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Amidu jabs GLC; recounts almost being ‘cheated’ by Law School

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, threw a subtle jab at the General Legal Council (GLC) during his swearing in on Friday. During his acceptance speech, he recalled the support of his Hall Tutor at Commonwealth Hall who essentially saved his law ambitions. [contextly_sidebar id=”slUrFESCOefIiJ8nrCaccnSeplTuSIWm”]Expressing his gratitude, Mr. Amidu recounted his experience with this lecturer, Professor J.N.D. Doodoo, “without whom ...

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Law students to petition Parliament, Legal Council over mass failure

Lenin Anane Adjei

The Student’s Representative Council [SRC] of the Ghana School of Law, will today [Thursday] present several petitions following the failure of over 80 percent of students in examinations taken in May 2017. Parliament and the General Legal Council will be among the recipients of the petitions according to an SRC Vice-President, Lenin Anane Adjei. [contextly_sidebar id=”HIXZMuYyXF2GckBhpJvxCvdZ216e3YtR”]”[Today] we are going to submit petitions ...

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Blame ‘stubborn’ General Legal Council for mass failure – Kofi Bentil

Kofi Bentil

Vice President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has attributed the mass failure recorded at the Ghana School of Law to the failings of the General Legal Council. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Bentil said the exam failures were “the culmination of many years of indolence and abstinence,” from the General Legal Council. [contextly_sidebar id=”35pyZszFsTHgRe5z0PlqztaOrOuBDJKn”]The Student’s Representative Council ...

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Students blame curriculum for massive law school exam failure

Some students of the Ghana School of Law are blaming the existing curriculum of the school for the massive failure in its recent examination. It is reported that more than 80% of students who wrote the examination in May 2017 failed, as only 91 out of the over 500 candidates passed. [contextly_sidebar id=”UOQTmFBxxQSRaEajXnv7GFzPYpVaWWNN”]The development comes at a time when Parliament ...

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Kofi Bentil kicks against proposed LI for law school admissions

Kofi Bentil

Vice President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has said that if the controversial Legal Profession Regulations 2017 currently before Parliament is passed, it will place a restriction on legal education in the country. The LI, which is expected to be approved in February 2018 to regulate admissions into the Ghana School of Law as well as call to ...

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Xavier Sosu sues ‘biased’ General Legal Council

Human rights lawyer, Francis Xavier-Sosu, has sued the General Legal Council over what he describes as the violation of his constitutional rights by the body. Xavier Sosu is hence seeking a declaration from the court that the actions of the GLC in their case against him, constituted a breach of the law. [contextly_sidebar id=”McqKKgHEZmDpFkFpBsZNWAjXGf6BNsqs”]He is also seeking a perpetual injunction preventing ...

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797 failed law students demand answers from Legal Council

Some law students who failed their entrance examination taken in July, are crying foul and demanding an explanation from the General Legal Council. 797 students failed the entrance exam, which was contentious, to begin with. [contextly_sidebar id=”xANGYQzbG6Ra7sHYOlSZAOuc9bGg69Hj”]Prior to the examination, the students had petitioned the Council over a ruling by the Supreme Court which declared the examination and interview requirements ...

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General Legal Council suspends ‘double agent’ lawyer

The General Legal Council (GLC) has suspended lawyer Kwasi Afrifa for 4 years. The lawyer is accused of playing a ‘double agent’ by acting as a Counsel for different individuals in a litigation over a common property. A statement issued by the GLC on Friday said lawyer Kwasi Afrifa was charged with two counts under Rule 5 (10) of the Legal Profession ...

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Our lives in danger over entrance exams suit – LLB graduates 

The leaders of the aggrieved LLB graduates who have filed for an injunction to stop the upcoming entrance exams into the Ghana Law School, have alleged that they have received anonymous calls threatening them to back down on their course. The group filed for an injunction on the entrance exams scheduled for this Friday, July 14, 2017, after the General Legal ...

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LLB Graduates file for injunction on July 14 entrance exams

A group calling itself the Concerned LLB Graduates, has run to court to seek an interlocutory injunction to stop the upcoming entrance examination and interview session for potential students seeking enrollment into the Ghana Law School. The General Legal Council (GLC) has vowed to organize the exams on July 14, 2017, and continue with the interview despite a plea from ...

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