Law Weekly: Channels TV. Jonathan Akinsanya on the challenges lawyers face in the Nigerian Law School

This was a very good interview. He was able to cover a lot of issues that law students face in the Nigerian Law School.


6 thoughts on “Law Weekly: Channels TV. Jonathan Akinsanya on the challenges lawyers face in the Nigerian Law School

  1. I’m a lawyer in the US.

    Watched the interview. Very enlightening and I totally agree with all his points. Especially his views that it shouldn’t matter if you were part-time while in law school or how long it took as long as you’ve obtained your law degree.

    I applied this year for Bar Part 1. One of the instruction stated, “Degrees obtained EXTERNALLY as part-time or full-time is not accepted. Also not accepted are degrees obtained through distance-learning.” Now, I obtained my US law degree INTERNALLY rather than EXTERNALLY as a part-time student so I think I should be fine. However, I’m concerned that EVERY part-time law student whether INTERNAL or EXTERNAL may be grouped together and disqualified admission into Bar Part 1.

    To be safe, during the application process, I asked my law school to add a letter verifying that I was an Internal student, the reasons I was part-time (family care obligations), how this did not affect me while I attended law school and would not affect my ability to keep up with the rigors of Bar Part 1 & 2.

    I’m hoping the letter would be well received.

    • Hi.

      I hope they receive your letter well and your application is successful. I have never understood why the Law School doesn’t accept part time students. In my opinion, as long as the required law subjects have been covered by the law degree, as required by the law school, then an applicant should be accepted. At the end of the day, it’s up to the law school and it has its reasons. Maybe in coming years, things might change.

      I wish you the best of luck.

  2. Thanks! I’m hoping based on the instruction, the restriction refers to only external part-time students not internal part-time student like me. I mean, even full-time external candidates are prohibited. Let’s just hope they follow their own instructions. Anyway, I’ll keep you posted.

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