LL.b (Hons.) Laws
Programme Duration : -5 years
The Yemi Osinbajo Faculty of Law of Elizade University is a budding faculty with a vision of providing world-class legal education. We do this through our planned ground-breaking and practical pedagogy. Located in the peaceful country terrain of Ilara-Mokin the home of the Smokin Hills Golf Resort; the tropical rain forest of southwestern Nigeria. The Faculty was established in 2016 to train qualified and prospective candidates interested in the pursuit of legal education. In this regard, the Programme shall inculcate in the students morals, ethics, godliness, selfless leadership, positive attitude to work, self-reliance and high degree of professionalism to all without religious, ethnic and social prejudice. The Faculty's comprehensive academic programme is complemented by the Community Legal clinic and public interest initiatives. The Faculty of Law is housed in the elegant, purpose-built edifice. Our uniqueness lies not only in the diversity of students from different backgrounds, and age groups but also in the rich culturally endowed environment. Elizade University is determined not only to disseminate knowledge to its students, but also to develop their intellect through its Law programme in such a way that would lead to cutting-edge research activities in all aspects of knowledge generally – economic, political, scientific and technological – so as to help Nigeria out of the scourge of underdevelopment and place her in the committee of advanced countries.
ObjectivesThe LLB programme in Elizade University, which shall be resident in the Faculty of Law, aims at providing students with a sound foundation of legal knowledge by teaching law in the light of technological, social, political and economic changes. Thus, the Programme includes law courses, relevant courses from the humanities, and social science as well as entrepreneurship. With respect to the legal courses, the curriculum covers new and modern frontiers of legal training that are crucial to national development. Examples of such courses are Environmental Law, Law of International Trade, Information Technology and Communication/Cyber Law, Gender and the Law, among others. The contents of the courses also reflect global developments. The Programme is based on the course credit system, which offers students a broad-based and qualitative legal education through the conscious combination of legal and non-legal courses at the teaching, research and community service levels to produce lawyers who have a wide knowledge of the society and environment and readily able to use law as a tool for the solution of social, political, economic and cultural problems in the society. Specifically, the aim and objectives of the Elizade University degree programme in Law is to ensure that: (i) Law is taught as it exists at any given time, and that every Law student adopts a comparative approach to legal studies bearing in mind that there are many systems of Law (Common Law, Statutory Law, Customary Law and Islamic Law). (ii) Students are imbued with a general knowledge and understanding of Law. (iii) Students’ intellectual ability to apply research, knowledge and analytical skills to solving theoretical and practical legal problems is effectively developed. (iv) Students are acquainted with principles of the judicial process and legal systems, as well as their interaction with socio-economic frameworks. (v) Through training and orientation, an appreciation of the growing relevance of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems and the role of law therein is provided.
PhilosophyThe Elizade University Law programme is established to contribute significantly to the enrichment and enhancement of legal study and practice. It is designed to provide legal education within the realm of a dynamic socio – political environment that encompasses the national and global trends and challenges. The main focus of the Law programme is to create an environment that encourages intellectual rigour, analytical and critical engagement as well as profound ethical standards. The programme will produce law graduates who can compete actively in legal, social, economic and political developments on a global scale. The Law programme of the University is also designed to produce lawyers readily capable of coping with the legal needs of the society in the light of social, economic, political, cultural and technological advancements. Graduates of the programme would be able to deliver competently on the expectations of employers and other users of their services in government, legal practice and academics. It is in this sense that the Law programme has been designed to ensure that Law graduates have a good general knowledge of Law, and a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in the society. The programme will therefore introduce students to the general knowledge in Law, acquaint them with principles of judicial process and legal development, and equip them with the basic tools of legal analysis and methods.
Admission RequirementsADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The entry requirements shall be through any of the three under-listed options: (a) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Mode: In order to be eligible for admission into the five-year full-time LLB programme through the U.T.M.E., a candidate must normally possess the Senior Secondary School WAEC or NECO Certificates or the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) Ordinary Level, NABTEB or their equivalent with credit passes in five subjects, including English Language, Literature-in-English and any three arts/social sciences subjects obtained at one sitting, In addition, Candidates must have acceptable pass in UTME. The UTME subject combination must include English language, Literature-in-English and any two (2) other Social Science or Arts subjects, plus any other qualifying test which the University may deem fit. (b) Direct-Entry Mode: In order to be eligible for admission into the four-year full-time LLB programme, a candidate must normally possess the following qualifications: (i) The General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) or its equivalent in five subjects, of which not less than two have been passed at the Advanced Level, provided that they include Literature-in-English and two other arts/social sciences subjects. In addition, the candidate must have satisfied the ordinary level requirements as stated under the UTME requirements above. (ii) Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) or Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB). In addition, the candidate must have satisfied the ordinary level requirements as stated under the UTME requirements above. (iii) A good first degree not below Second Class Lower from Elizade University or any other University recognized by the Elizade University. In addition, the candidate must have satisfied the ordinary level requirements as stated under the UTME requirements above. (iv) A two or three-year Diploma certificate in Law from Elizade University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Elizade University. In addition, the candidate must have satisfied the ordinary level requirements as stated under the UTME requirements above.