Select Page

According to a report on Friday from Al Jazeera, the Lagos-based Nigerian Law School has refused to allow a Muslim woman graduate to receive her call to the bar (i.e. be sworn in as a lawyer) because she insists on wearing her hijab under her traditional barrister’s wig.  On Dec. 12, the Body of Benchers refused to allow Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam to enter the Conference Centre where the call to the bar is held because she was in violation of the Law School’s dress code.