How To Apply Nigerian Law School – Guidelines & Requirements

Annually, thousands of Nigerians are called to bar. Before you must be successfully called to bar, you must go through the Nigerian Law school and pass with the minimum result required. However, not everyone who sits for the law school exams passes. Today, we want to show you how to apply Nigerian law school. We will include every details you will need to know to ensure seamless application. 

The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria in 1962 to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. Until the school was established, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar. Let’s see how to apply here.

How To Apply Nigerian Law School

Below are the guidelines to follow when applying to the Nigerian law school.

  1. Interested candidates are to visit the Nigerian Law School Website: to read and strictly follow the instructions to complete the application form.
  2. Click on Admissions and select Bar Part I.
  3. Follow the steps, complete and submit the online application form.
  4. Print a copy of your submitted online form and execute the jurat (form to be returned to the Council of Legal Education).
  5. Download and print blank copies of Forms B, B1 & B2.
  6. Submit Form B (Faculty Ref. Form) to the Dean of your Law Faculty, who is to complete Form B, and return to the Law School.
  7. Downloaded copies of Employer’s Reference, Forms B1 and Letter of Release, Form B2 are to be completed by the applicant’s employer if he/she has been in regular employment for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the time of application, and in any other case by his/her employer to whom he/she has given at least one year of continued service, and forwarded as indicated in the form.

Nigerian Law School Admission Requirements

The following are the requirements you must meet up with as you apply.

  1. You must be a graduate of law from a recognised university in Nigeria or from other common law countries.
  2. All foreign graduates must apply for the Bar Part 1 programme. When this is done, they can then apply for the Bar Part 11.
  3. Please note that degrees obtained through long distance learning or study as an external student are not recognized for admission to this program.

Supporting Documents

Your application must be accompanied with the following documents.

  1. LAW DEGREE CERTIFICATE: A photocopy of Qualifying Degree Certificate; this means a Degree in Law or a Mixed Degree in Law of a University in a Common Law Country whose course of study is approved by the Council of Legal Education.  Where the Degree is obtained from a University in the United States of America, the Law School must be accredited to the Association of American Law Schools or the American Bar Association.
  2. ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT: The Registrar/ Academic Dean of your University should be asked by you to forward direct to the School, the transcript of your Qualifying Degree showing the subjects taken and the grade obtained in each subject. The transcript should be signed by the Registrar.

Also See: Nigerian Law School Bar II final Result Checking Online


  • a. Copy of the Law Degree Certificate.
  • b. Official Academic Transcript signed by the Institution’s authorized signatory.
  • c. Duly completed and stamped Faculty Reference Form B which must be completed by the Dean or Head of Faculty of Law of the Institution and forwarded directly to the Nigerian Law School.
  • d. Duly completed and stamped Employer’s Reference, Form B1 and Letter of Release, Form B2 (where applicable). These must be forwarded directly to the Nigerian Law School.
  • e. Two recent Passport size photographs of the applicant.

Also See: Nigerian Law School Portal | NLS Results Online | Resit Result Checker

How To Check Nigerian Law School Result

After sitting for the exam, here is how you can check for your results online

  1. Visit the Nigerian law school portal:
  2. Then, click on “Bar Result”.
  3. In the next opened page, click on “check result”.
  4. You will be required to input your exam number and surname.
  5. Your result will be displayed.


  1. I wrote 8 subjects during my waec period, during law school application, they required 9.
    Can I still use that 8 subjects

    • 8 is good number of subjects to use for your admission application. But it will all roll down to the combinations of those 8 subjects and choice of course too. Lets’ don’t forget to add also, to say at times the schools faculty/department requirements may have to play for or against your 8 subjects


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