List of Accredited/Approved Faculties And Institution of Law in Nigeria

The Council of Legal Education is the regulatory body for the Nigerian Law School, which must be attended by persons willing to practice law in Nigeria.

It also determines the steps to be taken by persons who have obtained a university degree in law from a foreign institution and are willing to practice as lawyers in Nigeria.

The Nigerian law school and the Council of Legal Education were established in 1962, following the enactment of the Legal Education Act to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective members of the bench.

LIST OF ACCREDITED FACULTIES OF LAW IN NIGERIA.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES
S/N
UNIVERSITIES
STATUS
1
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Provisional
accreditation
2
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
Full
accreditation
3
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA,NSUKKA
Provisional
accreditation
4
UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI
Provisional
accreditation
5
UNIVERSITY OF BENIN
Provisional
accreditation
6
UNIVERSITY OF JOS
Provisional
accreditation
7
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR
Provisional
accreditation
8
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN
Provisional
accreditation
9
UNIVERSITY OF UYO
Provisional
accreditation
10
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
11
BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO
Provisional
accreditation
12
USMANU DAN FODIO UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
13
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
14
UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA
Accreditation
suspended
STATE UNIVERSITIES
S/N
UNIVERSITIES
STATUS
1
NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
2
ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
3
EBONY1STATE UNIVERSITY
Interim
accreditation
4
EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
5
ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Interim
accreditation
6
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
7
ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH
Provisional
accreditation
8
KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
9
RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECH
Provisional
accreditation
10
NASA RAW A STATE UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
11
AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
12
OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
13
OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY
Interim
Accreditation
14
BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
15
UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA UNIVESITY
Approval to commence
16
I MO STATE UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
17
BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
18
ANAMBRA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECH
Interim
accreditation
19
LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY
Accreditation
suspended
20
BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY
Accreditation
suspended
PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
S/N
UNIVERSITIES
STATUS
1
IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY
Provisional
Accreditation
2
AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
3
CRESCENT UNIVERSITY ABEOKUTA
Approval to commence
4
BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, OGUN STATE
Provisional
accreditation
5
BAZE UNIVERSITY ABUJA
Approval to commence
6
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
Approval to commence
7
BOWEN UNIVERSITY
Provisional
accreditation
8
BENSON1DAHOSA UNIVERSITY
Interim
accreditation
9
NIGERIAN TURKISH NILE UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
10
JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
11
AL-HIKMAN UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
12
LEADCITY UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
13
AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY
Approval to commence
14
EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY
Conditional Approval to commence
15
MADONNA UNIVERSITY
Currently being re-evaluated
Interpretation of terms:-
  • Full Accreditation: means the faculty has complied with all Council requirements.
  • Provisional Accreditation: means the faculty has substantially complied with Council requirements.
  • Accreditation suspended : means the faculty of Law has its accreditation suspended by the Council of Legal Education.
  • Undergoing Accreditation: means the University application to commence Law is being considered, but not yet approved for admission of students to the Law Faculty.
  • Interim Accreditation: means Council of Legal Education has given approval for the commencement of the Law Faculty, subject to further accreditation.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON ADMISSION TO THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL.
For avoidance of doubt, any study of law via correspondence, part-time or in a setting other than a conventional full time study in a University is not recognised by the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Study for admission of students to the Nigerian Law School and entrance into the Legal profession.
The study of law at the Open University is not recognised.
The public, parents and students are accordingly advised to note please.
Secretary to Council/Director of Administration

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