Wisconsin International University College-Ghana (WIUC-Ghana) has sworn-in the first-ever executives of the Law Students’ Union (LSU).

The officials took their oaths before an audience comprising fellow students and staff of the Faculty of Law.

Law Student Unions have served as a launching pad for many illustrious careers. They provide an important platform for developing leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Guest of honour Justice Isaac Duose, the Chairman of WIUC-Ghana’s Council, said the event marked “one of the greatest days of my life”. 

Justice Duose, a founding member of the Faculty, charged the newly sworn-in executives to do their best to help make Wisconsin’s the best Law Faculty in the country.

He added: “Success without successors is a failure. I have been successful as a lawyer and judge. You are a reproduction of me. I hope you will do better than me and achieve more than I have”.

Stiff competition

Justice Duose, however, pointed out that there was stiff competition in the legal field. 

“From over 900 law graduates this year, only 250 were admitted into the Ghana School of Law to pursue their professional studies. You have to shine,” he said. 

Justice Duose said the students were in good hands under the deanship of Professor Stephen Offei.

Professor Offei brings to WIUC-Ghana a wide range of international experience in legal education. He has served in more than 11 countries around the world as an academic and as a legal consultant.

Responding to the charge, the new LSU president, Benjamin K. Baafi, said: “As the pioneering leaders of this Union, we have a big responsibility to make it succeed or fail.

“My administration, as the first executive, will do everything possible to raise the standard of our faculty, which will make our university a very enviable one in the country.”

Mr Baafi added that the LSU would take steps to influence policy and decisions on the faculty board, the General Legal Council and all bodies responsible for the training of lawyers.

The 2015/2016 WIUC-Ghana Law Students’ Union executives are:

President – Benjamin K. Baafi 

Vice President – Nana Prah Owusu Sekyere

Secretary – Mildred Acheampong

Treasurer – Rhys Adjei-Gyamfi

Admissions are still ongoing for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme at WIUC-Ghana. For more information, call +233 (0)302 501 449 or email info@wiuc-ghana.edu.gh.