No less than N700, 000 has been set aside by an alumni class of the Nigerian Law School to reward some young and mid-level lawyers in an upcoming competition. Spearheaded by the Nigerian Law School Alumni Class of 1989, the competition is targeted at savvy young and mid-level lawyers of 5 to 15 years post-call.

Modeled along the world-famous TED programme, the competition requires the participants to upload their videos on any legal topic in which they have interest and significant expertise.

The competition is slated to hold between August 24, 2020 and September 24, 2020. It is aimed to unlock the wealth of knowledge among this much neglected category of lawyers as well as shine a spotlight on the winners while celebrating their personal sacrifices towards self-improvement and advancement in their careers.

With over N700, 000 at stake in prizes, gifts and awards, the competition will offer the participants a unique opportunity to share their ideas with the legal community both in Nigeria and globally, as the winning videos will be uploaded on the groundbreaking Continuing Legal Education (CLE) digital platform developed by the class.

Participants are expected to register at http://bit.ly/e-CLEVideos. To join the conversation on Telegram, please click on http://bit.ly/CLETelegram or call Dinma at 08131500009 or Peju at 08032249755.

It is recalled that the Class of 1989 last year donated an e-platform to the Nigerian Law School as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The facility is aimed to support quality training and retraining of Law School students and young lawyers. The electronic platform is reputed as a first in Africa, and is aimed at transforming legal education and law practice.

Speaking on the e-platform initiative, the Chairman of the Class of 1989, Mr. Emeka Albert explained that “it is a multi-dimensional e-platform built by the Class, and includes an Alumni module that enables alumni members to engage and interact.”

According to the leading justice sector reform consultant, “Lawyers need only to register with their call year and the system will group members according to year of call, making it possible for members to engage with their classmates and organise themselves into alumni associations just like the Class of ’89 and a few other Classes have done.”

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