Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

   

 

You are welcome to the Faculty of Law !

Message From the Dean

We are now in the era of information processing. Acquisition of information is today the most potent tool supporting the rapid advancement of any society. It is in this context that this information is to be regarded by all students as a compendium of the basic information on all matters affecting their Studies in the faculty and generally in the University.

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the context of the information, imbibe the information and act upon what is provided therein.

This will hel make your stay here as Students pleasant and rewarding.

The Faculty looks forward to working with all of you and hopes that you stay here will be very enriching.

On behalf of the faculty and the University, I welcome you and wish you well during your academic sojourn here.

Professor M. L Ahmadu
Dean

History and growth of the Faculty

The Faculty of Law was established in 1977/78 academic session, barely two years after the University commenced academic activities. The three constituent Departments offering the programme are:- Departments of Islamic Law, Public Law and Jurisprudence and Private and Business Law.

The LL.B programme underwent four revisions. First in 1981, then in 1990, in 1994 and in 1997. The revision was to bring it in line with the National Universities Commission (NUC) minimum academic standard in law. The 1990 revised programme came into force in the 1991/92 session after being approved by the University Senate. The first set of graduands under the new approved programme graduated at the end of 1995/96 session.

Philosophy and Objectives

The programmes herein recommended are designed to ensure that the graduate of law will have a clear understanding of the place and importance of law in a society.  Because all human activities social, economic, political etc, take place within legal framework, it is necessary that the graduate of law should have a broad general knowledge of life and its problems before coming face to face with law. Legal education should, therefore, act first as a stimulus to stir the students into critical examination and analysis aimed at studying the prevailing social, economic and political systems of his community and, secondly assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of  various rules of law in the society. In the formulation of the curriculum presented, care has been taken to ensure that law will be taught as it exists at any given moment and that the students will be comparative in their approach to legal studies bearing in mind that there are many systems of law: statutory law common law customary law and Islamic law concurrently in operation. The programme, therefore, seeks to introduce a student of law, stuff him with many principles of judicial process and legal development.

The study of principle of law has the aim of producing lawyers who are knowledgeable in these disciplines and useful in a society where they play crucial role in the development processes.

A law graduate must be able to use law as a tool for resolution of various social. economic and political conflicts in society.

Consequently, the law programme is specifically aimed at producing lawyer:
i. who are versatile in both common and Islamic law;  
ii. whose age, experience and level of education would equip them property to serve as advisers to governments and their agencies, companies, business firm, associations, individuals and families, etc.
iii. that will be able to advise their clients on any aspects of human life and activities that are to fit  in judicial service, legislative and administrative functions, legal drafting and advising, criminal prosecutions and civil litigation, arbitration and administration of estates etc.

 

 

Staff

Head of Departments

Islamic Law
Dr. M. I. said
LLB, LL.M. (ABU), BL (Lagos),Ph.D (UDUDS)
Public law and Jurispudence
Dr. M. J. Umaru
LL.B. (Unisok), LL.M.  (Jos). BL (Lagos),Ph.D (UDUS)
Private & Business Law
A. T. Getso
LLB, LLM (ABU)

List of Academic Staff in the Faculty by Department

Islamic Law

1
Name: Mansur Ibrahim Said
Qualifications:  LL.M (ABU), Ph.D (UDUS), BL (Lagos)   
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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2
Name: Abubakar Sani Ridwan-Matazu
Qualifications: LLB (UDUS), LLM (Ife) Ph.D (UDUS) BL (Lagos)
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
GSM No.:  
3
Name: Mu'awiya Dahiru Mahmud
Qualifications LLB (UDUS), LLM (Unijos), BL (Abuja) Ph.D.(UDUS)      
Rank: Lecturer I
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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4
Name: Aminu Mohammed Gurin
Qualifications  LLB, LLM, Ph.D (ABU), BL (Lagos)  
Rank: Professor
Research Interest:  
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5
Name: Muftau Rufai
Qualifications  LLB (UDUS), BL (Abuja)    
Rank: Assist. Lecturer
Research Interest:  
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6
Name: kabiru Mohammed Garba
Qualifications  LLB, LLM, Ph.D (ABU), BL (Lagos)                            
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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Public Law and Jurispudence

