Aside

To celebrate five awesome years as students at the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, a team of four finalists decided to work on an intellectual project.

The intellectual project brought together budding lawyers-in-equity, cutting across the various levels of the Faculty with each contributor challenging the status quo and expanding the frontiers of law.

The most unique thing is that, the project remains the first of its kind- strictly a student initiative- with the Foreword written by an alumnus of the Faculty(Mr. Adejorin Abiona) and another alumnus( Mr. Fadipe Sunday) contributed an article to this publication.

Ladies, gentlemen and gentlemen-in-skirts, permit us to present to you: VENIMUS 2017: SELECTED LEGAL COMMENTARIES.

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VENIMUS 2017 SELECTED LEGAL COMMENTARIES

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FINALISTS’ INITIATIVE 2017

 

CALL FOR ARTICLES

Our five years is almost over and indeed we are almost lawyers. We are a team of four finalists of the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan. We have decided to give a little something back to the Faculty.

It is the first ever of its kind! We hope it would be the first of many. It is a publication of students, by students and for students!

We are inviting you to be a part of history and this legacy. The title of the publication is: VENIMUS 2017: Selected Legal Commentaries

ELIGIBILITY

All Law Students of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan.

TOPICS

Recent Legal Issues in Nigeria and the World.

AREAS OF LAW:

The topic must cover at least one of these areas of law

  1. International Human Rights Law
  2. Tax
  3. Constitutional Law
  4. Criminal Law
  5. International Humanitarian Law

 

SELECTION

Only twenty articles would be selected for the publication. Compliance with the instructions would be taken into consideration.

STYLE

  • Abstract is compulsory (in italics). Between 100-150 words
  • Main Article- 1,500 words- 2000 words. Excluding footnotes
  • Footnotes must be in UI style. So as to assist those who have no idea of the UI Referencing style, the format has been provided for and is included at the end of this document.
  • Times New Roman 12
  • Spacing- 1.5

SUBMISSION

Two copies must be submitted. One in pdf and the other in doc(words). The two must be sent as attachments to the email address provided. Name and Level must also be included. One entry by contributor. Contributors should avoid plagiarism please and the article to be submitted must not have been previously published. Please take note!

Submission should be made to: venimus2017@gmail.com

DEADLINE

October 10, 2017.

 

For further enquiries:

Oluwaseun (500l)-08130158024

Fisayo (500L)-08177006861

Mujib (500L)-07031085118

Iyinoluwa(500L)-08063480331

 

Referencing Style

JOURNAL

  • Format

Name of Writer. (Year). Title of Article. Name of Journal, No. Vol: page(s).

  • Examples
  1. Petreski, M. (2015). The International Law and the Use of Force by the States. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 2.
  2. Rene, V. (2003). The Use of Force in the Modern World: Recent Developments and Legal Regulation of the Use of Force. Baltic Defence Review, 10.2:27-44.

ONLINE ARTICLE

  • Example

Lacewing, M. Just War Theory. Retrieved August 25, 2016 from http://documents.routledge-interactive.s3.amazonaws.com/9781138793934/A2/Political/JustWarTheory.pdf

TEXT

  • Format

Author. (Year). Title of Text(ed.). Place of Publication: Publisher, Page

  • Examples

Shaw, M.N. (2008). International Law (6th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 1119.

Heywood, A. (2011). Global Politics. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 254.

I AM A LAW STUDENT, I CAN’T KEEP CALM

What happened to asking straightforward questions like, ‘What is Tort? What are the elements of defamation?’
Honestly, life will definitely be easier for everyone if we have questions like, ‘What is mandamus?’

Do our questions really have to come in stories and comprehension passages? I mean, what kind of story needs authorities? It hurts my well manicured fingers(abi nails) to hold the pen for 3 hours trying to write what I was taught in about thirteen weeks. Honestly, this is   unfair and I am sure it is against some principle of natural justice (I still don’t know which one though, still searching…).

There is also that very thing called ‘cases’. Those story like questions require cases. The cases are like the spice of the dish, so you have to keep alternating between a red pen and your normal pen(at least it makes the booklet colourful). In my own opinion, some people are just out to oppress poor souls like me, their whole booklet is full of red ink and I have to ask myself if they are giving their own judgment because a look into my own booklet that barely have three lines of red ink in a page is depressing(don’t you dare ask how I get to see someone else’s booklet in the exam, I can’t explain…it just happens).

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Why can’t we just answer our comprehension passages without citing any case? I mean does evey principle have to have a case. We are forced to remember names of some persons who by themselves got into trouble (well, some are victims of circumstances sha). It is annoying that someone went to court just because she found a decaying snail in her bottle of beer and made that our own problem. She could have stayed at home or something instead of giving us extra stuffs to read(Some of us were not even born when she decided to drink that beer). I am still searching for Donoghue or is it Stevenson. Do they know how many times I saw dead rats in my sachet of water?(please, don’t even say anything or ask how). I just grab a bottle of Alomo bitters and I am fine.

What is wrong with these people? What has happened to the good Spirit of Forgiveness?
If everyone could just be like me, then there will be no cases to cite.

Honestly, it is not easy being a Law Student…Lord Denning had to die leaving lots of ratio,dictum and dissenting judgements for simple minds like us to struggle with. I am not beefing the guy or something but honestly he left lots of those stuffs behind.

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Oh! I almost forgot those law makers that can’t write in simple and straight English. They keep writing, ‘wherefore herein the proceeding subject to the , otherwise nature whilst the subject matter…'(well, I don’t know if that is even a section in any enactment). I can’t blame them, it is copy and paste they do ‘upandan’.

I really would love to write more on my grievances as a Law student but then I just suddenly remember I have to read Law of Evidence ( if only people can be truthful, there wouldn’t have been need for this course).

Enjoy your day Legal Penguins(Penguins? Really? Who even started this Penguin thing? So we are now animals abi?) !!!