By Adegboye Aliyyah; LSS press
The Alternative to Dispute Resolution (ADR) society which was recently established in UNILORIN held her first induction ceremony at the Moot Court, Faculty of Law on 17th January, 2019.
In attendance were distinguished personalities which included the dean represented by Dr Olanrewaju Popoola from Bureau of Statistics; Prof. M.M Akanbi (SAN) represented by Ass. Prof. Lukman Ayinla; Mrs F.S Eleja, Director of the Citizen Mitigation and Conciliation Center Kwara State; Mrs Blessing Ishola, Assistant Director of the Citizen Mitigation and Conciliation Center Kwara State; Dr O.Y Abdul, H.O.D, Department of Law; Dr Mubarak Adekilekun and Mr Daibu.
Mr Olawoyin Mustapha, president of the society, after his welcome address introduced the first set of executives of the ADR society.
A brief history of ADR Society was given by Haroon Ibrahim, the Director of Research. Who informed that the society has made them known in various places in the faculty and outside such as the Citizen Mitigation and Conciliation center, Kwara State High Court, Staff advisers of the society.
A brief remark was given by the H.O.D of business law department, Dr O.Y Abdul on some irregularities of the induction and he advised the executives to spend more time in planning for future programmes properly.
The lecture by Prof. M.M Akanbi(SAN) was delivered by Ass. Prof. Lukman Ayinla which centred on “ADR AS A CAREER PATH FOR EMERGING LAWYERS”. He defined ADR as peace and added that most scholars define ADR as Appropriate Dispute Resolution.
According to him, career opportunities for emerging lawyers in ADR include; ADR lecturing, Trade and registered mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Judge, ADR practitioner, among many others.
A brief remark was also given by the Assistant Director of the Citizen Mitigation and Conciliation center (CMCC) on the topic “THE PROSPECT OF ADR IN THE CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGES.”
She explained the process of mediation and arbitration in the C.M.C.C
The induction was facilitated by the Vice President, Miss Ifedolapo Adeyemo.
A token of appreciation was given to the first five persons to register and to pay their membership fees respectively.
The Director of Information 2, miss Nafisa gave a list of activities of the society.
A closing remark was given by the Director of Programmes in person of Adu Michael.