Baze University

Law

About the course

The Baze Law degrees aim to develop in their students a high level of skill in comprehension, analysis and presentation. Students are expected to read a good deal, mostly from primary sources (such as cases and statutes), rather than to take other people’s word for things. They are expected to think hard about what they have read, so as to develop views not simply about what the law is, but also about why it is so, whether it should be so, and how it might be different. Students are asked to process what they read, together with their own thoughts, and to prepare essays and presentations for discussion in tutorials.The Baze syllabus comprises topics chosen primarily for their intellectual interest, rather than for the frequency with which they arise in practice. Nevertheless, the skills of researching, thinking and presentation developed by the Baze Law courses are eminently suited to practical application, and employers recognize this

What you will learn

The course aims:
The course aims: The skills of researching, thinking and presentation developed by the Baze Law courses are eminently suited to practical application, and employers recognize this. Our students learn through a form of directed research into one or more different subjects each term, as well as by going to faculty lectures and seminars given by some of the world’s leading legal scholars. This system is academically demanding, but at the same time very rewarding. By studying with us you will: You acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects of Common Law. You will be pushed to learn how to analyze and critically evaluate legal and non-legal primary and secondary materials. To develop critical awareness: you will learn how to stand back and consider the ‘bigger picture’, developing an awareness of the context of law, nationally and globally.

Graduate destinations

Negotiation And Conflict Resolution
Development Agencies
Government And Politics
Banking And Finance
Entrepreneur
Barrister

Related courses

Law (BSC)
Business Law (BSC)
Private and Public Law (BSC)

Course Details

Course Structure
Year 1 | Semester 1
Code: GEN110
Lecturer: Zainab Attahiru Imam
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Computing for Academic Skills ,
Overview:

Academic Skills course is designed to give students the tools and skills that they need to get the most out of their undergraduate study at Baze. Thus, it is angled towards a range of areas and ideas. One such area is to improve your standard of English. Beyond that, it is also to prepare you to excel in professional and business settings.

Aims:

The aim of this module is to give the student the ability to acquire and use basic English Language skills and other personal and interpersonal skills which are required in academic, professional and business domains.

Syllabus:

Study skills and methods. Use of Library. Research skills. Reading skills. Units of Grammar---Morpheme I. Parts of Speech I. Parts of Speech II. Phrases and Clauses: types and functions. Sentences: types, structure, and functions. Tense and Mood. Concord and Meaning relations.

Teaching and learning methods:

Lectures will serve to explain the topics in the syllabus.

  • Class activity, interaction and discussion will serve to arouse individual participation, grow communication skills and self-expression.


Intended learning outcomes:

On completing this module the student should be able to:

  • Read and write well
  • Listen and speak properly
  • Think critically
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills needed     
  •  in academic, professional and business settings.
  • Demonstrate proper understanding of referencing a work.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  1. Essential Academic Skills.(Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011).
  2. Oxford Guide to Effective Writing &Speaking,2nd Edition,(Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005).


Code: GEN102
Lecturer: Mamman Aliyu
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW101
Lecturer: Prof. A O Alubo
Unit: 2
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

  

Aims:

The course is aimed at edifying the students with the understanding of the Nigerian Legal system and its applicability in every area of endeavours.


Syllabus:
  • Definition and the Nature of Law
  • Function and Classification of Law
  • The Concept of Nigerian Legal System
  • The Law of Contract
  • The Law of Tortious Liability
  • Criminal Law
  • The Principles of Judicial Precedence and Statutory Interpretation.
Teaching and learning methods:

Learning shall be students-centered and very active and interactive. There will be individual presentations and assessments


Intended learning outcomes: At the end of the course students should be able to:
  1. Give the definition and the Nature of Law
  2. Explain the Classifications of Law and the importance of domesticating international treaties
  3. Discuss the Nigerian Legal System and its operation
  4. How contracts are formed under the Law.
  5. Explain the Concept of Tortuous Liabilities and what amounts to a Crime
  6. Precedence and how laws are made and interpreted.
  7. Apply law to a given issue.

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
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Code: GEN107
Lecturer: James Daniel
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN101
Lecturer: Andrew Bula
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 1 | Semester 2
Code: IRD101
Lecturer: Zakari Ismail Momoh
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN105
Lecturer: Rukayyatu Gurin
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW102
Lecturer: Olamide Oloyede
Unit: 1
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

Legal Method II is a compulsory foundational law course (the second part) for first year law students.

Aims:

  • This course helps in demonstrating of law sources
  • It also aims at helping the student in understanding of the use of source materials.
  • understanding and properly use of the law library.
  • Demonstrating and understanding of the unique ethical responsibility of a citizen.
  • understanding of effective legal writing skills, expectations from the anticipated legal career as well as knowing how to avoid plagiarizing while writing or making presentations.


