Department of Public & Private Law

Department of Public & Private Law

Public & Private Law

Private law is that part of a civil law legal system which is part of the jus commune that involves relationships between individuals, such as the law of contracts or torts (as it is called in the common law), and the law of obligations (as it is called in civil legal systems).

Public law is that part of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and those relationships between individuals which are of direct concern to society.  Public law comprises constitutional law, administrative law, tax law and criminal law, as well as all procedural law. In public law, mandatory rules prevail. Laws concerning relationships between individuals belong to private law.

Courses Offered in Department of Public and Private Law

Public & Private Law can be divided into several fields, Listed below are the courses offered under Madonna Faculty of Law:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Civil Procedure/Criminal Procedure
  • Law of Tort
  • Equity and Trust
  • Family Law

Course Curriculum

Core Courses

General Studies Course

Department Contact Info

Faculty Of Law

1 Madonna University Road
P.M.B 05 Elele,
Rivers State Nigeria,
Okija, Anambra State Nigeria,
Akpugo, Enugu State Nigeria


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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