Law School Students Go To The Polls Friday…Hold Debate Today

By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy

Four candidates and 11 representatives contesting for the University of Liberia Law School Association’s (LAWSA) leadership will go to the polls on Friday with Attorney Philip N. Wesseh expected to moderate the elections debate today under the Law School Palava Hut at 2p.m.

Students of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law have begun series of activities that would prepare the Association to change from being led by an interim government to an elected regime. The activities began since July 4, 2014.

In an interview with this paper, the chairperson of LAWSA’s election commission, Nathaniel Solo, said the only two candidates for the presidential position are Lester Paye, a third year student and Sagie Fumbah Kamara, a second year student who have met elections requirement.

Mr. Solo also named Yealnee King-Allen and Moriah Yeakula as candidates qualified to contest for the vice presidential position while 11 students have been qualified to contest for the 15 seats as representatives of LAWSA.

The seven-member election committee is clothed with the responsibility of guiding the Association to its election scheduled for July 18, 2014 on the main campus of the UL from 8a.m. to 5p.m. and the tenure of the leader is one year, the secretary of the commission, N. Welleh Valentine noted.

Meanwhile, there must be five students representing each class and the Law School consists of three classes; first, second and third year. The Association had a one year interim leadership due to some inevitable reasons; a situation that prompted the administration to endorse that leadership.