Proceedings of The International Conference on the Future of Legal Education in Ghana/ Africa

The International Conference on the Future of Legal Education in Ghana/ Africa took place at the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL) from November 29, 2021, to December 2, 2021.
Initiated by the University of Ghana School of Law, the forum was the culmination of efforts of a consortium of partner individuals and institutions, particularly the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). The event convened policy makers, legal academics, lawyers and development partners from across Ghana and Africa to explore legal education and provide solutions to the ailing legal sector, with a major focus on Ghana. The conference was aimed at broadening the range of people who are interested in deciding what the next steps to improve upon legal education on the continent should be.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the dignitaries who graced the event, particularly His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana in the capacity of the Special Guest of Honor; Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana; His Lordship Justice John M. Dotse on behalf of the Chief Justice of Ghana, Hon. Godfred Dame, the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General; His Excellency Ambassador Daniel Krull, the German Ambassador to Ghana; and Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana.

The conference had an excellent turnout, with approximately 2,369 participants, including delegates and associates from The Gambia, Nigeria, South Africa and Sierra Leone, attending the event.

These proceedings are a collection of key addresses and presentations that summarise the purpose and focus of the conference. It also includes some policy briefs and recommendations put together by the Editorial Team based on discussions before, during and after the conference.