About the Department
The relocation of the University’s nascent law programme from Nsukka to Enugu campus in the mid-1960s, and the subsequent quest for an expanded suite of departments to cater for various lines of academic inquiry within the programme led to proposals for, among others, distinct departments of public law and private law. These proposals were not completely successful particularly for financial reasons, leading to a merger of what would have been two departments into one, the Department of Public and Private Law. The department operates as an academic unit within the University of Nigeria Law Faculty. Its key activities are teaching, research and public service.