Law School! Overhyped Or Reality?

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Every law graduate dream of being called to the bar and to achieve this feat, you must pass through the four walls of the might Law School. 

After spending five solid years in the university  passing through  rigorous phases of examinations, test, mock trials and project writing . You have to cap it all to be deemed fit to be addressed as a Lawyer by attending the one year program of the Council of Legal Education. 

In Nigeria there are five law schools and they are Abuja Campus, Yola Campus, Yenegoa Campus, Lagos Campus, Enugu Campus and Kano Campus. 

Haven been through law school to me, it is overhyped  as there virtually no need for that one year. 

What is your take on this? 

Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Destiny Ikpehai - 2019-09-25 04:04:50

Haven been through the Nigerian Law School myself, I would say that the 1year program is as important as the five years you spent in the university. Before I went through the law school, I was of a similar opinion that the one year program was uncalled for, but taking a critical look at my knowledge of law and practice after going through the program, I would boldly say that there is great need for that one year program. In the university they teach theories and philosophy of law which are 90% not even applicable in our present day practice of the law, but in law school you get to learn the practical aspect of it, especially with the compulsory externship program. Sometimes I ask myself... *what if there was no law school program, do you think you were ready to face the court and the world at large after your five years in the university?* 

In my opinion, the one year Law School program is of maximum necessity. 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By John Akingunola - 2019-09-25 06:13:12

The law school in Nigeria is just to make money and just over hyped. Even as undergraduates, law students seem to be too around. They wear white and black round the campus and feel they are the best and others are trash. This is not good, law students should be less egoish so they'd have better relationship with students in universities

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Rihanat Dupe - 2019-09-25 08:44:55

That's just the reality.Law school is not over hyped but rather the reality. Although I'm not a law student but I can relate the struggle becauae I'm a medical student and a lot of people think health sciences is overrated too.Law students are facing a lot I swear.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Abdulganiy Idrees - 2019-09-25 09:59:55

That's just the reality.Law school is not over hyped but rather the reality. Although I'm not a law student but I can relate the struggle becauae I'm a medical student and a lot of people think health sciences is overrated too.Law students are facing a lot I swear.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By God's Favour Amarachi - 2019-09-25 10:23:12

Going to Law School is the best that can happen to a law graduate cause passing through Law school means that you are a certified Solicitor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for me it's not overhyped. 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Molokwu Rolland - 2019-09-25 10:25:44

 law school in Nigeria is just to make money and just over hyped. Even as undergraduates, law students seem to be too proud. the university provides theories and philosophy of law which are not even applicable in our present day practice of the law, but in law school you get to learn the practical aspect of it, especially with the compulsory externship program. 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Paul Raphael - 2019-09-25 17:51:19

Law school is not overhyped, in fact it is necessary to attend law school so as to learn more about law. Law is a profession that involves saving a human being from spending the rest of their lives in jail, law also involves defending a person reputation. So therefore there is need to go through the process of becoming a good lawyer.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Onekeneke prince - 2019-09-25 21:38:10

The law school is not overhyped and it is as important as the five years, one spend in the university. A career that that protects the civil rights of the citizens needs to be studied carefully.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-09-26 08:00:11

Well I believe that Justice medical students finish from the University and go for a one-year internship that also applies to law students who graduate as lawyers and go to law School. So I believe that that exclusive one year is very important for upcoming legal practitioners

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Dairo Idowu - 2019-09-26 19:29:15

For law student to through those period of tough time for good five years, spending just one year as a training shouldn't be a big deal to him or her. Because that is the avenue you will discharge everything you have been thought in should and there oga and ogas in this place you are going to enrole a year training to correct , score, and bring best out of you. So to me, it's important just as the normal 5years of the course.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By DOLIPOP DOLIPOP - 2019-09-27 06:16:29

Going to Law School is the best that can occur  to a law graduate cause passing through Law school implies that you are a certified Solicitor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for me it's not overhyped. 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Banigo Tamunomieokomibi Rowland - 2019-09-27 19:08:32

In my opinion, law school is not over hyped. It is very important and its importance can never be over emphasized. You get to learn things that you were never taught in the university there and they also discipline you more to teach you that law is a prestigious and noble profession so you know how to behave and speak with the tongue of a learned

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Obaji Odinakachi Mbaba - 2019-09-29 16:09:10

Ladies and gentlemen, School is the place of fantasy, the outside world is a place of reality. That one year extra is actually what we prepare you to be a real barrister. 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Light Udoyo - 2019-09-29 17:12:51

Though it may seem like it is duplication of everything taught in the five years spent in the University, l think it is proper to fulfill all righteousness. The compulsory one year law school program is good for all law students in my own opinion. Profession like pharmacy runs for 7years.. For crying out loud, these professional courses should be given an wholistic approach. 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Adjekofori Faith - 2019-09-30 18:49:49

I am of the opinion that Law school as well as other professional schools is mostly overhyped. What they have succeeded in doing is dividing what is supposed to be done simultaneously with the 5yrs spent in the university into an unnecessary special kind of school in a bid to make extra money on registration and other fees.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Anekwe Francis - 2019-10-03 19:10:37

A very good boosm friend of mine, Attempted committing sucide just because he failed hia law school exam. Something serious should be done about the law school cause,  its really causing more harmbthan good

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Ozidiah Isaac - 2019-10-03 19:56:24

Though I haven't been in law school before,but I think is necessary to have the legal education knowledge there,they will exposed your practical life, which I think makes them qualify legal practitioners.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Isaac Williams - 2019-10-04 19:02:54

Law school is cool but I think it is a little bit too over hyped. Being a lawyer, we know, isn't easy but that doesn't mean its much of a deal, normal universities can handle wanna-be lawyers too.

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Eze-Ogwa Chinecherem - 2019-10-04 22:14:08

I'm about to go next year and to me now it looks over hyped but let me go first,get the experience,balance my view then I'll know if it's truly overhyped because as of now, lol,my laziness will tell you that its overly hyped

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Abidemi john - 2019-10-04 22:14:33

I believe it is important,the real question is will the programbe practical or still thoery based. I realized most profession aside those in medicine only reley on theory (chew and pour) Which are not even applicable to real life situations. I would say you should do your finding of each campus and decide 

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Law School! Overhyped or Reality? - By Eze Somtoo Emmanuel - 2019-10-12 17:58:15

I realized most profession aside those in medicine only reley on theory (chew and pour) Which are not even applicable to real life situations. I would say you should do your finding of each campus and decide.

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