Since in large measure, legal research will be conducted by lawyers in practice, it is only appropriate that students gain the requisite experience and skills in during their education and training in the university and vocational Law School. Moreover, cybercrimes can better be understood and learnt through the IT, being the mechanism through which it is committed, as well as electronically generated evidence.
Video Conferencing - Holds a lot of promise in teaching and research, especially for the injection of international and comparative flavor in the curricula as it will enable guest speakers from long distances share resources. It could as it were, create a global classroom for students from several institutions to participate in the same course, through bilateral and multilateral arrangements.
Perhaps this facility holds even more promise for students and academics in developing countries to share resources with their colleagues in better endowed regions without having to travel and facilitate better understanding of the various legal models and standards which exist elsewhere.
Of course, the big if in the deployment of ICT for learning and teaching is the financial and technical resources needed to deploy and maintain them. Apart from the issues of commitment, financial handicaps may be the reason why only a few university law faculties and the Nigerian Law School at the moment have limited IT infrastructure, while usage is still at the level of only provision of one or two data bases typically, LEXISNESIS or Westlaw or Hine on-Line , and almost wholly for information gathering.
But as focus is made on acquisition of IT, it is important that it is not used unthinkingly so that the facilities do not detract students from learning. Technology is infact an aid to the