1
Name: Muhammed Lawal Ahmadu
Qualifications:  LLB (Unijos) LL.M (Unilag), LLM (Warwick, UK) ACIS (UK), GCTT, Ph.D (South Pacific), BL (Lagos)
Rank: Professor
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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2
Name: Yusuf Aboki
Qualifications: LLB, LLM (ABU), LLM (Harvard), SJD (USA),BL (Lagos)   
Rank: Professor
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
GSM No.:  
3
Name: Jamila mamman Nasir (Mrs)
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, Ph.D (Unijos), BL (Lagos)
Rank: Professor
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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4
Name: Muhammed Taufiq Ladan
Qualifications LLB, LLM, Ph.D (ABU)      
Rank: Professor
Research Interest:  
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5
Name: Momoh Jatto Umaru
Qualifications  LLB (Unisok), LLM (Unijos), PhD (UDUS), BL (Lagos) 
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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6
Name: Amina U. R. Dorawa (Mrs)
Qualifications  LLB (UDUS), LLM, Ph.D (ABU), BL (Lagos)                     
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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7
Name: Sulaiman Olayiwola Rabiu
Qualifications: LLB(Madina), LLM(Pakistan), Ph.D.(UDUS)  
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Research Interest:  
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8
Name: Ahmed Moh'd bachaka
Qualifications  LLB (UDUS), LLM (Ife), BL (Lagos) Ph.D.(UDUS)   
Rank: Lecturer I
Research Interest:  
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9
Name: Balkisu Saidu (Mrs)
Qualifications  LLB (UDUS), LLM (Dundee), BL (Abuja) 
Rank: Lecturer I
Research Interest:  
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10
Name: Bashir Mua'zu Jodi
Qualifications  LLB (UDUS), BL (Abuja)
Rank: Asst. Lecturer
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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Private and Business Law

1
Name: Ibrahim Yaro Gambo
Qualifications:  LLB (Kartom), LLM (Ife),
Rank: Lecturer I
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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2
Name: Abubakar Tsoho Getso
Qualifications: LLB, LLM (ABU), BL (Lagos)  
Rank: Lecturer I
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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3
Name: Adamu Mohammed Hilal
Qualifications: LLB (UDUS), LLM (  ), BL (Lagos)                          
Rank: Lecturer II
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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4
Name: Ibrahim Abdullahi
Qualifications LLB (UDUS), BL (Abuja)      
Rank: Lecturer II
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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5
Name: Ibrahim Shehu
Qualifications  LLB (UDUS), BL (Abuja)
Rank: Lecturer II
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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6
Name: Muhammad Nuhu
Qualifications LLB (UDUS), BL (Abuja)                                                             
Rank: Assist. Lecturer
Research Interest:  
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7
Name: A.A. Isiaka
Qualifications  LL.B (ABU), BL (Lagos), LLM (ABU) 
Rank: Lecturer II
Research Interest:  
e-mail:  
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Administration

Membership of Faculty Board of Law

  1. Vice-Chancellor serves as Chairman
  2. Dean of Faculty of Law
  3. All Academic Staff in the Faculty
  4. Representatives of various Faculties in the University
  5. Hon. Chief Judge, Sokoto State
  6. Hon. Attorney General, Sokoto State
  7. Chairman, Sokoto State Law Reform Commission
  8. Faculty Officer serves as Secretary

Faculty Administration:

Dean Professor, M. L. Ahmadu LLB (Unijos) LL.M (Unilag), LLM (Warwick, UK) ACIS (UK), GCTT, Ph.D (South Pacific), BL (Lagos)
Deputy Dean Dr. M. Rafiu LLB (UDUS), LLM. (ABU), PhD (ABU),BL (Lagos)
Faculty Officer Friday Nkem Nwakpa BSc, MSc, MBA (UDUS),Dip (WBC,USA)

