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In July 2010, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) presented a program at the annual conference in Denver, CO, titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian Experience. The FCIL Executive Committee was proud to welcome the speaker and the 2010 recipient of the FCIL-SIS Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians, Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, where Ms. Lamikanra is in charge of the Readers’ Services Section. She engages in reference and noter-up services, indexes and abstracts legal publications, and compiles bibliographies and reading lists. Ms. Lamikanra taught Legal Methods, Environmental Law, Use of the Library, and Evidence during her sabbatical leave at the Babcock University Law School, and she is an adjunct lecturer in Business Law for the Distance Learning Institute at the University of Lagos. To read more about Ms. Lamikanra, please click here.

Ms. Lamikanra delivered an excellent presentation where she addressed the complexity of the Nigerian legal system and its literature, including the issues associated with the influence of English law, customary law, and Sharia law in Nigerian legislation and judicial decision making. She also discussed the administration of justice in Nigeria, the system of reporting (its evolution, trends and challenges), the publication of primary and secondary Nigerian legal materials and the challenges facing the industry, and the challenges law librarians face in the acquisition of Nigerian legal materials. To listen to Ms. Lamikanra’s presentation, please access the MP3 file below.


The Nigerian Experience by Ms. Lamikanra

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