Qualifying as a lawyer in Ghana or Nigeria


Guys no need to argue, i have been to the Law School in Abuja and i have met the Head of Admission one on one. The truth is that i the LPC is accepted but you need to show evidence that you have all the core subjects because of this you need to attach you LB degree or CPE/GDL with ur application. Obviously u must av done one of the Course before your LPC/BPTC. If you av a distancelearning LLB you will be told to do a remedial course in aNigerian University. So the guy is right LPC/BPTC is accepted but it is contingent upon you showing that you av taken all the core subjects (JD or LLB or GDL)
Guys no need to argue, i have been to the Law School in Abuja and i have met the Head of Admission one on one. The truth is that i the LPC is accepted but you need to show evidence that you have all the core subjects because of this you need to attach you LB degree or CPE/GDL with ur application. Obviously u must av done one of the Course before your LPC/BPTC. If you av a distancelearning LLB you will be told to do a remedial course in aNigerian University. So the guy is right LPC/BPTC is accepted but it is contingent upon you showing that you av taken all the core subjects (JD or LLB or GDL)
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"Is open to" not "counts towards NLS Bar exams or admission in Nigeria". Na wah for waec!!! If you like, go and do just LPC or BVC and hope to be admitted into NLS on its own merit. You have to have LLB which has been studied full-time (and not 1 year as you wish to study)...and then it is understandable that some LPC courses may count with regards to the remedial courses....I repeat...remedial courses...(the ones you pay 50k each to study). There are no short cuts. They will not admit you without an LLB or JD (for US students). LPC/BVC will not save you. As for having LPC but not doing your LLB, you are hoping on a wing and a prayer to get accepted. I suggest you go to NLS website and start your research from the beginning cos your IBA is giving you wrong information. Afterall, you want to attend NLS so go to their website and find out their requirement. Shikena!!!!

And is it impossible to attain all required courses through LPC. You only get a choice of so many electives and from experience you can't do both commercial and criminal evidence as it naturally clashes. The truth is to avoid any wahala just go and do LLB so you get all or 95% of your subjects.
"Is open to" not "counts towards NLS Bar exams or admission in Nigeria". Na wah for waec!!! If you like, go and do just LPC or BVC and hope to be admitted into NLS on its own merit. You have to have LLB which has been studied full-time (and not 1 year as you wish to study)...and then it is understandable that some LPC courses may count with regards to the remedial courses....I repeat...remedial courses...(the ones you pay 50k each to study). There are no short cuts. They will not admit you without an LLB or JD (for US students). LPC/BVC will not save you. As for having LPC but not doing your LLB, you are hoping on a wing and a prayer to get accepted. I suggest you go to NLS website and start your research from the beginning cos your IBA is giving you wrong information. Afterall, you want to attend NLS so go to their website and find out their requirement. Shikena!!!!

And is it impossible to attain all required courses through LPC. You only get a choice of so many electives and from experience you can't do both commercial and criminal evidence as it naturally clashes. The truth is to avoid any wahala just go and do LLB so you get all or 95% of your subjects.
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Jazcom
"If you like, go and do just LPC or BVC and hope to be admitted into NLS on its own merit.......You have to have LLB which has been studied full-time (and not 1 year as you wish to study)...I suggest you go to NLS website and start your research from the beginning cos your IBA is giving you wrong information. Afterall, you want to attend NLS so go to their website and find out their requirement. Shikena!!!!"

From my "waec" understanding, in England you are admitted to do LPC after passing the PDL (which is open to non-Law graduates who wish to fast-track their training to qualify as lawyers there). Again "full-time" as opposed to "part-time" means study done without holding on to a job. It does not mean "full-term" as you implied above. Also if you look carefully at my original posting you will see where I said I had already browsed the NLS website and these answers were nt there. There would have been no need coming to this site if I had seen the answers. I would suggest you calm down and study my query very well and help if you can and if not just ignore it and let others who understand and know better help please. It does not call for getting agitated and throwing insults.
"If you like, go and do just LPC or BVC and hope to be admitted into NLS on its own merit.......You have to have LLB which has been studied full-time (and not 1 year as you wish to study)...I suggest you go to NLS website and start your research from the beginning cos your IBA is giving you wrong information. Afterall, you want to attend NLS so go to their website and find out their requirement. Shikena!!!!"

