Accredited Courses Offered at Nigerian Law School: Full List (2024)

All Nigerian Law School Courses: Full List

For aspiring law graduates who want to practice law in Nigeria, the Nigerian Law School is a graduate school that offers legal courses for lawyers in Nigeria. No Nigerian lawyer can be call-to-bar if he or she does not attend any of the Nigerian Law Schools and graduate from there.


Even if you studied law abroad and choose to practice law as a profession in Nigeria, you would be required to pass through the Nigerian Law School. For those asking how many years can one spend at the Nigerian Law School? Know that, training at the Nigerian Law School is usually one year, after which you write the Bar Examination. If you pass the Bar Examination, you automatically be called to Bar and would be given a certificate by the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria.

Why The Nigerian Law School was Set Up

Prior to the establishment of the Nigerian Law School, those who studied law in Nigeria had to receive legal practical training in England before being called to the English Bar. After Nigeria got her independence in 1960, the Nigerian Law School was established in 1962 by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the sole aim of training aspiring legal practitioners in Nigeria from Nigerian universities and foreign lawyers on Nigerian law practice. The legal institution had since been providing practical legal training for all Nigerian Law Graduates. This Institution trains students on legal ethics, civil & criminal law, corporate law and property law.

How Much is the Nigerian Law School Fees?

The Nigerian Law school fee is still expensive. Although, it was reduced, the fees are still not affordable by the low working class. Hence, people find it difficult to study or even attend the Nigerian Law School. Admission requirements into the Nigerian Law School is only open to students that graduated from recognized/accredited law faculties in Nigeria. The new director of the Nigerian Law School is Dr. O. A. Onadeko.


Schedule of fees payable for 2023/2019 session by all students of Nigerian Law School.

Schedule Amount
Special Remedial School Fees (Nigerian) N250,000.00
Special Remedial School Fees (Foreigner) N650,000.00
Acceptance fees N20, 000.00

How To Succeed at the Nigerian Law School

Once you gain admission into Nigerian law school, you need to make your book your first priority. To succeed in the Nigerian Law School, you must obey all existing rules and regulation laid down by the institution. There is a compulsory generally dress code applicable in the Nigeria law school which all students must obey. You would have to read your books, attend lectures, contribute immensely during class discussions which would help prepare you for the law examinations. Learn to be focused.

List of Registered Nigerian law schools

There are a few number of law school campuses in Nigeria that offer premium legal training. Before I delve into the various courses offered in Nigerian Law School, I shall list the various law schools in Nigeria presently located in different parts of Nigeria.

  1. Lagos Campus.
  2. Agbani, Enugu State.
  3. Bagauda, Kano State.
  4. Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
  5. Yola, Adamawa State.
  6. Bwari near Abuja.

Full List of Nigerian Law School Courses

Below are the various courses being offered at the law campuses in Nigeria


Introduction, Arrests & Searches, Pre-trial Investigations & Police Interviews, Institution of Criminal Proceedings, Presence of the accused, complaint and witnesses, Bail, Charges, Constitutional Safeguards to ensure fair trial, duties of counsel and the court, Trials and presentation of evidence and advocacy, Concluding Addresses, Judgements and Sentence, Appeals, Knowledge.


Introduction, Prelim matters before commencing civil action, Courts with civil jurisdiction, Interlocutory of Applications, Third Party Proceedings, Inter pleader Proceedings, Injunctions, Mareva Injunction, Anton Piller Injunction, Pre-trial Issues, Evidences, Preparing for trial, the course of trial, Trial Advocacy, Judgement, Enforcement, Appeals, Election Petition, Matrimonial, Sharia…


Laws to property transactions, Essentials of power of attorney, Essentials of a Deed, Registration of titles, Assent Outcomes, Rent in Leases, Transfer of Lease, Mortgage, Sale, Contracts, Titles, Conveyance, Billing, Wills- Taking, Instructions and drafting of wills, Letters of Administration, Administration and Winding up of Estates.


Choice of Business and Non-Business Organization & Formations, Foreign Participation, Promotion of Companies, Pre-Incorporation Contracts, Matters before commencement of Business Alteration of Memo & Articles of Companies, Incorporated Trustees, Registration of Companies, Corporate Governance & Administration, Securities, Restructuring, Winding Up, Dissolution, Proceedings, Investments.


History of the Legal Profession & Regulation, Relationship with and Duty of Council to colleagues, Appointment and Discipline of Judicial Officers, Qualification, Discipline & Procedure of Removal, Contempt of Court, Rights of Legal Practitioners, Duty of Counsel, Controlling Bodies in the Legal Profession, Instigation Litigation, Soliciting, Dinner Etiquette, Advertising, Attracting Business.

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