PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The philosophy of the programme is to produce top-notch lawyers with capacity to respond to the legal needs of the ever changing and dynamic society in Nigeria and any part of the global society. The curriculum is designed to sustain the traditional and core values of the legal profession in addition to training lawyers with modern tools and equipping them with the requisite lawyering skills and knowledge of emerging legal issues like Clinical Law, Cyber Law, Environmental Law, Health law, Social Justice and others.
The programme ensures that a comparative approach is adopted to legal studies bearing in mind the different systems of law – Statutory Law, Common law, Customary Law and others concurrently in operation.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
- Make the faculty a centre of excellence for legal education in Nigeria and Africa in general.
- Blend theory and practice in preparing law students for a successful legal career
- Serve as a training centre for capacity building on socio – legal issues.
- Create a new breed of lawyers that will be capable of thinking outside the constraints of their immediate environments and are able to compete effectively in any part of the world.
Acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for entry into the 100-level in addition to passing at acceptable level the Post UTME Screening Exercise and Possession of at least one of the following qualifications:
- For admission into the Ten-Semester Programme: The senior Secondary School (SSS) Certificate of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level, National Examination Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate or its equivalent with credit passes in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects obtained at not more than two sittings, provided the UTME subjects include English Language, Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects.
- For admission into the Eight -Semester programme: The General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) or its equivalent in five subjects of which not less than two have been passed at Advanced level, provided that the subjects include English Language, English Literature and Mathematics at the Ordinary level.
- For admission into the Eight -Semester programme: credit passes in JUPEB
- A degree of Thomas Adewunmi University or of any other university recognized by Senate, provided the applicant have credit passes in the following courses at Ordinary level: English Language, Literature in English and mathematics.