Administrative and Non-Teaching Staff

S/No.
Name
Qualification
Rank
1 Alh. Aminu Tukur        B.A (English)  Deputy Registrar
2 Hassan Shehu Dange Dip. Public Admin (Sok. Poly)                    SEO (Admin)
3 Safiyau I. M. Shinkafi Dip.in Secretarial Studies(Sok.Poly)    Chief Conf. Secretary
4 Mu’azu Hungumawa Trade Test   Grade I                                    Driver A.H.C
5 Aliyu Labaran Barkeji Dip. In Computer                                            Computer Data Analyst
6 Abbas Garba Dip. Computer                           Computer Data Analyst
7 Victoria Okoro (Mrs) Dip. In Computer                               Computer Data Analyst
8 Ibrahim Bello Dip. In Computer                           Computer Operator II
9 Aminu Mohammed Dip. In Computer                          Computer Operator II
10 Musa umar Primary Sch. Leaving  Certificate     Care taker
11 Yusha'u Abubakar Primary Sch. Leaving Certificate       Office Assistant
12 Bashar Sani Yabo Primary Sch. Leaving Certificate      Office assistant

 

 

 

Courses

100 Level:

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Units
Semester
LAW 101 Legal Methods I
2
1st
LAW 102 Legal Methods II
2
2nd
 
Islamic Law
LAW 103 Introduction to Islamic Law
2
1st
LAW 104 Development of Islamic Law
3
2nd
 
English Language
ENG 101 English Language I
2
1st
ENG 102 English Language II
2
2nd
ENG 104 Introduction to Nigerian Literarture I
2
1st
ENG 105 Introduction to Nigerian Literature II
2
2nd
 
Political Science
POL 101 Introduction to Political Science
3
1st
POL 102 Introduction to African Politics
3
2nd
POL 103 Nigerian Constitution Development
3
1st
POL 104 Citizens and State
3
2nd
 
Islamic Studies
ISL 101 Early Islamic History
3
1st
ISL 105 The Basis of Islamic Thought and Civilization
1
2nd
 
Arabic (Group A)
ARA 105 Grammar and Composition I
2
1st
ARA 106 Special Arabic for Law I
2
2nd
 
Arabic (Group B)
ARA 107 Grammar and Composition II
2
1st
ARA 108 Special Arabic for Law II
2
2nd
 
Total
37
 

200 Level: Core Courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Units
Semester
LAW 201 Constitutional Law I
3
1st
LAW 202 Constitutional Law II
3
2nd
LAW 207 Nigerian Legal System I
3
1st
LAW 208 Nigerian Legal System II
3
2nd
LAW 211 Public International I
3
1st
LAW 212 Public International II
3
2nd
 
Private & Business Law
LAW 203 Law of Contract I
3
1st
LAW 204 Law of Contract II
3
2nd
 
Islamic Law
LAW 207 Qur'an & Hadith
3
1st
LAW 208 Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria
3
2nd
 
Arabic (Group A)
ARA 210 Grammar and Composition I
2
1st
ARA 211 Literarture & Jurist; Terminology & Idioms I
2
2nd
 
Arabic (Group B)
ARA 212 Grammar and Composition
2
1st
ARA 213 Literature & Jurist;Terminology & Idioms II
2
2nd
 
General Studies
GST 201 Use of English
4
1st & 2nd
GST 202 Philosophy and Logic
2
1st
GST 203 Introduction to Computer
3
1st
 
200 Level Elective
LAW 209 Banking and Insurance I
3
1st
LAW 210 Banking and Insurance II
3
2nd
LAW 211 Public International I
3
1st
LAW 212 Public International II
3
2nd
 
