Philosophy of Law Program

The programme is carefully designed to;

  1. Ensure a good grounding in the mechanics of the legal process as well as an understanding of both the common law and Islamic law;
  2. Produce legal minds with the ability to undertake critical thinking and analysis of the law within socio-economic and political context;
  3. Make students undertake studies in the Social and Applied Sciences so as to have abroad-based knowledge of other fields useful for achieving a practical knowledge of the law; and
  4. Introduce the students to Alternate Dispute Resolution processes and mechanism and encourage them to attain professional associates’ status of professional arbitration, mediation and conciliation bodies before graduation, or soon after graduation.
  5. Expose and train students in order to produce law graduates who are able to contribute and compete at the highest level in international legal arena.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF THE LAW PROGRAMME

Aims

The aims of Bola Ajibola College of Law (BACOLAW), include, the resolve to produce competent lawyers who are proficient in all areas of law including defence of the fundamental rights and the welfare of individuals, and using law as a means of contributing to nation building in all spheres.

Objectives

The objectives of the College are:

  1. To understand the socio-economic framework in which legal rules operate and be able to analyse, evaluate and interpret legal issues;
  2. To apply knowledge of rules, concepts and principles of law, to solving legal, economic, moral and political issues;
  3. To prepare graduates of the College of Law for effective postgraduate studies in cognate disciplines; and
  4. To be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

University Motto

The motto of the University is “Knowledge and Faith.” This emphasizes the principle of the pursuit of academic excellence in a godly way as envisioned in the mission statement.

About the College (BACOLAW)

The Bachelor of Laws programme of the Bola Ajibola College of Law (BACOLAW), is structured as a single five-year programme at undergraduate level. The different areas of specialisation emphasised by the College are reflected in the three departments namely:

Department of Commercial and Property Law;

Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, and

Department of Islamic and Customary Law.

Specialisation in these areas shall be at the graduate level and continuing professional development. Each department is headed by distinguished law academics.

Rationale/Justification of the Programme

It is expected that at the end of the programme, graduates from the Bola Ajibola College of Law College (the BACOLAW) would become highly skilled and be able to provide and deploy efficient and effective legal weapons in fighting corruption, promoting legal relations, the rule of law, eradicating or reducing injustice and to also increase productivity in every sector of the economy through the auspices of law.

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