LL.B, BL (Ghana) LL.M (Constitutional Law)
Harvard Law School ( Constitutional law)
Subject: Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law
Research interests : Constitutional and governance reforms; Corporate governance
With a distinguished career in legal academia in Europe and North America, the faculty of law at GIMPA is happy indeed to have professor appointed as a visiting faculty to GIMPA. His wealth of scholarship and other academic engagements would greatly enrich the academic tradition being grown at GIMPA. Prof. Galizzi currently teaches at the Fordham Law School in New York in the United States and is a director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center, Fordham Law School.
BCL – Oxford 1977
Subject: Jurisprudence, Legal Systems
LL.M (International and Comparative Law), Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (1987) QCL,
Ghana School of Law, 1976
LLB (Bachelor of Law), Faculty of Law
Subject: Legal System, Legal Method
Research interests :
Access to Justice; Public Law and Policy (Trade & Investment Law)
LLM (International Law and Justice), Fordham University School of Law, May 2011
QCL, Ghana Law School, 2010
LLB, (Bachelor of Law), KNUST, Ghana, 2008
Subject: Company Law , ADR
ADR, ADR Ethics, Conflict Resolution,
International Relations, Contract and Contract Management
LL.M, (Master of Law), Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, 2001
QCL, Ghana School of Law, Ghana, 2000 LLB, (Hons), University of Ghana, 1998
Subject: Conflict of Law , Administrative Law
Research interests: Access to justice, law and development,Constitutional Law, Public Procurement Law, and Private-Public Partnerships
Mr. Brobbey graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Laws degree, and the Ghana School of Law as a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He subsequently obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. He teaches Administrative law, Private International Law, and Constitutional Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration’s School of Law. With over 15 years of experience as a lawyer, Victor has significant experience researching political risk, legal policy and governance issues. Mr. Brobbey worked as a transactional attorney in Washington D.C., and has consulted for a number of international organizations, including the African Union, the World Bank, and the UNDP. He is admitted to practice in the Republic of Ghana and the State of New York, U.S.A.
LLM, (International Environment Law and Policy) University of Georgia, 2004
QCL, Ghana School of Law
LLB, University of Ghana, (2001)
Subject: Law of Equity & Succession; Law of Contract.
Research interests: Special research interest in Environmental Policy Formulation, Environmental Regulations and Compliance, Environmental Justice. Health Care Law
Brigitte Ainuson has been a Lecturer at the GIMPA Faculty of Law since 2012. Her teaching portfolio includes the Law of Contract, Law of Equity and Succession and Human Rights Law. In addition to her teaching portfolio, Brigitte has research interest in International Environmental Law and Policy, Environmental Justice, Contract and Family Law. Her current papers review of the Succession laws in Ghana and Enforcing Prenuptial Agreements in Ghana are undergoing review for publication.
Brigitte also worked as a Senior Associates at the law firm AB Lexmall & Associates where she provided legal advisory services in the area of contracts and regulations for the firm’s clients. She also advised the firm’s mainly U.S., U.K. and Australian based clients on doing business in Ghana with specific work in the areas of incorporation, shareholding structures, tax liabilities and immigration issues in Ghana. Brigitte was also part of the firm’s annual World Bank Doing Business survey project.
Brigitte also worked at the law firm of G.A. Sarpong and Co. a vibrant Commercial law litigation firm in Accra as an Associate. She was an active litigator and practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and debt recovery litigation.
Prior to working at G.A. Sarpong and Co., Brigitte worked at the Office of International Education at Mississippi State University as the Coordinator for Study Abroad Programs. At Mississippi State University, she guest lectured at the Political Science Department and the African American Studies Program in the subject of African Politics.
Brigitte previously worked for the law firms of Deal and Deal Plc in South Carolina, USA and Anderson and Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Brigitte has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from University of Ghana. She also obtained the Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law in 2003 where she was adjudged the Best Graduating Student in Company Law and Practice.
In 2004 she obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree with specialization in International Environmental Law and Policy and Healthcare Law the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.
