THE OFFICE OF ALUMNI AND ADVANCEMENT NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL
The Nigerian Law School was established under the Legal Education Act of 1962 (re-enacted as the Legal Education (Consolidation, etc.) Act CAP L10, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004).
It is the only institution empowered to train law graduates and legal practitioners who are desirous of practicing law in Nigeria.No matter the number and quality of law degrees an individual has obtained either in Nigeria or diaspora, once you are desirous of practicing as a legal practitioner in Nigeria, you must pass through the Nigerian Law School.
To date, the Nigerian Law School has over 180, 000 alumni, including the current Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, G.C.O.N., SAN – all the Judges of superior courts and almost all the legal practitioners in Nigeria who passed through its doors since January 1963 when eight(8) students were admitted for the initial three (3) months course at 213A, Igbosere Road, Lagos.
They are the brand ambassadors of the school within Nigeria and in diaspora, and help in strengthening the ties between them, the community, stakeholders and the Nigerian Law School. They are also expected to stand out as role models and mentors for the students, and society at large.
Over the years, a lot of positive development has been recorded by the various alumni sets of the Nigerian Law School. This has helped in raising the academic and infrastructural profile of the school, through donations such as infrastructural facilities, scholarships, endowments, awards and academic materials to the different campuses of the school. However, there was no established office to coordinate these donations. Consequently, the Council passed a resolution to formally institute the Alumni Association of the Nigerian Law School and create an Endowment/Development office now renamed the Office of Alumni and Advancement.
The office is situated at the Nigerian Law School Headquarters, Bwari, Abuja and is devoted to building partnerships and fostering lifelong mutually beneficial relationships with alumni and stakeholders for the continuous growth and development of the School.
We are committed to providing amongst other things, current news updates, programmes, information and services about the Nigerian Law School and its over 180, 000 alumni within Nigeria and the diaspora. The Office also affords alumni the opportunity to reconnect and network as members of the same class and as professional colleagues.
We would greatly love to hear from you and receive suggestions on how to serve you better.
For enquiries, kindly visit www.lawschool.gov.ng, or contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and God bless!