Dean of Law at UPSA, Ernest Kofi Abotsi

An academic and legal practitioner Ernest Kofi Abotsi has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

The university in a communiqué described the timing of the move as an “important time in its history, and during a period when the institution seeks to leverage on its innovation and creativity to maintain a leadership niche in training and education.”

According to a May 20 statement, the management of UPSA recognised Mr Abotsi’s “wealth of value and insights in tandem with the Faculty’s pursuit of a mission of leading cutting-edge teaching, learning and research in Africa and the world in the short to medium terms.”

“The University Council, Vice-Chancellor and Convocation together with the entire UPSA community welcome Dean Kofi Abotsi and congratulate him on his appointment,” the management said.

Mr Abotsi was the Dean of the School of Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) from 2014 to 2018.

 “UPSA’s new dean is a spoken advocate of transformative scholarship and is expected to lead the Faculty of Law in its mission of promoting research and national development through law. He has written extensively in leading peer-review journals across the world and his scholarship straddles the fields of constitutional law, corporate law, international trade and investment law, international criminal justice, and environmental law” the UPSA statement read.

Among his recent feats was his role as Executive Secretary on the Commission of Inquiry into the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence back in 2019.