Dean’s Welcome Message


Dr. Idehen, Stella Oloaigbe
Dean, Law

Welcome to the Faculty of Law, Benson Idahosa University . The Faculty of Law was established in 2003 and full academic work commenced in the Faculty in the 2003/2004 Session. The Faculty is fully committed towards actualizing its role of providing sound University education in law with Godliness. To achieve this, law is taught in the light of social, political and economic changes, so that the course remains current and relevant in the dynamics of social change and modernity. The Faculty has an up to date E-library and also a Law Library with current books spanning all fields of law. The Faculty has produced a student who made a First Class at the Nigerian Law School in 2008 named Miss Joy Eghogho and also won laurels at National Moot Competitions.

Graduates from the Faculty must be able to use law as a tool for the resolution of various social economic and political conflicts in society. Thus the curriculum of this course equips them to have a clear understanding of the importance and place of law in society. This is done partly by exposing them to a broad general knowledge of relevant courses in other disciplines.

Our graduates will be well grounded in Common law, Islamic or Sharia law, statutory law, constitutional law and International law that are in operation concurrently in Nigeria. They will also excel in academics, Christian knowledge and practice, have a good grasp of current information technology and be knowledgeable in other disciplines. On graduating, they would have been properly equipped to serve as advisers to government and their agencies, companies, associations, individuals and families.