The Faculty of Law, University of Abuja, will host a mega event on 7th of February, 2024, to mark the annual opening of the legal year. The event, which is expected to attract prominent lawyers, judges, academics, and students, is organised by the Law Student Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) University of Abuja Chapter.
The highlight of the event is a special honour to be conferred on Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, CFR, a distinguished legal luminary and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association. Chief Olanipekun, who has been described as a “role model and mentor” by many young lawyers, will deliver a keynote address on the theme of “21st Century Lawyers: Exploiting Law at a binding force in this golden age”.
The President of LAWSAN University of Abuja Chapter, Lawal Farouq Ayobami, said the event is aimed at celebrating the achievements and contributions of Chief Olanipekun to the legal profession and the society at large. He also said the event will provide an opportunity for law students to interact with and learn from the seasoned lawyer, who has handled several landmark cases in various courts.
According to Ayobami, the event will feature a symposium, and an award ceremony, where Chief Olanipekun will be presented with a plaque of honour and a certificate of recognition alongside the Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Abdulrasheed Yusuf.
He said the event will also showcase the talents and skills of law students in various aspects of law, such as moot court, debate, quiz, and essay competitions.
Ayobami expressed his appreciation to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Abdulrasheed Yusuf and other members of staff for their support and guidance. He also thanked the sponsors and partners of the event, including the Nigerian Bar Association, the Council of Legal Education, the Pan African Lawyers Union, and Wole Olanipekun and Co, a leading law firm in Nigeria.
He urged all law students, alumni, and stakeholders to attend the event and witness the historic occasion.
The event will be held at the Faculty of Law Theater, University of Abuja Main Campus.