Famous Lawyers from Ghana

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List of notable or famous lawyers from Ghana, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Ghana and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Ghana. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Ghanaian lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. Here are also famous professors from Ghana and famous Ghanian authors. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Ghana is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes and Patrick Kwateng Acheampong.

This historic lawyers from Ghana list can help answer the questions "Who are some Ghanaian lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Ghana?" These prominent lawyers of Ghana may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Ghanaian lawyers.

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Aaron Mike Oquaye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Ghana
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Aaron Mike Oquaye is a Ghanaian politician who served as the Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana between 2009 and 2013. A member of the New Patriotic Party, he was the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya from 2005 to 2013. He was Ghana's High Commissioner to India from 2001 to 2004, then Minister of Energy from 2005 to 2006 and Minister of Communications from 2006 to 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Ghana

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Akua Kuenyehia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Ghana
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Akua Kuenyehia is a Ghanaian lawyer who has been a judge of the International Criminal Court since 2003. She is currently First Vice-President of the Court. She is also one of the only three female African judges at the ICC. She represented Ghana on the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women committee in 2003 and worked hard to contribute to its reputation and influence. Kuenyehia was educated at University of Ghana and Oxford University. She has spent most of her professional career teaching at the University of Ghana, as Dean of Law, and as a visiting professor at other institutions including Leiden University and Temple University. She ...more on Wikipedia

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Alban Bagbin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Ghana
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Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position. He is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West. Bagbin hails from the Upper West Region of Ghana and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and English at the University of Ghana in 1980. He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law at Makola in Accra after which he was called to the bar in 1982. Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress and represents the Nadowli West Constituency from the Upper West Region. Bagbin announced his intentions to run for president in 2008 on the NDC ticket, but he ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Upper West Region, Ghana

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Augustus Molade Akiwumi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Ghana
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Justice Augustus Molade Akiwumi was a judge and also the second Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

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