Welcome to the homepage of the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria. I am honoured to serve as the Dean of Law. This is the premier law faculty in Nigeria, established in 1961 as part of the University’s vision “to restore the dignity of man” by educating him on rights and duties in society.
The faculty has been blessed over the years with outstanding legal scholars and luminaries, teachers, students, and professionals. This is a faculty with a long tradition of excellence, which provides students with cutting edge up-to-date instructions and practical opportunities to gain experiences and upgrade their skills both in legal practice and other relevant areas. We offer a wide variety of undergraduate and post-graduate courses reflecting contemporary practices and advancements in the legal field in a bid to ensure that our students are adequately equipped to meet the challenges of the modern world.
The Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus came into existence in September 1960 under the Deanship of Professor G.M. Johnson. The emergence of the Faculty represented a unique landmark in the history of legal education in Nigeria, since it was the first Law Faculty to be established in the country. The Faculty has produced over twelve thousand (12,000) law graduates and in the 58 years of its existence, and hundreds of postgraduates many of who have attained eminent positions in industry, institutions of higher learning, the judiciary and the legal profession.
The founders of the University of Nigeria aimed to relate its activities to the social and economic needs and the day-to-day life of the people of Nigeria, hence its philosophy, “To Restore the Dignity of Man.” In keeping with that broad philosophy of the University, the programme of the Faculty is based on the basic philosophy that law operates within a social context and must therefore be understood from that background. Legal training in this Faculty seeks to give students an understanding of the following: