Requirements To Study Law In Nigeria [UPDATED]

Law is currently one of the top choices for students in Nigeria especially art students. Law is being taught in many Universities around Nigeria but they all have a common requirement that you would have to fulfill before you can be admitted into the college.

Today I am going to be showing you the various requirements to study law in Nigeria, right from O-Level to securing a University admission.

A summary of it is as follows

A prospective law candidate must have a valid Senior School Leaving Certificate and must have scored above the cut-off mark in the Unitary Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with a combination of the relevant subjects which are English, Literature-in-English and two other Art or Social Science subjects to study Law in Nigeria

O-Level Requirement to Study Law in Nigeria

To study Law in Nigeria, you must have a minimum of five (5) passes in any of the Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSCE) such as examinations conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) or the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

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Important SSCE subject combination for Law Aspirants in Nigeria

To be eligible to study Law in Nigeria, you should enroll and pass the following subjects in any Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Literature-in-English
  • 3 other Art or Social Science subjects (such as CRS, Government, Geography, History, IRS e.t.c)

Furthermore, you must pass these subjects in not more than two (2) sittings

JAMB or UTME Requirement to Study Law in Nigeria

To study Law in Nigeria, the prospective candidate must score above the required cut-off mark for studying Law in Nigerian Universities in the Unitary Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Currently, the cut-off mark for studying Law in Nigeria is 200/400.

JAMB Subject Combination to Study Law in Nigeria

The required JAMB (UTME) subject combination to study law in Nigeria include :

  • English Language
  • Literature-in-English
  • Any other two (2) Art or Social Science subject such as Government, CRS, IRS and History

Post-UTME Requirement to Study Law in Nigeria

Post-utme is an examination conducted by each University in Nigeria for students who have successfully passed the JAMB or UTME examination.

Note that UTME and JAMB Examination refer to the same thing. The body that conducts the Examination is the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) while the Examination itself is called the Unitary Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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The subject combination for Post-UTME is same as that you wrote in JAMB. however, the University authorities may choose to test you in other area of study such as qualitative reasoning.

How does Direct Entry work for Law Students in Nigeria

Direct Entry in Nigeria is a system whereby new students escape 100L academic session and start directly from 200L

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For Law aspirants, to be eligible for direct entry application, you have have the follow :

  • An impressive score in the Unitary Tertiary Matriculation Examination
  • UTME subjects should include English Language, Literature-in-English and any other two Art or Social Science Subject
  • A valid Senior School Leaving Certificate
  • Hold an impressive result from the JUPEB program

Law is a nice course to study in Nigeria and it is also very competitive, so you would have to study hard if you want to study Law in Nigeria.

STUDENTS ASK

IS MATHS COMPULSORY FOR LAW IN JAMB?

No, maths is not required to be part of your JAMB subject combination to study Law in Nigeria

HOW MANY SUBJECTS DO LAW STUDENTS WRITE IN JAMB?

All students including Law students are to write only four (4) subjects in JAMB which include English Language and any other three (3) subjects

WHAT ARE THE WAEC SUBJECTS FOR LAW?

The WAEC subject combination for Law in Nigeria include English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) Art or Social Science subjects.

WHAT ARE THE BEST UNIVERSITIES TO STUDY LAW IN NIGERIA

We have a well detailed article on the top Universities to Study Law in Nigeria