Nile University of Nigeria, in its bid to give back to the society, by rendering selfless legal services, has launched her Law Clinic. The Law Clinic programme will provide hands-on legal experience to law students whilst, providing pro bono legal services to persons who cannot afford legal representation.
The Law Clinic Program will be divided into four groups namely;
- The Pre-trial Detention and Prison Matters Group: this group will visit prisons to interview pre-trial detainees and facilitate access to justice to such pre-trial detainees.
- The Environmental and Sanitation Group: this group will visit communities and educate them on the essence of a clean environment. The goal of this group is to ensure that these communities have a clean, habitable environment
- The Freedom of Information (FoI) Group: this group will educate the populace on the Freedom of Information Act which was passed into law in 2011. The FoI Act embedded in a citizen the right to ask for information on how he/she is governed, enabling him or her to be in a position to make government accountable and ensuring transparency in government. The FoI Group will educate the society through outreaches that will be conducted in local communities, shopping malls and village squares.
- The Human Rights Group: this group will educate the public on their fundamental rights and also facilitate access to justice for abused persons.