History

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:
1. The nature of law and its function both in the administration of justice and in the operation of the other activities of a modern state.
2. The processes employed in determining what the law is and applying its rules to new situations.
3. The organizing of the legal profession and the machinery of justice.
4. The general principles of the more basic legal subjects.
5. The relationship of law to the other social sciences and to the general framework of society.
Consequently, a graduate of this Faculty is in the position to fit conveniently into all spheres of life where knowledge is a requisite.
The curriculum of the Faculty is designed both for those who after obtaining the LL.B degree may wish to proceed to the Nigerian Law School and qualify as legal practitioners in Nigeria, and for those who may wish to obtain the degree as a qualification for employment in international and national agencies, federal, state and local governments, public and other statutory corporations, industrial, commercial and other enterprises. The Faculty has over the years devised different programmes to cater for particular categories of law students. At the undergraduate level, the majority of students are admitted into the standard five-year programme through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). There is also a four-year programme, which is open to a limited number of candidates who already possess University degrees, diplomas and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) A/Level.
At the postgraduate level, the Faculty is endowed with sufficient research facilities to enable it offer courses leading to the award of LL.M., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in various areas of specialisation in Law.
In the course of its history, the Faculty has had the privilege of enjoying the services of eminent law scholars that shaped the Faculty to what it is today. They include: Professor Emeritus C. O. Okonkwo (SAN), Prof. Gius Ezejiofor (SAN) (late), Prof. E. I. Nwogugu, Prof. D. I. O. Ewelukwa (late), Prof. B. O. Nwabueze, Prof. Ogwurike, Prof C.U. Ilegbune, Prof C.U. Ilegbune, Prof. B. O. Okere, Prof. G. O. S. Amadi (late) and a host of others.
From its inception, the Faculty had only three academic departments, namely: the Department of Commercial and Property Law, the Department of International Law and Jurisprudence and the Department of Public and Private Law. In 2016, the Faculty was re-organised into seven departments with effect from the 2016/2017 academic session. Thus presently, the Faculty has seven academic departments, namely:
(i) Department of Commercial and Corporate Law
(ii) Department of Customary and Indigenous Law
(iii) Department of International and Comparative Law
(iv) Department of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
(v) Department of Private Law
(vi) Department of Property Law
(vii) Department of Public Law

Dean
Prof. (Mrs.) Joy Ngozi Ezeilo OON Dean of Law

Heads of Departments, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
(i) Dr. Festus O. Ukwueze; Department of Commercial and Corporate Law
(ii) Prof. (Rev. Fr.) Edwin Obimma Ezike; Department of Customary and Indigenous Law
(iii) Prof. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Pamela Enemo, Mni; Department of International and Comparative Law
(iv) Dr. (Mrs.) Miriam Chinyere Anozie; Department of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
(v) Dr. Okechukwu Timothy Umahi: Department of Private Law
(vi) Dr. Jude Odikonigbo; Department of Property Law
(vii) Dr. Obiajulu Nnamuchi; Department of Public Law

LIST AND DESIGNATION OF LECTURERS IN THE FACULTY AND THEIR CURRICULUM VITAE

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE LAW
F. N. Monye, LL.B (Lagos), LL.M. (Nig.) Ph.D. (Lagos), B.L. – Professor
H. A. Umezurike, LL.B (Ife), LL.M. (Nig.), Ph. D. (Abuja) B.L. – Reader
F. O. Ukwueze, LL.B, LL.M.(Nig), Ph.D (Nig.) B.L. – Senior Lecturer
N. I. Itanyi, LL.B, (Ife) LL.M. (Lond.) B.L. – Lecturer I
Uchechukwu Nwoke, LL.B. (Nig.), LL. M. (Wales),
Ph. D. (Kent), B.L. – Lecturer I
Callistus Iyidiobi LL.B., LL.M. (Nig), B. L. – Lecturer II
Lucky Daniel Iyoyojie, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Paul I. Ukam, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Chiamaka Orabueze, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II

DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMARY AND INDIGENOUS LAW
E. O. Ezike (Rev. Fr.), B. Phil., B. Div (Rome), LL.B, LL.M.,
Ph.D, (Nig), B.L. – Professor
G. A. Onuoha, LL.B (Ife), LL.M. (Absu.) Ph.D. (Nig), B.L. – Lecturer I
J.F. Olorunfemi, LL.B (Ife), LL.M., Ph.D. (Nig.), B.L. – Lecturer I
B. O. Obuka, LL.B (Nig), LL.M., Ph.D. (Nig), B.L. – Lecturer I
N. R. Attoh LL.B., LL.M. (Nig), B.L. – Lecturer I

