Nine Nigerians have bagged master of laws (LL.M.) from the University of Calgary (UCalgary) in Alberta, Canada.


Ian Holloway, a dean at the institution, announced the feat in a post via his Twitter page. Holloway also lauded the fact that all the LL.M. graduands are Nigerians.

“This is cool. We have 9 students graduation with their LLMs today. All are Nigerian! ⁦@ProfXtian @NigeriaGov,” he wrote.

The Nigerians include Oluchi Jennifer Chijioke, Ola Eke-Okoro, Maryam Wuraola Lawal, Toritsemofe Alexandra Mene, and Emmanuella Uche Odum.


Others are Ifedayo Isaac Olanipekun, Ifeoluwa Tolulope Osunfisan, Olaitan Adeniyi Oyekunle, and Olushegun Olayinka Tokode.

The LL.M. is a postgraduate law degree recognised across the world and usually obtained after a one-year full programme.

It is for law students and professionals that seek to gain expertise in a specialised field of law.

By its design, the programme does not qualify graduates to practice law.


It is majorly for those who have obtained a professional degree in law and passed a bar exam or its equivalent.

The University of Calgary is a public research institution. The institution started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta which was founded in 1908.

It became an autonomous university in 1966 after its separation from the University of Alberta.

The institution has 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programmes including medicine, law, and engineering.


Photo credit: University of Calgary

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