LAW COURSES AND CREDIT SYSTEM
Every course taught in the College is identified by a three-letter code followed by a number.
- 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 Law||Jurisprudence and International Law||Islamic and Customary Law|
|Law of Contract||Legal Methods||Customary Law|
|Law of Commercial Transactions||Introduction to Legal Practice||Law of Chieftaincy Institutions|
|Company Law||Nigerian Legal System||Introduction to Islamic Law|
|Labour Law||Criminal and Civil Procedure||Islamic Law of Transactions (Mu’amalat)|
|Carriage of Goods by Sea and Marine Insurance||Criminal Law||Islamic Law of Crimes and Tort|
|Law of Banking and Insurance||Law of Evidence||Islamic Family Law & Succession|
|Intellectual Property Law||Constitutional Law||Islamic Jurisprudence (Usui Al Fiqh)|
|Alternate Dispute Resolution||Administrative Law|
|Law of Tort||Jurisprudence and Legal Theory|
|Family Law and Succession||Public International Law|
|Property and Land Law||Private International Law|
|Law of Equity and Trust||Human Rights Law|
|Oil and Gas Law|
|Information and Communication Technology Law|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 Units||Percentage||Letter Grade||Grade Point|
|Vary according to contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester||70-100||A||5|
- 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.