Brief History of the College
Osun State University included the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) programme in the academic brief that it submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) at the point of seeking approval for commencement of academic activities in 2006. The University scheduled the programme to commence during the first phase of its development. However, at the time the NUC granted the licence to establish the University, the moratorium that the Council of Legal Education, the regulatory body for the professional training of legal practitioners in Nigeria, placed on the establishment of new Law Faculties in Nigerian universities was still subsisting.
When the body lifted the moratorium in March 2009, the University contacted both the Council of Legal Education and the NUC seeking approval for the commencement of the programme. In anticipation of the approval, the University promptly put in place, the necessary facilities and manpower to mount a viable and appropriate law programme that would meet the needs of the society in the 21st century. The Council of Legal Education and NUC approved the programme in September, 2010. Consequently, the University admitted the first set of students into the LL.B programme in November of that year.
The College of Law has designed its programme to ensure that graduates of the programme have an excellent general knowledge of law, including a clear understanding of its place and importance in society. The programme has the intellectual goal of studying and assessing the contents, operation, efficacy and relevance of various rules of Law in the society as well as giving students the skill of critical analysis and appraisal of social, economic, political and other systems as well as issues of their society in the light of the global systems.