School of Law developing Nigerian links
Professor Susanne Karstedt from the University of Leeds' School of Law gave this year's Founder's Day lecture at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
On 24 April, Professor Susanne Karstedt gave the Founders Day Lecture 2012 at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Lagos. The lecture celebrates the foundation of the Institute more than 30 years ago. Originally conceived as a "nucleus and hub of legal research and advanced studies in law in Nigeria", the Institute today provides postgraduate degrees and offers a PhD programme in legal drafting.
Besides offering an array of courses for continuing legal education, the Institute has a vibrant research culture. Professor Karstedt’s Founders Day Lecture had the topic "Justice, Security and Women's Health: Global Perspectives", and was attended by legal scholars and judges from across Nigeria.
During her visit, she discussed future collaboration between the School of Law and the Nigerian Institute, as well as with the University of Benin. Highlights of her stay in Nigeria were meetings with traditional leaders and a visit to a traditional court.