Welcome to the Faculty of Law


The Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin is one of the foremost law faculties in Nigeria. The faculty was initially established in 1983 as a unit in the Department of Business Administration, under the headship of Professor Eyitayo Lambo. By 1984, it was upgraded into a full department in the Faculty of Business and Social sciences. The then head of the law department was Professor R.W. James.

The Law degree programme was initially established in the 1983/1984 academic session as a department in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. It was cancelled in 1986/1987 and was re-established in 1993/1994 as a full-fledged Faculty. Now the Faculty of Law is one of the most prestigious Law faculties in Nigeria with well over 40 intellectually sound teaching staff supported by the most astute and friendly administrative staff. Its entry requirements were most exacting with a view to producing legal practitioners and intellectuals from the most enviable cream of students available.


Philosophy and Objectives

The philosophy and objective of Department of Islamic Law is partially the same as overall philosophy and objectives of the Faculty of Law. i.e.

- Turning out students that will appreciate and enrich the crucial place of Law in any society.

- Making accessible to students broad knowledge and understanding of social economic and political system imperatives of the society in which law operates.

At the second coming of the Faculty of Law into the University of Ilorin, Department of International Law was established with four other Departments. The Department later changed its name to Department of Jurisprudence and International Law on the approval of the Senate to properly capture the goals of the Department. The main focus of the Department is to ensure that the students are exposed to the best in teaching and learning in terms of quality of course content available in any part of the world.

The Department of Private and Property Law is one of the Department in the Faculty of Law. The input of the Department of Private and Property Law  to the Degree programme is substantial. The Department offers sixteen (16) course during each academic session all of which are compulsory required for Students to quality for the award of Common Law and Common and Islamic Law degrees. Presently, the Department is made up of seven (15) academic staff and three (3) non academic staff. Professo R. K. Salman is the current Head of the Department.