The Nigerian Bar Association Young Lawyers Forum (NBA-YLF) has announced a national essay Competition (the “Competition”) in honour of Mr. Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN, who is currently the youngest Nigerian Lawyer to attain the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

The statement announcing this development was signed by the Chairman, NBA Young Lawyers’ Forum and it reads:

January 21, 2020

The Nigerian Bar Association Young Lawyers Forum (NBA-YLF) is pleased to present a national essay Competition (the “Competition”) in honour of Mr. Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN, the youngest Nigerian Lawyer to attain the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Topic: “My Role as a Lawyer in the Emerging Market of the Nigerian Legal Profession”.

Prizes: 1st Prize – Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000); 2nd Prize – One Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira (N140,000); and 3rd Prize – Eighty Thousand Naira (N80,000).

Consolation prizes: Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) for the 4th placed essayist and Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000) for the 5th placed essayist.

Qualification: Young lawyers of not more than 7 years’ post-qualification experience are invited to register to participate via https://bit.ly/NBAYLFessay2020 between Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Submission Deadline: Qualified participants must submit essay entries on or before February 14, 2020.

Format: Minimum of 2,000 words and a maximum of 3,000 words, inclusive of references.

Referencing style: The Oxford Standard for Citing Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

Announcement of Winners: March 15, 2020.

It is our utmost belief that this Competition will inspire young lawyers to continually build capacity in the areas of legal research and advocacy as well as envisioning their roles in the advancement of the legal profession in Nigeria.

For further enquiries, please contact us at nbaylf@nigerianbar.org.ng. You can also connect with the NBA-YLF on Twitter and Instagram @NBAYLFOfficial and LinkedIn: Nigerian Bar Association Young Lawyers Forum.

Tobi Adebowale
Chairman, NBA Young Lawyers’ Forum

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