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renunciation of cultism) or incidence not of a serious nature or occurred a long time ago or a result of genuine mistake or oversight, etc.10

Nothing underscores excellence in legal education than working towards having a crop of Lawyers and a legal profession that have the respect and confidence of the clients, and the public in attending to their needs and ends of justice either as an individual or the community.  

The main challenge and issues before legal education providers for the attainment of the aims of legal education as discussed rest in part on the modality of achieving these objectives.  How will it be achieved in terms of programs and teaching resources?

Programmes and Academic Standards

Until of recent, the National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited only the programmes of universities whereas the Council of Legal Education (CLE) assesses both the programme and facilities.

The competence level attainable by students is a factor of many variables, critical among which is the scope and diversity of the curriculum menu on offering in the Law faculty.

Similarly, career choices by students are profoundly affected by the diversity and richness of the programme menu of the Law faculty, counseling received in School, and nature of the market where students will be employed.

In Nigeria, the available course offerings in Law faculties and their number are largely uniform with only minor variations across universities.  On average, the number of course offerings in the entire faculty of Law are 40. This sharply contrasts to the USA where as at 2002, the average number of course offerings in senior

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