Introduction to Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Course Information

Course Code:
CEE 709



Course Summary

The course introduces students to fundamentals of law, with an objective of enhancing basic understanding of notions, concepts, nature and applications of law in diverse corporate environments, particularly Nigeria's petroleum, energy and mining industries.The course further presents concisely a wide spectrum of theoretical and practical guide to underlying foundations of legal reasoning applied in formulating, drafting and interpreting sector-specific legislations, contractual documents and international legal documents. Specific topics include: Introduction and Overview of Law and Legal Theories; Law and the Environment; Natural Law and Modern Progress: Contemporary and Topical Issues; Economics and Law; Selected Themes in Customary Law; Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Law of the Sea/Maritime Law; and Company Law and Land Law.