Department of Law

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAMME/SUB-DISCIPLINE/DISCIPLINE

Faculty of Law Ebonyi State University was established in 1999/2000 academic session. The purpose of the Faculty was to produce highly qualified and skilled Lawyers. Since then, the Faculty has graduated many Lawyers who are doing creditably well in their fields of endeavours.

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

Organisational Structure:

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Pursuant to the above philosophy, the Faculty seeks to equip the students with thorough understanding of the following 1. The nature of law and its function, both in the administration of justice and in the operation of other activities of a modern state; 2. The processes employed in determining what the law is and applying its rule to new situations; 3. The organization of legal profession and the machinery of justice; 4. The emphasis on the Nigerian Legal System and practice in particular and principles of law in common and civil law countries, in general. 5.
The relationship of law to other social sciences and to the general framework of the society; 6. The principles of international organizations, trade, economic relations and international organization agencies.

Admission Requirements

(a) University Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) Requirements.
To be admitted into Faculty of Law, a candidate must possess
a. Credit passes in at least five subject in either the West African Examination Certificate(WASC) or the Senior Secondary School Certificate(SSSC), or the National Examinational Council Certificate(NECO), or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination at Ordinary Level, obtained in one sitting.
The 5 subjects must include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics.
b. In addition to paragraph (i) above, the candidate must obtain a good score at the University matriculation Examination and the post UTME Examination acceptable to the University.
c. This category of candidates undergo a 5-year programme
(b) Direct Entry Requirements:
For Direct Entry Admission, candidates must possess:
a. A minimum of 5 subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the Advanced level in General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination, and the others at Credit Level in WASC/NECO/GCE Ordinary Level. No subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
The subjects passed with at least credit category of candidates shall undergo a 5-year programme.
b. National Diploma (ND) with a minimum pass at Merit Level from institutions recognized by the Senate, plus GCE/O/Level or SSSC or NECO with 3 (three) credits, which must include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics. This category of candidates shall undergo a 5-year programme.
c. A minimum of Merit pass in two major subjects in the NCE, or two subjects at principal level in HSC or GCE O’Level, plus 3 (three) credits in English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics. This category of students shall undergo a 5-year programme.
d. A good University Honours Degree in any discipline, or Diploma in Law with a minimum of Merit pass. This category of candidates may undergo a 4-year programme.


PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The basic philosophy of the Law programme in Ebonyi State University is to produce graduates who would use law to resolve various social political and economic conflicts in the society. In keeping with the fundamental philosophy of the University at large, the programme is designed to encourage and promote the training of the students in most aspects of Law. To this extent, the course and advising system have been carefully planned to give the student the broad type of education, which enables him/her to see Law in a wider perspective.

Job opportunities

There are wide range of interest areas in Law; particularly the practice of the legal profession. There are job opportunities in the judiciary and the ministry of justice. There are also opportunities in other areas of human endeavour such as banking industry, teaching profession, different government ministries, companies. At the international scene, opportunities abound in international organizations like the United Nations Organizations (UNO),
International Law Commission, United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), International Criminal Court (ICC), Nigerian Embassies abroad etc.