Why You Should Download WHITE & BLACK COMPENDIUM OF LEGAL THOUGHTS
After five insightful years as students at the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, a team of finalists of the 2017/2018 have come up with an intellectual project titled WHITE & BLACK COMPENDIUM OF LEGAL THOUGHTS.
The black and white idea is one that was born out of the understanding that to fully appreciate law, it must be done
from a position of balance.
This balance comes from knowing that as students the knowledge of law is not restricted to only lecture modules and school curricula but is found in snippets of random legal arguments; between
students and lecturers few minutes before the class ends or between students arguing outside the four-walls of their classrooms.
The papers in this compilation are a documentation of our discussions and thoughts as students in the study of law,
on the interplay between law and society.
They are proof of the fact that just as law can guide our thoughts, they can also bend to our thoughts; law is black and white. – Editorial Note
The editors of this compendium are a team of eight young brilliant scholars with very fertile imaginations, who at the time of publication are final year students in the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
The legal thoughts in the compendium are on diverse areas of law spanning public, private, commercial and international law covering specific topics including criminal law, family law, human rights and law of evidence.
The contributions also include
some knotty and controversial areas in the law. Thoughts on supernaturally
perpetrated offences and the proscription of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group fall under this.
The legal thoughts on emerging areas in law, such as the writings on artificial intelligence, digital currencies, space law, humanitarian law and patent law, further enrich the discourse in ―Black & White.
These make the publication very topical, relevant and interesting.
The focus of the authors in the compendium is the thoughts of law students on the
interplay between law and society.
The compendium attests to the fact that students of law acquire knowledge of the law not only from ―lecture modules and school curricula but also from ―snippets of random legal arguments; between students and lecturers or ―between students arguing outside the four-walls of their classrooms.
‘‘The sixteen legal thoughts in the compendium from diverse jurisdictions of the world are masterpieces, indispensable and of inestimable value to all cadres of persons in the legal profession, be it academia, practice or judiciary.
Policy makers, human right activists, the police, sanitation agencies and many others will benefit immensely from this compendium. The choice of the contributors in the compendium from different zones in Nigeria and other selected countries makes the publication relevant to a wide range of readers.
The young legal minds have done justice to the individual topics discussed. ‗‗
Black & White: A Compendium of Legal Thoughts‘‘ is a great piece of work that I have no hesitation in strongly recommending to all and sundry.
Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose (FCIArb)
University of Ibadan