Nigerian Law School Admission Requirements For Fresh Students

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.

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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.

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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

E) Kano

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;


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

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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.

We hope the above was helpful? if you have any question as regards Admission requirements into Nigerian Law school, kindly reach out to us via the comment section below and we shall reply as soon as possible.

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