Top 20 Best Universities in Nigeria To Study Law 2019

Law is one of the most competitive courses in Nigeria. This is not a surprise as it is the prime course of Arts and Humanities. Many Arts and Humanities students always think of becoming a Lawyer one day.


Nigerian universities have produced a lot of great lawyers, including those that are respected at both at home and overseas. You must be wondering which of Nigerians universities are good when it comes to Law. This article will brief you about the top 20 best universities in Nigeria for Law.

Below are Top 20 Best Universities in Nigeria To Study Law in 2019 

20. University of Abuja

University of Abuja is a federal university that was established on January 1, 1988. The university began work in 1990 and has put on excellent performance since its establishment.

19. Covenant University

Convenant University is generally one of the best university in Nigeria and their Law faculties is very strong. Its a private university and a very disciplined one.

18. Ekiti State University EKSU

Ekiti State University is a state university. Although admission into the university is not so competitive, they have an excellent academic performance.


17. Afe Babalola University

Afe Babalola University is another private university on the list. The university is a hotspot for Law. It is one of the best universities in the country.

16. University of Calabar

University of Calabar is a federal university that evolved from a campus into a university. The university which is popularly known as UNICAL is located in Cross River State.

15. Ogun State University

Ogun State University is a state university that was renamed to Olabisi Onabanjo University. The university is located in Ago Iwoye of Ogun State. They are number 14th on our list of best university in Nigeria for Law programs

14. Delta State University DELSU

Delta State University is another state university on the list. The university runs more than one campus simultaneously. The university is located in Abraka, Delta State.

13. Ambrose Alli University

Ambrose Alli University is not a very popular university in Nigeria, but has a very excellent academic performance and respected law faculty. The university was established in 1981.

12. Abia State University

Abia State University is another state university on the list of the best university in Nigeria to study law. The institution was established to create more admission opportunity. The school has also helped students achieve their dreams.

11. University of Maiduguri

University of Maiduguri is one of the best universities in the north. Renowned for it law program.

10. Babcock University

Babcock University is a private university located in Ogun State. Although the university is a private university, it prides itself in good academic performance and their law faculty is not left out.

9. Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University is a very good tertiary institution, and it is known generally for its academic performance. The university is very good when it comes to Law.

8. Lagos State University LASU

Lagos State University is different from University of Lagos ( Unilag ). The University is of the best state university in Nigeria, located Lagos. It is a hotspot for Law program.

7. University of Benin UniBen

University of Benin started out as an Institute of Technology before it evolved into a full-fledged university. It was founded back in 1970, 10 years after independence.

6. University of Jos

University of Jos started out as a campus of the University of Ibadan in 1974. It was a stallite campus before it evolved into the University of Jos. The university admitted its first set of students in 1992.

5. Obafemi Awolowo University OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University is another notable university in Nigeria. Popularly known as known as OAU, a very competitive university in the country.

4. University of Nigeria, NNSUKA

University of Nigeria came into existence when it became mandatory to establish a university in the Eastern Region. The law was passed on 18 May 1955. A very popular university with a special name. Their law faculty is among the best in the country.

3. University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan is one of the oldest universities that has been offering Law. The university is located at the heart of Oyo State and is ranked number one as the best university in Nigeria by “4icu”. They have one of the most renowned law programs in the country.

2. University of Lagos UNILAG

University of Lagos is no doubt an excellent university when it comes to academics. The university produced a lot of notable Nigerians both home and abroad.

1. University of Ilorin

University of Ilorin is a very popular federal university which is located in Kwara state. The institution is one of the most sought after universities in the country and currently number one on the list of the top 20 best universities in Nigeria to study law

These are the 20 best universities in Nigeria for studying Law this 2019. There are other good universities when it comes to Law, but these are the top 20.


The Author


I am simply known as Ikenwa Chizoba, a seasoned blogger and the Founder of Nigerian Infopedia. A very simple person who loves writing, reading and research.


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  1. Soneye Saheed

    This is a valid and interesting list. I agree with it as the list of best universities to study Law in Nigeria

  2. Oyinkan

    Covenat doesn’t offer law

  3. tovia

    Cu doesnt have faculty of law

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