The Blog

The Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria cordially invites you to a special symposium in honour of her president; Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, SAN. 

The symposium with the theme;“Legal Education as Justice Education” which is organized to commemorate with Prof. Ojukwu @ 60 years and his contributions to the growth and development of Clinical Legal Education in Nigeria and the African Sub-region, will hold virtually via ZOOM (details will be shared once registration is concluded) on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4 PM WAT/Lagos .





  • Prof. David J McQuoid-Maison; Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA)
  • Chidi Anselm Odinkalu; Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission and Senior Managing Legal Officer, Africa program, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI)
  • Lisa Bliss; Clinical Professor, Associate Dean of Experiential Education & Co-Director of Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Prof. Isa Chiroma, SAN; Director-General, Nigerian Law School and Vice President, NULAI Nigeria
  • Leah Wortham; Law Professor, columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America (CUA)
  • Prof. Yemi Akinseye George, SAN; President, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Secretary, NULAI Nigeria
  • Jennifer Lyman; Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, DC Bar and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Catherine F. Klein; Professor of Law, Director, Columbus Community Legal Services, The Catholic University of America







Prof Ernest Ojukwu, SAN led a team of legal professionals to start the clinical legal education movement in Nigeria, setting off a radical transformation of legal education devoted to training skilled, public interest lawyers and  advancing social justice in Nigeria.

The movement started with 4 pilot clinics in 2005 and now covers over 43 law clinics across Nigeria law faculties and the Nigerian Law School. Law clinics continue to provide access to justice to pre-trial detainees, and so many under-served population that are unable to afford the services of a lawyer. In addition, law students at the law clinics contribute to communities through different forms of support services, and human rights and justice education. The programme pulls in more than 2,000 law students annually that serve as paralegals.

Total Page Visits: 3368 - Today Page Visits: 2


  1. Mohammed Sheriff - September 19, 2020

    Prof. Ernest Ojukwu,SAN is a role model, a committed lecturer per excellence,i met him first when he was invited by my then Dean of law faculty Unimaid,Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma SAN,that was in 2006,since then i never stopped learning from his wealth of knowledge and wisdom.I remain grateful for your contributions to career Prof.
    M.E Sheriff Esq
    Head of chambers,A.A Malami SAN & Co.
    Gimbiya Street,Area 11,Garki-Abuja.

  2. Ugochukwu Igwe - September 19, 2020

    Ernest Ojukwu is the NBA President that Nigeria missed

  3. Asiwaju Adegboyega Awomolo SAN - September 20, 2020

    There is no better way to celebrate the cerebral Professor of Law,a man with his own mind and Distinguished in his view of life and affairs on men than this Webinar.
    He was denied opportunity to reform, refocus and restore the dignity of the Bar , see whatbwhere we are today.
    May he live long with his wife in excellent health ,prosperity and joy all the days of their lives in the name of Jesus.

  4. Ephraim Chinedu Duru Esq. - September 25, 2020

    I have never met or seen a man who is so devoted to a cause he believes in as in Prof. Ernest Ojukwu (SAN). Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN is an all rounder. At Abia State University, he tore the Legal Department apart and stitched and infused it with modernity and sophistication. He Lifted the Eastern Bar Forum from obscurity to reckoning. Eastern Bar Forum owes him a debt.

    He is an Author of many articles of relevance and an authority in Law in rare areas.

    He caused the transformation of the Law School in Nigeria from one campus system to multi campus system.

    He is the brain behind the stamp and seal scheme in the Rules of conduct for Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. He introduced so many innovations in the Legal Profession.

    A Legal and Political tactician.
    His Political follower-ship in Nigerian Bar Association cuts across the Nation and is deep.

    I wish him Happy Birthday.

    Ephraim Chinedu Duru Esq.

  5. Ikechi Nwosu Esq - September 27, 2020

    Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN, I will not forget in a hurry the enthusiasm and atmosphere your presence brings at every occasion you honoured the invitations from the Faculty of Law Absu during my days, the mile lectures from you and the impact you drop will forever remain acknowledged. Without any iota of sentiment, I can without any fear of contradiction state that we have few or no persons with your resemblance in sense of humility, devotion & discipline. I’m a proud beneficiary of your virtues and I will eternally remain indebted.
    I pray always that the almighty God will preserve you and your family with good health, happiness and long life, Amen.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Your Comment*