Syllabus:

Week 1:  Introduction to Legal Method II
Week 2:  Primary Sources of Law
Week 3:  Secondary Sources of Law
Week 4: Legal Research & Use of Source Materials
Week 5: Legal Research & Use of Source Materials II
Week 6: Legal Writing
Week 7: Legal Writing II
Week 8: Practical assignment
Week 9: Expectations from the anticipated Legal Career
Week 10: Expectations from the anticipated Legal Career II
Week 11: Quiz
Week 12: Revision


Teaching and learning methods:

The study or teaching of this course is structured as follows:
– 1 hour of lecture
– 1 hour of interactive lecture/Class
within each lecturer-student contact periods in a week


Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the course students would be able to

  • Identify and use materials that constitute legal authorities for addressing legal issues.
  • Use legal research skills in solving legal problems.
  • Acquire legal writing skills, particularly
  • Structuring written arguments;
  • Properly referencing research materials;
  • Presenting written work in a scholarly manner. 
  • Acquire expectation and motivation in their study of law.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

• AbiolaSanniIntroduction to Nigerian Legal Method 2ndEd. (OAU Press)
• J.M. ElegidoJurisprudence (Spectrum)
• Glanville Williams Learning the Law 15th Ed.
• Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method EseMalemi
• Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method, Farrar &Dugdale, 3rd Ed., Sweet & Maxwell.


Code: GEN104
Lecturer: Omojuyigbe Abosede
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Use of English 1 ,
Overview:

In this module, students will learn to write well structured essays, overcome speech anxiety, work effectively in groups , the art of public speaking and give well structured presentations

Aims:

The aim of the module is to teach students the rudiments of public speaking, team work  and  presentations.

Syllabus:

Reading comprehension, Literary appreciation, Writing skills, Presentation skills, Working in groups for a presentation, Preparing for assessed presentation.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures will be given through power point presentations to explain the topics contained in the syllabus.
  • Class discussions will also be used to enhance individual participation, self confidence and team work as the students will be required to give presentations fortnightly


Intended learning outcomes:

Students who have taken this module should be able to:

  • Read effectively
  • Write well structured essays
  • Work effectively in a group or team
  • Carry out researches independently
  • Give good presentations


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Turner, Kathy et al., Essential Academic Skills,[ Oxford University Press,  Oxford ,2011]
  • Kathleen T. McWhorter,  Academic Reading,  [ HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994]
  • Seely, John, Oxford Guide to Effective Reading and Speaking, [ Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005]

Year 2 | Semester 1
Code: GEN201
Lecturer: Shulammite Paul
Unit: 15
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW213
Lecturer: Dr Sam Amadi
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:



Nigerian Legal System as a course is the building block or the bedrock of all law courses.

Aims:


The aim is to expose students to the various laws that are practiced in Nigeria, know the court structure and hierarchy, to the personnel‘s of those courts and how justice is administered in Nigeria.

Syllabus:

The idea of a legal system, Nature and functions of law, Classification of law, Sources of Nigerian Law, Reception and application of English Law in Nigeria.


Teaching and learning methods:

Lecture, Interactive, Classes (LIC).
Learning shall be student –centered and very active and interactive, followed with assessments and feedback.


Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the studies of the Nigerian legal system, students would be able to :
Know the Nigerian legal terrain, the laws practiced therein and their sources.
Understand the interrelationship that exists amongst the laws in view of the pluralist legal system in Nigeria.
Understand the gamut of administration of Justice, and the court structure and their hierarchy in Nigeria.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Asein, J.O, Nigerian Legal system. (Lagos: Ababa press ltd, 2005)2nd ed.
  • Malemi, E, The Nigerian Legal System text and cases. (Lagos: Princeton publishing co, 2009)
  • Ogbu, O.N, Modern Nigerian Legal System. (Enugu: SNAAP Press ltd, 2013)3rd ed.
  • Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Amendment 2011.



Year 2 | Semester 2
Code: GEN203
Lecturer: Muktar Imam
Unit: 15
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN202
Lecturer: Olalekan Sakariyau
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship Studies I ,
Overview:

Entrepreneurship II expands on the foundation to this subject which was laid during the module Entrepreneurship I. We examine in detail the entrepreneurial process and Steps in the process of assessing the viability of a new venture which will be illustrated and students will be expected to conduct such a study.

Aims:

The aim of this module is the creation of New Ventures, that is, the ways and means they come into being and the key factors associated with either their success or failure.

Syllabus:

Decision to become an entrepreneur, Developing successful business ideas, Moving from an Idea to an Entrepreneurial firm, Managing and growing an Entrepreneurial firm.

Teaching and learning methods:

The module employs lectures, videos, case discussions and analyses, student field work & presentations and general discussions to engage the student in the material.  Student involvement in class activities play a significant role in the learning process. 

