It is no doubt that the Nigerian Law School fee is quite expensive and knowledge of the campus location is paramount.
This post gives you general information about the NLS and the fee to be paid, which is subject to change and regulated by the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria deems it fit.
About the Nigerian Law School
The NLS is a special educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria in 1962 which has its aim as provision of a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria.
Prior its establishment, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar.
To be eligible for the one-year compulsory law school training, you must have successfully completed a law undergraduate degree (in this case an LLB.).
The School offer courses in criminal litigation, civil litigation, property law, corporate law, as well as a course in ethics.
The one-year compulsory study is important for anyone who has obtained a University degree in law and wants to practice as lawyers in Nigeria must attend the NLS and the Council of Legal Education gives certificates to students who pass the Bar Part II examinations, and these students are then called to the Bar.
Nigerian Law School Campuses
The Nigerian Law School currently has 6 campuses with its headquarters being the one located in Bwari, Abuja. The first Nigerian Law School campus was built in Lagos in 1962 before it was moved to its current location in 1969.
- Abuja Law School Campus
Address: Nigerian Law School, Bwari, P.M.B 170, Garki, Abuja
Phone No: +2349068057726
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lagos Law School Campus
Address: Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, P.M.B. 12610, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone No: +234(1)2714986, +234(1) 8105305
E-mail Address: email@example.com
- Kano Law School Campus
Address: Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, PMB 3568, Jos Road, Kano.
- Enugu Law School Campus
Address: Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria
- Yola Law School Campus. Address: Wuro Hausa, Yola, Nigeria
- Bayelsa Law School Campus. Address: Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Breakdown of the Nigerian Law School Fees
Below is the breakdown of the Nigerian Law School fees:
Tuition = N10,000
Hostel Accommodation = N30,000
Hotel Caution Deposit = N10,000
Term Dinners = N12,000
Cocktails = N12,000
Library Development = N30,000
Sports and Recreation Facilities = N5,000
The Nigerian Law & Practice Journal = N7,000
Examination Bar Part II = N25,000
Course Materials = N20,000
Development Levy = N20,000
Student Year Book = N4,000
Identity Card = N1,000
Postages by Courier = N2,000
Medical Registration = N10,000
V-Sat and Info-Tech = N30,000
Insurance = N5,000
E-Handbook (CD-ROM) = N3,000
Facilities Maintenance = N33,000
Quality Assurance = N15,000
Security Services = N15,000
How to pay for the NLS Fees
There are accredited banks designated for the payment of the NLS fees. Although the E-collection scheme payment method can also be used to pay online, you can also walk into any of the accredited banks and pay your school fees.
Below is a guide on how to pay for the Nigerian Law School fees via a bank
Payment through the Bank
Visit any designated bank branch that accepts law school fees payments
Make a request that you want to make payment for your Nigerian Law School to the Council Of Legal Education.
Provide the following on the teller given: Payee name, payment type, amount, the purpose of payment and other relevant information required of you.
For more inquiries about payment of the school fees or if you have any difficulty in the process of making payment either online or through the bank, you can send a mail to the law school contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours: 8 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday).