Leadership of law students across the country on Tuesday successfully petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to trigger reforms in legal education after an initial attempt failed a week ago due to police brutalities. Police personnel on October 7 used brute force to prevent the law students from presenting a petition summing up their grievances on legal education to Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House, claiming the students did not have permission though contrary evidence was provided. Rubber bullets and dents refused insisting they will only do that if their arrested colleagues were released.teargas were fired and water sprayed on the protesters just few metres to the Jubilee House leading to injury of some of the students. About 13 of the students were arrested for allegedly insisting on their rights, but they were later released after being cautioned. Though deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, intervened at the time and asked the police to allow them to present the petition at the presidency, the stu A week after the incident, which has widely been condemned and described as police brutalities, the leadership of the students who form the National Association of Law Students on Tuesday October 15 presented the petition at the office of the president. We want “drastic action” President of the Association, Jonathan Alua, urged the President to take “drastic action” on their seven-page petition and give “predictable timeline”. He described as “diplomatic,” the president’s letter to the Chief Justice earlier this year. “The impression the president had was that he didn’t want to step into the powers of the judiciary but we are strongly of the opinion that the General Legal Council in administering their mandate to regulate legal education, is doing the administrative job separate from the judiciary and the law allows for the president to direct the General Legal Council through the Attorney General,” he stated. For the students, he said, the issue is simply “a matter of law”. “We are asking that the President intervenes,” Mr Alua told Mr Jinapor who received the petition on behalf of President Akufo-Addo.