SAMSON H. A.
V.
ODDOYE AND 7 OTHERS
V.
THE GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL

(2017) JELR 69757 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. HR/0009/2017 ·  26 Apr 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY AGYEI ADDO HIGH COURT JUDGE
Core Terms Beta
respondent
applicants
court
ex-parte
order of mandamus
high court
academic year
civil procedure
judicial review
supreme court
legal profession act
public duty
state
constitution of the republic of ghana
hearing of the application
legal profession
statement of case
supreme court case of republic v
agents of the respondent
applicants counsel
applicants state
attorney-general
campuses of the ghana school of law
case of the applicants
contexts of article
council’s examination procedure
examinations of the school
following grounds
following particulars
form of motion
further state
grant of mandamus fails
independent person
interested party
judge of the court
jurisdiction of this court
old system of professional legal education
performance of that public statutory duty
practical experience
present c.i.
procedural propriety of the application
professional law studies
professional legal education
respondent’s legal objection
rigorous examination
student representative council
students of the ghana school of law
such facility
supervisory jurisdiction of the court
support of the motion

JUDGMENT

The Applicants, per their affidavit in support of the motion as well as their Statement of Case for an order of Mandamus to issue against Respondent, filed on 3rd February, 2017, state as follows:

That they are students of the Ghana School of Law who took examinations of the School in the 2015/2016 academic year and are deemed to have failed in three or more subjects and were therefore required to repeat the class for another year as determined by the Respondent, the body concerned with legal profession in Ghana and which oversees professional legal education in Ghana. The Applicants contend that they were among the 251 students admitted for the professional law studies in the 2015/2016 academic year after a rigorous examination involving over 900 students/applicants, followed by an intensive interview conducted by agents of the Respondent herein.

That the 251 students together with repeating students were distributed among the three campuses of the Ghana School of Law namely th…

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