It’s tough for working people studying law – Gertrude Torkornoo

Chief Justice nominee Madam Gertrude Torkornoo has said that persons who are working and studying law simultaneously are really having a tough 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.

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.

“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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