School of Law And Security Studies

Bachelor of Laws - LL.B (Hons.)


Through our School, BU offers a focused, purposeful and moral formation and reformation of a new breed of legal practitioners and well-equipped security industry against a backdrop of general insecurity in a post-military  civil  society.  These needs are glaring in every sphere of Nigerian public life civil, criminal, constitutional and economic matters. BU is an international university with affiliation with other universities across the globe under the supervision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide. We are a member of various reputable and focused academic and research bodies. Adapting the text of the famous quote by the world-renown educationist thinker, Ellen G. White, by substituting the word “lawyer” for “men”, the most adequate presentation of the rationale for a law programme at Babcock within the context of today's societal needs would be best summarized as follows:

The greatest want of the world is the want of (lawyers) (Lawyers) who will not be bought or sold, (lawyers) who in their inmost souls are true and honest, (lawyers) who do not fear to call sin by its right name, (lawyers) whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, (lawyers) who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. (Education, 57).


First class Seventh-day Adventist School of law, building lawyers equipped with security skill as servant-leaders for a better world.


To provide highly ethical Christian professional training (preventive, protective, investigative, and scientific) in all branches of the Legal profession and the security environment within which they operate.


Law operates on facts of life while security prospers on the preventive and investigative capacity of society to predict and prevent security breaches to life and property. It also provides an intuitive and deductive follow-up investigation to any cases of security violation and crime before critical evidence is tampered with or deteriorate to a state of non-reliability or disappear. A study of law without a knowledge of underlying social factors will produce a knowledge of abstract or 'non-living law'. Consequently, the LL.B. degree programme contain not only law courses, but also such relevant non-law courses designed to produce a better understanding of the functions and functioning of law in society; especially in the economic and management disciplines as well as psychology, information technology, forensics and security. Even in respect of specific courses the contents must be enriched in the light of contemporary development in social problem and legal thoughts. Examples of such additional courses include Gender Law, Environmental Law, Press and Electronic Media Law and Intellectual Property Law, Planning Law, Petroleum and Energy Law and Comparative Religious Law. The aim is to produce law graduates who will be able to place legal ordering within the proper perspective of societal needs in the light of social, cultural, economic, political and technological advancement. 


The main objective of the law programme is to educate students on the Nigerian law and the comparative approach to legal studies in light of biblical principles and many systems of law currently in operation namely Statutory Law, Common Law, Customary Law and Islamic Law. The specific objectives are:

  1. to equip the law graduate with wide knowledge of law and its importance in the society 2021
  2. to produce first class faith based lawyers  as servant leaders in the society

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