Abstracts

Short abstracts of the presentations were submitted by many of the speakers in advance of the conference. The titles of those that were submitted are underlined; to view those abstracts, click on the title.

Title: Bagauda Law Clinic: The Journey So Far

Lead Presenter: Yusufu Dadem

Co-Presenters:

  1. Ibrahim Sule

Session Abstract: Abstract: “Bagauda Law Clinic: the Journey so far.” The Kano Campus of the Nigerian Law School established its law clinic in 2010, called the “Bagauda Law Clinic”; this is because the Campus is situated in a village called “Bagauda” in Kano State, in the North of Nigeria. The clinic is run by students of the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus under the supervision and guidance of a Chief Law Clinician. Faculty members of the Campus assist as experts. The clinic provides an avenue through which students of the Campus serve the communities around Bagauda (which are rural) by handling complaints from indigent persons and members of vulnerable groups of these communities. The clinic is also involved in prison advocacy, justice education, and public enlightenment on social justice issues. This is done through workshops, media (print, radio, television) and street law. Through this, students of the Nigerian Law School acquire hands-on experience on the practical and ethical dimensions of the legal profession. It further enhances the grasp by students of the curriculum of the Nigerian Law School which is practical and vocational. The presentation “Bagauda Law Clinic: the Journey so far”, reviews the activities of the clinic with a view to sharing its experiences, noting its challenges and learning from experiences of similar clinics to enhance the better working of the clinic.

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