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Brief History of the Faculty

The Faculty came into existence during the 1991/92 academic session under the pioneer leadership of Professor Akin Oyebode, (1992 – 1997) who later became the Vice-Chancellor of the University.  Other Deans after him included: Prof. K.A. Dinakin (1997 – 1999), Mr. G.D. Oke Ag. Dean (2000 – July 2002), Mr. Ibidapo Obe Ag. Dean (August 2002–2004), Prof. G.D. Oke (August 2005 – July 2009), Dr. T.I. Akomolede Ag. Dean (August 2009 – July 2012), Prof. T.I. Akomolede, Dean (August 2012 to July, 2016) Dr. B.O. Omoleye, Ag. Dean (August 2016 – July 2018), Dr. E.T. Yebisi, Ag. Dean (August 2018 – July 2019), Prof. I.O. Babatunde (August 2019 to July 2021) and Dr. A. O. Filani, the current Ag. Dean since August 2021 to date.

Since inception, the Faculty has never detoured from its central aim of being a centre of excellence in the study of law.  In this regard, efforts have been geared towards the teaching of law in the light of social, political and economic changes and the need to inculcate the idea of understanding law not for its own sake, but with reference to its relevance to society, locally and internationally.  In order to align with current trends in legal education, the Faculty has restructured its curriculum, with the introduction of courses like, Legal Research Methodology, Clinical Law and Cyber Law. The Faculty which has approval for six departments currently operates four departments; the Department of Private and Property  Law, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Department of Business and Industrial Law, Department of Public Law and hopes to take full advantage of the approval to boost further research and specialization.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Faculty is to produce law graduates that are outstanding intellectually and capable of solving myriad of legal challenges of this century and beyond.

Vision Statement

To be the best Faculty among its peers noted for strong academic excellence, world class research outreach, committed to the training of quality law graduates in a sustainable manner that can compete favourably with their counterparts from anywhere in the world.

The Objectives 

The objectives of the Faculty’s LL.B. Programme are as follows:

  • To train and develop young and talented individuals to take up careers as Legal practitioners, Law teachers, Judges, employers and employees in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
  • To inculcate into the students requisite skills for acquiring critical minds needed for learning Law as a catalyst for the development of the society.
  • To equip the students with mental capabilities required for sustaining an independent academic work.
  • To expose the students to basic skills in learning and research.

To contribute to the man-power needs of the state and the nation through the production of quality law graduates.

Admission Requirements and Entry Qualifications:

  • UME Requirements:

Admission requirements for the programmes are the same as for entry into the University generally.  These include good performance in the Joint Matriculation Examination and possession of at least five credit passes at the G.C.E. Ordinary level or it’s equivalent at a maximum of two sittings.  Candidates are however required to possess credit passes in English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics at either the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E. Ordinary Level), the West African School Certificate (WASC), the Senior Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.E.) or NECO.



Candidates are also required to take the Post University Matriculation Examination of the University.


  • Direct Entry Requirements

Candidates seeking admission by Direct Entry must satisfy the minimum University admission requirements laid down for that category, that is:

  • At least 2 passes at the Principal or Advanced Level
  • A good Diploma in Law from the Ekiti State University or any recognized University
  • A good University Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours Division, in addition, such candidates must possess credit passes in English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics at either the SSCE, WASC, Ordinary Level or NECO.


Candidates are also required to take the Post University Matriculation Examination of the University.


  • A student admitted through the Joint Matriculation Examination into the 5 year programme must register for, take and pass a minimum of 204 course units in order to complete the programme, while a student admitted by Direct Entry into the 4 year programme must register for, take and pass a minimum of 174 course units in order to complete the programme.
  • A student must register for a minimum of 20 course units and a maximum of 26 course units per semester.
  • Registration for courses shall take place at the beginning of each semester. This shall be for a period of two weeks from the commencement of the semester or as the University may prescribe from time-to-time.
  • Any student who fails to register within the specified period will be deemed to have absented himself or herself from the courses for the semester and this will disqualify him/her from writing the University examinations at the end of that semester.
  • Any student who is sick and cannot register for courses within stipulated period shall submit a medical report signed by the University’s Director of Medical Services, or a report endorsed by him, if it is from any other medical centre.

List of Departments in the Faculty

  1. Department of Private and Property Law
  2. Department of Public Law
  3. Department of Business and Industrial Law
  4. Department of Jurisprudence and International Law