How I was able to Easily Memorise Legal Authorities for Bar Finals

memorise authorities for bar finals

As of the beginning of third term, I had never drafted a full charge sheet, either in class or during my personal reading.

I simply didn’t grasp the concept very well and it all just seemed confusing.

Nonetheless, by exam time, I was fully up to speed and I’m quite certain that my criminal law result is likely to be one of my highest. Read More…

The Complete Guide to Relevant Facts under the Law of Evidence

Relevant Facts

Two kinds of fact are very important in the Law of Evidence. They are facts in issue and relevant facts. The concept of facts in issue has been dealt with in a previous post. However, it is necessary to bring it up here again because it has a very interesting relationship with relevant facts.

Think of the relationship between facts in issue and relevant facts as that which exists between baking a plain cake and baking a chocolate cake. Yeah. This sounds weird. But stay with me. Read More…

Facts in Issue: What it Means in the Law of Evidence

Facts in issue

Facts, and in consequence facts in issue, are the flour with which the dough of evidence is made.

Everything is a fact, whether it exists alone or along with other things. In the contemplation of the law, particularly the Nigerian Evidence Act (s. 258), it includes a state of things, the relationship between things and even any mental condition that any person is aware of. Read More…

6 Great Legal Marketing Lessons For Your Law Firm

Legal Marketing

Do you know the difference between a successful attorney and the one who is struggling for triumph? It’s not necessarily their positive track record, extensive experience, or knowledge of the law. Most often, it’s the ability of the attorney to utlise legal marketing to inform potential clients of his/her services. Read More…

Primary Sources of Nigerian Law: Everything you need to Know

To the average Nigerian on the street, the Constitution is the law. Whatsoever is in the Constitution is the law of the land that everybody must obey. If you are just starting out as a law student, your opinion would most likely be more informed than the ordinary man on the streets. You might think that the law is just statutes enacted by the legislature.

Both positions are correct but Read More…