Near East University becomes the first recognized institution officially by the Nigerian Law School (NLS) in Cyprus.

Added On: 17 February 2020, Monday, 12:24
Last Edited On: 17 February 2020, Monday, 12:24

Near East University becomes the first recognized institution officially by the Nigerian Law School (NLS) in Cyprus.

The Nigerian Law School (NLS) was established in Lagos under the Legal Education Act 1962 now Legal Education (Consolidation Etc) Act Cap. L10, Laws of the Federation, 2004. From 1962 up till December 1997 the Law School remained in Lagos. Following the Federal Government directive, the School was relocated to Bwari in Abuja in December 1997. Nigerian Law School was founded on the principle to Educate and train graduates in vocational skills that would enable them function optimally as barristers and solicitors in Nigeria, to make the world a better place.

Near East University becomes the first recognized institution officially by the Nigerian Law School (NLS) in Cyprus.

Further to the inspection visit of the management team of NLS led by the Director-General, PROFESSOR ISA HAYATU CHIROMA to NEU Faculty of Law from 20th to 22nd of January, 2020. The team was conducted on a facility tour of the university and thereafter held discussions with members of the faculty. The team commended the University for the Huge Investment and general lay out of the university and faculty which is very conducive for teaching and learning. The curriculum of Law Faculty, which is modeled on United Kingdom standards is robust and meets the Common Law requirements for admission to the Nigerian Law School, for the Bar Part 1 course in Nigeria.

This official recognition would enable our graduate students from the Faculty of Law to be enrolled into the Nigerian Law School, which is a mandatory requirement to become barristers in Nigeria.