JAMB subject combination for Law

Do you have a thing for arguing and proving matters with evidence? You know people who argue in courtrooms, and get people to be set free or imprisoned? Yes! They are the focus of this article. But knowing how to argue with evidence is not enough- in Nigeria, you need to go to the university and study law. To gain admission into the university to study, you need to have credits in certain subjects and register for the JAMB recommended subject combination for law.

Who is a lawyer?

A person who likes to argue with evidence to set people free or get people imprisoned is a layman’s version of what a lawyer is. 

  A lawyer is a person who is trained and licensed to advise people about the law and represent them in court. A lawyer can prepare and manage a court action, he can also prosecute or defend a court action.

A lawyer is trained to give people advice on things that may or not have need to involve court action.

 SSCE requirements for a law aspirant

The buildup to getting admission into Nigerian universities to study law cannot be explained without the role of SSCE results. Every law aspirant must have no less credit in not less than 5 subjects that are relevant to law. The core subjects for law aspirants include:

  1. English Language
  2. Literature in English
  3. Mathematics
  4. Any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects (Government, Economics,

Commerce e.t.c).

 JAMB subject requirements for Law

Registering an ambition to study law in Nigeria starts with applying for JAMB. To sit for the UTME examination as a law aspirant requires that you should register for four subjects which are known as JAMB subject combinations. The JAMB subject combination for law is a group of subjects that are relevant to the law profession. The recommended JAMB subject combination for law is listed below.

1. Jamb Use of English

2. Any other three Art or Social Science Subjects

Universities that offer law in Nigeria

In Nigeria, not every university has the required capacity or personnel to handle having the prestigious faculty of law. This is why we have compiled a list of universities that offer law, to guide your decision-making in the area of choosing a university that offers law.

Check below for a full list of universities in Nigeria that offer law.

  1. University Of Benin, Benin City –UNIBEN
  2. University Of Nigeria Nsukka–UNN
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife–OAU
  4. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan–UI
  5.  University Of Lagos–UNILAG
  6.  Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt– RSUST
  7. University Of Uyo–UNIUYO
  8.  University Of Jos, Jos–UNIJOS
  9. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  10. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  11. Benue State University, Makurdi– BSU
  12.  Imo State University, Owerri–IMSU
  13. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island–NDU
  14. Kogi State University, Anyigba–KSU
  15. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma–AAU
  16. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti–EKSU
  17. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State–POLAC
  18. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu–ESUT
  19. Osun State University, Osogbo–UNIOSUN
  20.  Anambra State University, Uli–ANSU
  21. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State-BASUG
  22. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina–UMYU
  23. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  24.  Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  25. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  26.  Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  27. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City–BIU
  28. Bowen University, Iwo
  29.  Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  30. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  31. National Open University Of Nigeria–NOUN
  32. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  33. Lead City University , Ibadan
  34. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  35.  Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  36. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  37. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  38. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu

Frequently asked questions about Law in Nigeria

Question: How many years to study law in Nigeria?

Answer: It takes 7 years in total. See the breakdown:

1. 5 years of undergraduate studies

2. One year of law school

3. One of NYSC.


Being a lawyer in Nigeria is one of the dreams of many Nigerian students. A step in the right direction to actualizing those dreams involves making the correct choice of SSCE and JAMB subject combinations for law aspirants

  In this article, we provided a list of universities that offer law, one of the top 30 courses in Nigeria, to guide our readers that may be law aspirants.

The sky is your starting point.

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