The College of Law, Caleb University, Lagos, is collaborating with the Public Interest Lawyering Initiative for West Africa (PILIWA) to groom its students in the act of public interest lawyering.

As part of the grooming process PILIWA will facilitate the process to ensure that the students will have field experience that will broaden their horizon and encourage them to render free services to communities upon completion.

“We hope they will be able to imbibe that culture when they leave the university,” the South-south Coordinator of PILIWA Nigeria, Mr. Courage Nsirimovu, said.

According to him, the knowledge of public interest lawyering would enable the students upon graduation to stand up for social rights, especially for indigent and disadvantaged people who cannot stand up for their rights.

Mr. Courage Nsirimovu was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the signing of a linkage agreement between the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), to equip students at the university with multiple disciplines, and make them future-ready upon graduation.

In addition to the dual qualifications for students at the university, the linkage would enable members of the institute to mentor them to know the practical aspects of what they are taught in school.