The dream and aspiration of every degree law student is to go to Law school, there is this feeling of accomplishment upon graduation from The Nigerian Law school, graduands can attest to this.
Yes attending law school does come with a lot of findings, which includes candidates search for the admission requirements into the Nigeria Law school, in as much as a graduate from any of the recognized universities in Nigeria has acquired his or her degree in Law (LLB) it is not enough requirement for admission into the Nigerian Law school.
Information about the admission requirements into the Nigerian Law school would be sorted out after carefully going through this post.
Firstly, let me clear the air as regards the bogus untrue notions people have always had as regards Nigerian Law school requirements,
Firstly, you can go to law school at any age and time that seems convenient for you, missing law school due to some factors beyond your control upon graduation from the university or polytechnic does not automatically disqualify you from attending law school either now or later in future.
Secondly, in Nigerian Law school, there is no first class, second class or third class, it is either you pass or fail but that does not stop the management from being able to get the best graduating student from the school as there are metrics put in place to calculate it.
Thirdly, many are of the notion that there are only 2 Law schools in Nigeria, there are actually 6 law schools in Nigerian with the Abuja campus as headquaters, namely;
A) Abuja Headquarters – located in Bwari
B) Lagos Campus
C) Enugu Campus
D) Bayelsa Campus
F) Yola Campus
Also the above all pay equal fee and admission requirements into all the law schools are the same.
Another air to clear is that graduates of distance learning programme with a degree in Law is currently not acceptable by Nigerian Law school, this could change in future though
Lastly, NYSC is not an admission requirement into the Nigerian Law school as many used to think otherwise.
Now to the crux of this post;
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL
In order to be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Law school, you must meet the following requirements;
A) Law Degree Certificate: Aspiring candidates into the Nigerian Law school must a Law degree or Mixed Degree in Law.
B) Aspiring candidate should satisfy the Qualifying Degree requirement, and it is very important that only the students of common law countries are acceptable for admission into the NLS
C) Another major requirement is your academic transcript: You are required have Qualifying Degree transcript which displays all courses offered from start to finish in your respective institution and their grades
After all the above requirements have been duly met, candidates become eligible for admission,
For all new applicants, click HERE for Nigerian Law School fees for the current academic session.
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I am studying for my LL.B degree in Uganda, a common law jurisdiction. But this university , Cavendish University Uganda, which is accredited to teach law does not offer commercial law as a single course. will I be eligible for admission into NLS upon graduation?
Some universities admit students with five credits including English language,literature mathematics and two other subjects at one sitting to study law while some universities insist on one sitting. Which one is the position of the Nigerian Law School?
With the recent approval given by the Presidency for National Open University to Operate as other Conventional Universities in Nigeria, removing the clause that describe the school as an Open Distant Learning Institution, are the Law graduates of NOUN now eligible for admission to Nigerian Law School?
Comment Text*Can graduates of The National Open University now apply to Nigerian Law School?
Pls I’ll like to know if I could get the admission form through d net and after that processed the transcript at the school where I graduated because I have my LLB Certificate
Please , is there any written exams for students who wants to enroll in to law school in Nigeria after first degree.
No you will apply, pay the tuition fee and present documents to show you are a graduate of law with a minimum of Second Class Lowers division and you are good to go
Gd morning sir am à french private law student about to graduate from à university in camroon an Will like to intergrate the NLS Abuja but having no idea about the school fées to bé paied by foreingers and the various modalities to follow inorder to bé admited.thanks.
Again sir after my litle research about this school, i réalisés that there are certain subjects i need to have had befor but the problem is that some subjects like french criminal procédure,constitutional law1 i did not have them separtely as you need, others like law of torts and contact were to bé chosen of which i chosed law of contract, others like commercial law1and2,land law are to bé done this year in level 3,lastly we have never done the law of évidence .
So with such à situation how can i go about ,can i still bé admited ? If yes under which conditions?
Please how many sessions do you have in law school?
In other words how many times do you pay for the one year course?
Is maths compulsory even after obtaining an L.L.B??.. Because I discovered in most Nigerian Universities, you are asked to tender your secondary school certificate when applying for postgraduate studies even after obtaining an under graduate degree in that same field. Now,if you don’t have maths which is compulsory to have,you will not be enrolled. Is this same for NLS??
Despite being asked or requested to submit your O’level result the requirements per PG course still stands. If mathematics wasn’t a requirement for studying Law in undergraduate level, then it’s still not a requirement for postgraduate level. However, your O’level result is needed for verification purposes.
Please what can a graduate of English and Literary Studies willing to study law do
Well it all depends on the department. The easiest course you can use in moving over to law is Political Science
Greetings sir I’m a graduate from a university in Cameron and will like to enroll in the NLS. Please i wish to know what are the requirements plus the fees (tuition, hostel ) and when classes results for 2023/2024. Thanks
Can I apply for LLM as a graduate of PGD in Mass communication, I also offered Criminalogy course in this program
I honestly don’t think you will be considered. A graduate of PGD Political Science stands a better chance than Mass Comm.
Can I be admitted into Nigerian Law School even tho I graduated with a third class in the university?
Good Morning Sir/Madam.
I studied and passed out with Advanced Diploma in Legal studies and business from Online university. Can apply for Nigeria law school which such degree?
I have issues with my JAMB result slip….is it really necessary…can I omit it
Does that mean one cannot apply with a third class degree or pass to the Nigeria law school?
No you can’t be admitted with a Pass or 3rd class into Law School.
Greetings , please I will like to know if student from Cameroon are permitted to study here?
Yes that’s if your institution is recognized by the School
Please can an HND graduate in business administration with upper credit be admitted into Nigerian law school ?
No. Law school is strictly for graduates with LLB. in Law
Please sir can a person with PGD in law apply for law school.
Hi. I missed going to Law School after my LLB several years ago. Now I would like to complete that leg of my Legal education. How do I go about this?
Is jamb regularization for direct entry law school required at the law school
It is not required
So sorry I mean direct entry law students
can I apply to law school with a degree in politics and law
You need to be a graduate of Law from a recognized university.
Can a Sociology graduate gain admission into the Nigeria law school?
No Law School is strictly for Law degree students
Thanks for this post. It has been very helpful. I visited NLS website and they are asking for a reference letter for ex or current employees. I presume this is not mandatory but i need confirmation please. Can you please confirm.
Thanks for the job well done.
Thanks for your complement. Yes it is compulsory.
Can a graduate of senior status law degree from the UK be accepted in the Nigerian Law School?
Can i get admitted to law school after studying Philosophy in the university?
No its not possible
I am a graduate of IBLT of Togo in 2019 in Common Law with Second Class Upper and I wish to go to law school in Nigeria. What is the procedure Thnks