Total
48

300 Level: Core Courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Units
Semester
LAW 301 Criminal Law I
3
 
LAW 302 Criminal Law II
3
 
LAW 303 Law of Torts I
3
 
LAW 304 Law of Torts II
3
 
LAW 305 Commercial Law I
3
 
LAW 306 Commercial Law II
3
 
LAW 307
Islamc Law of Crime & Torts
 
LAW 308 Mu'amalat I
3
 
LAW 309 Mu'amalat II
3
 
LAW 312 Conflict of Laws I
3
 
LAW 313 Conflict of Laws II
3
 
 
Arabic
 
ARA Arabic I and II
4
 
 
General Studies
 
GST 301 History and Philosophy of Science
2
 
GST 302 Nigerian Peoples and Cultures
2
 
GST 302 Application of Computers
3
 
  300 level: Electives
 
LAW 310 Criminology I
3
 
LAW 311 Criminology II
3
 
LAW 314 Islamic Law of Banking and Insurance I
3
 
LAW 315 Islamic Law of banking and Insurance II
3
 
 
Total
48

400 Level: Core Courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Units
Semester
LAW 401 Land law I
3
 
LAW 402 land Law II
3
 
LAW 403 Equity and Trusts I
3
 
LAW 404 Equity andd Trusts II
3
 
LAW 405 Evidence I
3
 
LAW 406 Evidence II
3
 
LAW 407 Islamic Family Law I
3
 
LAW 408 Islmaic Family Law II
3
 
LAW 409 Mirath & Wasiyyah I
2
 
LAW 410 Mirath & Wasiyyah II
2
 
LAW 415 Islamic Law of War & Peace I
2
 
LAW 416 Islamic Law of War & Peace II
2
 
LAW 417 Intellectual Property Law I
3
 
LAW 418 Intellectual Property Law II
3
 
  400 Level Electives
 
LAW 411 Oil and Gas Law I
2
 
LAW 412 Oil and Gas Law II
2
 
LAW 419 Administrative Law I
3
 
LAW 420 Administrative Law II
3
 
 
Total
48

500 Level: Core Courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Units
Semester
LAW 501 Jurispudence I
3
 
LAW 502 Jurispudence II
3
 
LAW 503 Company Law I
3
 
LAW 504 Company Law II
3
 
LAW 505 Long Essay
6
 
LAW 506 Usual-al-Fiqh I
3
 
LAW 507 Usual-al-Fiqh II
3
 
LAW 508 Islamic Property Law I
3
 
LAW 509 Islamic Property Law II
3
 
LAW 510 Mura'fat I
3
 
LAW 511 Mura'fat II
3
 
  Total
36
 

 

Admission Req.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Faculty is governed by the University General Entry requirement, whether through UME or Direct entry. The Faculty has in addition to the general requirements in line with the observation made by the NUC Accreditation Team in 1989 and 1998, credit pass in English Language, English Literature and Islamic Studies/Arabic are made compulsory requirement for admission. For Direct Entry candidates, the Faculty gives consideration to Diploma in Law, Diploma in Sharia Law and Diploma in Sharia/Civil Law from a recognized institution, taking into consideration academic contents of such Diplomas.

Any other qualification considered to be equivalent to the above, is also recognized. In all the above cases, a candidate must have made a minimum overall result of lower credit at diploma level in respect of Direct Entry.

In respect of UME admission, a candidate must have sat for three arts subjects at University Matriculation Examination (UME) Examination, which shall include Islamic Studies/Arabic. In addition, he/she must have five credit at O’Level, including English Language and Islamic Studies/Arabic.

   LL.M Degree Programme

The following shall qualify for Masters Degree admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University or of other recognised Institutions who obtained Bachelor (Honours) of Law degree
  2. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University or  of other recognised Institutions in Law
  3. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones stated above, acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and the Senate of the University.
  4. In addition to (a, b, and c) above, candidates must satisfy the University’s requirement for matriculation.

  Mode of Study

The Programme shall be by course work and research. The study shall be either on full-time or part-time.
 

Duration of the Programme

The duration of a master of laws degree programme shall be full-time with a minimum of 12 and maximum of 36 calendar months for full-time students and for part-time a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 60 months calendar months.  Students who are unable to complete their programme of study within the stipulated time may apply for extension up to a maximum of 12 calendar months for those on full-time and 24 calendar months for those on part-time.
 

Tuition Fees
As approved by the University
 

Requirements for Graduation
    

  • There shall be a written examination in each and every course registered for by candidate at the end of each semeste
  •        A candidate must obtain at least 50% in each paper (both continuous assessment tests and main examination) in order to be considered as having passed a particular course.
  •      In addition to (b) above a candidate who has passed his written examination in all the courses registered must have written a dissertation on approved topic and shall orally be examined on the dissertation
  •    A candidate for master of laws degree shall register for a minimum of 24 units of taught courses, which shall include 6 units of core law courses; and 12 units of dissertation.
  •      A candidate may register for up to 44 units which shall include 6 units of core law courses and 12 units of dissertation.
  •     A candidate who has a G.P.A of less that 2.50 shall be withdrawn from the programme.
  •      A candidate with a GPA of 2.50 and above would be allowed to repeat the course (s) he/she failed.
  •     A student shall be required to register and pass 24 units of prescribed course. 12 units of electives and internally defend a written project before a panel of examiners, in accordance with the guidelines of the Postgraduate School.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for holders of master of laws degree will be available in research institutes, academics, Bar, Bench military and paramilitary agencies.
  
