Nigerian Law Students Converge To Create National Body
The movement to have a National Law Students' Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) took a giant leap with delegates from some Universities in Nigeria coming together on the 14th and 15th of November, 2015 to discuss and map out modalities for the formation of the association. The historic meeting was held at the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University under the hosting leadership of Mr Olaniran Quadri, the President of the Law Students' Society, Obafemi Awolowo University.
The meeting centred upon crucial matters such as: the need for a national body, aims and objectives of such body, sponsorship for the association as well as issues relating to the constitution and convention of the association.
The major highlight of the meeting was the bidding to host the maiden edition of the LAWSAN Convention scheduled for June, 2016. After a rigorous screening process, it was agreed by Universities present that University of Ibadan should host the first Convention of the association. Decisive steps were also taken with regards to the drafting of a constitution which will operate as the ground norm and modus operandi for the association.
Delegates present at the meeting include Mr. Olaniran Quadri Oladimeji and Mr. Adepoju Oluwasola Idris (Obafemi Awolowo University), Mr Mohammed Daud (Lagos State University), Mr Mobolaji Ojo (President, LAWSAN Abuja), Miss Esther Sanda (President, LAWSAN, Bowen University), Mr. Ebunoluwa Dapo-Thomas (President, L.S.S Osun State University) as well as Mr. Victor Kuforiji (A.G.F., L.S.S. University of Ibadan) who stood in for Opeyemi Adeleke, (President L.S.S., University of Ibadan), University of Calabar and delegates from University of Benin.
The delegate from the University of Abuja stood as the representative for the northern Nigeria. The meeting was conveyed by Mr. Samuel Osijo (LASU), Head of Lincoln's Inn who was the moderator and who is expected to remain the convener of the Association until the convention.
LAWSAN is expected to champion the positive cause of member students as well as serve as a platform for members to render their opinions on national issues.