Renowned lawyer, Yaw Oppong appointed Director of Legal Education and Director of Ghana School of Law (GSL)

As the new director of GSL, Mr Oppong assumes duty when the next academic year begins.

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Private legal practitioner Yaw Oppong, has been appointed as the new Director of Legal Education at the Ghana School of Law (GSL).

According to official sources, this comes after the current director of the school, Mr. Kwasi Prempeh-Eck prepares to go on 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.

As the new director of GSL, Mr Oppong assumes duty when the next academic year begins.

His appointment is also in line with the Legal Professions Act, 1960, which mandates the General Legal Council, to appoint a Director of Legal Education of GSL.


Profile of the new director is as follows:

Mr Yaw Oppong is a senior lecturer of GSL. He is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and a Barrister- at-Law with over 22 years of experience as a practising lawyer.

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

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.

One can be left with no doubt that lawyer Yaw Oppong has great credentials and is very apt for his new role as Director of the school. We can only wish him well.