Established in 2011, Baze University commenced academic activities with 5 (five) female students and now has over 400 students. Since inception, the faculty has graduated 300 students prior to 2020. Currently, the faculty has two (2) Departments viz; 1) Private and Commercial Law, 2) Public and International Law.
The faculty offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. At undergraduate level, the courses include: Law of Evidence, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Business Associations, Energy Law, Taxation, Environmental Law, Law of Commercial Transactions, Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Legal Research and Writing, Social Justice, Public Interest Law, Nigerian Legal System, Administrative Law, International Humanitarian Law, Islamic Law, Law of Torts, Equity, Public International Law, Law of Trusts, Clinical & Moot Court Practice, Criminal Law, Land Law. The faculty has achieved complete accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE).
AIMS, OBJECTIVES & VISION
The Faculty aims at providing in-depth education that fuses pedagogical and practical approaches to train lawyers who can solve the problems of the 21st Century and beyond. The emphasis of legal education at the Baze University is problem-solving competencies embedded in the most current and coherent theoretical knowledge. The flagship of the Baze legal education is the clinical moot court which exposes our students to practice of public interest long before they are called to the Bar. By so doing, they have a head-start in the practice of Law. Based on this commitment, the Baze law faculty aims at training and empowering students with analytical insights and practical skills and competencies needed to solve complex legal problems in government, business, and social institutions.
Our approach to legal education is to mainstream both deep theories and clinical experiences to help students become first-rate professionals who understand the complexities of social settings in which legal problems manifest and have the ability to offer viable solutions to their client. To this end, we place much emphasis on courses like social justice, public interest litigation, professional ethics and legal research and writing to give the students early orientation on legal case work.
The faculty publishes a quarterly peer-reviewed law journal and occasional papers and books that focus on law and policy as its contribution to the development of legal education in Nigeria.
In line with NUC regulation, we admit students who have completed senior secondary school and hold school certificate. Students can be admitted through the Joint Matriculation Examination (JME) and through direct entry. The LLM is a three-semester course work with a requirement of a major paper. LLM candidates are required to have passed the LLB degree or its equivalent from recognised universities in Nigeria and abroad. The applicant to the programme must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service to be considered for admission. This requirement does not apply to non-Nigerians.
Our courses are designed to provide in-depth education that fuses pedagogical and practical approaches to train lawyers who can solve the problems of the 21st Century. The emphasis of legal education at the Baze University is problem-solving competencies embedded in the most current and coherent theoretical knowledge. This is reflected in the content of the courses and the structure of departmental interactions and relationship.
DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURES:
Our students also have opportunity to participate in many university-wide academic seminars conducted by various faculties. This exposure to academic fora enhances the multidisciplinary approach to learning at the law faculty.
ABOUT THE LL.M
Some of the courses offered are:
- Advanced Legal Theory & Jurisprudence
- Commercial Arbitration
- Corporate Law, Securities and Financial Management
- Energy and Environmental Laws
- International trade and Law of Commercial transactions
- International human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law.
- Long Essay
The LLM is a three-semester course work with a requirement of a major paper. LLM candidates are required to have passed the LLB degree or its equivalent from recognised universities in Nigeria and abroad. The applicant to the programme must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service to be considered for admission. This requirement does not apply to non-Nigerians. Dr. Effiong Esu, former Acting Director-General of Corporate Affairs Commission, is the Coordinator of the LLM Programme.
At the end, successful candidates will obtain a general LLM degree. Concentration and specialization will depend on the chosen field of research for the mandatory LLM paper.
- Analysis of Nigeria’s policy framework
- Knowledge of advanced study in all concepts and practices.
- Development of international research capabilities and competencies.
- Appraisal of legal regimes and judicial attitudes, fiscal responsibilities and migration challenges.
- Entrepreneurial understanding initiatives (domestic and foreign), international debt structures and their trajectories.
Baze University’s legal education, in line with the university’s motto: “Learn to Live”, utilizes cutting-edge ICT capabilities to make learning both interesting and rewarding. Our British-style semester program allows students to learn at their pace. We are at the heart of Nigeria’s political capital. Therefore, we leverage on diplomatic and governance resources to make legal education contemporary and relevant to public policy and international affairs in a globalised world.
SSCE with credits in English & Mathematics and Literature
At least a 2nd class degree in Law from a recognised university.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Law, Ethics, Entrepreneur, Leadership
- Development and International Agencies
- Government and politics, Legislative activities
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Arbitration, etc.
- Negotiation and Conflict Institutions
- Entrepreneurship Law Practice & Judiciary
- Research Institutes
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:
Program Code: LLM
Length of Study: 12 months
Study Options: Full time
Department: Postgraduate School.
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Business Management (MSc)
Masters of Computer Science (MSc)
Masters of Public Administration (MPA)
Masters of Laws
Masters of Accounting (MSc)
Dr. Kathleen Okafor
LLB, B.L, LLM, Ph.D, FCIArb.
Ag. Dean, Faculty of Law
Baze University, Abuja.