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Dr Salim B Magashi

Dr Salim B Magashi

Dean, Faculty of Law

Welcome Message

You are welcome to the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria situate at the Institute of Administration, Kongo Campus. It is one of the sixteen faculties in the University, with four departments namely: Commercial Law, Islamic Law, Private Law and Public Law.

It has over 50 academic staff, and out of this number, there are Twenty Professors, four Readers, Six Senior Lecturers and the remaining consisting of Lecturer I, Lecturer II and Assistant Lecturers.

The Faculty is a very conducive place to pursue legal education because of its rich and exceptional history in legal training. Throughout its history, the Faculty has remained committed to the pursuit of excellence and its command of academic vitality, and providing a nurturing environment for Nigeria’s legal talent to blossom: a “cradle of Nigeria’s legal talent” as reflected in the number of its alumni as Justices, Kadis. The current Chief Justice of Nigeria, President of the Court of Appeal, President National Industrial Court of Nigeria graduated from our prestigious Faculty.

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Mission, Vision and Philosophy


To ensure that law is taught as it exist at any given time; to develop in students the intellectual ability to apply research, knowledge and analysis skills to solving theoretical and practical legal problems through training and orientation, an appreciation of the growing relevance of inter-and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems and the role of law therein, in order to produce law graduate who can compute actively in legal, socio-economic and political developments on a global scale..


Faculty of Law ABU shall be a top notch Faculty comparable to any other engaged in providing legal education as it exist at any given time, using modern, Instructional materials and research facilities for law student from all over the world as well as generating and pursuing new ideas relevant to the immediate needs of the community, Nigeria and the world at large.


The philosophy of the LL.B (Civil Law) and LL.B (WSIL) programmes offered by the Faculty is to impart knowledge and learning of international standard in Civil and Sharia Laws to men and women of all races without any distinction on grounds of race, religion or political beliefs that would meet the diverse manpower needs of the nation in both private and public sectors.