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 core objective is to make students who passed through the Department to be impacted with the most standard  knowledge of the Law at both theoretical and applied levels. The Department is effectively doing this as it is regarded as primus inter pares in the Faculty. Till date, the Department remains the only one in the Faculty that has organized Departmental Public Lectures, Departmental Seminars and effectively co-ordinated various Moot Court programmes on behalf of the Faculty at both national and international competitions. It is also the only Department that has published a book while the Departmental Journal is presently being resuscitated. WELCOME TO OUR WORLD.


The Department is lucky to have dynamic people at the helm of affairs. To date, two Heads of Department were appointed. Mr. (now Professor) Abdulmumini Adebayo Oba led the Department between December, 1997 and August, 2002 when he laid the foundation for the proper take-off of the Department and he handed over to Dr. (now Professor) Wahab Egbewole who consolidating on the achievements. Dr. (now Professor) Jamiu Adedoyin Raji became the Acting Head of Department between the period of 2010-2012. Dr. Muhtar Etudaiye was the immediate former Acting Head of Department and Dr. (Mrs) N.M Abdulraheem is the current Acting Head of Department.

With the current staff strength of 13 academic staff supported by 3 non-academic staff, the Department is poised to continue to improve on training students to achieve both national and international competencies through standard education using cutting edge methods.