Faculty of Law ​

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Take your first step towards a rewarding career in law. Develop sought-after skills, including commercial awareness, personal integrity and an ethical approach. Undertake an optional work placement year. Gain intellectual tools and knowledge to tackle real-world issues in the legal sector.



What makes Law at Unilak Special

Wherever you study law, it can be a challenging and rewarding subject. At UNILAK, the big difference is the personal level of support we give you throughout your law degree. In fact, we even build our teaching around it.
Seminar groups are small, so you develop close working relationships with your lecturers, both in these groups and when role-playing court procedures in our realistic facilities. You'll also get to meet solicitors, barristers and judges, who visit us as guest speakers to give you a real taste of the profession.

A law degree from UNILAK provides you with the foundation subjects that are required for entry into the legal professions. But the understanding of legal implications and obligations, combined with the ability to combine this knowledge in practice, is valuable in many parts of the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Employers from different sectors value the skills of clear thinking, logical argument and effective writing and sectors where a degree in law will be beneficial, include, property development, banking and finance, HR or Civil Services.

About the programme

The faculty of law provides the largest range and number of subjects at undergraduate level reflecting a high demand for specialist skills in a globalized environment. Its aim is to offer quality and practical legal training for professionals and other actors in the legal sector. The legal training provided is also complemented by an introduction to other social sciences, such as economics, statistics and political science. Outside of the legal profession, the skills developed by law graduates can also be transferable to a wide range of contexts such as politics,
administration, business (insurance companies, banks, etc.), management, academics, and other job sectors.

The programme is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Lectures are geared to passing on knowledge with a critical outlook and establishing basic concepts. Seminars, which are taught in small groups, encourage active participation, nurture problem-solving abilities

and promote the use of the skills that law professionals require.

Degree awarded

Successful completion of undergraduate program leads to the award of Bachelor’s degree in law.

Duration of the degree program

The period of study for the program is three years for full time students.

Graduate career prospects

A law degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities in many fields. Graduates from the
Faculty of Law can be employed as: Lawyer, Judge, Court clerk, Public prosecutor, Legal drafter, Notary, Legal advisor, Legal career counselor, Tax inspector, Labour inspector, Diplomat, Legal consultant, Lecturer, Legal researcher, Contract administrator, Legal analyst, Human rights observer, Property manager, Paralegal, Civil servant, etc.