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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Let me start by saying:
Happy Sunday
Happy New Month
Happy Independence Day Nigerians!

It has been a while since I tried anything in the Poetry department but in the spirit of everything that October 1, 2017 represents, I decided to put something on my scroll!

Also, I am a great lover of the Olympian gods after reading the five stories of Percy Jackson and the Olympian gods. I have read each of the stories at least six times. So I decided to henceforth spice up my poems with tidbits of their stories. Someone once asked me for my style of writing and I replied- SIMPLICITY!

So, whether you love poems or not…you will love this because it is simple to understand.



The one thing that keeps us together
When everything else seems to have failed
When the actions and inactions
Of many are trying to break us
Lies in a box
It is a fluttering frail thing
It keeps urging us to go on
It is what makes us want to start a new day
Even after hearing that the Typhon is stirring
Or when it seems that the dark clouds of uncertainty is hovering
Hovering like a sword of Damocles
This fluttering frail little thing has been our strength

Some have opened the box where it lies in and let it out
But many have refused to open it
These days we can feel the box getting cold and the fluttering frail little thing getting colder.
But we must not give up on it
So that the past efforts of our heroes and present efforts of our patriots
Shall not be in vain.

So, let us give our boxes to Hestia
The goddess of hearth
For it is here that it shall find warmth
And the warmth shall keep us going
Let us not be tempted to open our Pandora’s box
For in it lies HOPE- the fluttering frail little thing that keeps humanity going!




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


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


Recent Legal Issues in Nigeria and the World.


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



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


  • 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


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:


October 10, 2017.


For further enquiries:

Oluwaseun (500l)-08130158024

Fisayo (500L)-08177006861

Mujib (500L)-07031085118



Referencing Style


  • 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.


  • Example

Lacewing, M. Just War Theory. Retrieved August 25, 2016 from


  • 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.