This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Common Law, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Common Law
Qualification LLB. (HONS)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark 200
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Common Law related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Common 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 in Commercial subjects for you to study Common 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.

In other words, 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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Common Law

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Common Law in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Common Law must include:

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 Common Law. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Common Law, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Common 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 Common 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 Common Law. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree.

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Common Law must include:

  • Literature-in-English
  • Any two other Arts/or Social Science subjects.

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Common 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 Common Law, you are expected to have

  • Two ‘A’ Level passes in GCE/IJMB in Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • First Degree (Second Class Lower) of an accredited University.
  • Diploma (Upper Grade) in Law

I want you to read this

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 Common Law, don’t give up. You should consider other Common 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

This are the list of Universities offering Common Law in Nigeria

  •  University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)


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Cut-off Mark for Common Law course

The cut-off mark for Common Law is 200. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Common 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.

Common Law is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Common Law degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Common Law for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Common Law is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Common 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 Common Law?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Common 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 Common Law is through GCE.

I hope you’re not considering this course because it is “COMMON”. This course runs deep and uncodified. Have you considered other options such as LawPublic and Private and International Law and Common Law I’ll advise you to go through many options as possible.

When I mentioned uncodified. I mean that there is no comprehensive compilation of legal rules and statutes. While common law does rely on some scattered statutes, which are legislative decisions, it is largely based on precedent, meaning the judicial decisions that have already been made in similar cases.

These precedents are maintained over time through the records of the courts as well as historically documented in collections of case law known as yearbooks and reports. The precedents to be applied in the decision of each new case are determined by the presiding judge. As a result, judges have an enormous role in shaping the face of law.

Common law functions as an adversarial system, a contest between two opposing parties before a judge who moderates. A jury of ordinary people without legal training decides on the facts of the case. The judge then determines the appropriate sentence based on the jury’s verdict.

Learn more about Common Law

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Common 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 Common Law below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Common 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….


What is Direct Entry Special Consideration to Common Law
(i) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts passes in the following:- (a) HND (excluding Secretarial Studies); (b) ACIS;. (c) LL.B (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON) (d) Two-year Diploma in Law of an accredited Government Institution with at least Upper Credit grade. (e) A’ level pass in English Literature may be considered in lieu of O’level requirement in Literature-in-English (f) Degree holders need not possess Literature-in-English. (g) Where a Diploma is of four grades:- Distinction, Credit, Merit and Pass – Credit grade is accepted for Direct Admission.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to Common Law:
(i) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires Literature-in-English plus any two subject

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