It was unhealthy for AG to meet Justice Dotse over law School brouhaha-Lawyer

Private legal practitioner and Ghanaian based in the US, lawyer Prof. Kwaku Asare has described as unhealthy the meeting between Attorney General Godfred Dame and Justice Jones Dotse.

The lawyer says the meeting between the two was unhealthy because the Attorney General has been sued in a matter involving the law entrance exams.

”It is just not cool that a plaintiff sues the AG in the Supreme Court to contest issues relating to the entrance examination and the monopoly while the AG and CJ freely discuss these issues. We should decorate Justice in a better robe and wig!”

The lawyer, who has consistently demanded reforms in the way the professional law courses are managed in the country believes justices of the Supreme Court should not be made part of the General Legal Council since they could preside over matters that involve the GLC in court.

Rather, he wants retired justices with an interest in education to be given that role.

”As I have maintained over the years, the GLC should be reconfigured such that the Supreme Court can nominate 3 or 4 former superior court justices, with a proven interest in education, to the Council.

Current SC Justices should NOT be members of any administrative body or entangle themselves with institutions that can appear before them.”

He has also urged the various law faculties in the country that have the capacity to begin offering training in professional law courses.

Some LLB graduates who sat for the recently held Ghana School of Law entrance exam have filed a suit at the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court seeking admission into the school.

The General Legal Council (GLC) and the Attorney General (AG) have been served as the 1st and 2nd respondents of the suit respectively.

The graduates are demanding the enforcement of their fundamental human rights after they were said to have failed the school of law entrance exam, although they believe that they passed.

Read his opinion below

As a potential plaintiff, I just cannot remove from my mind, the image of the Attorney General going to see the Acting Chief Justice to discuss matters relating to the entrance examination and admission to the only School in the country that is equipped to train quality lawyers.

It is just not cool that a plaintiff sues the AG in the Supreme Court to contest issues relating to the entrance examination and the monopoly while the AG and CJ freely discuss these issues.

We should decorate Justice in a better robe and wig!

As I have maintained over the years, the GLC should be reconfigured such that the Supreme Court can nominate 3 or 4 former superior court justices, with proven interest in education, to the Council.

Current SC Justices should NOT be members of any administrative body or entangle themselves with institutions that can appear before them.
Meanwhile, I appeal to the Deans of the Law Faculties of UG, UDS, UCC, UST, MC, GIMPA etc. to start offering the “professional law course” to interested students immediately.

If they can do that, we can then set in motion a series of lawsuits that guarantee that the students are able to take the qualifying examinations with their classmates.

SALL is the cardinal sin of the 8th Parliament.

Da Yie!

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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