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Nigerian Legal Methods

Editor(s): C. C. Ohuruogu, O. T. Umahi

Book Description

This text is a collection of writings on assigned topics by some scholars and lecturers in the Faculty of Law at Benson Idahosa University and those invited from outside the university. The idea to write a text for use in the study of legal methods for law students was borne out of the desire to present a range of updated material in this area of study. The focus of this text is Nigeria. The book is written in simple, easy-to-understand language, and meant essentially for law students in the first year of the five year course in Law, as structured by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Nevertheless, persons who are in need of information or education on different aspects of the Nigerian legal process will also find aspects of the text useful. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, which is reflected in their styles of presentation. However, each has endeavoured to present the assigned topic in such a form as to enhance comprehension by the primary beneficiaries. The inclusion of chapters on advocacy and mooting skills, as well as examination skills and strategies, makes this text unique, and allows it to offer more detailed analysis than existing texts in Nigeria provide.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5126-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5126-4
Date of Publication: 01/10/2013
Pages / Size: 250 / A5
Price: £44.99


Chijioke C. Ohuruogu is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. An alumnus of the Universities of Ife and Lagos, he received a Certificate of Honour from Xiamen Academy of International Law, China, in 2009, and has served as a Teaching Fellow and Human Rights Scholar at the Human Rights Institute, Columbia University, USA. His teaching and research interests include public international law and its branches, particularly international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, refugee law, transitional justice, alternative dispute resolution, maritime law and constitutional law.

Okechukwu Timothy Umahi, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Law and the Head of the Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law at Benson Idahosa University. His teaching experience covers intellectual property law, information communication technology law, commercial law, legal research and methodology, tort law, contract law, legal methods and English legal systems. His research is interested in the impact of intellectual property law on access to drugs, healthcare, innovation and developing countries, and financial regulations for developing economies.