Ph.D Programme

A good Master’s degree (GPA 4.0 and above) in Business and Private Law, Islamic Law or Public Law from a recognised University.

Department of Islamic Law may accept a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies (M.A) as equivalent to LLM if, in its opinion, there is enough Islamic law courses content in the M.A.

Every PhD candidate in Islamic Law shall have adequate knowledge of Arabic Language. If, in the opinion of the Department, the candidate is deficient in this he/she may be refused admission, or may be asked to rectify the deficiency by whatever means the Department thinks fit, either before or after the registration.

Dept. Info.

CALCULATION OF GRADEPOINT AVERAGE (GPA) AND CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA)

Letter Grades and Grade Point are earned from percentage score in the final examination in a given course as follows:

Percentage Score
Letter Grade
Grade Point
70 - 100
A
5
60 - 69
B
4
50 - 59
C
3
45 - 49
D
2
40 - 40
E
1
0 - 39
F
0

 

The performance of a student in a semester is reported as grade point average (GPA). While the overall performance at the end of the session (and/or at any point in his/her study programme) will be reported by CGPA.

A weighed Grade Point (GP) is determined for the performance in each course by multiplying the grade point obtained by the candidate by the credit unit of the course.

Adding the weighed Grade Point obtained in all courses offered in that semester and dividing the sum by the total value of credit of all the courses calculates the Grade Point Average for the semester.

Cumulative Grade Point is calculated by adding the weighed Grade Points obtained in all the courses offered up to the end of a given session (and/or up to a point in a student’s programme or end of the programme) and dividing the sum by the total value of credits of all courses at that point.

To qualify for a Bachelor’s degree a student must obtain a minimum number of credit units for each level of study (core and elective courses) and the total units required for his/her programme as well as the credit units for General Study courses.

CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREES

              Degree classes will be designated with reference to Grade Point average as follows:
                        4.50-5.00         First Class Honors
                        3.50-4.49         Second Class Honors (Upper)
                        2.40-3.49         Second Class Honors (Lower)
                        1.50-2.39         Third Class Honors
                        1.00-1.49         Pass
                        0.00-0.99         Fail
For classification of Diplomas and Certificates, students are advised to contact their respective Heads of Departments.

PROBATION AND WITHDRAWAL FOR POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

If an undergraduate student’s GPA falls below 1.00 during one session he/she would be placed on probation (warning period) to allow the student to improve in the following session.

If in the following session. The student GPA still falls below 1.00 he/she shall be asked to withdraw from the University.

Student in DVM or MBBS programmes are not usually place on probation. Therefore, students undergoing these programmes are advised to contact the Faculty Examinations Officer on conditions that may lead to withdrawal on poor academic performance.

A student so withdrawn for poor academic performance in one programme may be considered for transfer to another programme on application, if the University is convinced that he/she stands a good chance in other programmes. Application forms for such transfers are available in the Academic Secretary’s Officer.

SPILL OVER

Undergraduate students who are not able to graduate at the end of their approved period of study shall be allowed to carry over such courses into the following session. This period shall be referred to as ‘‘First Spill Over’’.

All grades scored in that session shall be fully credited to the student and scored against the class of degree awarded.

Failure in any course, during the first spill over, which leads a student into the second year, shall graduate with a ‘‘Pass’’ degree, his/her GPA not withstanding.

Students who could not graduate at the end of the second spill over shall be asked to withdraw from the University. It should be noted that the period of study of any undergraduate student shall not exceed, by more than four semesters, the minimum number of semester laid down for it, except in DVM/MBBS programmes where six semester are prescribed and two semesters for Diploma Students.

