Top Private Universities for law in Nigeria 2017

Picking one of the best universities for law is often critical if you want to finish well at law school and get into a top law firm. This is especially true if you want to work for a top tier law firm in Lagos.


So how do we know what the top universities for law are? Well we can consult the Webometrics Ranking and also the National Universities Commission  which gives us a good picture. But they change every year. From 2012 to 2016 for example a university could move several places.

At Law Repository Nigeria we think the best way to value a law schools prestige is with the result from the Nigerian Law School, its Webometrics Ranking and also its Nigeria Universities Commission ranking.


Top universities for law in Nigeria

First we should get a general idea of which schools of law are going to be best. The indicies for this ranking is below
  • Law School Admission Quota
  • Webometrics Ranking
  • Nigerian Universities Commission Ranking
  • Law School Yearly Result
This is a good starting point when looking at how good a university is for law. However not all universities belong to these groups, yet are still brilliant law schools. This is where resources such as the Law Repository Guide comes into hand.
However we will take a different approach at interpreting the data. The “best” university for us, will be the one which gives us the best chance of getting a a good internship at undergraduate level and also a good job after law school. This could be through the reputation of the university, or through their careers support & contacts. Student satisfaction, while very important, won’t carry as much weight when it comes to getting internship. Entry requirements can be important, but just because a university has high entry standards doesn’t mean its teaching is going to be great too.
Yes; it’s very hard to get an accurate picture. But getting you a job or internship (or other legal job) is a very important criteria. If you can get into legal employment after you graduate you’re going to be happy aren’t you? So here are the rankings by graduate prospects:

1. Afe Babalola University.

    Location - Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
    Website - www.abuad.edu.ng
    Law School Quota - 180
    Lecturers - 23
    Webometrics Ranking - 3857

2. Babcock University.

   Location - Ilishan Remo, Ogun State
   Website - www.babcock.edu.ng
   Law School Quota - 40
   Lecturers -
   Webometrics Ranking - 6309

3. Lead City University, Ibadan.

    Location - Ibadan, Oyo State
   Website - www.lcu.edu.ng
   Law School Quota - nil
   Lecturers -
  Webometrics Ranking - 13136

4. Madonna University.

    Location -  , Anambra State
   Website - www.maddonauniversity.edu.ng
   Law School Quota -
   Lecturers -
  Webometrics Ranking - 13494

5. Bowen University.

    Location - Iwo, Osun State
   Website - www.bowenuniversity.edu.ng
   Law School Quota - nil
   Lecturers -
  Webometrics Ranking - 14511

6. Igbinedion University.

    Location -  Okada, Edo State
   Website - www.iuokada.edu.ng
   Law School Quota - 40
   Lecturers -
  Webometrics Ranking - 15440

7. Benson Idahosa University.

    Location -  Benin, Edo State
   Website - www.biu.edu.ng
   Law School Quota -
   Lecturers -
  Webometrics Ranking - 16588

8. Adeleke University.

    Location -  Ede, Osun State
   Website - www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng
   Law School Quota - 40
   Lecturers -
  Webometrics Ranking - 17625


Of course Afe Babalola University and Babcock University have consistently been the most prestigious institutions for law in Nigeria (and indeed West Africa). While taking your degree there won’t guarantee you a pupillage / internship, it will certainly give you the best chance.

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