LAW RESOURCES CITED BY LAW STUDENTS IN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA AND CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA

Onwudinjo, Oliver T. U., Okeji, C.C. & Ndanwu, A.I.

The law resources cited by law students in law libraries of  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, NAU, Awka and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu  University, (COOU), Uli were investigated.  The objective of the study was to determine the presence and actual utilization of the recommended laws and statutes, law journals, law reports and law textbooks in Nigeria by Council of Legal Education for the final year undergraduate law students of the two institutions in writing their projects.  The research design was a survey.  A total of 500 projects were used for the study.  The instrument used for data collection was a checklist from the Council of Legal Education, 2015.  Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages.  Findings from the study revealed that over 50% of the cited law resources were available in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka law library, while Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli law library had less than 40% cited law resources and that law students cited mostly what were present in the law libraries for their researches.  It is the recommendation of the authors that the law libraries should be adequately funded and equipped to enable them to achieve their goals and objectives.

Keywords: Law resources, research projects, laws and statutes, law journals, law reports, law textbooks, Council of Legal Education.

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