A student who is required to withdraw from in a Faculty after the maximum period allowed shall not be re-admitted to a programme of study in any other Faculty of the University.


GRADUATING WITH AN ‘‘F’’ GRADE IN A COURSE

General, the University expects undergraduate students to pass all registered courses as a prelude to graduation. However, in exceptional circumstances, they may apply to graduate with an ‘‘F’’ grade in a particular course

The application is made through the Student’s Affairs Division and Faculty to the Registrar, provided the course is not a core course or prescribed elective. Such students are also expected to meet the minimum requirements for graduation in term of credit units at different levels.

For other conditions required for consideration of such applications students are advised to contact their Heads of Departments.

It should be noted that this provision is not a right but a privilege.

NOTIFICATION OF EXAMINATION RESULTS

The Dean of the Faculty shall, on the semester grade sheet/MIS grade slip, communicate to the students as soon as possible the senate-approved results.

A student may also request in writing to the Dean of the Faculty for his/her result slip or semester grade sheet if the need arises.

Students shall report immediately to the Heads of Department or the Dean through Examinations Officer for any discrepancies in the grade communicated to them.

CONVOCATION

Convocation ceremonies are held from time to time as approved by the Senate and Council of the University. It is an occasion where graduates are conferred with certificates, diplomas, degree, higher degree and honorary degrees of the University having been found worthy in character and learning. The convocation is usually preceded by various events, which makes up the convocation week.

ISSUANCE OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS OF ACADEMIC OF ACADEMIC RECORD

The Registrar shall be responsible for issuing certified photocopies of the official transcripts of academic record.

Copies of the official transcripts shall be issued only to their institution of higher learning or to prospective employers. No official transcript shall be issued direct to a student. The first copy of the transcript shall be issued gratis upon an application to the Registrar.

All subsequent or additional copies of the transcript shall only be issued on an application to the Registrar, supported by the receipt of payment of prevailing charges.

COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES

Students wishing to collect their certificate are to present themselves to the Acacdemic Secretary with the following:

  1. Original of the Statement of Result issued by the University;
  2. Identify Card of the University issued by the student;
  3. A copy of the Clearance Certificate duly signed by all the designated officers of the University.
  4. Certificate(s) shall not be issued to persons other than the student.

 

Law Library

THE LAW LIBRARY

The Law Library caters specifically for the Faculty of Law and other staff/students interested in consulting legal materials.

Library membership

The following are bonafide members of the University Library; and are eligible to register and also borrow books subject to the regulations enforced. Library membership is cancelled once a member ceases to fall into any of the categories listed.

  1. Members of the University Government Council
  2. Senior Staff (Academic/Research Staff, Senior Administrative Staff)
  3. Full-time students of the University
  4. Research Students/Visitors
  5. The University Librarian may admit other persons on temporary basis.

Application should be made in writing to the University Librarian, stating the reason for which use of the Library is desired.

Registration procedure/requirement

Prospective students are advised to contact the reader services librarian for an up date on the details of registration. Registration of all library users is renewable at the beginning of every academic session.
 

Serials Division

This is situated on the ground and top left floor of the Main Library. Its collection comprises of: Journals, Periodicals, Current Newspapers and Magazines. The Division is out of bound while its materials are made available on request only.

Audio- Visual Unit

This is also located in the Library’s basement. It provides the following services:

  1. Audio-Visual cassettes dubbing
  2. Video coverage of academic and social events (official and commercial).
  3. Lamination of I.D. Card and other general documents.
  4. Passport photographs and still pictures coverage of events (official and commercial)
  5. Audio/Video Cassette Lending Service for research purposes

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division

This is located on the top left floor of the Main Library. It has different bibliographic database, internet service and other ICT facilities for uses.

Collection Development Division

This is also found in the Main Library. It is completely out of bound to non-library staff. The Division is responsible for cataloguing and classification of all acquired books by the Library, though the branch libraries also catalogue and classify their materials.