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the module student should be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the entrepreneurial process and ways to manage the process
  • Understand the difference between an opportunity and an idea, how to recognize it and how to evaluate it.
  • Describe the purpose of a feasibility analysis and develop a business model
  • Appreciate ethical issues that are intertwined with entrepreneurial activities and develop a framework for managing ethical dilemmas. 
  • Evaluate the nature of creative new business concepts that can be turned into sustainable business ventures.
Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 15%
Quiz: %
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

Bruce R. Barringer and Duane Ireland. Entrepreneurship- Successfully Launching New Ventures, 5th Ed., Pearson

Code: LAW208
Lecturer: Ms. Tosin Oke
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

When entering this course students need to:
1. Be capable of writing and communicating in coherent English.
2. Know how and where to access resources such as textbooks, Books of Hadith, the Qur’an in the library or on the internet.
3. Be capable of independent learning.

Aims:

The course aims to train the students to:
1. Have a good understanding of the laws of crimes, the divisions and elements of crime and the objectives of punishment.
2. Be versed in the Islamic laws of Inheritance and be equipped to act as a distributor of estate according to the law.
3. Have a good understanding of the concept of defensive war (Jihad) in Islamic laws of war and the specific contexts in which the laws of war were revealed.



Syllabus:


1. Islamic Law of crimes and punishment; Hudud, (fixed), Qisas (retaliation), Ta’azir (discretionary) punishments.
1.1 Elements of crime, defences to criminal liability, objectives of punishment.
2. Law of Inheritance (Mirath).
2.1 Identification of heirs: Qur’anic heirs, residuaries, distant kindred.
2.2 Preliminaries to the distribution of Estate
2.3 Distribution in accordance with the law of Mirath.
2.4 Bequest (wasiyya)
3. Laws of War
3.1 The Qur’anic laws of Defensive War
(a)  Commencement of warfare (self-defense)
(b) Continuation of warfare (rules of engagement)
(c) Termination of warfare (ceasefire/surrender)
3.2 The injunctions of war according to the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (p).



Teaching and learning methods:

Teaching sessions are highly interactive.  At least a quarter of the four (4) hours in a week is dedicated to tutorials where students take turns on the ‘hot seat’ to answer challenging questions from each other.  The methodology includes take-home assignments, library/online research and class presentations.




Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the semester the students would be able to:
1. Define and distinguish crimes with fixed punishments (hudud), crimes with retaliatory punishments (qisas) and crimes with discretionary punishments (tazir).
2. Discuss the elements of crime, defences to criminal liability and the objectives of punishment.
3. Discuss each Hudud crime, its constituent elements, means of proof and punishment.
4. Discuss the law of Qisas and payment of Diyyah as well as the Tazirand the functions of a Qadi in awarding discretionary punishment.
5. Explain the reason behind the fixed, mandatory injunctions on the distribution of a deceased’s estate and the restriction of arbitrary disbursement of inherited property.
6. Distinguish between the concepts, laws and injunctions of inheritance and bequest.
7. Explain the rationale behind males and their female counterparts inheriting on a ratio of 2:1 in accordance with the fair distribution of economic rights and obligations.
8. Discuss the principles governing the distribution of estate generally.
9. Work out the mathematical formulae of distribution of estate to basic heirs.
10. Discuss the laws regulating war in accordance with the Qur’anic injunctions and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (p).


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

1. Crimes and Punishments under Islamic Law by Yahaya Y. Bambale. (2nd ed.) Published in 2000 by Malthouse Press, Nigeria.
2. Shari’ah the Islamic Law by Abdul Rahman I. Doi. Published in 2007 by A.S Nordeen.
3. War and Peace in Islam: The Uses and Abuses of Jihad edited by HRH Ghazi Bin Muhammad et al. (2013) Published by Islamic Texts Society.



Code: LAW212
Lecturer: Sulaiman Abdussamad
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

To prepare students to practice law with professional excellence and highest ethical standards. 

Aims:

  • The aim is to make students know the sources of Nigerian Law of contract including the background in Customary and Islamic law. 
  • Explain the rationale for freedom of contract and obligation to enforce. 
  • To also understand contract cases and develop the ability to understand and explain the essential elements of a contract and their requirements. 

Syllabus:

Formation of Contract: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, Intention to create a legal relations 

Contents of Contract: Terms, Representations, excluding and limiting terms and Fundamental breach of Contract. 

Capacity to Contract: Infants, Illiterates, Corporations, Mental Patients and Drunken Persons. 

Teaching and learning methods:

Learning shall be student centred and very active and interactive. There will be many pre-class activities, exercises and in class feedback.  

Intended learning outcomes:

Explain the Goal of legal education/objectives of contract 

Discuss the learning strategies and activities for law of contract 


Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 1%
Recommended reading list:

Sagay, Nigerian Law of Contract, Spectrum law series 

Okey Achike, NIgerian Law of Contract 

Year 3 | Semester 1
Code: LAW313
Lecturer: Oluremi Esther Famodile
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW309
Lecturer: Aminu Gamawa
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:


In this course, students will be exposed to the theoretical definitions, the concept of and historical perspective of Environmental Law in Nigeria, its dynamism and development in the recent years. Students will also learn the efforts by the Nigerian Government to solving environmental problems pre and post 1988 and to examine the Koko incident as a landmark in the development of Environmental Laws in Nigeria. There will also be teachings on pollution as an Environmental problem in Nigeria and ananalysis of the different types of pollution, its forms, causes, effects, consequences and the laws regulating them. Likewise, issues of town planning (urban and regional) and its connection/impact on Environment Law will also be taught to students as well as private property rights and its relationship to Environmental Law.


