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School of Law

The BCU law curriculum introduces an innovative dimension to legal education in Nigeria while reinforcing the university’s development philosophy. Modelled on the British liberal arts tradition of broad education and critical thinking, the BCU law curriculum embraces humanitarian studies, alternative dispute resolution, environmental law, HIV and the Law, Gender and Development, Energy and Natural Resources Law, and Technology and the Law, thereby creating an interconnect between law, society, and development. With the rich blend of ground-breaking curriculum and cutting-edge digital resources, exquisite Moot Court, Law Clinic, and Offices, the BCU Law program is designed to produce lawyers who are proficient and knowledgeable in legal procedures and have developed the right social consciousness required of responsible and accountable custodians of the law in a constitutional government.

BCU is the right place to pursue your higher education


The School of Law offers highly specialized and industry-relevant degree programs at bachelors, master and doctoral level 

Key information

Study mode


Course duration

5 years

Dean’s Welcome Message

The School of Law is one of BCU’s flagship schools. The school has a competitive curriculum and in line with the ideals of the founding fathers of the university is committed to a curriculum that focuses on development issues.


Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honors)

School of Law

The main aims and objectives of the degree program in Law are:

  1. To ensure that law is taught as it exists at any given time, and that every law student adopts a comparative and critical approach to legal studies, bearing in mind that there are many systems of law in operation, particularly in pluralistic societies.

  2. To ensure that students are imbued with a general knowledge and understanding of law.

  3. To develop in students the intellectual ability to apply research, knowledge, and analytical skills to solving theoretical and practical legal problems.

  4. To acquaint students with the principles of the judicial process and legal systems, as well as their interaction with socio-economic frameworks.

  5. To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the growing relevance of inter-, trans-, cross-, and multidisciplinary approaches to the solution of complex life problems and the role of law therein.

The program is therefore not designed to make the student an expert in any specific field of law, but to enable him/her to realize available opportunities.

Students can then be positioned to make more sensible choices of where to move in and pitch their tents in the legal field, where to specialize by acquiring the necessary and relevant books, skills, insights, and experiences, which will guide them through life’s journey in, through, and with the law.

To be eligible for the award of an LL.B degree, a candidate must have satisfactorily completed and earned the minimum number of credit hours prescribed for the degree (200 credit hours for candidates admitted through the UME and 167 credit hours for candidates admitted through Direct Entry). This will involve successfully completing the approved compulsory and elective /optional courses of the School and other departments of the University.

Mohammad Yusuf Yusuf - Dean, School of Law
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2022/23 Annual Tuition

N 2,220,000

Course Duration

Full Time: 5-year average

Visit our admissions page for full application details.

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