Department of International Law
The Department undertakes course along with the other three departments in the Faculty of Law to enable the student acquire an LL.B degree. The undergraduate programme is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and then deepen the student grasp of law. It also introduces them to the techniques and tools of research, develops in them the spirit of enquiry and generally prepares them to face challenges and solve problems in the field of law.
The programme is designed to ensure that the graduate of law has a clear understanding of the importance of law in society. Taking into consideration the vital role of law in all spheres of human endeavour, it is therefore important that the student of law has a tread general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education. The department offers courses which stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of the society with a view to assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various roles of law. A degree programme in law affords the student the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to function effectively in any field of law.
The objectives of the programme are to produce trained law graduates who will:
* Compete effectively with other counterparts from any part of the world in the areas of legal practices and research.
* In any aspect of the law the student decides to engage in, based on the programme offered, the student will excel.
* knowledge of important laws, drafting of legal documents, tentative diagnosis of legal problems and importance of the entire legal system.
A student who successfully graduates from the law programme has opportunity in the following areas:
a. SELF EMPLOYMENT: As a private legal practitioner
b. EDUCATION: Lectureship in various law facilities and institutes
c. INDUSTRY:State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Magistrates in the Judiciary, Administrative Officers in the Ministries and Judiciary.
d. LEGAL ADVISER: To Government, Corporate and Industrial Establishment as well as private persons.
e. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Research officers in Nigerian institute of Advanced Legal Studies & Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
f. NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: Legal/Administration Officers.
In addition to careers within the legal profession, the LL.B Degree opens doors to a wide range of global career options including:
• Politics and Government
• Corporate Governance
• Public Administration
• Trade and Industry
• Finance and Taxation
• Business Management.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY TO THE FIRST YEAR BACHELORS DEGREE.
Admission into the Bachelor of Law degree is normally through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Candidates must satisfy both the University and the Faculty/Departmental requirements.
Admission through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) By Joint Matriculation Entry Mode:
Candidates for admission into the Faculty must possess at least Senior School Certificate, GCE O/L NABTEB with credit passes in five (5) subjects, the relevant subjects shall include English Languages, English Literature and Mathematics.
These subject must be obtained at least more than two sittings. Such a candidate must also have an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Admission through UTME
(a) Credit - level or better passes at the SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB ‘O’ Level Examination in a minimum of five subjects including Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and other relevant subjects.
(b) Equivalent passes at ‘O’ Level in other relevant examinations in Nigeria and elsewhere maybe considered by the Department, subject to approval by the University Admissions Committee.
Admission to Year II of the Degree Programme
Admission by Direct Entry:
Candidates must posses:-
A first degree from a recognized university with a minimum of second class honours (division) plus 5, credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics in not more than two (2) sittings.
Deferment of Admission
Students who are admitted and have accepted the offer may be allowed to defer the admission for one session on the approval of Senate.
Students may voluntarily withdraw from the programme for one year on health or financial grounds. Those wishing to voluntarily withdraw should apply officially to Senate, though the Dean of the Faculty and Head of Department. For withdrawal on health grounds, authenticated medical reports from government hospitals confined by the University Director of Heath Services must be tendered before permission is granted.
Resumption after Period of Deferment or Voluntary withdrawal
Students wishing to resume academic activities after the officially granted period of deferment of admission or voluntary withdrawal may wish to reapply to Senate through the Dean of the Faculty and Head of Department.
DURATION OF PROGRAMME:
The minimum duration for an LL.B (Hons) degree in Law is five academic sessions. This includes course work and projects work in the fifth year. All graduating students will pass out with LL.B (Hons) degree.
A student shall qualify for the award of a degree when he/she has:
a) Completed and passed ALL the Courses he/she registered for, including all compulsory courses and such elective/optional course as may be specified by the University/Faculty.
b) Obtained a minimum Cumulative GPA specified by the University but not less than 1.00.
c) Earned the minimum credit units of not less than 194.
The various classes of degree shall be based on the numerical points given below thus:
d) The student must be found worthy in learning and character.
Academic Staff List
|1||OKPARA, G. A., LL.B (RSUST), LL.M (UNILAG), B.L.||Ag. Head of Dept./Senior Lecturer|
|2||HON. JUSTICE AGBARA, E. 0. (rtd.), LL.B (UNN), LL.M (BRUSSELS)||Senior Lecturer|
|3||OKOGBULE, N. S., LL.B (UNIFE), LL.M (UNIFE), B.L., Ph.D||Reader|
|4||IHUA-MADUENYI, C., LL.B (OAU), LL.M (OAU), B.L.||Lecturer I|
|5||DR. WIGWE, C., LL.B (ABU), LL.M (MIDDLESSEX, UK), Ph.D (LEEDS), B.L.||Lecturer I|
|6||JONATHAN, E., LL.B (RSUST), LL.M (RSUST), B.L.||Lecturer II|
|7||AMADI, J., LL.B (RSUST), B.L.||Assistant Lecturer|
|8||ENYINGWA B. K. (Mrs.), LL.B (RSUST), LL.M (RSUST) B.L||Lecturer|