O level/WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Law

Last updated on July 25th, 2018 at 06:36 pm

  O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Law; including O level / WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Law.
  • Probable Degree type – LLB. (HONS)

You must be an Art or Commercial student with a good background in government/History/Literature for you to study Law Nigeria Universities, and you must fulfil the admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement for Law.  That is the WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

While Mass communication creates an enabling environment with up to date information, Law creates an enabling environment by protecting the public but these two courses are not for the timid or introvert. To study this course, you need boldness, unrelenting spirit. Law degree is never for the weak. I believe you’re here yo know what subject to write to become a lawyer. Well, to know the WAEC or Jamb subject combination for Law is never a good way to make a decision, so I felt I should write a brief introduction to the almighty degree called Law

Why study Law in Nigeria?
Well, listen… The academic study of law in Nigeria will give you an insight into the legal systems on which much of our day-to-day life is based. You will gain a broad and thorough understanding of the subject. You will practise, practise and practise some more the skills of thinking, analysis, written and verbal presentation of ideas of arguments. The skills are necessary to practice Law but make great transferable skills for many other career paths, such as teaching, the civil service, and the voluntary sector.

Degree in Law aims at producing a law graduate with a level of education to serve as legal adviser to the governments of the day, their agencies, companies, business firms etc. by introducing you to the process of legal development and equip you with the basic tools of legal analysis or legal method. As a law graduate, you will qualify to be admitted into the Nigerian law school to train further and to qualify as a lawyer. You will then fit into judicial services, legal drafting and advising legislative and administrative functions, criminal prosecution, civil litigation, arbitration, administration of a state, and etc.

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Law?
The subjects needed to study Law in WAEC must contain five (5) credits. That’s the default requirement. But if you go through the list of Universities offering Lawl, there special consideration (waivers) – you may see some universities willing to accept D7 or E8 in some required subjects. So now, let’s take a look at the compulsory WAEC subject for Law.

  1. English Language
  2. Literature in English
  3. Mathematics
  4. A trade subject

A Law degree will provide you with the skills required to practice in law, for example through mooting (a mock legal hearing where students argue points of law), and pro bono work. Depending on the course, you may study law in relation to specific areas, such as the family, commerce, or finance. The general skills in Law include the research, interpretation and explanation of complex subjects, analytical thinking and practical problem solving, good oral communication, negotiation, teamwork, attention to detail, and the ability to draft formal documents.

Wait o! before you read through JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for LawHope you know that the duration of the Law degree programme is based on a five-point (5) years full-time frame. The programme is based on a five-point system as recommended by the NUC


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Law?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. Don’t get stuck with JAMB UTME every year. There are other options for admission such as IJBM, JUBEB, Predree, OND, CAMBRIDGE etc. Wise Up! JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Law is any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

During the Law degree programme, you’ll learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you’ll develop the ability to:

  • Undertake legal research
  • Identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions
  • Analyse cases and statutes
  • Construct legal arguments

Now, these are the courses you may likely study under Law degree programme. You can call it course outline! You may not have it arranged this way in the University of your choice but you will definitely meet all these courses

The list of courses under Law- course outline ;

