In Nigeria The Argument For More Adjunct Faculty

by Akindeji Oyebode

The Faculty of Law University of Lagos prides itself as one of the best law faculties in Nigeria. I know this because I obtained a law degree from the faculty a couple of years ago, before I proceeded on a sojourn to the United States to see a different view of the world. I went to America to get a masters’ degree in law. Following my uncle’s footsteps, my destination was the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia.

My desktop research and anecdotal information did not prepare me for our first meeting. Like a scene from the famous Nigerian movie, “Osuofia in London,” I was pleasantly surprised when I got to Penn. The University’s aesthetics welcomed me; a good blend of old and modern buildings lying bare in the middle of the city devoid of visible demarcations. My first experiences of Penn Law was amazing. The sprawling library was littered with thousand of books, supported by an impressive digital library that gave unfettered access to titles from Alaska to Zhengzhou. The faculty itself was fascinating with leading professors in different fields of law tutoring the next crop of American lawyers. In every way imaginable, this school did

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