Swansea LLM degrees in the field of maritime and commercial law are very well-known and respected in Nigeria. Over the course of the last decade more than 200 Nigerian students have completed a Swansea degree. Of these the vast majority are now holding key positions of responsibility in the shipping, banking and insurance sectors in Nigeria and elsewhere.

LLM Prize Bloomfield

Damilola Osinuga, Ayodele Oni, Dr Andrew Iwobi and Adedoyin Afun (Left to right)

Mr Adedoyin Afun, partner of Bloomfield Law Practice, is a Swansea alumnus who through his efforts, a new LLM Prize for Nigerian students who show excellence in the Charterparties course, sponsored by Bloomfield, has been introduced at a ceremony at the firms head office in Ikoyi, Lagos. The prize winner, apart from receiving a substantial cash sum of £500, will have the opportunity to do an internship at the offices of Bloomfield during the summer.

Dr Andrew Iwobi attended the ceremony and was greeted by partners and several of its Senior Associates of the firm, including Damilola Osinuga (Swansea LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law, 2014). Dr Iwobi expressed delight at the fact that over the years the Swansea LLM programmes had attracted many of the brightest and most promising Nigerian lawyers and stated that the Bloomfield Law practice Prize, which Mr Afun had been instrumental in establishing clearly demonstrated that the Swansea LLM was held in very high esteem by our Nigerian graduates.

Mr Afun in reply extolled the quality of the legal education provided by the Swansea LLM and how it had equipped him for legal practice in Nigeria especially in the highly competitive fields of shipping and commercial law. He indicated that this view was shared by many Swansea graduates who had made their mark in various leading law firms in Nigeria, and confirmed that the Swansea brand was now well-known and highly respected in Nigeria.