Law Day is organised by Law Students Association (LSA) of the university. It is an annual event observed by the university students through invitation of different personalities to deliver speeches on various theme, having to do with the Gambia legal system and related issues.
The invitation of the country’s chief legal adviser for the government, was disclosed to this medium in a brief chat with executive members of the law association established few years ago, with the objectives of promotion and development of an effective and efficient legal education in the country.
The theme for this year’s Law Day will be “The role of law students in the development of law and society.”
Bakary Fatty, president, and Almameh James Manga, public relations officer of the association, said this year’s theme for celebration of the day, “holds very dear to the association, cognisant of the role of the law in our society and the role of law students in the promotion and development of sound legal education in the country and beyond”.
The president of the association made reference to the history of the association and the law faculty established in 2007, its impact on the legal system of the country as exhibited in the number law graduates from the faculty now holding key legal and other law-related positions in the country and beyond.
PRO Manga said the Law Day “represents a great sense of hope, inspiration and aspirations for the association, students of the faculty and the country as a whole, hence the need to have it celebrated on an annual basis, with a view to inspire students to do more and deliver as expected from them at all times”.
He said the Minister of Justice will be the guest speaker for the occasion and other invited guests for the day will include the vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Professor Muhammadou Kah, among other senior dignitaries from both government and private sector.
Further commenting on the law day, Bakary Fatty, the president extended an open invitation to members of the public to turn out in large numbers and celebrate “an important day” in the history of law and legal profession of the country.]]>