The National Treasurer of the Nigerian Bar Association, Banke Olagbegi-Oloba, has been appointed Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association, IBA .
The appointment takes effect from 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2021.
The Committee is under IBA’s Section on Public and Professional Interest.
Mrs. Olagbegi-Oloba’s primary duty is to ensure diversity and inclusion in all activities of the Committee. She is the only African on the board, and in the new officer’s list..
About the Academic and Professional Development Committee
The Academic and Professional Development Committee was founded as a networking entity to facilitate dialogue and exchange of information on research, contacts, sabbatical posts and fellowships.
It acts as a link between law schools, professional development professionals, practising lawyers and the IBA.
Our mission is to contribute to the following objectives:
Improving the quality of lawyers around the world;
Making the practice of law fit for the modern world; and
Making the legal profession an attractive one for the world’s most talented students.
Our members speak regularly at law schools, both to academics and students, with a particular emphasis on the preparation of students for international legal practice. We also support IBA programmes to develop local Bars around the world.
At the IBA annual conferences, we bring together academics, professional development experts and practising lawyers from across the IBA community and more widely to address issues affecting the education and training of lawyers in both legal and business skills. We are also involved in original research into related topics.
The committee publishes a regular newsletter to members and posts articles and information on its website.
Congratulations to Mrs. Olagbegi-Oloba, we wish you the very best in your endeavour.