Mrs OA Odiase-Alegimenlen is the Head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Nigeria.
The University of Benin was founded on 23rd November 1970 by the then Midwestern State Government initially as the Midwest Institute of Technology. The Institute achieved full University status in July 1971.At thirty years in November 2002, the University has solid achievements and expanding national and international reputation built upon a sense of enterprise, resourcefulness, creativity, innovativeness, astute diplomacy, patrotism, excellence and service.
The University has remained faithful to its founding philosophy which is encapsulated in the motto "Knowledge for Service". Its original objective was to produce high-level human resources in the scientific and technological fields but this perspective quite early assumed a wider focus to embrace the humanistic branches of Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Law.