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13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School

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13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School

13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School

The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria  to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria.Until the school was established, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar. 13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School

1.Nigerian Law School Was established in Lagos 1962

  1. 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. 13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School.…13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School
  2. The law school headquarters was relocated to the Bwari -Abuja in December 1997

4.As at the time the School moved to its headquarters, hostels and the main auditorium were still under construction.At that time, Bwari  had no hospital, no telephone and banking services, and the school was constructing its own borehole to provide potable water...13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School

  1. The Law School developed a Multi Campus structure in 1999.…13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School
  2. The original premises in Lagos became the LAGOS CAMPUS OF THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL.Law school 2

7.The Campuses are located in:

a.Lagos (Victoria Island)

b.Yenegoa(Bayelsa)

c.Yola

d.Kano (Bagauda)

d.Enugu (Agbani)

E.Bwari-Abuja (Hqtrs)

6.The Nigerian Law School is headed by Deputy Director-General while each campus also have a head.

7.Courses Offered in Law School includes: criminal and civil litigation, property and corporate law, as well as a course in ethics..13 Facts You Need To Know About The Nigerian Law School

8.Qualification for the Law school: A  University degree in law

9.Anbody with a University degree that want to practice as Lawyers in Nigeria must attend the Nigerian Law school.

  1. The Council of Legal Education gives certificates to students who pass the Bar Part II examinations, and these students are then called to the Bar.
  2. The first Director of the Nigerian Law School was an Englishman, Mr. G. Rudd (1962 – 1967 ). He was succeeded by

Dr. Olakunle Orojo( 1968 – 1976) Handed over to:

Mr. Justice J.O. Sofolahan ( 1976 – 1978) .Succeeded by:

Babatunde Ibironke. SAN (1979 – 1993) .

Mr Ibironke was succeeded by:

Chief John Kayode Jegede SAN who headed the Nigeria Law School with the new title of Director-General.

– succeeded byChief Dr. Kole Abayomi, SAN (October 2004 to November 2005).

Dr Maman Tahir is the current D.G

12.Over  70,000 students have graduated from the Nigerian Law School till date. Many of whom are now successful Lawyers, Judges and well respected dignitaries.

13.Contacts Of Nigerian Law School:

Nigerian Law School,Bwari-P.M.B 170, Garki,Abuja.

Telephone+Fax:09-8500694, 09-8500937,  09-8500956,09-80443

email: info@nigerianlawschool.com

lawschoolorg@yahoo.co.uk

 

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