WHOEVER SAID MALES CAN’T BE RAPED… by Joy Owusu

“1-9-1 what’s your emergency?”           Female speaking: “Please…please help me. He-he raped me.”   1-9-1: “calm down, we’ll help you”   “It’s because of what she was wearing” “What was she doing there at that time?” “Who are her parents?” “oh! What will her parents say? How will they feel?” And the most popular slang, “Men […]

First Place in Essay Writing Competition: THE BATTLE BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN LEGAL ADVOCACY (AND WHERE I STAND) by Nana Araba Plange

The rule of binaries is such that there is always a conflict of opposites, evident in the very structure of reality. That is to say, to every phenomenon that arises there would be an “other”. Succinctly put, To every action, there is a reaction. But that is science and we are not here for that. […]

First Place in Essay Writing Competition:THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TORTS AND CONTRACTS (FOR THE LAYPERSON) by James Quartey

The “Amen” that thundered through the tro-tro jolted me from dreamland. I jerked my head upwards, just in time to see Prophet Tutulapaatu draw out two thick glass bottles. He waved them triumphantly into the air, smiling. Facing us the passengers, Tutulapaatu roared, “I represent LAPAATU MINISTRIES & COMPANY LIMITED.” Nodding at the bottles, he […]

Third Place In Essay Writing Competition: THREE WAYS TO USE TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING THE LAW (IN A PANDEMIC RESTRICTED WORLD) by Martinson K. Y Bediako

As several countries pass their anniversaries of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that the pandemic and its associated restrictions have become our new reality. Although initiatives are being taken to ensure we can go back to our “normal” lives in the shortest possible time, some aspects of life cannot be halted […]

Third Place In Essay Writing Competition: The battle between oral and written legal advocacy (and where I stand) by Akorfa Dawson

“You need to polish your public speaking a great deal, or you won’t be a good lawyer.” But, when I read the law reports, I understand what is being communicated. I don’t even have to listen to the lawyers and judges speak. Of course, I only think this to myself. I can’t even find my […]