Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN and other dignitaries have been slated to speak on “Stare Decisis and the Future of Legal Practice” in Nigeria at the maiden Alumni Reunion of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. Also expected at the ceremony is Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, among others.

The Chairman of the Faculty of Law Alumni Relations Committee, Professor Taiwo Osipitan SAN, who disclosed this while briefing journalists, noted that the reunion tagged ‘The great homecoming’ was aimed to sensitise the alumni of the faculty and provide a platform for bonding among the past and present students. 

Osipitan noted that the five-day event starting on February 7 to February 12, 2022, would have Prof. Fidelis Oditah (SAN) as the Keynote Speaker at the colloquium. 

He said: “The faculty is one of the first faculties when the University of Lagos was established in 1962 and it has over the years produced some of the best lawyers and legal minds in the country.

“This year, the university and the faculty would roll out the red carpet to celebrate the university diamond jubilee anniversary.

“Our alumni have continued to give a good account of themselves in ivory towers, on the bench and bar, in the corporate world, politics and public service.

“A colloquium is scheduled for Thursday, February 10 at 9am with distinguished alumni in the persons of Senator Bashir Ajibola and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Ade Ipaye, amongst others speaking on stare decisis and the future of the legal practice.”

Speaking further, Osipitan noted that “The great homecoming will be a five-day event which will kick off at 9 am of February 7 with a formal opening ceremony at the Faculty of Law.

“Thereafter, invited alumni among whom are judges, Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), private legal practitioners and those in the corporate business world will serve as guest lecturers on that day and the two subsequent days, February 7 to 9.

”Justice Helen Ogunwunmiju (JSC), Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the High Court of Lagos and Justice Oyejoju Oyewunmi of the National Industrial Court are among our guest lecturers.”

The committee chairman further noted that other events that would mark the occasion would be a colloquium, scheduled for Feb. 10.

He added that the high-point of the event would be a dinner with Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) as well as Justice Kudirat Olatokunbo Kekere-Ekun of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in attendance.

Mrs. Funke Agbor (SAN), Deputy Chairperson of the association said it was the beginning of good things to come to their Alma Mata.

She further assured of improved teaching and learning environment for the faculty, noting that the association was working on plans to donate a befitting structure that would serve purposes, for both the students and members of staff.


Thursday 10th February 2022 | 9:00 AM West Central Africa

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Saturday 12th February 2022 | 5:00 PM West Central Africa

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