J. Reuben Clark Law Society

3rd Annual West Africa Conference

The West Africa Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its 3rd Annual Conference on September 7th and 8th.

In attendance were 32 participants from Nigeria, Ghana and the United States. The chapter was pleased to welcome Elder John B. Dickson, President of the Africa West Area Presidency; William Atkins, Associate General Counsel (International) of the church respectively; and Doug Bush, International Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Friday evening’s mix and mingle was with Allswell O. Muzan, professor of jurisprudence from Kogi State University, Nigeria. His lecture was titled, “The LDS Lawyer, in Times Like These.”

Martin Slater, Area Legal Counsel, Africa West, conducted the conference business during the Saturday session by introducing Edward Goh as the new Chapter Chair, with Ebi-Williams Monkurai as Chair-Elect. Also introduced were other members of the chapter board, with Winfred Pratt (Women in the Law Rep), Sharon Kwaw (Student Rep & Secretary) Felix Ake, Kalu Obuba, Ann Mpamah, Ikechi Wagbara and Melville Wariboko. The Pro Bono committee was inaugurated with Ikechi Wagbara as Chairman and Melville Wariboko as member.

William Atkin's lecture, “Why Did You Go to Law School,” covered international legal issues confronting the Church.

Doug Bush spoke on the activities of the Law Society and Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy was the concluding speaker bringing the conference to a close.

Membership of the Chapter now stands at 55.

Posted: 2012-09-14