The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, is Nigeria's apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. It was a brainchild of the legal academic community established in March 1979.
The Institute recently, on Sunday 13th January 2013, released a list of top 10 law faculties in Nigerian universities. It said the universities were chosen after assiduous research and collation of scientific data on Nigerian law faculties.
According to a statement by the institute’s Director-General, Professor Epiphany Azinge, SAN, this is in-line with its statutory responsibility of providing information, supervision, guidance and advice to researchers pertaining to legal education in Nigeria.
Part of the statement by Professor Azinge read: “This ranking is not interminable as law faculties that were not captured in the top ten rank are encouraged to improve their standards significantly so as to stand a chance in subsequent years. Whilst those ranked are encouraged also not to rest on their oars but to work tirelessly to maintain already set standard”.
The DG in his statement released the list as below:
The Top Ten Law Faculties in Nigerian Universities
- Faculty of Law, University of Lagos,
- Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University,
- Faculty of Law, University of Jos,
- Faculty of Law, University of Benin,
- Faculty of Law, Lagos State University,
- Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University,
- Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria,
- Faculty of Law, Babcock University,
- Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri
- Faculty of Law, Igbinedion University
- History of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. NIALS. From http://nials-nigeria.org/
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