PG. Studies

LIST OF LECTURERS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Name
Qualification
Rank
M.L Ahmadu LLB(Unijos),LL.M(Unilag),LL.M (Warwick,UK), ACIS(UK), GTCC, Ph.D (South Pacific), BL (Lagos) Professor
Y. Aboki LLB, LL.M, PhD (ABU), LL.M (Harvard), SJD (USA) Professor
J. M. Nasir (Mrs) LLB, LL.M Ph.D (Unijos), BL (Lagos) Professor
M. T. Ladan LLB. LL.M Ph.D (ABU) Professor
S. O. Rabiu LLB (Hons) LL.M Snr. Lecturer
M. J. Umaru LLB (Unisok), LL.M (Unijos), Ph.D (UDUS), BL (Lagos) Snr. Lecturer
M. I. Sa'id LLB, LL.M (ABU), Ph.D (UDUS), BL (Lagos) Snr. Lecturer
S. I. Orji LLB, LL.M , Ph.D(ABU), BL (Lagos) Snr. Lecturer
M. Rufa' I LLB (UDUS), LL.M, Ph.D (ABU), BL (Lagos) Snr. Lecturer
A. S. R. Matazu LLB (UDUDS), LL.M (Ife), Ph.D (UDUS), BL (Lagos) Snr. Lecturer
     

Summary of Courses

Course Code
Course Title
Unit
LAW 701 Jurispudence & Legal Theory (Classical ) I
2
LAW 702 Jurispudence & legal Theory (Classical) II
2
LAW 703 Islamic Jurispudence and Legal Theory I
2
LAW 713 Islamic Jurispudence and Legal Theory II
2
Elective Courses  
LAW 705 Comparative Constitutional Law I
3
LAW 706 Comparative Constitutional Law II
3
LAW 707 Administrative & local Government Law I
3
LAW 708 Administrative & Local Government Law II
3
LAW 709 Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure I
3
LAW 710 Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure II
3
LAW 711 Human Right Law I
3
LAW 712 Human Right Law II
3
LAW 713 Law of Corporative Management and Finance I
3
LAW 714 Law of Corporative management and Finance II
3
LAW 715 labour Law I
3
LAW 716 Labour Law II
3
LAW 717 Law of Natural and Mineral Resources I
3
LAW 718 Law of Natural and Mineral Resources II
3
LAW 719 International law of the Sea I
3
LAW 720 International Law of the Sea II
3
LAW 721 International Law of Armed Conflict and the use of Force I
3
LAW 722 International Law of Armed Conflict and the use of Force I
3
LAW 723 Intellectual and Industrial Property Law I
3
LAW 724 Intellectual and Industrial Property Law II
3
LAW 725 International Economy Law I
3
LAW 726 International Economy Law II
3
LAW 727 Environmental and Planning Law I
3
LAW 728 Environmental and Planning Law II
3
LAW 729 Shipping and Maritime Law I
3
LAW 730 Shipping and Maritime Law II
3
LAW 731 Islamic Law of Personal Status I
3
LAW 732 Islamic Law of Personal Status II
3
LAW 733 Islamic Law of Property I
3
LAW 734 Islamic Law of Property II
3
LAW 735 Islamic Law of Evidence and Procedure I
3
LAW 736 Islamic Law of Evidence and Procedure II
3
LAW 737 Medical Jurispudence
3
LAW 738 Dissertation
3

Course Descriptions:

LAW 701: JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY I (CLASSICAL) 2 Units

  1. The nature, origin, development and foundation of law. Source of the law.
  2. Schools of thought in legal theory and jurisprudence, natural law theory, legal positivism. Historical school sociological school, legal realism.
  3. Marxist theory of law and the economic interpretation of law.

LAW 702: JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY I (CLASSICAL) 2 Units            
1.         The concept of rights, duties, legal personality, Ownership and possession. 
           
Notes

  1. A comparative analysis and evaluation of the various concepts and theories will be required. Where appropriate, comparisons would be made between common law and other legal systems with regard to the general classification of law.
  2. Candidates are requiested to make their own choice of works of the authors, Aristole, Austin, Hobbes, Locke, Maine, Mark, Engels, and of the following modem authors, Frank,  Graveson Kelson, Hart Roscoe pound, Oliver crona, Pallock, Renner and others.

