On December 7, eleven pioneer executives of the newly formed AUN Law Students Society were sworn into office.
In a keynote address at the swearing-in, President Dekle said the event signified that the School of Law was positioning itself as a thought leader in legal education.
“Your voice will be heard on campus as you collaborate with other campus organizations, and as you take forward social and educational initiatives on behalf of the School of Law. We are incredibly joyous today to see you blossom as promising young legal minds.”
Interim Dean Mohammed Lawal Ahmadu said the Society was established to fulfill an important legal requirement. “All newly established schools of law must have a formal association of students before their first set of students graduate.”
Professor Ahmadu further pointed out that LSS at AUN is a blend of two important American traditions:
“The first is the fact that the entire process of elections into the various offices was anchored on fair democratic principles. The second tradition that is generally absent in Nigerian law schools is the establishment of a law journal for students.”
The LSS was formally established on November 26 under the authority of its constitution and approved by the School of Law. Election into the executive offices was held on November 30.
The executive members include Imoudu Oroh, President; Hauwa Hamidu, Vice President; Wisdom Ephraim, General Secretary; Jacinta Ogoh, Assistant General Secretary; Aishatu Bakari, Financial Secretary; Odinaka Okemini, Treasurer; Oluwafunmilayo Bankole, Public Relations Officer; Eugenia Kaigama, Social Director; Clinton Oguejiofor, Welfare Director; Olusola Ajala, Sports Director, and Christopher Nwusulor, Librarian.
Amaya Panyi, a legal practitioner and Notary Public, administered the oath of office on the LSS executives.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa