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Do Law Students Go For NYSC?

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If you’re a law student in Nigeria or an aspiring law student, and you are wondering if law students go for NYSC after graduation or you are wondering whether or not you should go for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after your graduation. This is the question that many law students ask, and there are a few factors to consider when making your decision.

In this article, We’ll reveal everything you need to know about law students in regard to NYSC, and on this, you can align your decision.

Do Law Students Go For NYSC?

The answer is YES! Law students do go for NYSC.

This is because to become a lawyer in Nigeria, you’ll need to study for a total of 7 years to study law in Nigeria. Out of the 7 years, 5 years will be spent in a Nigerian university, 1 year for service to the nation, and finally, 1 year in Nigerian law school.

So like I have already highlighted, it takes 7 years to study law in Nigeria. Out of those 7 years, 5 years will be spent in a Nigerian university as a law student. In Nigerian universities, the 5 years is divided into 10 semesters. 2 semesters will be taken each year (Also called session). After the study of law at a Nigerian university, students will be offered their LLB certificate. That is a Bachelor in law certificate.

After five years of study of law in a Nigerian university, students will proceed to the Nigerian law school, where they will be taught the practice aspect of the law. Accordingly, they will serve their country, Nigeria for 1 year too. Following all these, it takes a total of 7 (seven) years to study law in Nigeria.

Can I run Law School and NYSC at the same time?


No, You shouldn’t combine law school with NYSC simultaneously, as it is considered illegal. You have to go to law school first before doing NYSC and not the other way round!

According to a report from Vanguard, The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned that participation in the National Service and attendance of Law School simultaneously is illegal and unacceptable.

I hope this article, has answered your question on “Do law Students go for NYSC!”

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