The Nigerian Law School was established in Lagos under the Legal Education Act 1962 now Legal Education (Consolidation Etc) Act Cap. L10, Laws of the Federation, 2004. From 1962 up till December 1997 the Law School remained in Lagos.
Following the Federal Government directive, the School was relocated to Bwari in Abuja in December 1997. The Law School developed a Multi Campus structure in 1999.
Currently, the headquarters is situated at Bwari, Abuja, FCT, with campuses at Lagos, Kano, Enugu, Bayelsa and Adamawa states respectively.