Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Nulai-Nigeria Law Clinics Essay Writing Competition open to Law Graduates and Undergraduates of University-based law clinics in Africa. The essay title for 2013 is  “Justice Education through law school clinics: a student’s experience”
Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria was established in 2003 as a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization committed to promoting clinical legal education, legal education reform, legal aid and access to justice in Nigeria and the development of future public interest lawyers. Clinical Legal Education (CLE) is the use of any kind of experiential, practical or active training for legal professionals to impact such skills as the ability to solve legal problems.
Worth of Awards 

  • Up to two best scholarly essays determined by independent and distinguished judges shall be chosen and winners awarded a price of $500 each.
  • The winning essays shall be published in the African Journal of Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice 2013 Edition.


  • The competition is open to students and graduates of university-based law clinics in Africa.
  • Eligible graduates are those who obtained Bachelor of Laws within the past 2 years at deadline for submission of essay

How to Apply

  •  Essays should be sent as Microsoft word email attachment to [email protected].
  •  Entries must comply with author’s guidelines for submission of articles to the African Journal of Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice. visit here for Journal Guidelines
  •  Proof of eligibility must be submitted with the essay.
  •  Entries must be original, unpublished work.
  • The essay must be the work of the submitting student.
  • All references and quotations from other papers must be cited. Any form of plagiarism will disqualify an entry. NULAI Nigeria retains publishing rights on winning essays.

Deadline: Essays must reach NULAI Nigeria by the 24th hour on 31 March 2013
Click here to download the entry form and for more details, visit here