The 21st Century Lawyer

Turn up, the tsunami has struck and there is  recession in Nigeria

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“At last we are in recession in Nigeria  is the testimony I did not get the chance to share in church” were the words of Ope Olugasa, MD, GIT Ltd- Publishers of Law Pavilion at the Ted Talk titled The 21st Century Lawyer at the Law Auditorium, Afe Babalola University today. The other guest speaker was Mrs Bolanle Austen Peters founder, Tera Kulture, producer, the movie 93 days.

The world is changing, you don’t need to be stock in the law room to be successful. During her speech, Mrs Bolanle Austen Peters founder, Tera Kulture, producer, the movie 93 days, dropped some hints on areas to thrive in law in coming years and traits that are necessary for succesful business men, women and businesses.

 AREAS IN LAW TO THRIVE IN YEARS TO COME

Commercial Law, Company Law, Managing Talents.

TRAITS OF SUCCESFUL BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN

Integrity, Discipline, Strategy and creativity.

The wealthiest nations and the wealthiest people are the innovative minds. Dont get her wrong, ACADEMICS are essential as she earlier said you’re in school and whatever you do, do it excellently.

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THE RISE OF THE TECH SAVVY LAWYER- Mr Ope Olugasa

It is a new economy and the legal profession has evolved. The world has also evolved, from Mobil and Texaco to Google and Microsoft.

The worst day in a mans life is the day he begins to make money he didn’t work for. Nigerians have failed to appreciate and celebrate their own. Nigeria is where it is because an average Nigerian has failed to appreciate innovation.

“At last we are in recession in Nigeria” and today we talk of diversity in a country where merit is not merit. A supposed oil boom has become an oil doom.

With innovation you can only be pushed back, with creativity they cannot resist you. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

The currency the world understands is Intellectual property. Every sector is affected by the ICT, so how does the legal profession think it would stand on its own. E-commerce results to $1.2 million every 30 seconds.It is no longer about going to the library to read authorities in cases. It’s about analysing authorities in cases which could be accessed on softwares in our modern-day world. Most leading law firms make use of Information Technologies. Today the Harvard law schools has subscribed to Law pavilion.

It is no more working hard, but working smart, so it is about sitting back and giving something uncommon. The future belongs to those who prepare for it.

The University is only a platform to think outside the box so its time to get creative and innovative. There are three kinds of people

Those who make things happen,

Those who watch things happen,

Those who ask how things happen.

Which one will you choose to be?

A QUESTION DIRECTED TO MRS BOLANLE AUSTEN PETERS DURING THE INTERACTIVE SESSION OF THE DAY

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Did your father (Aare Afe Babalola)  influence your decision to study Law?

No, I was not good in Maths, got a D7 and did not even know what I wrote to deserve the score.

Q:When you face challenges what do you do?

A;I always try to be mentally and spiritually stable so when those tough times come I pray, listen to tapes or read literatures.

Advice:

Your friends matter, when you move with winners you are a winner.

OTHER QUESTIONS:(this time general questions by the moderators)

Q: Do you agree that Donald Trump is the best man for the job?

Q: Nigerian Jollof Rice or Ghanaian Jollof Rice?

Which Chamber is the best in Law Students Society?

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You can ask more questions by tweeting at LSSABUAD ON TWITTER-

@LSSABUAD hashtag THE 21ST CENTURY LAWYER

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