Aims:


The aim of this module is to expose students to the subject of Environmental law and development, and the various issues relating thereto.


Syllabus:


Definition, Nature and Scope of the Environment and of the Environmental Law
Conceptual Framework of Physical Development and the Environment
Sources of Environmental Law in Nigeria
Common Law as a source of Environmental Law in Nigeria
Environmental Pollution
Town Planning and Environmental Pollution
Private Property and Environmental Law
Ownership & Possession
Landlord and Occupier’s Liability
Occupier’s Defenses


Teaching and learning methods:


1. Lecture based-learning approach
2. Discussion and debate
3. Problem solving-based learning method
4. Presentations and Group Work



Intended learning outcomes:


At the end of the course, students would be able to:


1. Understand the concept of the Environment: Air, Land Water, examine its theoretical definitions, and the nature and scope of the Environment.
2. Identify and examine the multifaceted nature of Environmental problems and analyze the history and development of Environmental Law in Nigeria
3. Present the connection between physical Development and the Environment, identify and analyze the impact of human activities and physical development on each aspect of the Environment
4. Examine the four (4) sources of Environmental Law both at the local and international levels and also common law sources
5. Identify the different types of Environmental pollution, discuss and analyze the concept of Environmental Pollution on the three parts of the environment: Water, Air and Land
6. Examine the definitions, cases, sources and effects/consequences of each of the different types of pollution and examine the laws regulating the different types of environmental pollution
7. Have a deep understanding of the general overview of town planning and environmental law and also analyze the history of town planning in Nigeria: the Traditional era, the Colonial Era, at Independence, Post-Independence and Development Plans.
8. Identify and discuss the concept of development and the environment as regards operations and change of use and be able to analyze various constraints to Urban and Regional Planning in Nigeria
9. Define and analyze property, land and what private property rights is and to analyze the concept of ownership and possession of private property and property rights.
10. Discuss and analyze the concept of compulsory acquisition of land, the concept of revocation, the types of rights of occupancy, the liabilities of a landlord,and liabilities of an occupier and also identify the various defenses open to an occupier.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:


  • Lawrence Atsegbua, Vincent Akpotaire and Folarin Dimowo; Environmental Law in Nigeria: Theory and Practice (Ambik Press, 2010).
  • The Legal Framework for the Effective Protection and Management of the Environment; Crisis and Challenges in International Perspetive and the
  • Nigerian Approach; D. ZuhairJibri (Direct Digital Prints Press, 2013).

Year 3 | Semester 2
Code: LAW312
Lecturer: Obi Patricia
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

Criminal Law introduces students to the history of criminal Law in Nigeria, the sources of the law of crimes, the philosophy behind punishment and general defences to criminal liability. 

Students are exposed to the legal regime of crime in Nigeria.  

Aims:

  • To introduce students to crimes as distinguished from sins and civil wrongs. 
  • Students are made to understand the development of criminal law, and the reasons for the various Penal and Criminal codes in Nigeria. 
  • Also, to introduce students to the recent judicial decisions and the defenses available to offences under Nigerian criminal law.  

Syllabus:

week 1. History and Sources of Nigerian Criminal Law 

week 2. The concept of crime and theories of crime/punishment: retribution, deference, education and rehabilitation. 

week 3. Building Blocks/elements of a crime: acts reus, mens rea, strict liability offences. 

week 4. Causation under Nigerian Criminal law 

week 5. Burden of proof in criminal cases; burden of proof, standard of proof and exceptions 

week 6. Parts to a crime; Principal offenders, joint acts of defenders, accessories after the fact, abatement, modern approach to parts of a crime. 

week 7. Inchoate offences; conspiracy and attempt 

week 8. Defenses to criminal liability; duress, consent, necessity, mistake, provocation, intoxication, self-defense, insanity, immaturity or infancy, bonafide claim of right, accident,immunity of judicial officers, justification, obedience to superior orders.    

Teaching and learning methods:

Teaching is interactive. provisions of the Laws and cases are highlighted and explained by the lecturer. Students are encouraged to interject at any point in time to contribute or ask for explanations. The use of ICT and Library are encouraged. 

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the course contents, it is assumed that students are acquitted with the basics of the law of crime in Nigeria. it is believed that the evolution of the law of crime, the distinction between crime and civil wrongs, crime and sins are known. it is believed also that the guiding principles of punishment, building blocks of crime, the burden of proof in criminal cases as opposed to civil cases are known. it is believed, too, that the inchoate offences of attempt and conspiracy as distinguished from the substantive offences would have been sufficiently understood by the students as well as the defences to criminal liability under the law. 

