Nigerian Law School

The Nigerian Law School was set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria by the Legal Education Act of 1962. Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, former Deputy Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Yola campus is the 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.


Victoria Island Lagos Lagos campus
Bagauda Kano Kano campus
Agbani Enugu: Enugu campus
Yenagoa: Yenagoa campus
Yola: Yola campus

The Legal Profession

The Legal Profession is an honourable profession and all who belong or aspire to it must exhibit that trait and strength of character. Good character is most crucial for admission to the Law School and subsequently to the Bar.

Code Of Conduct

The Council of Legal Education, conscious of its responsibility for the Legal Education of persons seeking to become members of the Legal Profession, and in conjunction with the Body of Benchers, responsible for regulating the practice of the profession in Nigeria i.e. to train for the profession disciplined gentlemen of honour, approved a code of conduct for the information and compliance of Law Students who intend to seek admission into the Nigerian Law School, qualify for the Bar, and subsequently enroll as Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. A Law Student must be honest and of good behavior. He/She should be a responsible and reliable person.