His Royal Majesty Late Justice Ambrose Ezeolisa Allagoa, CON, was the first Indigenous Chief Judge of the (old) Rivers State (comprising of present day Bayelsa and Rivers States). Until his demise, he held the prestigious traditional stool of Mingi Xi, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom. The late Justice Allagoa obtained his LLB (Hons) degree from the prestigious Cambridge University, London and was subsequently called to the Bar. After his call to the English Bar, he returned to Nigeria to set up a blossoming and exhilarating legal practice, which earned him admiration and respect globally. His hard work, intellectual capacity, and diligence resulted in his elevation sometime in 1962 to the Bench as a High Court Judge by the then Eastern Nigerian Government and he was subsequently appointed the first indigenous Chief Judge of Old Rivers state in 1976 from where he retired. The late Justice Ambrose Ezeolisa Allagoa was fiercely interested in the delivery of justice. His sense of justice and integrity is exemplified in the well-celebrated judgment he delivered in the famous Amakiri case where he entered judgment in favour of a powerless, injured journalist irrespective of the interest shown by the then Military government of the old Rivers State - his employer.
Several years have gone by since the demise of this icon of justice, and in order to celebrate and honour Late Justice Ambrose Ezeolisa Allagoa for his several contributions to the development of the legal profession, the Nembe Lawyers Forum, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Island, Bayelsa State has decided to publish a collection legal essays dedicated to the life and works of the late Justice AE Allagoa. In this regard, the Editorial Board of the Legal Essays in Honour of His Royal Majesty Late Justice Ambrose Ezeolisa Allagoa invites contributors or authors to submit well-researched papers on all areas of law and practice, case notes, and book reviews for consideration for publication.
The papers should address contemporary and cutting edge issues in legal education, litigation, practice, and procedure. Papers to be submitted should not have been submitted elsewhere - even under a different heading. For quality and standard, all submitted papers will be subjected to double-blind peer review.
Authors are to comply with the following guidelines:
1. Manuscripts should be original, and it is the authors' responsibility to ensure their papers do not offend copyright laws.
2. Manuscripts should have a cover page indicating name of author(s), academic and professional qualifications, designation(s), affiliated institution(s), contact address(es), telephone number(s) and email address(es) of the author(s).
3. The abstract should not exceed 200 or 250 words.
4. Manuscripts are to be typewritten in Times New Romans on A4 paper size and double spaced, 12 font size(footnotes – 10 font size)
5. Full paper should not exceed between 7000 – 10000 words. Book Review, Case Review, or Analysis should be between 2000 – 3000 words.
6. The referencing style should be NALT (Nigerian Association of Law Teachers) Uniform Citation Guide or OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities, with footnotes, a u t o m a t i c a l l y generated.
7. Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment by e-mail to email@example.com and must be received on or before the 20th Day of April 2021.
ENQUIRIES: For further information, contact:
Prof D.K Derri - Chairman, the Editorial Board, Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. +2348034719384 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Felix Eboibi - Secretary, the Editorial Board, Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. +2348033175431- email@example.com
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