Faculty of Law

Law

Name of Faculty: Faculty of Law

 

Name of Dean:Professor Ibibia Lucky Worika

 

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Faculty Contact Phone Number: 0909825906

 

List of Departments in the Faculty: (1) Department of Private Law (HOD: Prof. Ibibia Lucky Worika) and (2) Department of Public Law (HOD, Dr. Theodore Okonkwo)

 

Brief Information about the Faculty of Law:

For nearly forty years of the establishment of the University of Port Harcourt as one of Nigeria’s second generation Universities, it did not have a Faculty of Law.  Hence, the recent establishment of a Faculty of Law in the University of Port Harcourt is a welcomed development, considering the intense clamour from individuals and organizations for the establishment of a Faculty of Law in the University to satisfy the increasing demand for quality legal education in the regionin particular, and the nation at large.A major objective of the Faculty of Law which has two departments – Department of Public Law and Department of Private Law – is to develop, promote and sustain innovative and high quality legal education and research. To this effect,in its unique way, the University has recruited experienced and seasoned academic staff to methodically guide prospective students through the University’s law programme. An environment conducive for legal studies, research and community engagement with the law has also been provided by the University.Therefore, the new Faculty of Law promises all prospective students excellence in teaching and all-around satisfaction in learning. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

In accordance with the National Universities Commission’s general philosophy and fundamental principles on curriculum development, the proposed law program of the University of Port Harcourt is designed to capture generally the following aims and objectives

  1. To train students to acquire basic legal knowledge of the principles of law
  2. To train students to acquire sufficient skills and practical knowledge in law; who will be able to use law as a strategic instrument for social engineering.
  3. To train students to acquire sufficient legal knowledge that will make them become good private legal practitioners, serve as academic advisers solicitors and/or advocates to governments and governmental agencies, companies, firms, associations, communities, individuals and families etc.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

Presently the Faculty has four Departments namely;

  1. The Department of Public law
  2. The Department of Private and Property Law
  3. The Department of Jurisprudence and International Law
  4. The Department of Commercial and Industrial Law

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The Faculty runs regular undergraduate programs in law leading to the award of Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B). Candidates may enter this program through either two modes. The first mode is University Matriculation Entry Mode (5-year standard program) while the second is the Direct entry mode (4-year program). Under the 5-year standard program, students take only one law course (Legal Methods) in their first year. Other courses at this level are compulsory General Studies Courses (GSS). From year two(2) to year five(5), the students follow the pathway set out below.

ADMISSION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Admission into the Faculty of law is on accordance with the National University Commission (NUC) admission policy:

By University Matriculation Entry mode: Entry with a minimum of  five credit passes in five subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and Any other 2 social science subjects) in the West African School Certificate or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level Certificate with credit passes in five (5) subjects, NECO certificate with five credit passes

 

Through Direct Entry Mode:

  1. Candidate must possess diploma in law certificate obtained from UNIPORT with a minimum of upper credit level pass, and must apply in relevant year to the joint Admissions and Matriculations Board as direct entry candidate.
  2. A first degree from a recognized university with a minimum of second class honors. Additionally in line with the NUC BMAS for LLB programs in Law Faculties in Nigerian Universities and the UNIPORT admission requirements for law program, eligible candidates must satisfy the O’level requirements as candidates seeking admission through the University Matriculation Entry Mode

AWARD OF DEGREE

Student shall qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of laws (LL.B) when he/she has:

  1. Completed and passed all the course he/she registered for, including all compulsory courses and such elective/optional courses as may be specified by the university/Faculty
  2. Obtained a minimum cumulative Grade point Average (CGPA) specified by the university but not less than 1.50
  3. Earned the minimum credit units of not less than 194.
  4. Been found worthy in terms of character and conduct

 

ACADEMIC STAFF AND NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

LIST OF EXISTING ACADEMIC STAFF FOR THE PROGRAM

S/N

NAME OF ACADEMIC STAFF

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

QUALIFICATION

RANK

STATUS

1

Lucky I. Worika

Environmental law, oil and gas law, jurisprudence and legal philosophy

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Professor/Dean

Full-time

2.

