DNL Legal and Style: Legal Luminary of the Year is Professor Dakas C.J. Dakas, Ph.D, SAN

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    DNL Legal and Style: Legal Luminary of the Year is Professor Dakas C.J. Dakas, Ph.D, SAN
    Prof. Dakas SAN

    Dear Readers, from your votes we present to you Professor Dakas  Clement C.J Dakas SAN  as “The Legal Luminary of The Year 2017.”

    Prof. Dakas SAN is a Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence and the Dean Faculty of Law University of Jos.  He is a legal luminary of many outstanding firsts. He was one of only two First Class Honours law degree holders from the University of Jos since its establishment in the mid-1970s; the first, and so far the only, academic to be appointed Attorney-General of Plateau State; the youngest person to hold the office of Attorney-General of Plateau State; the youngest Nigerian professor to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN);

    In a rare feat, he was conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) at his very first, and only, attempt; the fourth professor of law from the entire northern region of Nigeria to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN); the first, and so far the only, professor of law from Plateau State to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN); the second legal practitioner from Plateau State conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN); the youngest academic to occupy a Distinguished Professor of Law Chair in a Nigerian tertiary institution; One of only four Nigerian professors of Law to hold the office of Attorney-General and to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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