Department of International Law

OKPARA, G. A.

The Current Head of Department

International Law

The Department undertakes course along with the other three departments in the Faculty of Law to enable the student acquire an LL.B degree. The undergraduate programme is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and then deepen the student grasp of law.It also introduces them to the techniques and tools of research, develops in them the spirit of enquiry and generally prepares them to face challenges and solve problems in the field of law.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of Specialisation Email
OKPARA, G. A., LL.B (RSUST), LL.M (UNILAG), B.L.Ag. Head Of Dept./Senior Lecturer
HON. JUSTICE AGBARA, E. 0. (Rtd.), LL.B (UNN), LL.M (BRUSSELS)Senior Lecturer
OKOGBULE, N. S., LL.B (UNIFE), LL.M (UNIFE), B.L., Ph.DReader
IHUA-MADUENYI, C., LL.B (OAU), LL.M (OAU), B.L.Lecturer I
DR. WIGWE, C., LL.B (ABU), LL.M (MIDDLESSEX, UK), Ph.D (LEEDS), B.L.Lecturer I
JONATHAN, E., LL.B (RSUST), LL.M (RSUST), B.L.Lecturer II
AMADI, J., LL.B (RSUST), B.L.Assistant Lecturer
ENYINGWA B. K. (Mrs.), LL.B (RSUST), LL.M (RSUST) B.LLecturer

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMMES

The programme is designed to ensure that the graduate of law has a clear understanding of the importance of law in society. Taking into consideration the vital role of law in all spheres of human endeavour, it is therefore important that the student of law has a tread general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education. The department offers courses which stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of the society with a view to assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various roles of law. A degree programme in law affords the student the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to function effectively in any field of law.

OBJECTIVE

The objectives of the programme are to produce trained law graduates who will:

* Compete effectively with other counterparts from any part of the world in the areas of legal practices and research.

* In any aspect of the law the student decides to engage in, based on the programme offered, the student will excel.

* knowledge of important laws, drafting of legal documents, tentative diagnosis of legal problems and importance of the entire legal system.

Career Opportunities 

A student who successfully graduates from the law programme has opportunity in the following areas:

a. SELF EMPLOYMENT: As a private legal practitioner 

b. EDUCATION: Lectureship in various law facilities and institutes 

c. INDUSTRY:State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Magistrates in the Judiciary, Administrative Officers in the         Ministries and Judiciary.

d. LEGAL ADVISER: To Government, Corporate and Industrial Establishment as well as private persons.  

e. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Research officers in Nigerian institute of Advanced Legal Studies & Nigerian Institute of    International Affairs.

f. NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: Legal/Administration Officers.

In addition to careers within the legal profession, the LL.B Degree opens doors to a wide range of global career options including: 

• Politics and Government

• Corporate Governance

• Public Administration 

• Trade and Industry

• Finance and Taxation

• Business Management.