Unilorin Student Wins International Bar Association Contest

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Famuyiwa Olushola, a 300-level law student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in Kwara state, has won the maiden edition of the International Bar Association (IBA) vlogging competition. The contest was titled: “COVID-19 and the Law.”

Anna Toth, the divisions administrative assistant at IBA headquarters in London, United Kingdom, in a letter to Olushola, announced that she emerged winner in the law student category of the contest.

“IBA introduced the first-ever vlogging competition for young lawyers and law students, looking for their input, thoughts and opinions on COVID-19 and the law,” the bulletin read.

“It received many impressive videos from all over the world which were all assessed based on topic, quality and professionalism”.

The letter addressed to Olushola and dated July 28, 2020, outlined the details of the award to include two years’ free student membership with the IBA, waived registration for either the Law Student Conference or a Young Lawyer Training Day, taking place in 2021.

Others include round trip economy airfare to attend the selected event and accommodation at the conference hotel for the selected event.

In her reaction, Olushola expressed happiness over the award, describing it as a great impetus for her to work harder towards making a great career in the legal profession after her graduation and call to bar.

This appears to be such a great achievement for the school and also a means of encouraging the students to be more approved in what they do and study. Opportunities like this cannot be overemphasized.

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