President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Nigerian Law School for its contribution to the growth of the country’s legal education and judicial system.
The President gave the commendation in an address to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the school in Bwari, FCT.
President Jonathan, who was represented by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, said the theme of the lecture entitled, Legal Education and National Development, is apt in view of the role lawyers play in nation building.
He said the history of Nigeria as a nation is written based on the important contributions lawyers have made in the development of the constitution and administration of justice.
The President acknowledged the transformation of the law school from a single building in Lagos to a national institution consisting six campuses as remarkable feat.
President Jonathan, who expressed joy to know that the school has produced seventy thousand lawyers since its inception, which has helped in strengthening the nation’s judicial sector, described as disturbing, the increasing incidence of unethical conduct in the legal profession.
He stressed the need for the institution to place greater emphasis on inculcating ethical values in the legal education curriculum, to promote good morals in line with international best practices.