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Essay Competition 2014 In Nigeria Newspapers


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Download the 2013 Winning Essay by Chima Frankline Madu, Law Student Clinician, University of Abuja Law Clinic 

ESSAY TITLE:- Justice Education through law school clinics: a student's experience



The competition is open to students and graduates of university-based law clinics in Africa. Eligible graduates are those who obtained Bachelor of Laws within the past 2 years at deadline for submission of essays.



Up to two best scholarly essays determined by independent and distinguished judges shall be chosen andwinners awarded a price of $500 each. The winning essays shall be published in the African Journal of Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice 2013 Edition. 



1. Essays must reach NULAI Nigeria by the 24th hour on 31 March 2013. Essays should be sent as Microsoft word email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2. Entries must comply with author's guidelines for submission of articles to the African Journal of ClinicalLegal Education and Access to Justice. See for Journal Guidelines

3. Proof of eligibility must be submitted with the essay. Download Eligibility form.

4. Entries must be original, unpublished work. The essay must be the work of the submitting student. Allreferences and quotations from other papers must be cited. Any form of plagiarism will disqualify an entry.NULAI Nigeria retains publishing rights on winning essays.


In its determination to contribute to the development of education and instil the habit of reading  among students in Rivers State, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Green Leaf Foundation says arrangement has been concluded for the hosting of the 2017 edition of Group Captain John Ibiwari Ben-Kalio (rtd) Essay Competition.
In a statement signed by Mr. Jaja Manasseh on behalf of the foundation, the body said this year’s competition which is the 12th edition of the programme will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Community Secondary School, Kalio-Ama in Okrika Local Government Area of the state.
The statement further stated that the competition is open to only students from Okirika and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Areas, adding that the competition was geared towards assisting the less-privileged in both LGAs to further their education.
According to the statement, the competition which started in 2005 has 23 secondary schools participating in the competition while 490 had already participated so far, whereas 175 students had so far received scholarship awards from the organisation.
The statement, however, urged participating students to take note of the date and come to the venue of the competition with their registration forms.