The students would also have known that the applicable legislations are Penal Code, Criminal Code, Criminal code of lagos state, sharia Penal code of the applicable Northern Nigeria. 

Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 1%
Recommended reading list:

  •  Alubo, Alphonsus Okoh, Modern Nigerian Criminal Law (Abuja:Seebat, 2016) 
  • Okonkwo, C.O and Naish Ciminal Law in Nigeria, 2nd edn (ibadan: Spectrum 2003) 
  • Karibi-Whyte A.G History and Sources of Nigerian Criminal Law ( Ibadan: Spectrum 1977)
  • Smith J.C and Horgan B Criminal Law 7th edn (London: Butterworth 1992) 

 

Code: LAW310
Lecturer: Aminu Gamawa
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:


In this course, students will be exposed to the issues surrounding personal pollution as it relates to drug use and abuse. Students will also learn the concept of waste as well as its legal regime and impact of managing waste in Nigeria. The course will also expose students to have a deep understanding of the relationship between businesses and the environment and other several inter-related concepts. In addition, students will analyze the four (4) themes of environmental litigations and the factors inhibiting environmental litigations in Nigeria. The course will also expose students to the different aspects of environmental protection, prevention, conservation and sustainable development of our environmental biodiversity.


Aims:


The aim of this module is to expose students to the subject of Environmental law and development, and the various issues relating thereto.


Syllabus:


Personal Pollution
Drugs and Drug Abuse
Waste and Waste Management
Business and the Environment
Corporate Social Responsibility
Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Justice
Environmental Right & Human Rights
Sustainable Development.
Environmental Litigation
Environmental Protection
Prevention, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Biodiversity


Teaching and learning methods:


1. Lecture based-learning approach
2. Discussion and debate
3. Problem solving-based learning method
4. Presentations and Group Work



Intended learning outcomes:


At the end of the course, students would be able to:


1. Discuss on personal pollution, its history,  effects/consequences and recent developments, identify and examine the theoretical definitions of drugs and drug abuse, examine the types and nature of drugs causes of drug abuse, the various factors and causes of drug abuse in Nigeria and analyze the effects of personal pollution on others, the society at large and on the environment.
2. Exposed to the issue of drug policy; particularly its definition(s), scope, nature and essential contents from a legal perspective and discuss extensively on the international perspectives of drugs and drug policies from other jurisdictions.
3. Define and analyze the concept of waste and the waste management, the types of waste and waste management options available and also identify and analyze the classification of waste and the sources of waste management in Nigeria.
4. Identify of the nature of the business environment and relationship between businesses and the environment.
5. Discuss and analyses the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, the fur (4) types for Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility
6. Discuss the concept of environmental stewardship, the elements of environmental stewardship and the role of businesses in this regard
7. Analyze the concept of corporate social responsibility from the perspective of environmental justice and also have an in-depth understanding of the concept of ‘Meaningful Involvement’.
8. Identify, define and analyze the concept if environmental right, how environmental right is connected to into the concept of human rights, its relationship to the Niger Delta Region as well as discuss on the changing attitudes and emerging trends from corporate bodies.
9. Discuss and analyze the nature and scope of environmental litigations, the themes in environmental litigations and the burden of proof required for both civil and criminal matter in environmental litigations.
10. Identify and examine the concept of environmental protection and prevention as well as the concept of conservation and sustainable development of our biodiversity.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Lawrence Atsegbua, Vincent Akpotaire and Folarin Dimowo; Environmental Law in Nigeria: Theory and Practice (Ambik Press, 2010).
  • The Legal Framework for the Effective Protection and Management of the Environment; Crisis and Challenges in International Perspetive and the Nigerian Approach; D. ZuhairJibri (Direct Digital Prints Press, 2013).

Code: LAW314
Lecturer: Oluremi Esther Famodile
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 4 | Semester 1
Code: LAW407
Lecturer: No Name
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

The History of conflict of Laws, definition , nature and scope of conflict of laws. Preliminary matters to the resolution of conflict of law problems. Domicile and connecting factors.


Aims:

The aim of the course is to introduce students to that part of the law which comes into play when the issue before the court affects some fact or event or transaction that is closely connected to a foreign system of law.


Syllabus:

History of Conflict of laws.

Definition, nature and scope of conflict of laws.

Sources of conflict of Law rules in Nigeria.

Preliminary matters to the resolution of conflict of law problems.

Stages in the resolution of conflict of law problems.

Domicile and connecting factors.


Teaching and learning methods:

Lectures will be used to explain the topics in the syllabus>

The study of case law will be used to enhance the students’ understanding of the course.

Class discussions and quizzes will be used to stimulate individual participation.


Intended learning outcomes:

On completion of this module the student should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and scope of conflict of laws.

