OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAW STUDENTS AND LAWYERS IN OCTOBER 2020

INTERNSHIPS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

1. Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie 2020 Graduate Trainee Program

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie (UUBO), a top tier law firm in Nigeria is calling on qualified candidates to apply for its Graduate Trainee Program.

Requirements for application
  1. Applicants are to have 0 years (no) work experience
  2. Applicants must possess an LLB degree with a minimum of 2.1 (Second Upper) grade class
  3. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Nigerian Law School
  4. Applicants must not be older than 25 years of age by January 2021.

Interested candidates who meet the application requirements are to send their application via mail to recruitment@uubo.org. The deadline for application is 15th November, 2020.

2. Aluko & Oyebode NYSC Associates Recruitment

The Firm has a vacancy for NYSC Associates with ‘exceptional’ legal skills to join its team in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt offices.

Qualifications, Experience and Other Requirements

• Second Class Upper: Minimum Grade for LL.B & B.L.
• LLM is an advantage.
• High proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Good working knowledge/understanding of the Nigerian Legal System.
• Excellent communication & research skills, Exceptional Brief Writing Skills at all levels and demonstration of a high level of initiative.

Kindly forward all CVs to careers@aluko-oyebode.com on or before Friday, 30th October 2020 by 6:00 pm.

Please note: The subject of your email should reflect the role you are applying for. For example: Application: NYSC Associate.

3. ÆLEX NYSC Associate Recruitment

ÆLEX, a top tier West African firm is accepting applications for NYSC Associate roles.

Qualifications, Experience and Other Requirements

Minimum Educational Level: Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates must also possess a minimum of 5 O’level Credits in not more than two sittings

Experience Level: 0 – 1 Years of Experience

Location: ÆLEX, Lagos, Nigeria.

Age: 17 – 30

Closing Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

To apply, follow: https://nc.aelex.com/goshrm/Module/Recruitment/Applications/Vacancyview?Code=001050

4. Jackson, Etti & Edu Graduate Recruitment Programme

Jackson, Etti & Edu is receiving applications for its graduate recruitment programme.

The scheme supports proper placement and growth, to ensure that candidates who join Jackson, Etti & Edu via the scheme, are availed of every opportunity to learn, wok and grow as they transition through the ranks at our firm.

The process is transparent, fair and adheres to the Jackson, Etti & Edu standards of excellence. To apply, kindly email recruitment@jacksonettiandedu.com

5. The Lex Lata Internship Programme 2021

Application for the 2021 internship programme at the Lex Lata Centre for International Law and Comparative Constitutionalism in Africa is now open.

The Lex Lata Centre is a research, advocacy, and advisory firm with a focus on international law and comparative constitutionalism in Africa.

Modalities
  1. African students in penultimate and final year, studying law in African or foreign Universities are eligible to apply.
  2. Interested persons are to send their CV; a writing sample (1 – 2 pages); and a short essay answering the question: “Why do you want to join the Lex Lata Internship programme?” to lexlatacentre@gmail.com
  3. Visit bit.ly/LexLataInternshipFAQs for more information.

As the focus of the Centre is research and advocacy, interns will be tasked with research on areas of international law and constitutional law as they affect Africa.

The deadline for application is the 12th of November 2020.

CONTESTS

1. TNP VERZUS YOUNG LAWYER DEBATE

The New Practice (TNP) announces a call for entries. The law firm is organizing a first-of-its-kind debate for young lawyers in Nigeria. The theme for contestants who intend to participate in the debate is: Should Nigeria legalize the cultivation of cannabis?”

The debate is open to lawyers having 0-5 years post call. The debate is to span 3 rounds. These rounds will hold every Wednesday by 3pm. The cash prize for the sole winner is ₦5,000,000 (Five Million Naira only).

Modalities
  1. Participants must not be an employee of TNP or an immediate family member of any TNP employee.
  2. Participants must follow TNP on all social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).
  3. Eligible participants must be between 18-30 years old.
  4. Participants are to submit video entries to participate in the debate. Participants are to introduce themselves stating their names, number of years post call and then dive directly into the subject matter of the debate.
  5. Video submissions should not exceed 90 seconds (1 minute 30 seconds).
  6. Participants should be decently and well dressed in corporate attire.
  7. Videos should be shot on landscape orientation and not portrait.
  8. Videos should be shot in a well-lit room.
  9. Videos should not be shot on less than 360p resolution.
  10. Video entries and contact information (email address, contact numbers & social media handles – Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) should be sent to debate@tnp.com.ng.
  11. Only shortlisted participants will be contacted for subsequent rounds.

