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Lawyer Yaw Oppong appointed Ghana Sch of Law Director of Legal Education

Lawyer Yaw Oppong appointed Ghana Sch of Law Director of Legal Education

Lawyer Yaw has been appointed Director of Legal Education and Director of Ghana School of Law (GSL). As the new Director of GSL the Private Legal Practitioner Oppong assumes office in the next academic year.

African Editors’ sources have confirmed that Lawyer Oppong replaces the current Director of the Ghana School of Law Mr. Kwasi Prempeh-Eck who is almost due for retirement.

Mr. Prempeh-Eck has been Director of GSL since September 3, 2012. Before his appointment as Director of Legal Education, Mr Prempeh-Eck was a senior lecturer of GSL from 1999, and also a senior associate at JLD & MB Legal Consultancy from 1999 to 2007.

Lawyer Oppong’s appointment is in consonance with the Legal Professions Act, 1960, that mandates the General Legal Council, to appoint a Director of Legal Education of Ghana School of Law.


Profile of Lawyer Yaw Oppong

Lawyer Yaw Oppong is a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School Law, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and a Barrister-at-Law with over 22 years of experience as at the bar.

He has expertise in Energy and Natural Resource Law. He also has rich experience in Banking and Finance law and practices having worked as a lawyer for a number of banking and financial institutions in Ghana.

Apart from that, he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He is currently the Managing Partner of Ampofo, Oppong and Associates, a firm of Lawyers, in Accra, Ghana. He has lectured at a number of Universities in Ghana, including Central University.

He was recently installed Mawerehene of Akyem Abuakwa, one of the sub-chiefs of the Akyem Abuakwa Paramountcy.

Yaw Oppong is also a prolific writer and author of a number of articles and a book, including his most recent book, Contemporary Trends in the Law of Immovable Property in Ghana, and an online published article titled Domesticating Dispute Resolution Arising from Petroleum Agreements in Ghana.

He has for several years been a regular resource person contributing to topical discussions on a myriad of legal issues and is a well-known personality on various media platforms in Ghana.

He obtained a first degree in Law at the University of Ghana and successfully qualified as a Barrister-At-Law from the Ghana School of Law, Makola – Accra, Ghana.

Yaw Oppong also holds a Master’s Degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM) from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.

Lawyer Yaw Oppong installed as Mawerehene in Kyebi

Private Legal Practitioner and Law lecturer at the Ghana School of Law Lawyer Nana Yaw Oppong has been installed Mawerehene in Kyebi with stool name Omansumfo Barima Oppong Okodei (I).

Lawyer Yaw Oppong to be installed as sub-chief in Akyem Abuakwa Saturday

He was one of the Lawyers who represented President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in court during the 2020 presidential petition filed by the Opposition Leader John Dramani Mahama of the NDC.


At the installment ceremony in Kyebi held on Saturday and Sunday in Kyebi, Omansumfo Barima Oppong okodie (I) pledged his outmost allegiance to the Okyehene and the people of the Abuakwa Traditional Area.

He has also promised to leave and abide by the dictate of the Okyehene Amoatia Ofori Panin.

The Okyehene on his part admonished him to at all time’s obey authorities and submit himself to them.

He said for this particular reason of diligence and goodwill that’s why he’s been given such a title in the Abuakwa Traditional Area.

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