The Analyst (Monrovia)

17 December 2012

Liberia: Law School Graduates More Candidates

The Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Liberia is expected over three dozens of graduates this weekend. The graduates held a class night at the Cape Hotel as part of the commencement exercises of the University of Liberia.

Cllr Jallah Babu, chair of the Law Reform Commission admonished the graduates to take the challenges and rigors of preparation in law school to get better prepared as serve as lawyers whose aim is to do better at practice in the Liberia society.

He said the legal profession remains an enviable one and called on members of the graduating class to remain firm when they take stand for fairness and justice as this will earn them their place of respect in society.

Cllr Babu is a lecturer at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law and head of the Law Reform Commission. His spouse is a proud member of the graduating class.

Also speaking at the event Amb Conmany Wesseh, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs urged the graduates to strive to make their mark and set their footprint in society with the perseverance required in the preparatory process at the law school.

He expressed appreciation for the number of qualified young professional graduates leaving the walls of the Louis Arthur Grimes School, noting that the future was more assuring for these young graduates.

Amb. Wesseh was a guest of the graduate class with his wife Medina Wesseh being a proud member of the graduating class.

Earlier remarks were made by Ms Sia Sammy Luseni who was the coordinator of the class night event and class president for a number of the classes at the law school. The graduating class, she said, wanted to memorialize this event and so they were able to print t-shirts with all 38 members of the graduating class professionally embossed on the back of the beautiful black and orange t-shirt and cap to match.

She commended the members of the class and their spouses and guests who turned out to enjoy the moment in the plush setting of a private dinner at the Cape Hotel on Mamba Point held on Friday December 1.

Ms Saifuah Mai Gray one of the youngest members of the graduating class recalled how shy and timid she was at public speaking but by the end of the first year at law school she was fiercely challenged to face the world, a task she said she was proud to meet upon her graduation.

Mr. Abraham Eldine, who had one time served as class judge also spoke during the occasion and thanked both the lecturers and his colleagues for the professional bonds of friendship created amongst the class of 38 students.

Also speaking to her colleagues was Ms Yaa Yepleh Dollo Babu who served as vice president of LAWSA (the Law students association of the Louis Arthur grimes school of law at the university of Liberia).

Ms Babu recalled the challenges of the last three years and the struggles she and others who started in a class of 103 students had to endure to be able to proudly complete the course of professional studies in three years.

The University of Liberia is under taking commencement and convocation exercises to include, events such as the class nights, honors and awards day, Alumni home coming day, art exhibition, baccalaureate with the climax of graduation on Wednesday at the SKD stadium.

Amongst the prominent women graduates are Ms Asatu Bah Kennel of the Drug Enforcement Agency where she serves as deputy; Ms Victoria Wolubah Duncan, a former head of MCSS and now development superintendent of Margibi County and Mrs Medina Wesseh an influential political luminary and private businesswoman.

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