As part of an academic exercise, AUN School of Law students, on November 30, visited the Upper Area Court, Yola, to witness its proceedings.
The visit, which is part of CDV 211 (Community Development - Law and Justice) coursework was necessary to help give the students experience of how real court proceedings are conducted, having recently organized two moot court sessions in the school, according to the course instructor, Mr. Danpullo Benjamin.
The court’s sitting and proceedings centered around two cases; a young couple who decided to terminate their marriage by mutual consent and a land dispute between a buyer and seller.
Part two law major, Favour Joshua, described the visit as a significant one. “It is my first time witnessing a court session and proceeding; except for the moot court sessions we hold in school, it is nice coming here, and it was beneficial and gainful as we witnessed first-hand real court sessions.”
Politics & International Studies major, Umaru Usman, who is taking the course to fulfill his General Education requirement, also echoed the importance of the visit, describing it as a very educative and insightful one.
In Nigeria’s judicial system, the Upper Area Court is established to settle civil matters such as land disputes, divorces, and thefts, arising from the immediate community where it is located. AUN’s School of Law organizes field trips such as this to enable students experience firsthand the practical aspects of the administration of law.
Reported by Faniyi Olawale