2. Internet4Good Video Story Contest

The Internet4Good project launches the I4G Video Story Contest to encourage young Africans to share their positive experiences about using the internet and project a better image of themselves within global media.

In recent times, there has arisen a notion that the best thing young Africans can do with the internet is scam or fraud. Global media platforms have carried stories on young internet scammers especially from Africa, which have contributed to shaping a negative international image. This rise of negative reporting around “African internet scams” has fostered a moral panic around internet use and, in some cases, deprived young Africans from ethical internet-related opportunities.

Eligibility

Citizens of any country in Africa between 18-30 years old are eligible to participate

Submission Guidelines

• Follow @internet4good on Instagram
• Repost the #I4GVideoVideoContest flier on your Instagram page and tag your friends to apply
• Upload your video on Instagram describing your positive experiences using the internet, what you have learnt and how it has impacted your life and others. It should be unedited, not more than 1 minute
• Use the hashtag #I4GVideoStoryContest and tag @internet4good in your caption
• Your story should address one of these themes: Personal Development, Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, Access to Information and Networking
• Multiple entries are not allowed

Prizes

First Prize – €150
Second Prize – €100
People’s Choice Prize (the Highest Online Engagement) – €100

Deadline: 18 October 2020

For more information, visit https://internet4goodafrica.org/internet4good-i4g-launches-video-story-contest-to-challenge-stereotypes-about-young-africans/

3. 2020 Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition for Undergraduates Award

Essay Topics
  1. The role of youths in achieving good governance, leadership and development in Oyo state.
    OR
  2. Digital grassroot innovation for sustainable agriculture in Oyo state.
Modalities

In order to be eligible to enter for the Competition, applicants:

  1. Must be an Undergraduate in any Higher institutions (College of Education, Polytechnics or Universities)
  2. Must be within the age of 15 – 30
  3. Must be an indigene of Oyo State or resides in Oyo State
  4. The maximum word count is 1000 words
  5. Only Winners and finalists would be contacted
  6. Multiple submissions would result in automatic disqualification

Mode of Application

Candidates are expected to write on one of the topics above and send their entries to admin@omituntunindiaspora.org

Prizes

1st Prize – 150,000 Naira
2nd Prize – 100,000 Naira
3rd Prize – 50,000 Naira
Top 20 Essay finalist will be sponsored for competency development training

More info here: http://omituntunindiaspora.org/

SCHOLARSHIP

1. 2020 NNPC/Total National Merit Scholarship Scheme for Nigeria Undergraduates

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a Registered FULL TIME undergraduate in a recognized Nigerian University
  • Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of application
    Show proof of SSCE or Equivalent Certificate.
  • Show proof of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) score.
  • Show proof of Admission letter from the University and Matriculation Number
  • Show proof of A-level or Equivalent Certificate (for direct entry students)
Please Note:
  • Students with less than 200 score in UTME need not apply
  • Students with less than 2.50 CGPA of 5-point scale, or equivalent
    300 level students and above need not apply
  • Current beneficiaries of similar awards from any other Company or Government Agency need not apply
How to Apply
  1. Personal Information: Enter your name, date of birth and permanent home address Upload your recent passport photograph.
  2. Contact Information: Enter your email and mobile phone information. Only use an active email and mobile phone number.
  3. Origin: Enter your state and local government of origin data. You are required to upload a certificate or proof of origin from your local government or state.
  4. University Information: Select your university, course and year of study. You will be required to upload your JAMB/University admission letter.
  5. Result Information: Input your JAMB score or CPGA. You are required to upload your JAMB statement of result and university CPGA. For year two medical students, your JAMB score suffices.
  6. Review Application: Review your application ensure all fields have been correctly entered. Upload all the documents required:
  • Recent Passport Photograph
  • Certificate or Proof of Origin
  • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
  • UTME result
  • JAMB/University Admission Letter
  • 1st Year Result showing CGPA

Conclusion: Attest that all info given is true. Accept terms and conditions. On-screen alert will confirm that you have successfully completed the application. You will receive an email to confirm this too.

Scholarship Amount

 ₦150,000 per Student per Academic year

Selection Test

Kindly note that the selection test will hold on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at designated centers nationwide.
Please note that candidates shall bear the full cost of transportation to/from the selection test venues. Candidates are therefore advised to choose test centres closest to them

Deadline: October 31, 2020

For more info on the application process, visit https://scholarships.totalcsredu.com/