Poetic Side: Typology of the Cold Room – Bolaji Ramos

There are four laws That govern the Cold Room! Four categories of participants That patronize the Cold Room! Four classes of commentators That comment on the Cold Room! And when...

Poetic Side: Invocation of Themis – Bolaji Ramos

Lady Themis Upon the floors of Equity Bearer of the sword and the scales of fairness Wearer of the blind, the fold and the blindfold Mother of morals...

Poetic Side: The Hates in the Hate Speech Law – Bolaji Ramos

There are three hates Within… Around… Abound… The Hate Speech Law! And just like the disjointed clouds in the sky, They come in different degrees and pedigrees! There is the hate From...

Poetic Side: The Activists – Bolaji Ramos

From Mars or Jupiter The activists arrived in their party charter. The first step they took Was to criticize our legal book, And in their considered findings and...

Poetic Side: The Courtroom Goddess – Bolaji Ramos

Today I saw Themis in the courtroom But she carried neither a sword nor a broom. With me she sat in the rowdy bar At a distance...

Poetic Side: The CJN and The Legal Comedy – Bolaji Ramos

I. Wake me up from my slumber When this legal comedy, That now I must sing in parody, Purges itself of this cacophonous melody. There was no Mr. Spencer To...

Poetic Side: Equity Is Not a Magic Wand – Bolaji Ramos

Save the existence of Law, Equity is naught but a genius That wouldn’t have been conceived In the first place. Idealism that never attains realism— A fairy fantasy by...

Poetic Side: Lura Curia Juria & the CJN – Bolaji Ramos

The common man On his way from the dock to the goal Does not know the law, He does not know the law— CJN says ignorantia juris non...

Poetic Side: The Lord Earls – Bolaji Ramos

In the beginning… There was Common Law, Common Law was there. There was Law Common, Law Common was there. But Lord Earls Cried foul of Common Law’s harshness And Law Common’s...

Poetic Side: The Road to Damascus – Bolaji Ramos

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS (To the Nigerian Bar Association) On this road to Damascus, Should we rob Peter to pay Paul? Should we rob Peter to pay Paul? Should...