Understand the method of resolving a conflict with a foreign element.

Know the meaning of recurrent terminologies used in the resolution of conflicts.

Appreciate the sources of conflict of law rules in Nigeria.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

Dicey and Morris The Conflict of Laws vols 1& 2
I.O Agbede Themes on Conflict of Laws
Issues in Conflict of Laws by C. OsimNdifon


Code: LAW413
Lecturer: Anigbogu Bridget
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW415
Lecturer: Abdulmalik Ahmad Badamasuiy
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:



Intellectual property encouraged creativity and diversification of human capability and endeavors expressed in various medium that are statutory protected and recognized, which also enhances economic  and developmental growth benefits locally and internationally.


Aims:

The aim of this course is to expose the students to the dynamics and economic benefits of intellectual property.



Syllabus:

Introduction to Intellectual property Law
Types of Intellectual property
Importance of Intellectual property protection
Nature of Copyright and sources of Copyright Law
Subsistence of Copyright
Authorship/Ownership of copyright
Rights conferred in copyright
Administration of copyright in Nigeria
International Treaties



Teaching and learning methods:

Lecture, Interactive, classes (LIC).
There would be many pre-class activities, exercise and assignments to be followed with active class assignments and feedback.

Intended learning outcomes:

Demonstration of an understanding of the dynamics of Intellectual property.
Identify the various types of Intellectual property.
Appreciate the economic benefits of intellectual property.

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  1. Asien, J.O. Nigerian Copyright and practice.( Abuja: Books and Gavel ltd, 2012) 2nd edition.
  2. Babafemi, F.O Intellectual property The law and practice of copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Industrial Designs in Nigeria. ( Ibadan: Justinian Books ltd, 2007) 1st edition.
  3. Uloko, G, Modern Approach to intellectual property law in Nigeria.( Lagos: Princeton publishing Co, 2010) 1st edition
  4. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 with Amendment 20111.
  5. Bentley& Sherman, Intellectual property law.( London: Oxford press 2014) 4th edition.
  6. Cornish & Llewelyn, Intellectual property, Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Allied Rights. ( London: Sweet& Maxwell Thomson publishers, 2013) 7th edition
Online recommended journals and Articles.
Other Text will be recommended.


Code: LAW409
Lecturer: Mrs Stella Peter
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

In this Module students will learn the origin and development of banking and banking law and regulations in Nigeria, the nature of banker and customer relationships, principles of bank lending and position the student where he can be a competent Solicitor and legal practitioner in the area of banking law.

Aims:


The aim of the module is to equip the student with adequate knowledge of banking law in excess of the minimum standards prescribed for the course by the NUC



Syllabus:

Origin of banking and banking law; the nature of banker customer relationships and the rights and duties arising therefrom; key principles of banking and bank lending and securities, the nature and application of negotiable instruments.




Teaching and learning methods:


Class lectures will be the primary teaching methods supported by course work assignments, class presentations and group discussions as well as tutorials.



Intended learning outcomes:

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • understand the origin of banking and the evolution of banking law and regulation,
  • be knowledgeable about the evolution of the regulatory and supervisory framework for banking,
  • demonstrate understanding of the nature of banker and customer relationship,
  • understanding bank lending principles and the importance of securities in bank lending,
  • appreciate the operations of the basic financial instruments like negotiable instruments
  • qualify as good banking law lawyers and legal practitioners.







Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

1. I.J. Goldface-Irokalibe: Law of Banking in Nigeria [2007] Malthouse Law Books
2. EmekaChianu: Law of Banking;Texts:Cases:Comments [1995] New System Press
3. S.A.Talabi: Practice of Banking in Nigeria [2009]




Year 4 | Semester 2
Code: LAW416
Lecturer: Maryam Abdulkadir
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:
Aims:

To prepare the students on the important role information communication technology plays in the practice of Law and acquaint them with the Legal frame work for the regulation of Cyber-Internet related Issues in Nigeria.



Syllabus:
  • An introduction to computers, Impact of computers to the society and Impact of computer technology on Law
  • Uses of Computer Technology in Legal Practice; The law school, the law office and the court room.
  • Regulatory agencies (E.F.C.C, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Communication Commission e.t.c
  • The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
  • Concept of Cyber Cybercrime, categories of Cyber Crime and Jurisdiction of Court.
  • Challenges of Prosecuting Cyber Crime in Nigeria.
  • Digital evidence and its admissibility
  • Categories of Cyber Crime Offences; Copyright Infringement on the internet, Spamming, Hacking, Defamation on the Internet, Trademarks, Domain Names and Cyber Squatting, Identity Theft, Child pornography, Cyber Stalking and Cyber Terrorism.


