Worried by the declining infrastructure at the Nigerian Law School and the future of legal practice in Nigeria, senior lawyers have urged their colleagues to properly groom younger ones.
Principal Partner of Kenna Partners, Professor Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) whilst speaking at a dinner organised in honour of Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) for his appointment as the Chairman, Council of Legal Education (CLE) in Lagos said that senior lawyers must recreate the future by thinking differently for the purpose of sustaining the ideals of the profession. “Legal education is an investment, which should produce beneficial results for the legal profession and nation at large. It should accelerate the pace of development. The role of a lawyer in a common social system is more than a skilled legal mechanics; he acts as a harmonizer and reconciler.
“The legal education granted at the law schools should be streamlined from the conventional to the contemporary needs of the legal profession. The quality of legal education has a direct impact on the prestige of the legal profession. We must, therefore make intentional efforts to expand the frontier of our legal training in order to make Nigerian budding lawyers relevant beyond the continent of Africa and beyond,” he said.
Professor Ajogwu (SAN), maintained that the need for the emergence of an idealistic legal educational system tailored to preempt and respond effectively to the 21st century trends is incontrovertible.
Source: The Guardian