AUN gets approval for law program
The American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, has received full approval to start law program (LL.B) from the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Council for Legal Education (CLE). The Council for Legal Education had at a full council meeting on Tuesday, June 28, ratified the decision of its Board of Studies to approve the School of Law at AUN, a statement from the school said at the weekend.
AUN’s President, Dr. Margee Ensign, who expressed delight over the approval, said AUN, being the Africa’s first “Development University,” would bring an innovative and important dimension to legal education in Nigeria.
“Modelled on the American liberal arts tradition of a broad education and critical thinking, the AUN’s law courses reinforce the development philosophy of AUN and will be enriched by the university’s extensive international faculty,” she said.
The law curriculum embraces humanitarian studies, gender, alternative dispute resolution, environmental law, HIV and the Law, Gender and Development, Energy and Natural Resources Law, and Technology and the Law, among its novel courses that distinguish AUN’s unique approach to legal education.