full-time frame. The programme is based on a five-point system as recommended by the NUC
Now, these are the courses you may likely study under Law degree programme. You can call it the course outline! You may not have it arranged this way in the University of your choice but you will definitely meet all these courses
Careers Opportunities in Law and Course Outlines
Many things must be considered when making a choice on which course to study at the university such as careers opportunities in Law as well as Law course outlines (Courses you will study under Law). There are some courses with a big-name but empty or outdated curriculum. Click on those links for details
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Cut-off Mark for Law course
As you can see, more than one University offers Law. This means the cut-off mark for Law varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Law is a good course and you can also check the top best Art courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
Law is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Law at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Law for five years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for four years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.
Law is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Law is under the Faculty of Law but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.
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Can a science or art student study Law?
Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Law at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.
Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Law is through GCE.
Is Law an art or social science subject?
Learn more about Law
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Law in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.
You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Law below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Law had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….Fatherprada tries as much as possible to provide you with correct and up to date information. If you find any pieces of misinformation or require additional details please feel free to use the comment. Follow Fatherprada on Facebook for Guides