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How to become a lawyer in Nigeria

In this article we shall be looking at how to become a lawyer in Nigeria.

Lawyers, law students, how to become a lawyer in Nigeria

Who is a lawyer

A Lawyer is a person who practice law. A person is known be a lawyer after he/she has been call to the bar.

Most people mistakly address law students as Lawyers or Barristers and that is not the true status of a law students.

How to become a lawyer in Nigeria

The journey to become a lawyer in Nigeria is a long journey. You need to focus and you most work hard.

Before you become a Lawyer you must undergo five-year undergraduate programme in law from any Nigeria University that has an accredited Faculty of Law and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB). And one-year programme of bar advocacy at any of the campuses of the Nigerian Law School (Bar part II) to obtain a qualifying certificate (BL).

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To be qualified as a lawyer, the applicant must satisfy the Body of Benchers that he/she is of good character and produce a qualifying certificate to the Benchers.

Law as a course is one of the competative course in Nigeria and before you secure Admission to any institution to study law you must have the following criterias:

Requirements to study Law in Nigeria

The following are the subject requirements for law in Nigeria Instructions. These are:
1- English Language
2- English literature
3- Government
4- Islamic studies/CRS
5- And any other art subjects.

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Law subjects in secondary school

The following are the law subjects in secondary School. These are:
1- English Language
2- mathematics
3- government
4- Religion
5- Economics
6- Civic Education
7- History
8- literature in English
9- Computer science.

WAEC requirements for Law

The following are WAEC subjects combination for law. These are:
1- English Language
2- literature in English
3- government
4- Religion
5- Economics
6- Civic Education
7- History
8- Mathematics
9- Computer science.

JAMB subject combination for Law

The following are the JAMB subject combination for law for all Nigeria Universities.
1- English Language
2- English literature
3- Government
4- Religion

JAMB score for Law

The JAMB score for law is 250 above. You must score 250 and above before you secure admission to study law in Nigeria Institutions. But some faculty of law score is 200 above.

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How many years to become a lawyer in Nigeria

Law profession will take you 6-7 years in Nigeria. For you to know how many years it will take you to be a Lawyer in Nigeria depends in your hardwork. It can only take you approximately 7years before you become a Lawyer in Nigeria.

Type of law Course in Nigeria

The following are the list of law Courses (department) in Nigeria.
1- Public Law
2- Private Law
3- International Law
4- Islamic Law

Duties of a lawyer in nigeria

The following are the duties of a lawyer in Nigeria.
1- Uphold and observe the rule of law.
2- Promote and foster the cause of justice.
3- Maintain high standards of professional conduct.
4- Portray the legal profession in a good light.
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Types of Lawyer

A.A Zakari

A. A Zakari is my name, a law student from University of Maiduguri. I grew up in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria. A blogger, enterprenuer, investor and deep thinker.

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