The Quality of Legal Education in Nigeria: A Case for Professional Ethics and ICT Courses in Law Degree Curriculum

Abstract

There has been raging debate on the quality of legal education in Nigeria. Scholars have opined that the challenges are more imminent at the undergraduate level in the University in comparison with the Nigerian Law School. One central issue canvassed relates to curriculum development. In this regard, the academic content of Law Degree Programmes has generated much criticism. While a lot has been written, not much solution has been proffered. The situation calls for more attention against the backdrop of technological advancement and other developments in contemporary times. This paper is a modest contribution to the debate. The author argues that the inclusion of Professional Ethics and Information Communication Technology courses and modules in the curricula of the Law Faculties in Nigerian Universities will not only effectively produce a better-equipped lawyer in view of the dynamics of a 21st century world, but will also engender the realisation of governmental tertiary education goals and objectives for attaining sustainable development.



Author Information
Osahon Omoregie, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria

Paper Information
Conference: IICEHawaii2020
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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