Kaniye S.A. Ebeku

Environmental Law, oil and gas law, constitutional law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Professor/Pioneer Dean

Full-time

3

Reuben T.C. Okonkwo

Environmental law, oil & gas law, planning law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Senior Lecturer/Ag. HOD, Public Law

Full-time

4

 

Paul S. Tamuno

Human rights law, oil and gas law, law of Torts

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Ag. HOD Private law

Full-time

5.

 

Emeka P. Amechi

Environmental law, energy law & land law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Ag. HOD commercial & industrial law

Full-time

6

 

Uzuazo Etemire

Environmental Law, Human rights law, business law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, Pg.Cert, PhD

Senior lecturer, Ag. HOD Jurisprudence & International law

Full-time

7

Edward Bristol-Alagbariya

Environmental Law, oil & gas law, Administrative law

LL.B, BL, MILD, PhD, Post-Doc Certs.

Senior Lecturer

Full-time

8

Esther O. Joe

Criminal law, legal system, constitutional law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, Ch.MC

Lecturer I

Full-time

9

Charity O. Kaniye Ebeku

Law of contract, criminal law, oil & gas law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, M.Ed., (PhD in view)

Lecturer I

Full-time

10

Mercy O. Chinda

Int’I Human rights law, Int’I criminal law, Nigerian Legal System

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD,(Eng.)

Lecturer I

Full-time

11

Nelson U. Sobere

Environmental Law, law of Torts, law of contract

LL.B, BL, LL.M, (PhD in view)

Lecturer I

Full-time

12

Menes A. Muzan

Environmental law, Natural Resources and Minerals law, Nigerian legal system

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Lecturer I

Full-time

13

Agent B. Ihuamaduenyi

Business law, company law, Int’I commercial Arbitration

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Lecturer I

Full-time

14

Mrs. Glory O. Ozuru

Criminal law, Nigerian legal system and contract

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Lecturer II

Full-time

15

Ijeoma A. Mgbeahurike

Human Rights Law, Int’I Development Law

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Lecturer II

Full-time

16

Kalada D.S. Nonju

Int’I Maritime law, Nigerian legal system, International law

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Lecturer II

Full-time

17

Patricia I. Gbobo

Medical Law & ethics, administrative law, human rights law

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Asst. Lecturer

Full-time

18

Onyenajua Thomson C.

Constitutional Law, criminal law, law of evidence

LL.B, BL, LL.M

Research Fellow

Full-time

19

Aleema Kamenebali

Law of contract, Nigerian legal system, maritime & commercial law

LL.B, BL

Asst. Research Fellow

Full-time

20

Emmanuel N. Owushi

Use of library, research methodology, law of torts

LL.B, BL, LL.M, BLS, MPA, MLS

Law Librarian

Full-time

ADJUNCT TEACHING STAF

S/N

NAME OF STAFF

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

QUALIFICATION

RANK

STATUS

 

1

Allswell O. Muzan

Jurisprudence & International Law

B.A, LL.M, J.D, B.L.

Professor

Adjunct

2

O.V.C Okene

Labour Law and evidence

LL.B, BL, LL.M, & PhD

Professor

Adjunct

3

E.E. Udoaka

Intellectual property law, company, legal system

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Associate Professor

Adjunct

4

I Udofa

Law of torts, constitutional law, administrative law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Adjunct

5

Alobo Eni E.

Humanitarian law, law of contract, labour law

LL.B, BL, LL.M, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Adjunct

 

TITLE OF DEGREE

The title of the degree shall be Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). Classes of degree that may be awarded are First Class Honors; Second class Honors (upper Division); Second class Honors (Lower Division); and third class honors.

The Classes of degree shall be based on the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) earned by the student as shown below;

                    Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

Class of Degree

New Students*

Old Students*

1st Class

4.50 – 5.00

4.50 – 5.00

2nd Class Upper

3.50 – 4.49

3.50 – 4.49

2nd Class Lower

2.40 – 3.49

2.40 – 3.49

3rd Class

1.50 – 2.39

1.50 – 2.39

Pass

 

1.00 – 1.49

 

COURSE EVALUATION/CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Mark/score

Letter Notation

Grade Point (GP)

70% & above

A (Excellent)

5.00

60-69

B (Good)

4.00

50-59

C (Average)

3.00

45-49

D (Satisfactory)

2.00

40-44

E (Poor)

1.00

0-39

F (very Poor)

0.00

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