LLM,(Master of Law), Boston College, (2011) QCL, Ghana Law School, 2007
LLB, (Bachelor of Law), University of Ghana, 2007
Subject: Law of Tort
LLM, Michigan University Law School, 2012
QCL, Ghana Law School, 2009
LLB, University of Ghana, 2007
BSc Administration (Banking/Finance), University of Ghana
Subject: Criminal Law
Commercial Litigation, International Finance & Global Constitutionalism
Prior to joining the Faculty in 2012, Clement Kojo Akapame was engaged in
public policy governance and commercial practice. After completing a degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws post-first degree at the University of Ghana, Clement was awarded a Master of Laws degree with concentrations in Global Constitutionalism and International Finance from The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Abhor.
Clement worked also as counsel-researcher at the Constitution Review Commission where he advised on the review of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana focusing on decentralization, local government and national security.
At the Faculty of Law, GIMPA he lectures in commercial law. His research interests are in banking procedure and practice and comparative natural resource and commodities governance.
LL.M -(Master of Laws) Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, USA. Ghana School of Law, 1999-2001
LL.B – (Bachelor of Laws), University of Ghana
Subject: Law of Contract
LLM Law in Development, University of Warwick, Coventry, England 1994
LLB (Hons.) Law University of Birmingham, Central England 1990
College of Law, England, Law Society Exams for Solicitor’s Professional Legal Practice
QCL Ghana School of Law 2004
Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Writing and Legal
Sandra Thompson is a multi talented, results driven professional, committed to using the law as an instrument for change. She combines a unique set of skills as a lawyer, a policy writer, a project manager and a development practitioner. She has several years’ public sector experience at a senior level, in positions that bridge development policy and practice through engagement and advocacy with Governments, Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies, Development Partners, Donors, Academic Institutions and Civil Society Groups.
She is experienced in public sector governance and the management of large government institutions with expertise in public sector reforms in particular, legal and justice sector reform mechanisms. She works in the areas of democracy, governance, development, rule of law and access to justice in Ghana and in the English speaking West African Sub-region and also in jurisdictions beyond West Africa. In addition, she is experienced in the practice and implementation of peace and conflict resolution paradigms, transitional justice mechanisms, gender and development and in parliamentary systems. Combining this set of expert knowledge and experience she has acquired over the years, Sandra is able to effectively lead institutional change, with the ability to design unique programmes that ensure sustainable change.
She has a proven record for doing so for the Judiciaries of Ghana and Sierra Leone, among others. She is a Lecturer-in-Law with academic interests in the areas of Human Rights, Administrative Justice, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Institutional and Public Sector Reforms, Governance and sub sectors under Law in Development. She has sub regional experience and expertise in leading, developing and managing programmes in the area of development generally and for legal, justice and security sector reforms and capacity building and has managed several international collaborations with Government bodies and projects in rule of law, access to justice and law in development. Sandra was awarded an LLB (Hons.) Law Degree from the University of Birmingham, Central England. She also received an LLM in Law in Development from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England.
She is a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana, and a member of the Ghana Bar Association. She is a keen sports woman who enjoys running, weight lifting and extreme sport. She also enjoys entertaining, gardening, music, reading and writing. Her professional objectives are to reach the apex of international development practice with a special focus on developing public sector institutions, parliaments, judiciaries and the legal sectors, by so doing, to contribute her quota to the process of entrenching democracy in Africa; by working to strengthen the administration of justice and improving the conditions for the rule of law to prevail.
Ghana School of Law (2002)
LLM (International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict), University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England
LLB (Hons) University of Ghana, 2000
Subject: Immovable Property
Ph.D (Human Rights and Criminal Justice), University of Aberdeen, Law School, UK (2007-2012)
LL.M (International Law), University of Aberdeen, Law School, 2005-2007
JCL (Canon Law) Catholic University of West Africa, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria (1996-1998)
B.Th (Sacred Theology), Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome (1995-1996)
Dip. (Theology), University of Ghana, 1986-1989
Research interests : Law and ethics; Problems of law enforcement in Africa Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Democratic Governance; The protection of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in International Law; Law and ethics; Problems of law enforcement in Africa
GLORIA OFORI-BOADU is a lawyer by profession and lecturer in Law at the GIMPA Law Faculty. She holds an L.L.M from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., having specialised in International and
omparative Law on the rights of women. A former banker, she worked with the National Investment Bank Ltd. for eleven years from 1983-1994.
