The Council of Legal Education is the regulatory body for the Nigerian Law School, which must be attended by persons willing to practice law in Nigeria. It also determines the steps to be taken by persons who have obtained a university degree in law from a foreign institution and are willing to practice as lawyers in Nigeria.
The Nigerian law school and the Council of Legal Education were established in 1962, following the enactment of the Legal Education Act to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective members of the bench
In order to practice law in Nigeria, a candidate must have been enrolled in the Nigerian Law School, which is governed by the Council of Legal Education.
Additionally, it specifies the measures that individuals with a law degree from a foreign university who wish to practice law in Nigeria must undergo.
Only authorized law faculties are permitted to send students to the Nigerian Law School and to admit candidates to the Nigerian Bar.
In order to avoid ambiguity of thought, the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Studies do not recognize any study of law conducted through correspondence, on a part-time basis, or in any environment other than a traditional full-time university setting as preparation for admission to the Nigerian Law School or for practice as a lawyer.
Below are the list of accredited faculties of law in Nigeria present in recognized academic institutions