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Brief History of the Department

The Department of Private and Property Law was created out of the old Department of Private Law at the 231st Senate meeting of the University held on 27th April, 2016. The Department took effect from the 1st of August, 2016.

The philosophy of the department is to function within the context of the global philosophy of the Faculty. Thus, its broad aim is to equip the students with the requisite qualifications, skills and experience in the sphere of Private and Property Law with the view to making them competent lawyers in public and private sectors of the Nigerian Economy. Courses in the Department are tailored after the NUC and Council of Legal Education approved syllabi and are to be reviewed from time to time to make them relevant to the need of the dynamic Nigerian society.

The Objectives of the Department are to:

  • expose students to the basic skills in courses available in the Department;
  • train the students and relate these subjects to their application in practice;
  • inculcate in the students the necessary skills to carry out independent research and at a more advanced level in these subject areas;
  • encourage collaborative partnership and linkages in training and research with other institutions of learning locally and internationally;
  • contribute to the manpower needs of the University, the country and the international community in the subject areas taught in the Department; and
  • attract funds and grants to promote research in Private and Property Law and related subjects.

List of Courses Domiciled in the Department of Private Law

LPT 303: Law of Torts I (4 Units)

LPT 304: Law of Tort II (4 Units)

LPT 311: Family Law I (4 Units)

LPT 312: Family Law II (4 Units)

LPT 313: Customary Law (4 Units)

LPT 314: Islamic Law (4 Units)

LPT 401: Land Law I (4 Units)

LPT 402: Land Law II (4 Units)

LPT 403: Principles of Equity (4 Units)

LPT 404: Law of Trusts (4 Units)

LPT 519: Law of Conveyancing I (4 Units)

LPT 520: Law of Conveyancing II (4 Units)