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THE FUNCTIONS OF LAW

FUNCTIONS OF LAW

Specific laws are made to achieve a particular objective in the society. For example, the Criminal Code was enacted to regulate crime in the society, the Company and Allied Matters Act to regulate the formation of companies and so on. However, there are also general functions of law in totality. Some of these general functions are: Read More…

THE MEANING AND FEATURES OF LAW

The meaning of law itself is of little importance to a practising lawyer. What is relevant to him is the particular law that can be applied in a specific situation. However, to a fresh law student, the meaning of law is essential. This is due to the fact that it would help give him an idea of what it is he is studying. Read More…

NIGERIAN LEGAL METHOD II

WEEK 1: Introduction To Sources Of Law : Primary Sources

                   MEANING OF SOURCES OF LAW

   Sources of law can be defined as the places to which a legal practitioner or a judge turn to in order to answer a legal problem. They are spring boards from which law emanates. They are divided into primary and secondary sources.

              PRIMARY SOURCES

Primary sources of law are those sources whose provisions are binding on all courts throughout their jurisdictions. They include: Read More…