By Peace Nnenna Eze
On Wednesday, July 27 2021, 20 years old Barrister Esther Chukwuemeka was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, thus making her the youngest Nigerian lawyer.
Esther who hails from Okigwe, Imo State, reportedly finished her secondary school at the age of 13. She passed her Senior Secondary School exams and got admission to study at the Abia State University (ABSU). But she was denied admission because she was underage.
However, her father, refusing to be daunted, sent her to India to study law where she graduated in flying colours. Upon completion of her studies in India, Esther then returned to Nigeria and was admitted to the Nigerian Law School for her Bar Part 1 program. The programme is compulsory for all students from foreign universities.
Esther successfully passed her Bar Part-1 programme and wrote the Bar Final exam which she also passed, before being called to the Nigerian Bar as a lawyer.