Courses Offered

LAW COURSES AND CREDIT SYSTEM

Course Identification

Every course taught in the College is identified by a three-letter code followed by a number.

Course Code

  • Long Essay or Courses common to all Department have LAW…
  • Courses in the Department of Commercial and Property Law have LPB …
  • Courses in the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law have LPI…
  • Courses in the Department of Islamic and Customary Law have ICL…
  • Courses taught in other Colleges are identified by the course codes designated by those Colleges.

Departments and Courses Offered

Commercial and Property LawJurisprudence and International LawIslamic and Customary Law
Law of ContractLegal MethodsCustomary Law
Law of Commercial TransactionsIntroduction to Legal PracticeLaw of Chieftaincy Institutions
Company LawNigerian Legal SystemIntroduction to Islamic Law
Labour LawCriminal and Civil ProcedureIslamic Law of Transactions (Mu’amalat)
Carriage of Goods by Sea and Marine InsuranceCriminal LawIslamic Law of Crimes and Tort
Law of Banking and InsuranceLaw of EvidenceIslamic Family Law & Succession
Intellectual Property LawConstitutional LawIslamic Jurisprudence (Usui Al Fiqh)
Alternate Dispute ResolutionAdministrative Law
Law of TortJurisprudence and Legal Theory
Family Law and SuccessionPublic International Law
Property and Land LawPrivate International Law
Law of Equity and TrustHuman Rights Law
Environmental Law
Oil and Gas Law
Information and Communication Technology Law

Course Enrolment

University Required Course

A University required course is one which must be registered for and passed before the award of a degree, but which is not computed towards degree classification, for example GNS course.

Compulsory Course(s)

A Compulsory course is a course other than a University required course which must be registered for and passed by a student and is counted towards degree classification.

Elective Course(s)

An elective course is a course, which may be taken to make up the minimum required number of units, when passed it is counted towards degree classification after compulsory courses have been reckoned with.

Audited Course(s)

An Audited course is a course in which a student attains at least two-thirds attendance in class but in which he may not be examined. Results of Audited course are not used to compute grades. A student may audit a course by registering for it with the consent of his Staff Adviser. The maximum number of courses a student can audit in any one semester is two.

Minimum Number of Units for Graduation Requirements

  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, a student admitted to the five-year programme must pass courses of a minimum of 194 units including the University required courses in accordance with these Regulations. His or her CGPA must be not less than 1.50.
  • To be eligible for an award of a degree, a student admitted for the four-year programme must successfully complete courses of a minimum total of 162 units including university required courses.

Registration for courses:

Registration for courses closes at the end of the third week of each semester.

Semester and Course Credit System

  • Instruction is by courses each quantified in Course Units
  • A course Unit consists of minimum of fifteen one-hour lectures or tutorials or equivalent combination of lectures and tutorials.
  • No Course except long essay shall be quantified into less than one or more than four units. Long Essay is quantified into six units.

Withdrawal from courses

A student may withdraw from a course without penalty during any period up to the third week of the semester. Any student who withdraws after the third week will be deemed to have failed except in special cases approved by the Senate of the University excluding cases where the candidate has been asked to withdraw from the faculty.

Continuous Evaluation/Assessment

The progress of student in each course shall be continuously assessed by means of tests, written assignments, report and such other means as may be appropriate.

Final Marks

  • Each course shall be graded based on a maximum of 100 marks.
  • A maximum of 30% (but not less than 20%) is assigned to continuous assessment and the remaining to the end of course examination. Continuous assessment marks shall not form part of the final marks for the Long Essay.
  • The minimum pass mark in each course is 45% under National Universities Commission’s guidelines and it the pass mark in the College.
  • The marks obtained by each student in every course shall be assigned appropriate letter grade and grade point as follows:
Credit UnitsPercentageLetter GradeGrade Point
Vary according to contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester70-100A5
60-69B4
50-59C3
45-49D2
40-44E1
0-30F0
  • No credit shall be awarded to a student for any course which he failed
  • A student who fails a compulsory course in a year will not be allowed to re-sit the course in that year but may, subject to maximum permissible number of units, register for such course at the next available opportunity.
  • Transcripts of examination scores may be issued to student at the end of each semester.
  • External examiners shall be appointed to moderate only courses taken at 400 and 500 level.
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