The School of Law is delighted to extend a particularly warm welcome onto its Masters in Human Rights in Criminal Justice, Mr Aliyu Usman. Earlier this year, Aliyu was the first Nigerian Police Officer selected to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and comes to the University of Limerick, School of Law, as the first Nigerian to receive Irish Aid Fellowship Award. He emerged as the inaugural fellow of Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights after an extremely competitive process that attracted a large number of highly qualified candidates in Nigeria. He was, moreover, chosen from over 22,000 Nigerian candidates that competed for 100 slots in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. He studied Public Management at Syracuse University, New York and participated in Summit organized for the 1000 Mandela Washington Fellows at Washington D.C.