The Faculty of Law, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma metamorphosed from the then College of Legal Studies, one of the foundation colleges in the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma as at 1981. The Faculty is over 25 years old.
Since its inception, it has produced a sizeable number of hardworking and successful legal practitioners in private practice, Bench, civil service, academics, politics and industry at both national and international levels. Indeed, the first set of students graduated in 1984/85 academic session and it is to the credit of the Faculty that the best graduating student at the 1986 bar finals examination was a product of this Faculty. Several other graduates of the Faculty have distinguished themselves in the same kind of examinations and other external examinations and won scholarships and fellowships.
Students of the Faculty have won moot court competitions times without number and currently retains the Dr. Taslim Elias Cup for International Law. The Faculty won in 2003 and 2004 the Nigerian Rounds of the Sherman and Sterling Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and accordingly, the faculty represented Nigeria at the Sherman and Sterling International Round of the Philip C. Jessup competition in Washington D.C, U.S.A Thursday 31st March to Thursday 7th April, 2005.
One of the other most important developments that have occurred is that the Faculty has ventured successfully into the sphere of postgraduate studies as far back as 1988. That programme has afforded not only members of staff but also legal practitioners outside the University the opportunity of acquiring postgraduate qualifications at the Masters and Doctoral levels. The other remarkable development in the history of the Faculty is its adoption of the Federal Government Approved Minimum Academic Standards (AMAS) proposed by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The curriculum Guidelines reflects the AMAS requirements as well as the Faculty’s additional requirements and practices.
The mission of the Faculty of Law, Ambrose Alli University is the pursuit of academic excellence, advancement of legal knowledge, and community service through quality teaching, livelong learning, social inclusion and relevant legal research that seek to meet the challenges of contemporary society. To achieve this mission, . the Faculty will be guided by the sprit of enquiry, self-reliance, fairness and the ethical and professional standards of the legal profession.
The Faculty of Law offer courses and programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) of Ambrose Alli University.
The basic goal of the LL.B programme at Ambrose Alli University is to ensure that graduates of law will have a clear understanding of the place, and importance of law in society. Since all human activities, social, economic, political etc. take place within legal frameworks, it is necessary that the student of law should have a broad general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education.
Legal education at Ambrose Alli University, therefore, acts first as a stimulus to stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of the community and, second, as an intellectual exercise aimed at studying and assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various rules of law in the society.
In the formation of the curriculum presented, care has been taken to ensure that law is taught as it exists at any given moment and that students will be comparative in their approach to legal studies, bearing in mind that there are many systems of law concurrently in operation. The programme, therefore, seeks to develop and equip the student with the basic goals of legal analysis or legal methods. But it must be said that the programme is dim light what openings are available to him as a law student. He can then make a more sensible choice where to move in and pitch his tent in the vast legal fields; there he would specialize by acquiring the necessary and relevant books, skills technique and experience, which will guide him successfully through his life’s journey with the law.
(i) By Joint Matriculation Entry Mode:
A candidate for admission into the Faculty must possess at least S.S.S.C.E. or G.C.E. O’ Level with credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language and English Literature obtained at not more than two sittings. Such a candidate must also have at least, a pass in Mathematics or a Science subject. Not more than one commercial or allied subject, such as Commerce, Business Methods, Account, Book Keeping, Typing, etc. is acceptable.
(ii) Through Direct Entry Mode:
- A candidate for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the G.C.E or S.S.C.E. or equivalent including English Language and English Literature obtained at not more than two sittings or of which at least two shall be at Advanced Level provided the credit passes at the ordinary level include English Language and English Literature: or
- A good honours degree or postgraduate degree of the Ambrose Alli University or of any University or College of approved standard in the discipline.
Every direct entry candidate should also have at least, a pass in Mathematics or a Science subject. Not more than one commercial or allied subject, such as Commerce, Business Method, Account, Book-keeping, Typing, etc. is acceptable