LL.B (Hons) Laws

Programme Duration : 5 years


The 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.


Objectives
The 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.


Philosophy
The 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 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. (c) Inter University Transfer Mode. Students may transfer from the Law Faculty of a University recognised by the Senate of Elizade University, after having completed the first or second year and passed all the courses, provided they have the relevant qualifications. An application for transfer to the Faculty from the Faculty of Law of another University will however be treated on its own merit.


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 LAW 101 Legal Methods I 2 100 First Learn More

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 LAW 102 Legal Methods II 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PIL 201 Constitutional Law I 4 200 First Learn More
2 PPL 201 Law of Contract I 4 200 First Learn More
3 PIL 205 Human Rights Law I 4 200 First Learn More
4 PPL 203 Reproductive and Health Law I 4 200 First Learn More
5 PIL 203 Nigerian Legal System I 4 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 204 Reproductive and Health Law II 4 200 Second Learn More
2 PIL 206 Human Rights Law II 4 200 Second Learn More
3 PPL 202 Law of Contract II 4 200 Second Learn More
4 PIL 202 Constitutional Law II 4 200 Second Learn More
5 PIL 204 Nigerian Legal System II 4 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 307 Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments 4 300 First Learn More
2 PIL 303 Administrative Law I 4 300 First Learn More
3 PPL 301 Law of Torts I 4 300 First Learn More
4 PIL 305 International Humanitarian Law I 4 300 First Learn More
5 LAW 301 Legal Research and Writing I 4 300 First Learn More
6 PPL303 Law of Commercial Transactions I 4 300 First Learn More
7 PPL 301 Law of Torts I 4 300 First Learn More
8 PIL 301 Criminal Law I 4 300 First Learn More
9 PPL 305 Family Law I 4 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 302 Law of Torts II 4 300 Second Learn More
2 PIL 306 International Humanitarian Law II 4 300 Second Learn More
3 PPL308 Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments II 4 300 Second Learn More
4 LAW 302 Legal Research and Writing II 4 300 Second Learn More
5 LAW 302 Criminal Law II 4 300 Second Learn More
6 PPL304 Law of Commercial Transactions II 4 300 Second Learn More
7 PPL306 Family Law II 4 300 Second Learn More
8 PIL 304 Administrative Law II 4 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 409 Intellectual Property Law I 4 400 First Learn More
2 PPL 405 Law of Insurance I 4 400 First Learn More
3 PPL 407 Law of Consumer and Protection I 4 400 First Learn More
4 PIL 411 Conflict of Laws I 4 400 First Learn More
5 PPL 403 Equity and Trusts I 4 400 First Learn More
6 PIL 409 Environmental Law I 4 400 First Learn More
7 PPL 401 Land/Property Law I 4 400 First Learn More
8 PIL 401 Law of Evidence I 4 400 First Learn More
9 PIL 413 Public International Law I 4 400 First Learn More
10 LAW 401 Introduction to Legal Practice I 4 400 First Learn More
11 PIL 403 Criminology I 4 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 408 Law of Consumer and Protection II 4 400 Second Learn More
2 PIL 410 Environmental Law II 4 400 Second Learn More
3 PIL 404 Criminology II 4 400 Second Learn More
4 PIL 412 Conflict of Laws II 4 400 Second Learn More
5 PPL406 Law of Insurance II 4 400 Second Learn More
6 PPL 410 Intellectual Property Law II 4 400 Second Learn More
7 PIL 402 Law of Evidence II 4 400 Second Learn More
8 LAW 402 Introduction to Legal Practice II 4 400 Second Learn More
9 PIL 414 Public International Law II 4 400 Second Learn More
10 PPL 402 Land/Property Law II 4 400 Second Learn More
11 PPL 404 Equity and Trusts II 4 400 Second Learn More

500 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 505 Taxation and Revenue Law I 4 500 First Learn More
2 PIL 513 Comparative African Law 4 500 First Learn More
3 PPL 507 Labour Law and Industrial Relations I 4 500 First Learn More
4 PPL 503 Law of Conveyancy I 4 500 First Learn More
5 PIL 513 Comparative African Law 4 500 First Learn More
6 PPL 501 Law of Business Association I 4 500 First Learn More
7 PIL 501 Jurispudence and Legal Theory I 4 500 First Learn More
8 PIL 507 Oil and Gas Law I 4 500 First Learn More

500 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 PPL 504 Law of Conveyancy II 4 500 Second Learn More
2 PIL 514 Comparative African Law II 4 500 Second Learn More
3 PPL 502 Law of Business Association II 4 500 Second Learn More
4 PPL 508 Labour Law and Industrial Relations II 4 500 Second Learn More
5 PIL 508 Oil and Gas Law II 4 500 Second Learn More
6 PPL 506 Taxation and Revenue Law II 4 500 Second Learn More
7 PIL 502 Jurispudence and Legal Theory II 4 500 Second Learn More
8 LAW 510 Long Essay 6 500 Second Learn More