The Faculty of Law, Bowen University was established in 2010. Lecture commenced in February 2011 after the National Universities Commission and Council of Legal Education have inspected facilities and physical infrastructure that are available. The Faculty started with fifty students in compliance with the quota given by the two regulatory bodies.
The Law programme of the University is designed to ensure that graduate of Law will have a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in the society. This is because all human activities, social, economic, political etc. take place within a legal framework. As a result, it becomes imperative that the Law students should have a broad general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education.
The Law programme therefore, seeks to introduce a student to many principles of judicial process legal developments.
The Faculty admits candidates with at least SSCE, NECO, or GCE “O” Level with credit passes in five subjects, including English Language and Literature in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics obtained at not more than two sittings. The Faculty also admits Direct Entry candidates with three papers at Principal or Advance Level in Higher School Certificate or GCE together with credit in English Language, Literature-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics in the SSCE or GCE “O” Level or their equivalent.
ACHIEVEMENT SINCE INCEPTION
The Faculty is now in its third session with students in 300 Level.
Students in the Faculty participated in an inter-departmental debate competition during the 2013/2014 session and they came second.
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS
The Faculty is expecting the National Universities Commission and the Council of Legal Education on accreditation visit to the Faculty this year.