Basic Requirements for the study of law in Nigerian universities.

It is trite to know what is required of you before you may wish to study law in any Nigerian University.


Law as we know is a professional course and it is highly competitive especially in Nigeria.

 to gain admission into any faculty of law in Nigeria is not an easy task but an achievable one if the aspirant actually works hard to secure such admission.

We have come across many queries by aspirants as to the basic requirements necessary to secure admission in Nigerian faculties of law in terms of the JAMB Subject combination for law, O level requirement, JAMB Scores, the best university for the study of law etc and as an education blog, campusdigital will be educating us on the basic requirements which a person must fulfill before he can successfully gain admission to study law in any Nigerian university.

First let's list the queries we will be attending to.


  • what is the o-level requirement for the study of law in Nigerian universities?

  • What is the jamb subject combination I need so as to get admission to study law in Nigeria?

  • What is the accepted jamb score to be able to study law in Nigeria

  • How many years does it take to study law in any Nigerian university?

what is the o-level requirement for the study of law in Nigerian universities?



To gain admission into any faculty of law in Nigeria for an undergraduate program or an L.L.B  it is mandatory that an aspirant must have a total of not less than 5 credit passes out of the nine subjects registered in his ssce examination which may be either WAEC or NECO and  this five credits must include

  • Government
  • English language 
  • CRS
  • literature in English 
  • 5 any other relevant subject 


I did not mension mathematics because it's a special case on its own.
 many aspirants have come out with questions such as is mathematics relevant for the study of law in Nigeria? 
if you ask me my reply to this question is partially.
on many occasions there have been speculations that one must have at least a credit pass in mathematics so as to make up the five credits Passes required for the study of law in Nigeria. however there are many institutions which do not really require you to have a credit pass in mathematics before you can gain admission into their faculties of laws. once you make 5 credits in your SSCE and you have all this credits also in your four  relevant subjects, having just a pass mark in mathematics is okay and you will successfully secure admission into the universities that accepts this as a criteria.
So, therefore, mathematics is also required in your admission process but this is subject to only universities that has it as a criteria some other universities do not require you to have mathematics before you can study law in their faculties of law.

 the question now is where can I study law without mathematics?
universities like benue State University require you to have the required JAMB cutoff mark which is 200 and above, 5 credits which include English, CRS, government and literature in English and one other relevant subjects and a pass in Mathematics.
Once you have all this passes you are good to go.


 what is the jamb subject combination I need so as to get admission to study law in Nigeria?


when talking about JAMB subject combination I am always careful so as not to mislead you.
 frankly, the widely accepted jamb subject combination in Nigeria literature in English, use of English, government and CRS or I R k in your JAMB examinations.
 however all the universities are at  liberty to choose subjects which are relevant that you must have in your exams before you are accepted into their faculties of law.

 so I would advise you that before proceeding to register for JAMB you should first of all enquire to know the basic requirements in order to secure admission successfully into your choicest University.



what is the accepted jamb score to be able to study law in Nigeria?


JAMB Score for law in any state or Federal University ranges from 200 and above.
Note: in many institutions, aspirants who could not score over 200 are not granted admission while some may be previledge to be offered admission in other departments. That is to say, once you reach the unified JAMB cut-off of 180 you are already aligible for admission but cannot study law when you Score below 200 in JAMB.

 How many years does it take to study law in any Nigerian university?


Generally, it takes five years to complete a law undergraduate program in Nigeria.
Thus law is a five year course in Nigeria  other than how it is done in some countries where it takes just three to four years.


Which university is the cheapest for law?


There are many universities in Nigeria ranging from Private, State and Federal universities.
All these have their stipulated fee and to determine which is the cheapest among them depends solely on your income.

I do not wish to missinform you as my blog is only aim at guiding you and awakening your hopes. However, if I may answer that I advise you check the various Portals of your choicest institutions. But if you insist on knowing which university is the cheapest to study law, I suggest you browse through Federal universities before considering states.

Hope we have been able to address some issues on the bassic requirements a person must meet up to gain admission to study law in Nigeria!

Have you any other queries? Let us know.



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