Nigerian Law School
The Nigerian Law School was set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria by the Legal Education Act of 1962. Olanrewaju Adesola Onadeko, former Director of Public Prosecutions of the Republic of Gambia and former Deputy Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus is the new Director General of the Nigerian Law School. The establishment of the Law School became necessary because of the need to have a Law School which will cure the deficiency in the training of Nigerians who obtained qualifications in Law abroad and to provide the much needed practical training to those aspiring to become Legal Practitioners in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Law School formally began operations in 1963 at No. 213A Igbosere road, Lagos. As a result of growth and expansion, the school was moved to Victoria Island in 1969 and relocated to Abuja in 1997.
In 1997, the Federal Government approved the Council’s proposal to establish three campuses of the Law School in Lagos, Kano and Enugu, and even more recently in 2009 approved the establishment of two new campuses in Yola, Adamawa State and Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.