The philosophy of the programme is to produce lawyers readily capable of coping with the legal needs of the society in the light of social, economic, political, cultural and technological advancements. Graduates of the programme would be able to deliver competently on the expectations of employers and other users of their services in government, legal practice and academics. It is in this sense that the Law programme has been designed to ensure that Law graduates have a good general knowledge of Law, and a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in the society. The programme will therefore introduce students to the general knowledge in Law, acquaint them with principles of judicial process and legal development, and equip them with the basic tools of legal analysis and methods.
The LL.B programme in Wesley University Ondo which shall be resident in the College of Law, aims at providing students with a sound foundation of Legal knowledge by teaching law in the light of technological, social, political and economic changes. Thus, the Programme includes law courses, relevant courses from the humanities, and social science as well as entrepreneurship. With respect to the legal courses, the curriculum covers new and modern frontiers of legal training that are crucial to national development. Examples of such courses are Environmental Law, Planning law, Shipping and Admiralty Law, Law of International Trade, Gender and the Law, among others. The contents of the courses also reflect global developments. The Programme is based on the course credit system, which offers students a broad-based and qualitative legal education through the conscious combination of legal and non-legal courses at the teaching, research and community service levels to produce lawyers who have a wide knowledge of the society and environment and readily able to use law as a tool for the solution of social, political, economic and cultural problems in the society.
(a.) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Candidates (UTME)
In order to be eligible for admission into the five year full-time LL.B programme through the UTME, a candidate must normally possess the Senior Secondary School WAEC or NECO Certificate(s) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level or their equivalent with credit passes in five subjects, including English Language, English Literature and any three arts / social sciences subjects obtained at not more than two sittings, together with an acceptable pass in the U.T.M.E. Examinations.
(b.) Direct Entry Candidates
In order to be eligible for admission into the four year full-time LL.B programme, a candidate must normally possess the following qualifications:
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) or its equivalent in five subjects, of which not less than two have been passed at the Advanced Level, provided that they include English Literature and two other arts/social sciences subjects.
In addition, the candidate must have satisfied the ordinary level requirements as stated in regulation 2(a) above.
A good first degree not below Second Class Lower from Wesley University Ondo or any other University recognized by the Senate of Wesley University Ondo. In addition, the candidate must have satisfied the Ordinary Level requirements as stated in regulation 2(a) above.
JUPEB of recognized University or its equivalent at Upper Credit can be admitted into direct entry. An application for transfer to the College from the Faculty of Law of another University will be treated on its own merit.