During that period, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana at Legon. She was called to the Ghana Bar in Oct. 1990. She has worked in the Private Law Firm of Tetteh & Co Legal Practitioners and for more than a decade, worked with civil society as a Gender Equality and Human Rights Advocate. During the period of 1999 to 2003, she was the Executive Director for the International Federation of Women Lawyers(FIDA) Ghana. From 2003 to 2012, She was the founder and President of the Women Assistance and Business Association (WABA).
She has served as Member of Ghana’s Revenue Agencies Governing Board (RAGB) and was a Member of the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPRM-GC) for eleven years from March 2004 –March 2015. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Fish Processors and Traders Association (NAFPTA). She was a Nominee for the Millennium Excellence Award (Women Empowerment category) in 2005 and also a Nominee for the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing woman of the year Award, in 2008.
She is an Officer of the Order of the Volta (Public Service), which National Award was conferred on her by the President of Ghana in July 2008. Since August 2012, she has been actively involved in academia and has taught at the GIMPA Law Faculty, the subjects of Public International Law;
Constitutional Law; and Administrative Law.
She currently lectures in Labour and Employment Law. She also lectures in Company Law and the Legal Environment of Business at the GIMPA Business School. She writes periodically on socio-economic and political issues in the Daily Graphic of Ghana. Some of her academic publications include Ghanaian Women, The Law and Economic Power (1996) – Graduate Paper –Georgetown University Law Center, – Published by Carolina Academic Press under Chapter Five of “Voices of African Women; Women’s rights in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania – Edited by Johanna Bond. She is also in the process of publishing her Long Essay for the Political Science Dept. of the University of Ghana (1987) titled “Women, CDRs and Political Participation in Revolutionary Ghana”.
She facilitated and co-drafted the Domestic Violence Act 732 of 2007 in Ghana and is currently working on a publication “ The incidence of gender-based violence in Ghana: is the Domestic Violence Act 732 of 2007, adequate in curbing it ?” presented at the inter-faculty Colloquium on Law for Development at Lancaster University Ghana.
Enam Antonio Yankah was called to the Ghana Bar in 2011. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, KNUST and received her Master’s degree in International Law and Justice from Fordham Law School. Currently at the GIMPA Faculty of Law, she teaches Public International Law, the Law of Torts and Intellectual Property Law.
Before joining GIMPA Law Faculty, Ms. Antonio Yankah served as law clerk to three justices of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She also worked as Clinical Assistant Supervisor on two clinic projects with the Leitner Centre for International Law at Fordham Law School. Her areas of research interest are international law with emphasis on international development law and climate change law and policy, family law and environmental law.
LLM (Global Energy, International Arbitration & Environmental Law) , The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2012
QCL- Ghana School of Law, 2007
LLB – University of Ghana, Legon, 2005
BA (Political Science), University of Ghana, 2001
Subject: Natural Resources Law
International Petroleum transactions, (O & G), Natural Resources Law, Energy/Electricity Regulations, Securities Regulations
PhD International Economic Law, Middlesex University, UK
MPhil International Economic Law, Middlesex University, UK
LLM Legal Research Methods, Middlesex University, UK, 2010
LLM, International Commercial Law, University of Leicester, UK, 2007
BA (Hons) English/Religious Studies, University of Cape Coast 1997
Diploma in Education, University of Cape Coast, 1997
Subject: International Trade & Investment
Research interests :
The Law of the World Trade Organisations, Trade regulations in Ecowas , Developing countries and decision-making in international organisations
LLM, (Master of Law) (Comparative Constitutional Law, International Commercial Arbitration), Harvard Law School, 2013
QCL , Ghana Law School, 2009
LLB, (Bachelor of Law), University of Ghana, 2007
BA (Political Science/Psychology (2003)
Subject : Constitutional Law
Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, GIMPA, Nana Tawiah Okyir worked in Law and Policy consulting for almost a decade and was part of the team engaged by the Constitution Review Commission to assist it in the consultations,
analyses of submissions and eventual writing of the Final Report of the Commission.
