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Admission Requirements To Study Law In Nigerian Universities


Do you want to be a Lawyer and you are not sure of the requirements to study LAW in Nigerian universities? Applicants seeking to study law must be qualified for admission before applying to study law. Applicants must meet the following requirements below:

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1.The general entrance requirements, and

2. Additional Faculty or Departmental course requirements. It is advisable to obtain information from the particular university about entry requirements as they may vary from place to place.

1. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Prospective candidates must have sat for the UTME Examinations in the relevant subjects- Literature-in-English and any two other Arts/or Social Science subjects, applying to any Nigerian university that offers law.

They must also score up to he required cut-off mark to be determined by the university before they are deemed eligible.

2. O’level

Prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of five (5) passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study.

Subjects include English Language, Literature – in – English and any other three Arts/Social Science subjects.

3. Post-UTME

They would then be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.

4. Direct Entry

Very good passes in the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board subjects; Literature in english and two other subjects, one or both from social science/Art Subjects. First Degree (Second Class Upper or lower Division). Two ‘A’ Level papers in any subject plus UTME requirements.




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