The Role of Technology in the Advancement of Legal Education and Practice in Nigeria’

Ifeoluwa, A. Olubiyi and Ayobami, J.Olaniyan and Ngozi, Odiaka (2015) The Role of Technology in the Advancement of Legal Education and Practice in Nigeria’. In: Nigeria Association of Law Teachers Conference, 01 June to 05 June 2015, Afe Babalola University, Ado - Ekiti. (Unpublished)

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Technology has revolutionized the way, ease, speed and time with which we conduct our activities. Business transactions are conducted faster, learning and teaching are richer, and generally the legal profession is better positioned. The legal profession is known for its conservatism and traditionalism which many believe must be preserved in order to maintain the prestige of the profession. However, technological advancement may have put a strain on this ideology. The wave of technological advancement and globalization which has swept through various aspects of the society has not left the profession in its path. Technology including Information and Communication Technology (ICT) now plays a quintessential role in legal practice and education. It is becoming increasingly clear in Nigeria as well as a reality that technology is a prerequisite for effective and efficient legal education and practice. This paper examines the important role technology plays in legal education and practice in the 21st century. Focus is placed on how much technology has impacted legal education and practice in Nigeria. The challenges faced in the application of technology in these areas are quite colossal. Despite this, it is important for the legal profession to forge ahead in overcoming these challenges as the application of technology is not only the global trend but also the way forward.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology, Legal Education, Legal Practice, ICT.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:25
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 15:21

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