The Nigerian Law School is working on a new project to educate Nigerians and Africans about Nigerian Law through Drama.
The project, which is an initiative of the Lagos branch of the School, has been tagged “Eko Law”.
It is an offshoot of the legal clinic which the school introduced a few years ago.
Thinking out of the box, the leadership at the Lagos campus of the Nigerian Law School have created a drama series of real legal issues faced by everyday people.
The Deputy-Director General and Head of Campus at Council of Legal Education, Nigerian law School, Lagos Campus, Mrs Toun Adebiyi, told Channels Television, “We want to let people know about their rights though dramatization. The initiative is the first of its kind in Africa and it’s called Eko Law.
“We have the legal stories, we have the students analyse the legal issues in the stories and we get Nollywood actors to act out the stories just like you have in Suits, The Good Wife or Law & Order.”
The Law School curriculum was widened in 2013 to include clinical education. The legal clinics provide pro bono services and also give law students an opportunity to learn first hand some of the issues they will confront in practice.
The Lagos campus of the Law School has also partnered with the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership.
With this partnership, some of the students get to serve in top law firms in the state and offer free legal services to solve some of issues they take on at the law clinics.
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