Nana Tawiah holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts. He was called to the Ghanaian Bar in 2009. After completing his professional law programme at the Ghana School of Law.
He also holds a degree in Political Science and Psychology.
Nana Tawiah has Legislative drafting and Parliamentary experience and holds a Postgraduate certificate in Legislative Drafting.
At the Faculty of Law, GIMPA, Nana Tawiah teaches Constitutional Law and Media Law. He writes on comparative Constitutional designs and administrative legal reforms.
LLD, Public Law (In progress) – (2006)
LLM, Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa (2004)
Ghana School of Law (2002) LLB, University of Ghana (2000)
Subject: Criminal Law, Human Rights
Joe Slovo Nyabila Tia holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2012 and was awarded the Best Graduating Student in the Law of Taxation. He also holds a Masters Degree in International Economic Law (with Merit) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Mr Tia is also an associate at the prestigious law firm of Lithur Brew & Company and has been involved in a number of transactions spanning mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, energy, taxation, finance, investment and corporate law. His areas of specialization include commercial law, taxation and corporate finance. He is also experienced in civil litigation.
Mr Tia served as a research assistant to the Constitution Review Commission where he was charged with conducting research on the views of Ghanaians on the Constitutional Review Process. He was also a team member of Leitner Centre’s Sustainable Development Legal Initiative where he assisted in developing a proposal for the Government of Ghana on the African Growth and Opportunities Act of the United States of America.
His scholarly works include a paper on ‘The Implications of deposit insurance on Ghana’s Financial System’. He also partook in a paper on the ‘Operational and Regulatory Framework of Non-Governmental Organizations in Ghana’.
Ferdinand Adadzi is a lecturer at GIMPA Faculty of Law and partner of AB & David, a multi-specialist business law firm practising in Ghana. Ferdinand graduated from the University of Ghana with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and also holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Godwin E.K. Dzah is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, GIMPA, where he teaches Public International Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Administrative Law. He graduated from the Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws (LL.M.).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Ghana. He also holds a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, and is admitted to law practice in Ghana. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada, and later, a United Nations-Nippon Fellow at the Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat in New York where he undertook advanced academic research and study in the Law of the Sea under the distinguished United Nations-Nippon Foundation Fellowship.
He attended the Public International Law Course at The Hague Academy of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands, as a recipient of the prestigious Public Scholarship awarded by The Hague Forum Foundation. His research interests and principal legal scholarship are in public law; particularly constitutional law, public international law, natural resources, governance and environmental law and policy.
He regularly attends international conferences on the development of international law, and has published scholarly articles in renowned peer-reviewed journals. He worked as Counsel and Associate Researcher at the Constitution Review Commission. He also worked with the law firm, Pwamang and Associates. Mr. Dzah is part of a law and policy development consultancy, Law and Development Associates.
1. G.E.K. Dzah, Re-conceptualizing Environmental Governance in Ghana’s Offshore Oil and Gas Development, Ocean Yearbook, Vol. 29 (2015), pp. 223-270.
2. G.E.K. Dzah, Toward an Effective Ballast Water Legislative and Implementation Regime: Lessons for Ghana, Ocean Yearbook, Vol. 28 (2014), pp. 526-554.
John is a former employee of Mobil Oil Ghana Limited and a lecturer at both GIMPA Business School and GIMPA Law Faculty. He has over 5 years of extensive experience providing varied services to multinational companies including Global Gas Energy, USA, and Trellidor Ghana Limited, Payflex Microfinance Company Limited, Ghana, Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited. He also advises many corporate and individual clients on general commercial matters, including strategic advice on acquisitions and sales of businesses.
Some of the other Clients who consult him in Ghana are Vulcan Natural Resources, Brace Capital savings and loans, Chamber for Bulk oil Distributors(CBOD).
