AUN gets ap­proval for law pro­gram

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

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.

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