School of Law
The School of Law offers only the approved Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honors) degree.
The law program at the AUN School of Law is a unique program anchored on a world-class curriculum that advances human dignity and social justice through the knowledge of law and its innovative application to development.
The AUN School of Law provides a collaborative environment in which to learn, think, and communicate about law, policy, and justice. Our program prepares students for academic pursuits, professional development, enhanced personal lives, and responsible global citizenship, extends the frontiers of knowledge through research, creative efforts, and liberal scholarship, fosters an intellectual culture that merges theory with practice, contributes to social, economic, and cultural development, and, through intellectual productivity, enhances the quality of life of the people of Nigeria, Africa, and all humanity.
The program aligns with AUN’s mission as a development university. AUN is an institution focused on raising critical thinkers and problem solvers. Just as in other AUN majors, therefore, students in the law program go through rigorous training in the in the subject thereby acquiring the requisite skills they need to develop and practice as professional lawyers in diverse roles. The courses in the AUN law program are focused on some of the most critical problems facing Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the world.
Aims and Objectives of the LLB Program
The main aims and objectives of the degree program in Law are:
- To ensure that law is taught as it exists at any given time, and that every law student adopts a comparative and critical approach to legal studies, bearing in mind that there are many systems of law in operation, particularly in pluralistic societies.
- To ensure that students are imbued with a general knowledge and understanding of law.
- To develop in students the intellectual ability to apply research, knowledge, and analytical skills to solving theoretical and practical legal problems.
- To acquaint students with the principles of the judicial process and legal systems, as well as their interaction with socio-economic frameworks.
- To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the growing relevance of inter-, trans-, cross-, and multidisciplinary approaches to the solution of complex life problems and the role of law therein.
The program is therefore not designed to make the student an expert in any specific field of law, but to enable him/her to realize available opportunities. Students can then be positioned to make more sensible choices of where to move in and pitch their tents in the legal field, where to specialize by acquiring the necessary and relevant books, skills, insights, and experiences, which will guide them through life’s journey in, through, and with the law.