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University of Law UK engages law and business organizations in Ghana

BY: Kweku Zurek
University of Law UK engages law and business organizations

The University of Law, a for-profit private university in the United Kingdom (UK), has held a networking event for the business and law fraternity in Ghana as part of its plan to provide professional and post-graduate legal education to Ghanaian students.

The event saw the Regional Director, Africa, of the Global University Systems (GUS) representing the University of Law, Mercy Akanimo run a brief presentation on the University and the wide range of opportunities available to lawyers as well as non-lawyers.

She spoke about the university’s history spanning over a hundred years and has trained over 80,000 alumni.

The event which was put together by Ms Akanimo in Accra saw top business executives, lawyers as well as managing partners of many Law firms in Ghana in attendance.

She spoke about the university as an avenue for students to further their academic pursuits in law and business.

Some representatives of the institution who interacted with the media reiterated the need to further affirm Ghana’s cause to broaden legal education thus making the study of law attractive to all.

Addressing the legal stakeholders and students, Ms Akanimo revealed the potential opportunities available for students admitted into the University.

Also speaking at the event, a professor at the University of Professional Studies Goski Alabi revealed that her daughter is currently a student of the University of Law and has garnered scores of experiences and guidance to fit the working space.

“I think the University of Law is a great school, it has the background experience and the resources and social network that it takes to prepare students for the world of work. My daughter is a student here and the kind of experience and guidance that she has gotten in a very short while is phenomenal” she told the media.

The University of Law founded in 1962 as the College of Law of England and Wales is a for-profit private university in the United Kingdom, providing law degrees, specialist legal training and continuing professional development courses for British barristers and solicitors. It serves as an avenue for students to further their academic pursuits in law and business.