School of Law
School of Law
Study mode: Full-time
Course duration: 4 years
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Dean's Welcome Message
The School of Law is one of AUN’s flagship schools. The school has a competitive curriculum and in line with the ideals of the founding fathers of the university is committed to a curriculum that focuses on development issues.
Although our courses at the School of Law are tailored to satisfy the minimum criteria set out in NUCs minimum benchmark, our curriculum goes beyond the traditional legal courses like Legal Methods, Evidence, Nigerian Legal System, or Family Law taught in most Nigerian universities.
The School of Law has introduced 21st century innovative and cutting-edge courses that are dynamic and global in outlook. We teach courses such as New Technologies and the Law, Law, Ethics, and Development, Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, Energy, Oil and Gas Law, Gender, Law and Development, Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Medical Law and Ethics, Law, Society, and Development, etc. These are courses that will produce 21st Century lawyers that are well-trained and imbued with relevant practical skills.
In addition to studying these modern law courses, all our students, unlike law students in other universities, must take the "General Education" courses; courses that help to broaden the minds of the students and help them learn from other specialties.
To produce well-grounded lawyers, students from the School of Law, in line with the tradition of AUN as a university that is committed to the liberal arts education, learn ethics, history, culture, languages, literature, mathematics, and science. This is in addition to our specialized community development courses (CDV courses) like Law, Justice, and Development where our students put into practice what they learned in the classrooms by participating in community outreach programs.
Our world-renowned, well-trained Faculty provide legal education to our students through the application of contemporary teaching aids and the effective use of pedagogical methods modeled after the best US practices. Our teaching delivery methods involve deploying AUN’s Learning Management Systems to impart American-styled education which focuses on problem-centered learning where students are taught how to think critically and to analyze and communicate effectively. We empower our students with problem-solving and leadership development skills.
The Peter Okocha building which houses the School of Law boasts classrooms, lecture halls, moot court, and law clinics that are fully air-conditioned and installed with modern facilities. Besides the designated School of Law Library, our students also have access to the Robert A. Pastor Library with its award-winning E-Resources and E-Learning Center, study rooms, and reading zones.
Dean & Professor of Law
School of Law
American University of Nigeria
- 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.