A BRIEF PROFILE OF THE NSUK LAW CLINIC
The NSUK Law Clinic, Faculty of Law Nasarawa State University, Keffi was established in January, 2012. NSUKLaw Clinic
The clinic serves in to introduce Clinical Legal Education Method into the curriculum of the NSUKLAW with a focus on training students to acquire the requisite skills and values to become competent lawyers. It also serves to facilitate access to justice for indigent and under-served members of the community who are not able to employ the services of a legal practitioner.
Services rendered by the clinic include:
- Human Rights Education;
- Community awareness;
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR);
- Freedom of Information;
- Prison Pre-trial Detention Services; and
- Child Rights
The activities and programmes of clinic are supported by the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria with financial assistance from Open Society Institute and the British Council’s Department for International Development (DFID). Students are supervised and monitored by qualified legal practitioners.
The Clinic started with fourteen (14) students in 2012 and currently there are fourty-two (42) students/clinicians in all.
The law clinic experience, promotes self-development, skills and a culture of community service amongst law students who work on real cases under supervision to find solutions thus applying the knowledge to promote access to justice and legal aid to indigent and underserved members of the community.