  • JIL 111 Legal Methods I 2
  • ECC 101 Principles of Economics I 2
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology I 2
  • ENG 111 English Literature I 2
  • GST 111 Communication in English I 2
  • GST 113 Nigerian Peoples & Culture 2
  • GST 121 Use of Library 2
  • GST 123 Communication in French 2
  • GST 125 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies I 2
  • JIL 112 Legal Methods II 2
  • ECC 102 Principles of Economics II 2
  • PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology II 2
  • ENG 112 English Literature II 2
  • GST 102 Fundamental Philosophy 1
  • GST112 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2
  • GST 122 Communication in English II 2
  • GST 142 Communication in German 1
  • GST 162 Introduction to the Social Sciences 2
  • JIL 211 Nigerian Legal System I 4
  • PUL 221 Constitutional Law I 4
  • PUL 223 Administrative Law I 4
  • CIL 231 Law of Contract I 4
  • CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science 2
  • GST 211 Fundamental Theology 1
  • GST 215 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies II 2
  • GST 221 History & Philosophy of Science 2
  • JIL 212 Nigerian Legal System II 4
  • PUL 222 Constitutional Law II 4
  • PUL 224 Administrative Law II 4
  • CIL 232 Law of Contract II 4
  • GST 222 Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
  • GST 224 Fundamental Ethics 1
  • PUL 321 Criminal Law I 4
  • CIL 331 Commercial Law I 4
  • PPL 341 Law of Torts 4
  • JIL 311 Human Rights I 4
  • PUL 323 Health Law I 4
  • CIL 333 Labour Law I 4
  • CIL 335 Information Technology Law I 4
  • CIL 337 Legal Informatics 4
  • PPL 343 Environmental Law I 4
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I 2
  • PUL 322 Criminal Law II 4
  • CIL 332 Commercial Law II 4
  • PPL 342 Law Of Torts II 4
  • JIL 312 Human Rights II 4
  • PUL 324 Health Law II 4
  • CIL 334 Labour Law II 4
  • CIL 336 Information Technology Law II 4
  • CIL 338 Legal Informatics 4
  • PPL 344 Environmental Law II 4
  • SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II 2
  • PUL 421 Law of Evidence I 4
  • PPL 441 Land Law I 4
  • PPL 443 Equity and Trust I 4
  • JIL 411 Conflict of Laws I 4
  • PPL 445 Family Law I 4
  • CIL 431 Revenue Law I 4
  • CIL 433 Laws Arbitration I 4
  • PSC 101 Introduction to Political Science 2
  • BAM 201 Principles of Management I 3
  • PUL 422 Law of Evidence II 4
  • PPL 442 Land law II 4
  • PPL 444 Equity and trust II 4
  • JIL 412 Conflict of Laws II 4
  • PPL 446 Family Law II 4
  • C1L 432 Revenue Law II 4
  • CIL 434 Laws Arbitration 4
  • PSC 102 Introduction to Political Science II 2
  • BAM 202 Principles of Management II 3
  • JIL 511 Jurisprudence I 4
  • CIL 531 Company Law I 4
  • LAW 591 Research Methodology 4
  • JIL 513 International Law I 4
  • JIL 515 Humanitarian Law 4
  • PUL 521 Civil Procedure I 4
  • PUL523 Media Law 4
  • CIL 533 Oil and Gas Law I 4
  • CIL 535 Banking Law I 4
  • CIL 537 Intellectual Property I 4
  • JIL 512 Jurisprudence II 4
  • CIL 532 Company Law II 4
  • LAW 592 Research Project 6
  • JIL 514 International Law II 4
  • JIL 516 Humanitarian Law 4
  • PUL 522 Criminal! Procedure II 4
  • PUL 524 Media Law 4
  • CIL 534 Oil and Gas Law II 4
  • CIL 536 Banking Law II 4
  • CIL 538 Intellectual Property II 4


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Law?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
(ii)  NCE/OND/First Degree (Second Class Lower)


Just a reminder: Everything requirement/subject combination you have read is general, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Law (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. before you make your choice, be sure to consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Law include;

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) Click to read conditions
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  10. Baze University
  11. University of Benin (UNIBEN) (Federal)
  12. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Click to read conditions
  13. Bowen University, Iwo
  14. Benue State University, Makurdi
  15. Crescent University (CUAB) Click to read conditions
  16. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  17. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  18. Gregory University, Uturu
  19. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  20. Igbinedion University Okada
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  22. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  23. Kogi State University Anyigba
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  26. Lead City University, Ibadan
  27. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  28. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  29. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  30. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  31. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  32. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Click to read conditions
  33. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  34. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  35. Ekiti State University
  36. Renaissance University, Enugu
  37. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  38. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  39. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Click to read conditions
  40. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  41. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  42. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Where can I work with a Degree in Law? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Law. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Barrister
  • Barrister’s clerk
  • Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
  • Company secretary
  • Detective
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advice worker
  • Chartered accountant
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Human resources officer
  • Patent attorney
  • Stockbroker
  • Trading standards officer


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Law have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

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