Maintaining Standards in Law Schools: The Challenge Before Law Teachers

Paper presented at the 2013 CLEA Conference in Durban

Asikia Ige and Andrea Ajibade
Lecturers in law
University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos Nigeria

The study of Law in the 21st century in any region must compete favourably with other regions in our global village; the study of law rest squarely on the student and his teacher; but more importantly on the teacher who will chart the path of sound education. Legal Education in Nigeria today presents complex problems of fundamental socio-political and national interest, given the fact that the future of legal profession itself is related to the quality of legal education today. The paper argues that it is only the Law Teachers that can ensure adequate standards in Legal Education. While the role and function of the Council of Legal Education and National Universities Commission in the development of quality legal education cannot be jettisoned; but it is certain that when policies are formulated. It is the business of Law Teachers to implement the said policies by ensuring that their teaching and research meets International Legal Standards in ensuring quality legal education.

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