Private legal practitioner, Yaw D. Oppong has been appointed as the Director of Legal Education at the General Legal Council (GLC).
The Director of Legal Education is also the Ghana School of Law (GSL) Director.
Currently a senior lecturer at the School, Mr. Oppong will be taking over from Kwasi Prempeh-Eck who will soon be retiring.
Prior to his appointment as head of the country’s foremost law school, Mr Prempeh-Eck was a senior lecturer at GSL from 1999, and also a senior associate at JLD & MB Legal Consultancy from 1999 to 2007.
Mr. Oppong assumes duty when the 2022/23 academic year begins.
His appointment is in accordance with the Legal Professions Act, 1960, which mandates the GLC to appoint a director for GSL.
Mr Oppong is the Manwerehene of Akyem Abuakwa who bears the stool name, Omansomfo Barima Oppong Kodie.
The solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana is also the Managing Partner of Ampofo, Oppong and Associates, a firm of lawyers in Accra.
Mr Oppong has lectured at a number of universities in the country including Central University.
Last Friday, he was part of members sworn into office as the Board of Directors of the Graphic Communication Group.
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.
Yaw Oppong also holds a Master’s Degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM) from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.