FNU produces first law graduates

Bachelor of Law graduates in a group picture during the FNU graduation May 2, 2018. Picture: JONA KONATACI

SEVEN students from the Fiji National University’s Bachelor of Laws program were their pioneer graduates during the graduation ceremony held on May 2.
Head of the Law Department Ana Rokomokoti said the department of law has had very humble beginnings since the commencement of the program in 2014.
“The Department of Law has had very humble beginnings. In this the law program has faced many challenges and continues to face challenges but of course with these challenges comes great opportunities for growth and immense progress and the graduation of these law students is indeed a milestone for Law department,” she said.
The program is accredit by the board of Legal Education and is co-ordinated and taught by the Department of Law, School of Accounting and Law, College of Business Hospitality and Tourism Studies.
Ms Rokomokoti said the staff of the Department comprises of academics like Dr Jalesi Nakarawa and Dr Chat Le Nguyen both PHD holders in Law from respective Universities in New Zealand and experienced former legal practitioners like Ms Adarshani Vikash and Mr Joeli Ditoka.
“We are proud to be part of the local Fiji National University that teach, guide, mentor the future members of the legal profession and who will definitely become leaders,” she said.
“For us, as lecturers it’s a rare privilege and real honour to be part of that process.”