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

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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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