Teaching and learning methods:

 Learning shall be students-centered and very active and interactive. There will be individual presentations and assessments


Intended learning outcomes:
At the end of the Course Students should be able to:
  • Define computer concepts and terminology
  • Identify basic hardware components of computer systems
  • Explain the impact of computers and technology in the legal office
  • Identify and describe computer application programs used in a legal office
  • Describe ethical considerations relating to technology in a legal office
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and legal implications of new techniques, legislation, policies in the fight against cybercrime.
    Cyber Crime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act 2015

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

  • Roper, Brent, Using Computers in the Law Office, 4th ed., West Legal Studies, Clifton Park, New York, 2004, or current edition
  • E-handouts would be posted in the school portal, class drop box or other cloud apps and students emails from time to time.
  • Cyber-Crime (Prevention & Prohibition) Act 2015
  • Evidence act, 2011


Code: LAW414
Lecturer: Anigbogu Bridget
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:


Aims:

To examine the nature of customary Land tenure system as distinct from English tenure system. 

Syllabus:

week 1: History and evolution of Land Law in Nigeria 

week 2: Meaning of Land and Legal concepts of land. 

week 3: Modes of acquisition of Land 

week 4: Customary tenancy   

Teaching and learning methods:

Student centred. Class exercises, assignments, assessment and Feed back  

Intended learning outcomes:

Students should be able to understand the history and sources of Nigerian Land Law and different concepts. 

Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 1%
Recommended reading list:

  • Nigerian Land Law by B.O Nwabueze 
  • Contemporary Nigerian Land Law 3rd edn Prof A.O 

Code: LAW402
Lecturer: Effiong Asukwo
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

The course Land Land Law 2 deals with statutory land law in Nigeria. in this regard, the Land Use Act, 1978 is the basic law. However, before delving into the subject matter of the Land Use Act, the historical background of the land use act from 1900 is taught in detail to enable students understand why the enactment of the land use act. in the class, most important Sections of the Land Use Act which have been interpreted are emphasised and the general problems with regard to the Act are discussed with students and if possible proposal with regard to solving the problems are proffered. 

Aims:

Land law is one of the most important purses in the teaching and learning of law in this country. This is why it is a core course. Everybody\'s life is intricately woven with property, most importantly, Land. The aim of teaching this law is to familiarise students with relevant laws that govern administration of land in this country. these laws include customary law, some aspects of Received english law and Nigerian statutory laws. 

Syllabus:

The syllabus is as contained in the NUC Minimum Bench Mas and as may be modified by the Faculty of Law, Baze University. 

Teaching and learning methods:

The teaching method is mainly presentation of principles, propositions and analysis of relevant case laws, statutes by way of lectures, class participation and illustration on board and power points. in the class, students learn how to cite authorities such as case laws and statutes to butters legal principles. At the middle of the semester there is a test which precludes an examination intended learning outcome. 

Intended learning outcomes:

The outcome of the teaching and learning is to produce students who are capable of applying laws relating to Land matters and solve land problems. 

Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 1%
Coursework: 10%
Recommended reading list:

Elias, T.O Nigerian Land Law

Aboki, Yusuf, Introduction to Customary Land Law in Nigeria 

Aboki, Yusuf, Introduction to Statutory Land Law in Nigeria 

The Nigerian Land Use Act, 1978 

The Constitution f the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended 

Code: LAW412
Lecturer: Barr. Alheri B. Nyako
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW406
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Code: LAW404
Lecturer: Sani Mohammed Adams
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 5 | Semester 1
Code: LAW503
Lecturer: Effiong Asukwo
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:


Aims:

To understand the history of Company Law development and Principles of Company Law in Nigeria. 

Syllabus:

History of Company Law Development and regulations in Nigeria. 

Examination of different company statutes and fundamental principle. 

Teaching and learning methods:

Student centred, Class Exercises, Assignments and Feed Back. 

Intended learning outcomes:

Students should be able to understand the history of Company Law regulations in Nigeria and Fundamental principles of Company Law along side judicial decision. 

Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 1%
Recommended reading list:

Orojo on Principles of Company Law in Nigeria 

Hon. Dr. J. Orojo Company Law and Practice in Nigeria 5th edn  

Derek French and others Company Law 33rd edn 2016-2017 

Code: LAW513
Lecturer: Effiong Asukwo
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

Introduction to Human Rights law. The student will learn the historical evolution of Human Rights, the classification of Human Rights, Domestic and international application of Human Rights, military rule  and human rights in Nigeria. The rule of law and the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria.

Aims:

 The aim of this course is the expose the students to the evolution of human rights in the world  with a special emphasis on Nigeria as well as the promotion and protection

Syllabus:

week 1: Historical evolution of Human Rights.

week 2: Classification of Human Rights.

week 3: History of Human Rights in Nigeria.

week 4: Human Rights and Military Rule in Nigeria.

week 5: The promotion and protection of Human Rights in Nigeria


Teaching and learning methods:

Will be used to introduce the topics in the syllabus.
se scenarios will also be used to test the students’ knowledge and understanding of the Lectures
Class discussions and presentations as well as quizzes will be used to stimulate individual participation in class.
subject.


