Department of Private Law

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria

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HOD, Dr. Abdulkarim
Dr. Abdulkarim

Head of Department, Department of Private Law

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Department of Private Law, the founding department of the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Although the department does not have undergraduate students, Lecturers and undergraduate courses are domiciled in the departments. All undergraduate courses with code LWPR are domiciled in the department of Private Law.
At the postgraduate level, the department offers Doctor of Philosopy (Phd), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), LLM and Master of Arts (MA) in private Law. The department also offers a specialised postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management Law.
I invite you to explore our website to know more about the department, programmes, facilitators. It must be stated that while the department key into the University vision and mission, it support students in pursuit of a personal, professional and academic experiance within and outside the University while am confident that you will find our staff members very helpful, do not hesitate to contact us at if you need further clerification


To advance the frontiers of learning and break new grounds through teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality; to establish and foster national and international integration, development and promotion of African traditions and cultures; to produce high-level human power and enhance capacity building through retraining, in order to meet the needs and challenges of the catchment area, Nigeria and the rest of world.


Ahmadu Bello University shall be a world-class University comparable to any other, engaged in imparting contemporary knowledge, using high quality facilities and multi-disciplinary approaches, to men and women of all races as well as generating new ideas and intellectual practices relevant to the needs of its immediate community, Nigeria and the World at large.


The philosophy of the LL.B (Civil Law) and LL.B (WSIL) programmes offered by the Faculty is to impart knowledge and learning of international standard in Civil and Sharia Laws to men and women of all races without any distinction on grounds of race, religion or political beliefs that would meet the diverse manpower needs of the nation in both private and public sectors.