Establishment of the Faculty of Law
The idea that the University of Jos should have facilities or the teaching of Law as a separate discipline was recognised at the onset Thus in 1976/77 a decision was taken to establish a Department of Law as a component part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. This decision was concretized in the 1977/78 Session.
In order to meet the increasing demand for places to read Law sweeping the country at the time, the Department was transformed into a full fledged Faculty of Law in 1980. The new Faculty started with two Departments, namely, the Department of Public and Private Law and the Department of Property and Commercial Law.
In 2004, two additional Departments were created consistent with the objectives and goals of the Faculty for year 2005.
The two Departments are International Law and Jurisprudence while the department of Public and Private Law was split into two. The four Departments are:<br >
1. Public Law<br >
2. Private Law<br >
3. Commercial Law<br >
4. International Law and Jurisprudence<br >
In 2005, the Faculty got full accreditation from National Universities Commission (NUC) and is an emerging Centre of Excellence.
In the early days, the Department of Law was modest in size although not in ambition. The pioneering staff comprised a Nigerian and a Ghanaian.