Out of class activities of judicial and statutory research will be encouraged before new lecture topics are introduced

Intended learning outcomes:

On completion of the module, the students should be able to :

  1. To discus the historical evolution of human rights in the world and in deed in Nigeria.
  2. Explain the classification of Human Rights.
  3. Identify infringement of Human rights and suggest how to protect human rights through case scenarios.
  4. Communicate effectively in class debates and written assignments.
  5. Have an understanding of justifiable and non justifiable human rights. 


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

  • Human Rights law and Practice in Nigeria 2nd Revised  Edition by Osita Nnamani Ogbu
  • The Law and Practice of Human Rights in Nigeria by Lloyd Megwara
  • Dynamics in evolution of Human Rights Nigerian Experience by Matthew Okeke


Code: LAW501
Lecturer: Sani Mohammed Adams
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW519
Lecturer: Olamide Oloyede
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 5 | Semester 2
Code: LAW504
Lecturer: Okafor Katty
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW514
Lecturer: Okafor Katty
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW502
Lecturer: Dr Sam Amadi
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: LAW506
Lecturer: Obi Patricia
Unit: 4
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

Students are exposed to petroleum industry operation and its impact on the environment as well as the legal framework for the protection and management of the Environment from oil and gas pollution. Also, the fiscal aspect of petroleum and its impact on government revenue projection.

Aims:

1. To make students understand the legal framework for the laying of oil and gas pipelines in Nigeria.
2. Introduce students to study of the international Center for Settlement of Investments Disputes (ICSID), its powers, composition, jurisdiction, enforcement of awards and annulment.
3. To understand the Government’s policy framework in the construction of oil ad gas refineries and the laws governing the expansion of oil and gas refineries.
4. Introduce students to the key players in the petroleum industry and their legal framework for Cross Border Joint Operations.
5. Introduce students to the legal concept of Petroleum and gas dispute resolution, the jurisdiction of the International Courts, membership and structure of the courts. 



Syllabus:

1. Definition and legal framework of oil and gas pipelines. Legal effect of permit to survey oil pipeline routines.
2. Definition and legal framework and restrictions of oil and gas refineries. Refined crude oil and their uses.
3. Legal regime of revenue sharing in Joint Development Agreement. Treaties on revenue from oil and gas across border operation and international obligations of parties in Joint exploration activities.
4. The oil and gas industry operation and its impact on environment. Consequences of environmental impact of oil and gas pollution on the environment. Laws and regulations against environmental pollution.
5. Regulation of oil and gas exploration. Key legislations and their features. Regulatory agencies of oil and gas exploration.
6. Definition of Unitization. Concepts, objectives and alternatives to Unitization.
7. Concept of Joint development of oil and gas resources (case study Nigeria- Sao Tome & Principe, Australia and Indonesia Timor Gap Treaty). 
8. International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Regulations and rules. Membership and structure. Jurisdiction and procedure.




Teaching and learning methods:


Teaching is research based as well as interactive discussion wit the students, data explanation and comparative analysis of Petroleum laws and regulations of other key oil and gad gas producing nations, judicial decisions and precedents on oil and gas operations including litigation and arguments on compensation claims. Use of library and internet information is encouraged.




Intended learning outcomes:

Students are assumed to have the ability to know why oil and gas laws and regulations are the keys to the development of oil and gas resources. To identify the laws regulations permitting the construction of refineries.
Students should be able to understand the jurisdiction of international courts and tribunals in the settlement of investment disputes regarding oil and gas exploration agreement and identify the impact and consequences of oil and gas pollution on the environment.


Also, identify the impact and consequences of oil and gas pollution in the environment, understand the laws and regulations against oil and gas pollution of the environment and also be able to identify the weakness of such law and regulations.






Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:


1. YinkaOmorogbe, Oil and Gas Law in Nigeria, Malt house Press Ltd, 2001
2. ZuhairJibir, The Legal Framework for the effective Protection and management of the environment, Crisis and Challenges in International Perspective and Nigerian Approach, Direct Digital Printers Ltd, 2013
3. Bola Aidi, Nigerian Petroleum and Maritime Law Reports (2005) NPMLR
4. Bola Aidi, Nigerian Petroleum and Maritime Law Reports (2006) NPMLR
5. G. Etikerentse, Nigerian Petroleum Law, Dredew Publishers Ltd, 2004
6. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.






Code: LAW512
Lecturer: Olorunda Martha
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Entry requirements

Home / UTME


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
JAMB;

Home / Direct Entry


A level / Diploma / IJMB / HND / First degree;
JAMB DE Form;
SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

Home / Direct Transfer


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
Academic transcript;
Please note: Admission on transfer will only be issued after on campus interview;

Foundation


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

International (Nigerian)


O' level result;
JAMB;
Please note: You can get a conditional admission if you does not have JAMB, but you must provide it before you progress to 200 level;

International (Foreign)


O' level result;

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