Conference agenda for written-advocacy training program

Day 1- Wednesday 28 October 2015

7.30-8.30 am- Registering and seating participants & distributing materials

9.00-11.00am: The Architecture of Argument- Issues for Determination

11.00-11.30am: Tea Break

11.30-12.00noon: Discussion, Questions & Answers

12noon-1.00pm: Task 1: Use Garner’s deep-issue format to reconstruct the issues for determination in Uwazuruike v Attorney General [2013] 10 NWLR (Part 1361) 105.

1.00-2.00pm: The Introduction, the facts section, and procedural history

2.00-3.00pm: Lunch

3.00-5.00pm: The Introduction, the facts section, and procedural history, cont’d

5.00-5.30pm: Discussion, Questions & Answers

Day 2- Thursday 29 October 2015

9.00-11.00am: The Argument section

11.00-11.30am: Tea Break

11.30am-12.30pm: The Argument section, cont’d

12.30-1.00pm: Discussion, Questions & Answers

1.00-2.00pm: Task 2: Narrate the facts of Uwaifo v Uwaifo [2013] 10 NWLR (Part 1361) 185. Never mind the procedural history.

2.00-2.30pm: Think before you write

2.00-3.00pm- Lunch

3.00-3.30pm: Case Theory, Themes, and Priming

3.30-4.00pm: The Rhetorical Triangle

4.00-4.30pm: Logic and Clear Thought

4.30-5.30pm: Task 3: How sound is the Supreme Court judgment in Ighreriniovo v SCC [2013] 10 NWLR (Part 1361) 138? What are its deficiencies?

Day 3- Friday 30 October 2015

9.00-10.00am: Task 1 Presentation

10.00-11.00am: Task 2 Presentation

11.00-11.30am: Tea Break

11.30am-12.30pm: Task 3 Presentation

12.30-1.00pm: Group Photos

1.00-2.30pm: Lunch

2.30-3.00pm: Discussion
3.00-3.30pm: Feedback, Certificates, and Closing