From my "waec" understanding, in England you are admitted to do LPC after passing the PDL (which is open to non-Law graduates who wish to fast-track their training to qualify as lawyers there). Again "full-time" as opposed to "part-time" means study done without holding on to a job. It does not mean "full-term" as you implied above. Also if you look carefully at my original posting you will see where I said I had already browsed the NLS website and these answers were nt there. There would have been no need coming to this site if I had seen the answers. I would suggest you calm down and study my query very well and help if you can and if not just ignore it and let others who understand and know better help please. It does not call for getting agitated and throwing insults.
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Seriously...
You are there picking out specific words, reading them out of context and concluding that I am insulting you. Na wah for waec is an expression! No one said you have waec understanding. And I said full-time and I mean full-time. I did not imply full-term as you have selectively picked out. I don't think you need my help as you clearly seem to know more than most, me anyways, so I'm gonna leave other willing souls, wherever they are, to do the helping. Ike gi agwula m!!!
Seriously...
You are there picking out specific words, reading them out of context and concluding that I am insulting you. Na wah for waec is an expression! No one said you have waec understanding. And I said full-time and I mean full-time. I did not imply full-term as you have selectively picked out. I don't think you need my help as you clearly seem to know more than most, me anyways, so I'm gonna leave other willing souls, wherever they are, to do the helping. Ike gi agwula m!!!
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Jazcom
It does look like no one out there has answers for my queries yet. Well am glad to announce my efforts have paid off. Through tedious efforts I can confirm that the 1 year LLB degree obtained after passing the GDL plus extra credit hours is not a Qualifying Law Degree. Thus it can not be accepted by professional bodies in England as satisfying the academic stage of training. The answer was found tucked somewhere on the University of Exeter website. Since it is not accepted as a QLD in England and Wales it certainly won't be accepted as such in Nigeria. Thanks for your interest.
It does look like no one out there has answers for my queries yet. Well am glad to announce my efforts have paid off. Through tedious efforts I can confirm that the 1 year LLB degree obtained after passing the GDL plus extra credit hours is not a Qualifying Law Degree. Thus it can not be accepted by professional bodies in England as satisfying the academic stage of training. The answer was found tucked somewhere on the University of Exeter website. Since it is not accepted as a QLD in England and Wales it certainly won't be accepted as such in Nigeria. Thanks for your interest.
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Hello I received my bachelors degree in the U.S and wanted to become a lawyer in Ghana. I tried emailing the University of Ghana Law School multiple times but havent gotten any feedback. Does anyone know what steps one has to take in order to practice in Ghana? Also it would be very helpful if any can disclose any financial aid information while applying from an international point of view. Really appreciate it.
Hello I received my bachelors degree in the U.S and wanted to become a lawyer in Ghana. I tried emailing the University of Ghana Law School multiple times but havent gotten any feedback. Does anyone know what steps one has to take in order to practice in Ghana? Also it would be very helpful if any can disclose any financial aid information while applying from an international point of view. Really appreciate it.
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eva94
Hello, I am qualified as a lawyer in France (Civil law system) and I did a 6 months internship in a law firm in Ghana. Now, I would like to know how I can be qualified to practise in Ghana. Would it be possible after attending an LLM in Ghana?
Hello, I am qualified as a lawyer in France (Civil law system) and I did a 6 months internship in a law firm in Ghana. Now, I would like to know how I can be qualified to practise in Ghana. Would it be possible after attending an LLM in Ghana?
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Guys no need to argue, i have been to the Law School in Abuja and i have met the Head of Admission one on one. The truth is that i the LPC is accepted but you need to show evidence that you have all the core subjects because of this you need to attach you LB degree or CPE/GDL with ur application. Obviously u must av done one of the Course before your LPC/BPTC. If you av a distancelearning LLB you will be told to do a remedial course in aNigerian University. So the guy is right LPC/BPTC is accepted but it is contingent upon you showing that you av taken all the core subjects (JD or LLB or GDL)
[quote]Guys no need to argue, i have been to the Law School in Abuja and i have met the Head of Admission one on one. The truth is that i the LPC is accepted but you need to show evidence that you have all the core subjects because of this you need to attach you LB degree or CPE/GDL with ur application. Obviously u must av done one of the Course before your LPC/BPTC. If you av a distancelearning LLB you will be told to do a remedial course in aNigerian University. So the guy is right LPC/BPTC is accepted but it is contingent upon you showing that you av taken all the core subjects (JD or LLB or GDL)[/quote]
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I am interested in qualifying as a lawyer in Ghana or Nigeria. Can anybody advise me on the process or where I could find out? I am afraid I have no knowledge on this and I don't even know if the profession is split between solicitor and barrister as in England or not? I would like to know if their is a bar exam and if you also have to do a training contract or pupillge? Also is the CPE from an English University recognised and is are the LPC and/or BVC from England recognised? I appreciate I am ignorant on this so would be grateful for some help.


If I may ask, are you already called to any bar?
[quote]I am interested in qualifying as a lawyer in Ghana or Nigeria. Can anybody advise me on the process or where I could find out? I am afraid I have no knowledge on this and I don't even know if the profession is split between solicitor and barrister as in England or not? I would like to know if their is a bar exam and if you also have to do a training contract or pupillge? Also is the CPE from an English University recognised and is are the LPC and/or BVC from England recognised? I appreciate I am ignorant on this so would be grateful for some help.[/quote]

If I may ask, are you already called to any bar?
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Wilhay
In case anyone is trying to apply to become a lawyer in Ghana, just some information. Please note that the requirements, eligibility and process has changed yearly, so your best bet is to physically visit the law school either yourself or have a contact do that for the most up to date info ( and even that may be flawed information - warning ). Even better, is to connect with a current LLB student or Ghana School of Law student on social media and ask them. I know, long ting, but trust me thats the best thing to do.
In case anyone is trying to apply to become a lawyer in Ghana, just some information. Please note that the requirements, eligibility and process has changed yearly, so your best bet is to physically visit the law school either yourself or have a contact do that for the most up to date info ( and even that may be flawed information - warning ). Even better, is to connect with a current LLB student or Ghana School of Law student on social media and ask them. I know, long ting, but trust me thats the best thing to do.

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FisayoB
Hello everyone,

Does anyone know the fees for the post call law course at the Ghana Law School designed for lawyers who have qualified in other jurisdictions? I have seen some figures online ranging from 2000USD to 3000 Pounds. Can anyone please shed light on this?

Thank you.
Hello everyone,

Does anyone know the fees for the post call law course at the Ghana Law School designed for lawyers who have qualified in other jurisdictions? I have seen some figures online ranging from 2000USD to 3000 Pounds. Can anyone please shed light on this?

Thank you.
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chicken so...
Did you look on the school's website?
Did you look on the school's website?
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