“The former Justice of the Supreme Court called for the extension of the one-year law school programme to one and half or two years for future entrants of the law school which is 40 years this year, and has graduated over 40,000 lawyers since then.”
He said extending the number of years of training at the school was not the solution. “It is a waste of time. I do not subscribe to it. Even the best of lawyers in this country, how many years did they spend in the Law Schools? Some of them spent the first three months.” (“NBA presidential candidates okay exams for Law School admission,” Aug. 7, 2002)
At the time of the remarks, Olanipekun was one of two candidates running for election to the presidency of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA). He won.
Afterthought (04-29-04): skepticalEsq (whose school is perennially #2) has pointed out one additional benefit from attending the Nigeria Law School – coming in first in the annual Nigeria News&World Report law school rankings! No more tiers. No more tears.
Thanks to the friendly Fool in the Forest for pointing us to technochick‘s Which Dylan Song Are You? Quiz. As with all multiple-choice quizzes, the pyj gang wanted to either add footnotes or check “none of the above” to most answers. Nonetheless, our result — “Tangled Up in Blue” — seems rather apt.