BRIEF HISTORY OF FACULTY OF LAW
The Benue State University Faculty of Law came on stream in the 1993/1994 academic session with a foundation class of seventy (70) students at the 100 level who became our graduates at the close of the 1997/1998 academic session in December. The initial quota of Fifty (50) students which was granted by Nigerian Council of Legal Education was later increased to one hundred (100). It is hoped that when the Faculty is granted full accreditation by the Council, this quota will further be increased.
THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FACULTY
The Faculty is under the leadership of Dr. Vitalis Vearumun Tarhuleas the Dean of Law. He is assisted by Barr. Mrs. Comfort Inori Oga as the Deputy Dean. While the Faculty officer is Mrs Roseline Mwuese Nyagba the following are the Four Departments in the Faculty of Law:
(a) Department of International Law and Jurisprudence with DR. JOSEPH JAR KUR as the Head.
(b) Department of Commercial Law with DR. KWAGHKEHE IERKWAGH as the Head.
(c) Department of Private Law with Dr. LAWRENCE OBEKPA OGIJI as the Head.
(d) Department of Public Law with DR. TIMOTHY YANGIEN ORNGUGA as the Head.