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General News of Monday, 24 February 2020


Don’t treat law as a ‘side job’ and expect to pass – Nii Arday Clegg tells students

Private legal practitioner, Nii Arday Clegg play videoPrivate legal practitioner, Nii Arday Clegg

Private legal practitioner, Nii Arday Clegg, has spelled out some harmful implications of having a full-time job while studying law.

In his opinion, such people have less time to study and should not expect to pass their bar exams or emerge the best student in the class.

In an interview with, Mr. Arday Clegg established that law requires a certain level of competence and commitment as it is extremely voluminous.

By this, he stated that anyone who intends to treat the course with divided attention or preparation should not even attempt it.

“There are some people who are studying but are not. They work in the office from the morning until a certain time and then want to give what is left of their energy level to the study of law. As a person, if you are a student, under those circumstances, you will actually find out that you are not firing on all cylinders and you are not being the best you can be. That is not something you can argue against. Can you imagine a footballer who doesn’t want to go to training but want to get the full attention of the coach during a full match? It will affect you,” he stressed

Reacting to the mass law school failure, Mr. Ardday Clegg indicated that students should get rid of thoughts suggesting that once they participate in an exam, they are entitled to pass.

“Why do some people think that after I have written an exam, I have a natural right to pass? Your pass and fail depends on your performance. Even good students, very good students find themselves not getting an A all the time. Even the not very good students find themselves getting an A sometimes because they put in their best.”