Why Do Lawyers Wear The Wig And Gown? Here Is Why

Patrick Herbert

Patrick Herbert is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Law Student Hub. He is an LLB. law graduate from the University of Benin, Nigeria, a budding writer and an entrepreneur. He is deeply passionate about research and loves to share some of his exciting findings with everyone. He lives in the beautiful city of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. To know more about him, follow him on social media.

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6 Responses

  1. Henry says:

    It is good because it places responsibility on the lawyers to be responsible. But in a country like Nigeria with hot weather, it is punishment.

    • Seyi says:

      You are on point, it is not justifiable when it is seen in the light of d harsh weather in most African countries. Besides Change is the most constant thing

  2. Touché Henry! So you think it is unsuitable to the hot West African climate. I wonder what the others would think of it.

  3. Nnennaya says:

    I don’t think the issue of whether it’s enough to get rid of this tradition. Most culture, norm and tradition in our society are inconvenient in one way or the other

  4. Badejo says:

    Completely irrelevant to Nigeria. In UK where I practice it is now only worn in a few cases but the majority of us just wear suits. The wig is just a sign of colonial control of the last century no place for it in the 21st century.

    • @Badejo I think you are right. There have been reforms on this garb in some jurisdictions of the world, like India and other common wealth jurisdictions. In Nigeria we are very quick to emulate the legal traditions of our so called colonial masters but impervous to reform even where these traditions have long ceased to be the norm in their country of provenance.

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