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Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto

The most peaceful university in Nigeria

Faculty of Law



FACULTY OF LAW IN BRIEF

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.
Over these years, the Students’ Handbook has been revised on many occasions. The first was in 1981, later in 1990, 1994, 1997, and finally, is the 2018 edition. The primary purpose of these revisions was to ensure that the Basic Minimum Academic Standard of the National Universities Commission (NUC) is maintained at any given time. These revisions are therefore necessary and healthy for the growth and development of the Faculty.
Since the inception of the Faculty in the 1977/78 academic session, many remarkable achievements have been recorded, and among these include:
  1. Increase in the students’ intake, which has therefore led to the upsurge in the students’ population. Presently, the population of our students is about 654.
  2. Mounting of Postgraduate programmes, which include Ph. D, M. Phil, LL. M, and MICTEL.
  3. Staff Development in the Faculty. With the exception of few staff who are still pursuing their M. Phil/Ph.D programmes, almost all the Staff in the Faculty are Ph. D holders. This can be attributed to the existence of the PG programmes in the Faculty. Thus, the Faculty can now boast of seven Professors, and two Readers in its Staff List, hoping that the number of senior academic staff would increase in future.
  4. Existence of a separate Faculty building, comprising of the Dean’s office, Departments of Islamic Law, and, Public Law and Jurisprudence. We hope that the building for the Department of Private and Business Law would be built very soon. While we await this, it is gratifying to observe that every staff has an office to himself, unlike in the past when about two to three staff shared an office.

Our Mission

To introduce more PG programmes for better ranking of the Faculty amongst its peers in Nigeria

Our Vision

To increase the staff strength of the Faculty so as to demand for increase in our quota at the Nigerian Law School should be recruited so

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Prof. Rufai Muftau
Dean, Faculty of Law

Prof. Rufai Muftau

Prof. Rufai Muftau, LL. B (UDUS) LL. M (ABU), Ph. D (ABU), BL (LAGOS) read more

FACULTY STAFF

Prof. Rufai Muftau
Dean
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Dr. A. T. Getso
Deputy Dean
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Sanusi Musa Mohd
Faculty Officer
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Dr. K. G. Muhammad
Faculty Examinations Officer
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Safiyyatu Isah Muhammad
Chief Confidential Secretary
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Mrs. Victoria Okoro
Computer Operator
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Aliyu Ahmad
Chief Computer Analyst
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Nuhu Jibrin
Computer Operator
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Abbas Garba
Chief Computer Analyst
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Aminu Mohammed
Chief Computer Analyst
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Yushau Abubakar
Caretaker
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Bashar Sani Yabo
Caretaker
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Anas Mohd Sani
Caretaker
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Abubakar Aliyu
Senior Clerical Officer
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Bilal Shehu
Office Assistant
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Adamu Musa
Administrative Assistant
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