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW
I.P. Enemo, (Mrs) LL.B (Nig), LL.M. (Lagos.) Ph.D. (Nig), B.L. – Professor
E. U. Onyeabor, B. Ed, M.Sc. (Env. Mgt), M.Sc.
(Rural Dev. Plan.) LL.B., LL.M. (Nig), Ph. D. (Nig.) B.L. – Senior Lecturer
H. U. Agu, B. Sc. LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D (Nig), B.L. – Lecturer I
S. N. Anya, I.P. LL.B , LL.M., Ph.D. (Nig), B.L. – Lecturer I
M. C. Nwankwo, LL.B., LL.M. & Ph.D (Brunel), B.L. – Lecturer I
Adrian Osuagwu (Rev. Fr.), B.Phil, B.Th. (Rome), LL.B (Nig), LL. M (Nig.), B.L Lecturer I
I. E. Anika (Mrs.) LL.B., LL.M, (London), B.L. – Lecturer I
Joycelin C. Okubuiro, LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D. – Lecturer I
Daniel I. Onyeonagu, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Akachi L. Nwogu-Ikoji, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Elias O. Offor, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Portia O. Chigbu, LL.B (Nig.), BL. – Assistant Lecturer

DEPARTMENT OF JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY
Chukwunonso Okafo, LL.B (Nig), M.A. (Detroit.)
Ph.D. (Penn), F.C.I. Arb.B.L. – Professor
M. C. Anozie, LL.B, LL.M. (Zaria.), Ph. D. Nig.), B.L. – Reader
C. U. Anyanwu, LL.B (IMSU), LL.M. (Lagos), Ph.D (Birmingham) – Reader
C. A. Ogbuabor, LL.B, LL.M. (Nig), Ph.D. (Nig.) B.L. – Senior Lecturer
E.L. Okiche, B.A,(Hons) LL.B, LL.M., Ph.D (Nig), B.L. – Lecturer I
C. O. Oguejiofor, LL.B., LL.M. (Essex), Ph. D. (Nig.) B.L. – Lecturer I
C. E. Adibe (Rev. Fr.), M.A. (Phil.), LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D, B.L. – Lecturer I
Emmanuel C. Odoemena, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II

DEPARTMENT OF PRIVATE LAW
G. N. Nnona, LL. B (Ife), LL.M (Lagos), SJD (Harv.), B.L. – Professor
O. T. Umahi, LL.B (ESUT), LL.M (LASU), B.Sc, M.Sc.
LL.M. & Ph.D. (Manchester), B.L. – Senior Lecturer
C.C. Obi-Ochiabutor, LL.B, LL.M., Ph.D (Nig.) B.L. – Lecturer I
Chioma Nwabachili, LL.B (ASU), LL.M., Ph.D (Awka), B.L. – Lecturer I
Ugochinyelu Anidi, LL.B (Nig), LL.M. (Lond.), B. L. – Lecturer II
Ikenna C. Okoli, LL.B (Nig.) BL – Assistant Lecturer

DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY LAW
E. O. Nwosu (Mrs) LL.B, LL.M. Ph.D. (Nig), B.L. – Professor
Nduka Ikeyi, LL.B (Nig), LL.M. (Lond.) B.L. – Senior Lecturer
J. J. Odinkonigbo,LL.B (ESUT), LL.M. (Dalh.) Ph.D. (Osgoode), B.L Senior Lecturer
I. P. Chime, LL.B., LL.M. (Dundee), B.L. – Lecturer I
C. C. Ajibo, LL.B (Nig.) LL.M. & Ph.D (Manchester) B.L. – Lecturer I
N. A. Nwafor, LL.B. (Uyo), LL.M. (Glasgow), Ph.D.(Stirling) B.L.- Lecturer I
Nickolas A. Agbo, LL.B., LL.M., SD.J, B.L. – Lecturer I
O. M. Okeke, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
C. O. Amucheazi, LL.B.(RUST), LL.M. (South Wales), B.L. – Lecturer II
Sylvia C. Mosanya, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Fochi A. Nwodo, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC LAW
J. N. Ezeilo (Mrs.), LL.B (Nig), LL.M. (Lond.), Ph.D (Nig), B.L. – Professor
S. I. Nwatu, LL.B (Awka), LL.M., Ph.D. (Nig), B.L. – Senior Lecturer
Obiajulu Nnamuchi, LL.B (Awka), LL.M (Notre Dame) LL.M (Toronto),
LL.M (Lund), M.A. (Louisville), SJD (Loyola) – Senior Lecturer
C. O. Ike, LL.B (Nig), LL.M. (Lond.), B.L – Lecturer I
M. N. Ele, B.Ed., M.Ed., LL.B., LL.M, B.L. – Lecturer I
D.U. Ajah, I.P. LL.B. (Nig), LL.M. (Nig.), B.L . – Lecturer I
Chidi J. Lloyd, LL.B., LL.M., Ph. D., B.L. – Lecturer I
Newman U. Richards, LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., B.L. – Lecturer I
Uju P. Okeke, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Obinna Edeh, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II
Uchenna C. Erinne, LL.B., LL.M., B.L. – Lecturer II