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2013 Essay Competitions In Nigeria For 2015


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Download the 2013 Winning Essay by Chima Frankline Madu, Law Student Clinician, University of Abuja Law Clinic 

ESSAY TITLE:- Justice Education through law school clinics: a student's experience



The competition is open to students and graduates of university-based law clinics in Africa. Eligible graduates are those who obtained Bachelor of Laws within the past 2 years at deadline for submission of essays.



Up to two best scholarly essays determined by independent and distinguished judges shall be chosen andwinners awarded a price of $500 each. The winning essays shall be published in the African Journal of Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice 2013 Edition. 



1. Essays must reach NULAI Nigeria by the 24th hour on 31 March 2013. Essays should be sent as Microsoft word email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2. Entries must comply with author's guidelines for submission of articles to the African Journal of ClinicalLegal Education and Access to Justice. See for Journal Guidelines

3. Proof of eligibility must be submitted with the essay. Download Eligibility form.

4. Entries must be original, unpublished work. The essay must be the work of the submitting student. Allreferences and quotations from other papers must be cited. Any form of plagiarism will disqualify an entry.NULAI Nigeria retains publishing rights on winning essays.


The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria is the regulatory body chartered by Act 58 of 1992 to regulate the practice of Human Resources Management (HRM) of Nigeria. The Institute has the vision of being the foremost people management Institute in Africa respected across the world. Our main objective is to ensure continuous professional development of their members and stakeholders contributions to enhance human capital development in the country.

The Institute hereby announces its 2015 Annual Essay Competition. This is an opportunity for interested undergraduates in the Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics to bring to fore, their abilities to carry out research on burning issues in both Nigeria and global economy


Winning the war against corruption in Nigeria through the promotion of our ethical values


The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM)


  • First Prize: N125,000.00 and 2 HRM Books
  • Second Prize: N100,000.00 and 2 HRM Books
  • Third Prize: N75,000.00 and 2 HRM Books
  • Employment opportunity/prospect for the first prize winner
  • Free registration as student members of CIPM (for non-members) for all prize winners
  • All Expenses paid trip to Abuja for CIPM 2015 Annual National Conference


August 31, 2015


  • The essay must be original, empirical and meet the standards for publication in local and international journals.
  • All entries should be typed in double line spacing and must not be more than 10 pages of A4 paper or 3000 words. Font type must be Times New Roman with 12 points font size.
  • Citation of source must be made; in-text and work cited must appear at the end of the essay.
  • Plagiarism in all forms is prohibited and will attract outright disqualification of indicted entries
  • Interested persons must be UNDERGRADUATES of Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics and should send their spiral bound” papers on or before Monday, August 31st, 2015 with the following documents attached.
    • Reference letter from Registrar of their institution
    • Photocopy of admission letter to their current institution
    • One recent passport sized photograph
    • Current mobile telephone number and e-mail address; send to : ” The Registrar, CPM”
  • Entries can also be sent in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to: and copy: with scanned copies of the above documents (in ‘a’) as an attachment to the entry
  • Please note that: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and past winners are not eligible to participate


Have any questions? Please contact the organisers via e-mail:


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