Celebrated human rights lawyer and activist, Francis Xavier Sosu has charged law students in the country to aim high and become lawyers without borders to make the Ghana legal system known to the world.

According to him, practices without limiting their services within the country when called to the Ghana Bar would make them more relevant and adaptive to the legal profession at the global platform.

Mr. Sosu who is also the Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency made the comment when the Federation of Africa Law Students Association paid a courtesy call on him in his office in parliament on Thursday, March 3, 2022.


Globally, Lawyers without borders are legal practitioners who work to build capacity and integrity in the world’s justice sectors.

They engage with other foreign lawyers and judges dedicated to service and integrate them into initiatives that directly or indirectly serve the underserved, protect the disadvantaged, and promote human rights.

Law students visit Madina MP

This, Mr. Sosu who has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Africa Bar Association Committee of Trade and Industry, bemoaned the fact that Ghanaian lawyers have over the centuries concentrated their practices in Ghana without going beyond the boundaries for advocacy, especially providing services to clients faced with day-to-day legal challenges in the continent.

He said despite the good works of Ghana, less is being touted on the international front as there has not been any effort by the Ghanaian lawyers to enter into the international legal practice market, even on the African continent to take advantage and make an impact on the legal fraternity.

The human rights lawyer said his doors were opened for further collaboration with the students federation to help extend the tentacles beyond Ghana, stressing that, as a lawmaker, he together with some of his colleagues MPs are working on Bills that would help transform the legal education system in the country.

In his considered view, Africans and for that matter, Ghanaian lawyers must make effort to penetrate the international legal market with reciprocals policies where lawyers called to the Bar in Ghana or the continent could practice law most especially in the commonwealth nations without difficulties.

 While calling for support from lawyers and law students in the advocacy to transform the legal education system, Mr. Sosu also urged the law students to make good use of the opportunities abound them and spread their tentacles beyond the borders when they are eventually called to the Bar.

President of the Federation of Africa Law Students Association, Alfred Eli Dei on behalf of the association officially congratulated the young lawyer for his appointment as Vice-Chair of Africa Bar Trade and Industry Committee.

 He said the Federation would collaborate with the office of FX-Law and Associate and its allied human rights organizations to champion the Ghanaian legal system beyond the shores of the country.

Already, Mr. Dei said the association is spreading its tentacles and has gotten in touch with Australia and Commonwealth law students association as part of the effort to learn from best legal practices and studies.


 Source: expressnewsghana.com

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