PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The Faculty aims at providing sound and enduring University education in Law and satisfying the needs of the varied classes of students who upon admission into the Faculty become prospective administrators, legal practitioners, academics and diplomats.
The academic programme will also be geared towards promoting an understanding of the relationship between law and society. Law is not merely a tool for the maintenance of the relationship social order but is itself an agent of social change. Therefore, persons who understand the law and the processes by which its functions are in position to make truly important contributions to society.
The Madonna University Law programme is structured to help individuals to acquire general analytical skills which are useful in dealing with both legal and non-legal problems. The pursuit of legal research and the dissemination of the results of such research to lawyers and other sections of the community will be encouraged as a means of enhancing the quality of undergraduate training.
To achieve the above objectives the Faculty will set out an elastic and progressive syllabus comprising non-law subjects, optional law subjects or specializations and legal theory within the criteria set by the National Universities Commission.
The Faculty operates in five specialised areas namely:
- Public law
- Private law
- Business and Commercial law
- International Law and Jurisprudence
Students will be required to take courses in all these areas.
Candidates must satisfy the general entry requirements of the University of Five Credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of the SSCE or GCE O/Level. In addition, each candidate must have credit pass in English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics or any science subject. A credit pass in English Literature is also required.
Direct Entry candidates are required to have any of the following qualifications:
- University Degree
- University diploma or NCE or HND or their equivalents
- GCE A-Level or Higher School Certificate.
The Faculty will ensure that it develops a viable law library which will satisfy the requirements of the Council for Legal Education and the Blue Accreditation Standards.