Brief abstracts of conference sessions will be listed here once the final program has been confirmed.
Title: PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES: EXPERIENCES OF THE BAGAUDA LAW CLINIC IN AID OF CITIZENS
Lead Presenter: Ibrahim, Sule
- Akinola, Omoniyi Bukola
- Alkali, Aliyu Hamidu
- Badejogbin, Rebecca Emiene
- Chiroma, Isa Hayatu
- Efevwerem, Dave
- Odigie-Emmanuel, Omoyemen Lucia
- Ononye, Ifeoma Uchenna
Session Abstract: In communities with low standard of living and low literacy level, access to justice is challenging; for rural communities who are under-served by the justice system, access to justice is a nightmare. These communities rely on traditional institutions of the family, the clergy and village councils to administer to resolve disputes. Law clinics may fill in the gaps of absence of regular courts and serve as clinics for the legal education of students who wish to join the legal profession. Through the practical application of classroom lessons, students aquire skills and imbibe values to practice as lawyers. This paper shares the experiences of Bagauda Law Clinic which was established to attain to the legal needs of the several rural communities around the Kano campus of Nigerian Law School.
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