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Working and studying law is not easy – Gertrude Torkornoo

The nominee for Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo, has stated that individuals who work and study law at the same time have a difficult time learning.

She said they are having a struggle with the ability to engage the law and pass the examinations due to interference with work.

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Speaking during her vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday, May 26, she said “now, many people in law school are working and I think that affects their ability to really engage with the law and pass the exams.

“If you recall, in the last six months at least a thousand people have been called to the bar, the last major call had 860 or so people being called to the bar.

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“We had a mini call a few weeks ago, almost 200 people. A mini call having 200 people, that is unpreceded so they are coming out and they are going in but I think the journey is a struggle for working people.”

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