Bar II Final Exam Results 2013/2014

Yesterday was completely different from what I was expecting. I was happy that I had passed but not as happy as I should have been. It wasn’t about not getting the grade that I was expecting because I got over that quickly. What was sad yesterday was the number of people that failed.

There are figures flying about so mine may not be as accurate but out of around 6000 students just above 2100 students passed. Basically, two thirds of the law students who took the exams did not pass. There was something I read on twitter along the lines of “How can you be happy when your friends have not passed”. I can’t remember the exact words.

From looking online and what students have been hearing for years, this is not new. This has been the situation in the previous years. I was told that this has been the worst but I’m not sure how correct that is. Continue reading

Guest Post: Law School Experience

Guest post! This will be more interesting to those who want to go to the Nigerian Law School, particularly those that studied in Nigerian universities. This is an account from my friend The Legal Hermit. He also has a blog which you can read here. His law school experience will be posted in segments.

This first segment is about the period leading up to his arrival at the Law School including the long journey he took to Abuja.

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Bar 1 Registration


The new batch of bar 1’s will be starting soon! Congratulations to everyone who will be starting in July! This time last year I was getting ready to go to Nigeria. How time flies! I got a comment from Ebun asking me to give more insight on the day of registration and what things bar 1’s should bring. It’s coming later than I thought because I’ve been busy with the law firm attachment but here it is.

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Update #2 (I think)


The mini break, we’re having before attachment starts is soooooooo goood! I am having fun but not too much fun. I’ve had an interesting talk with someone today about the state of Nigeria and a debate with someone recently over the necessity of learning how to speak one’s language. I have not been reading much. I was beating myself up about it but I think my brain is rebooting slower than a blackberry curve. I have read so much that “I don tire!”. Continue reading