The 21st batch of first-year students admitted to pursue a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been inducted into the Faculty of Law.
The induction ceremony will enable them to officially hold themselves as students and begin academic studies toward achieving a bachelor’s degree in law.
The induction ceremony is in the 20th year after the first batch of students was accepted to the faculty of Law, KNUST.
The ceremony is to emphasize the importance of the duty that come with the pursuit of legal education and the law profession.
Acting Dean of Students for the Faculty of Law, Dr. Chris Adomako-Kwakye, stated that KNUST is deliberate in providing a practical environment for the development of its students of law.
He entreated students to take up studies as their utmost priority.
“The KNUST Faculty of Law is a thriving organisation in a time when the legal profession is undergoing significant change, and there is genuine uncertainty about what lawyers’ careers will look like in ten or twenty years, especially in light of how to reform professional legal education and certain aspects of the regulation of the legal profession.
“For law students to thrive, adapt, and lead in this brave new world, they must have the ideal combination of abilities, the best foundational education, and practical training.
The KNUST Faculty of Law takes deliberate, strategic action in response to this dynamic environment. Always keep in mind that studies come first. Utilize all the resources available to you. Everyone has the potential to achieve,” he said.
Professor Marfo implored inductees to be wary of how they use phones and the internet in their academic life.
“Unfortunately in our course of being digital, we end up messing up. Whilst being disciplined towards becoming a lawyer, one thing that might end your beautiful career is how you are going to use your phone and how someone will use their phones on you. You need to be careful. Especially with the usage of social media and your female counterparts,” he said.
The faculty has chalked some successes in recent times, with four out of twenty-one newly appointed justices of the high court of Judicature being alumni.
The faculty is the reigning champion of the 2022 Christof Heyns All Africa Human Rights Moot Tournament.
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