Law and justice are the bedrock and superstructure upon which a society is built; and to attain and sustain that level of civility, judges and lawyers are needed as members of the Bench and the Bar. It thus becomes obligatory on the society to provide means of training these ‘ministers in the temple of justice’. These programmes are essentially, therefore, to train members of the society who intend to become Judges and Lawyers
The Law programme is designed to ensure that the graduate of Law will have good general knowledge of Law, including a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in society. All human activities social, economic, political take place within legal framework. It is therefore necessary that the student of Law should also have a broad general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education. The programme introduces students to the general knowledge in Law, acquaint them with principles of judicial process and legal development, and equip them with the basic tools of legal analysis and methods.
Legal education should act first, as a stimulus to stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of his community and, secondly, as an intellectual exercise aimed at studying and assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various rules of Law in the society
The aim of the Law programme is to train competent Lawyers, who will strive to advance the cause of justice, improve human welfare and contribute to national development. It is also the aim of the programme to produce lawyers who would be globally competitive and ingrained with basic theoretical and practical tools for solving societal problems, engineering positive change for development through law and advancing the cause of justice.
The Objectives of the Law programme are that at the completion of the Programme the graduates should be able to:
We aim produce lawyers who would be globally competitive and ingrained with basic theoretical and practical tools for solving societal problems, engineering positive change for development through law and advancing the cause of justice.