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Sokoto NBA reschedules 2024 Law Week

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Sokoto State branch says the Caliphate Law Week will now hold from April 26 to May 3, 2024.

The state chairman of the association, Barrister Nuhu Muhammad, who announced the new date, apologised to members for any inconveniences the postponement might have caused.

Muhammad pointed out that the line-up of activities for the 2024 Law Week will start with an essay writing contest among members. As announced earlier, the topic is, The legal, ethical issues and impact of artificial intelligence on the legal profession: Which way, Nigeria?

The chairman urged participating members to abide by the rules and consider the contest guidelines of referencing styles according to the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT Guidelines) in presenting their essays.

“The submission shall not exceed 25 pages, and shall be subjected to a plagiarism test and all plagiarism works shall be rejected.

“Those eligible to contest in the essay writing include lawyers of one- to eight year-post call to the Bar and, who are members of the NBA Sokoto branch.

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“The winners of the contest will be announced after the Bar and Bench forum scheduled to hold during the week, while cash prizes shall be presented to winners during the cultural and award nights,” Muhammad explained.

The cash prize for the overall winner is N100,000, the runner-up will get N70,000 and N30,000 goes to the third place winner.

Bridget Benson
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