Dean of Law
I welcome you to the Faculty of Law Web page.
The University of Ibadan is proud to have one of the most vibrant Law Faculties in Africa. The Faculty is situated in a great expanse of land with lush green lawn, and serene environment. The Faculty possesses a pool of expertise in diverse areas of Law. This expertise is enhanced by multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research.
Strategically placed in the Western part of Nigeria, the programmes in the Faculty are designed to teach the general principles of Law to students, broaden the outlook and education of students, contribute its quota to the production of highly qualified, legal personnel, combat the problem of acute shortage of qualified personnel in diverse legal fields and to contribute to community development by its pro-bono services.
The establishment of the Womenâ€™s Law clinic in the Faculty where indigent women have free access to justice has justified the town and gown principle of the University of Ibadan. The clinic has its temporary site within the Faculty and the permanent site at an expanse of land and building bequeathed to the Faculty by late chief Olasupo Morohundiya at Idiose, Moniya Ibadan.
The Postgraduate programme in the Faculty has served a wide range of lawyers who yearn for additional knowledge and it is one of the best rated in Africa.
Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan Nigeria is involved in the advancement of Legal education through public lectures, seminars and the Faculty publications.
In its nearly three decades of existence, the Faculty has produced great and notable men and women to date some are Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), five are judges and many others have distinguished themselves in the corporate world, academia and private practice. One of our former students became the first Nigerian Lawyer and first African to win International Bar Association essay competition in 2010.
Our present students are taught using the Clinical legal education teaching method. This has improved the quality of learning for the students resulting in good results. The students are involved in healthy debates and competitions, both within and outside the University, and have excelled.
Faculty of Law has close working relationship with national international organizations such as Network of University Legal Aid Institution (NULAI), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), International Federation of Women Leaders(FIDA) and the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA).
Our e-library funded by the MacArthur Foundation is one of the best in the country. The main collection contains thousands of volumes with access to a range of electronic resources Westlaw, LexisNexis, Lawonline.
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Thank you. May God bless us all. Amen.