Prof. Isa Chiroma

Prof. Isa Chiroma is the Director-General of Nigerian Law School. He was the pioneer Deputy Director-General and Head of Yola Campus of the Nigerian Law School from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure at Yola, he was actively involved in the reform of legal education curriculum and methodology at the Nigerian Law School. He played a key role in the Law School Externship Committee in 2012 for the reform of the attachment programme and took part as a resource person in the many academic retreats of the Law School. Before his tenure as Deputy Director-General, Nigerian Law School, Prof. Chiroma was a member of the Council of Legal Education, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri, and consultant to the Nigerian Law School on Legal Education IT infrastructure assessment.

Prof. Chiroma holds a Bachelor of Laws (upper division) from the University of Maiduguri, Master of Laws and Ph.D. of the University of Jos and called to the Nigerian Bar in March 1988. In 2005, he was appointed Professor of Law.

Prof. Chiroma has served on accreditation teams of both the National Universities Commission and Council of Legal Education for the accreditation of Law Programmes and Law faculties in Nigeria.

Prof. Chiroma is a foundation member of the Clinical Legal Education Movement in Nigeria. He is the Vice-President of the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions, NULAI, Nigeria. NULAI Nigeria drives the advocacy for clinical legal education, reform of legal education, justice education and access to justice. Chiroma is also an active member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, GAJE. He was the founder and coordinator of one of the first university-based Law Clinics in Nigeria – University of Maiduguri Law Clinic. Chiroma also set up the first Law Clinic at the Nigerian Law School, Yola campus.

Chiroma is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association and he had at one time served as a member of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee for the selection of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.”

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