Class of 91 set to reform law school, celebrates reunion
As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Nigerian Law School class of 1991 has set out to restructure the Nigerian Law School.
The initiative was conceived by members of the class, to mark the 25th anniversary of their call to Bar, in order to mend the loopholes in training legal practitioners in the school.
The chairman of the committee, Jibrin Samuel Okutepa (SAN) said the Nigerian Law School, a platform for reaching greater heights in legal profession, is faced with challenges of resources which could deter students.
He said: “We are thinking of a project that will give back to the society, particularly the Law school. There is need to keep this monumental structure in clean and good shape. Without the Law school, we can’t be lawyers, that is why we are planning on how we can assist the school through our contributions,” he said.
The reunion, according to Jibrin, is a yearly programme that also aims to celebrate achievements at the Bar by its members as well as projecting into the future.
Jibrin, during a dinner and award party held in honour of members of the class, noted that the class of 1991 had given birth to men who have attained greater positions in the country through their career.
According to him, the class has produced about 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), appellate and high court judges, legal practitioners, governors, captain of industries as well as successful Business men and political figures.
Earlier the group had organized an interactive mentoring session with students of the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, to sensitize them on their career path.
Commissioner for Water Resources, Edo state and two time House of Representative member, Hon. Patrick Ikhariale enjoined students to prepare themselves for the opportunities in the legal profession.
He said: “We are in a competitive society; always put yourself in a relative advantage over others. It is the extra work and discipline that you have put in, that singles you out and gives you the edge over the average person”.
Also speaking in the session, Olumuyiwa Akinboro (SAN), advised students to be focused and committed in the legal profession regardless of the obstacles that befall them.