John is also the Environmental law Lecturer at our law Faculty. He has several years of experience in teaching and legal practice in Environmental law. He has taught Legal environment of business at the GIMPA MBA Class and Contract Management at the Business school. John is a proud recipient of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and Rocky Mountains Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship. He is currently working on
publishing his LLM thesis on Avoiding the Resource Curse in Ghana: The Role of Law
John has attended several international conferences in oil and gas, particularly the AIPN spring conference in Galveston, Texas on Current Events and Future Trends in the World’s Hydrocarbon Hotspots.
He also actively participated in Rocky Mountains Mineral Law Annual Institute’s conference in Calgary- Canada. He took part in Critical English law Issues for International Oil and Gas conference in Houston. He was one of the participants AIPN conference in Investing in the Energy Sector in Emerging Markets: – Washington D.C.
In September 2015, John presented a paper titled “Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law: The Saviour That Never was, a Problem With the Law or the Leadership?” at Green Templeton College, Oxford University, UK.
He has also presented a paper on the topic: Plugging the Loopholes in Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Policies: A Critical Analysis of the Ghanaian Forest and Cop 21 Resolutions at Academic International Conference on Law, Economics and Finance, Cambridge University, UK
John has been a Partner since he co-founded Darko, Keli-Delataa & Co., and a member of Equity Savings and Loans Limited since July 2016
Member, Ghana Bar Association
Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, USA
Member, Center for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), UK
University of Ghana, BA(Hons) Political Science, 1999-2003
University of Ghana, LLB, 2005-2007
Ghana School of Law, BL, 2007-2009
University of Houston, LLM, 2009-2010
Justice Srem-Sai was called to the Ghana Bar in 2011. He has postgraduate
law degrees from Cardiff Law School (2014) and Harvard Law School (2014), where he did research into International Human Rights Law and Corporate Law, Governance and Finance, respectively.
He teaches Commercial Law; Legal Environment of Business; Intellectual Property Law; Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; and International Human Rights Law. Prior to joining the Faculty, Mr. Srem-Sai worked as Associate with the law firm of Atuguba & Associates. He has also worked with SAB Miller plc (owners of Accra Brewery Limited and Voltic Ghana Limited) as Legal and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Mr. Srem-Sai’s areas of research, practice and publication include, corporate governance, parliamentary oversight and governance, disability rights and social care law.
He has delivered lectures on topics in these areas across the world. He also has a keen interest in commercial litigation.
Dr. Belinda Gail Quarterman Noah is an international attorney who is currently a senior lecturer at the GIMPA Faculty of Law. She practices law in the United States and Ghana.
Dr. Noah received her Doctor of Juridical Science degree and Master of Laws degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law. Dr. Noah completed the Post-Call programme at the University of Ghana Law School and was called to the Ghana Bar. Dr. Noah has worked as an adjunct law professor at Widener University School of Law and Stetson University College of Law, where she taught environmental law and
health law, respectively.
In addition to teaching and practicing law, she is a pioneering legal talk show producer and host, produces movies, and presents legal seminars concerning various areas of the law. She brings both emerging and well-settled issues to the attention of her audiences and shows them how to resolve the issues to their benefit. Dr. Noah has authored award-winning papers on legal issues and has also published the book “International Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Law: TRIPS and Patentable Subject Matter in the Global Marketplace”.
LLM (International Law and Justice), Fordham Law School, New York, USA, 2010
QCL, Ghana School of Law, 2009
LLB (Bachelor of Law) KNUST, 2007
BA (Social Sciences) French/Law, KNUST 2004
Diploma (French Studies) Dakar, Senegal, 2002
Subject : Criminal Law
LLM. Harvard Law School, 2013
QCL, Ghana School of Law, 2007
LLB, University of Ghana, 2007
B.Sc Agriculture, KNUST, 2001
Research interests :
Oil Resources Governance in West Africa; Global Governance and Africa in the Global Space; Business and Human Rights; Transactional Corruption; and Constitutionalism and Constitutional Reforms.
LLM, (International Law and Justice), Fordham University School of Law, NY, USA, 2012
LLB, (Bachelor of Law), University of Ghana, Legon, 2010
BA (Political Science), University of Ghana, 2007
Subject: Intellectual Property
Research interests: Human Rights issues,Constitutional Law and governance, Criminal law and justice Regulations