LAW 703        ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY I 2 UNITS

    • Development of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul Fiqh)
    • Rules of interpretation I: deducing the law from the sources ta’wil (Allegorical Interpretation) Classification of Ta’wil (Clear and Unclear word)
    • The Zahir and Nass, unequivocal (Mufassar) and perspicuous (Muhkam)
    • The difficult (Mushkil) Ambivalent (Mujmal) and intricate (Mutashabih) the Am (General) and the khass (Specific) conflict between Am and Khass, Absolute (Mutlaq) and the qualified (Muqayyad), the literal (Haqiq) and the metaphorical (Majazi, the Homonym (Mushtarik)
    • IjMa (consensus of opinion) essential requirement of Ijma (Alarkan) proof or authority of Ijma (Hujjiyyah) feasibility of Ijma. Types of Ijma, transmission of Ijma and the proposal for reform.
    • Ijtihad: the value of ijtihad (Hukm) the proof of authorities of Ijtihad conditions of Ijtihad (Shurud) divisibility of Ijtihad and procedure of Ijtihad. The ijtihad of the Prophet and his companious. Truth and fallacy of ijtihad and classification and restrictions

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Course Descriptions:

LAW 101: LEGAL METHOD 1
Nature and function of law in society: Law, order and justice; law and freedom; law and the state; law and legitimacy; law and sovereignty. Aspects of law – types of law- eternal law, divine law, natural law and human or positive law, classification of law; common law, and civil law; common law and equity public and private law, civil and criminal law, substantive and procedure law, written and unwritten law. Methods of Social control through law –panel methods grievance –remedial method, private arranging method; constitutive method, administrative regulatory method, fiscal method conferral or social benefits method, Legal reasoning and approach to problems – Language of the Law; principles, standards and issues in law; formality and precision in the use of language and distinctiveness of legal language; legal rhetoric and legal logic; legal reasoning and practical reasoning legalism. Legal reasoning in judicial processes- sifting of facts  and law in courts; ratio decidendi; precedents. Legal reasoning in legislative proposals: legislative drafting; ambiguity, vagueness, open texture, semantics in law, legislative process; construction of statutes; types of legislation, codification of laws.
 
LAW 102: LEGAL METHODS II
Sources of law – Primary sources: statutory material and judicial materials: secondary source: books and pamphlets, letters speeches, interviews, periodicals and newspaper; forcing material. Use of Source material – law library and legal research, indexing and identification of library materials. Cases and citation of cases and reports; identification of issues, principles rules, authoritative elements in books and judicial opinions; analysis and not taking use of authorities in legal argument and legal writing. Legal writing methods and approaches in essay writing styles of writing; analysis of social and legal issues and application of legal rules: division of topics into chapters sections and subsections.

LAW 103: INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW 1
Relevance and importance of the study of Islamic Law in the contemporary world. The nature and concepts of Shari’ah and Fiqh. The sources of Shari’ah. A brief over-view of the various schools; their  similarities and differences. Scope of Polygamy, legislation in Islamic Family relationship in Islamic marriage. Dower Divorce Guardianship, maintenance succession.
Land in accordance with Islamic Law. Brief analysis of Islamic  Economic system. Fundamental Human rights in Islam. Shari’ah be subject to amendment: The Scope of amendment.

LAW 104: DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC LAW
Development of Islamic Law: First period from Muhammad’s (S.A.W) Prophet hood to this death; Qur’an and Hadith as the bases of Shari’ah. Second Period (the period of Rightly guided Caliphs); Election of the Caliph; Compilation of the Qur,an; Emphasis on Hadith, Ijima-al sahaba. Third period (period of Tabiu’n); collection of hadith, Evolution of the different schools of  Islamic law; Emergence of Fiqh as a  Science; study of source of Shari’ah Fourth period (the age of commentators and Annotators) Closure of  the gate of Ijtihad; Taqlid; Abolition of Ottoman caliphate in 1924. Fifth period (the period of Revival); Gradual re-opening of the gate of Ijtihad; re-emergence of  Shari’ah, Islamic revivalist movement and modern development.
Administration of Islamic Law: The Arab nation of justice during the Jahiliyyah period. The Prophet as a judge. The Khulafa a-al-Rashidun Court procedure. Bails. Summons, arbitration imprisonment, setting aside of court judgments, appeals.

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