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Faculty of Law

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You are welcome to the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria situate at the Institute of Administration, Kongo Campus. It is one of the twelve faculties in the University, with four departments namely: Commercial Law, Islamic Law, Private Law and Public Law. It has over 50 academic staff, and out of this number, there are fifteen Professors, six Readers, Eight Senior Lecturers and the remaining consisting of Lecturer I, Lecturer II and Assistant Lecturers. The Faculty is a very special and conducive place to pursue a legal education because of its exceptional legal training, remarkable students and incomparable location. Throughout its storied history, the Faculty has remained committed to the pursuit of excellence and its command of academic vitality, and providing a nurturing environment for Nigeria’s legal talent to blossom: a “cradle of Nigeria’s legal talent" as reflected in the number of its alumni as Justices, Judges, Governors, Politicians and Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANS) etc. The present Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed is one of such alumni.

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Faculty Departments

  • Commercial Law
  • Islamic Law
  • Private Law
  • Public Law
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Commercial Law
Islamic Law
Private Law
Public Law
Commercial Law
Islamic Law
Private Law
Public Law

Commercial Law

I heartily welcome you to the domain of the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The Department is one of the four Departments constituting the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The Department instructs on law subjects with commercial orientation. Commercial Law, Company Law, Tax Law, Oil and Gas Law; Capital Market Law, Banking Law, Insurance Law; Law on Negotiable Instrument are domiciled in the Department.

Augustine Robert AgomPh.D
Head of Department

Islamic Law

You are welcome to the Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law situated at the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kongo Campus. This Department has 14 Academic staff, with seven Professors, two Readers, one Senior Lecturer, two Lecturer I and two Assistant Lecturers with three non-academic staff.

Dr U. S. Muhammad
Head of Department

Private Law

Welcome to the Department of Private Law, the founding department of the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Although the department does not have undergraduate students, Lecturers and undergraduate courses are domiciled in the departments. All undergraduate courses with code LWPR are domiciled in the department of Private Law.

Dr Abdulkarim
Head of Department

Public Law

You are welcome to Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the premier and cradle of all departments in the Faculty. The department was established alongside the Faculty in 1962 and finally nurtured the establishment of the other three Departments in the Faculty. Considering the fact that Faculty of Law, A.B.U, Zaria is a single awarding Degree Faculty, the department does not have any undergraduate student domiciling in the department, but however with respect to postgraduate students, the department undertakes the following programmes: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Law (Ph.D), Master of Laws, (LLM Public Law), Master of Arts, (M.A Public Law) and Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy (PGDIL).

Dr Kabir M Danladi
Head of Department