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Victor Kwesi Essien

Victor Kwesi Essien, Ghanaian lawyer, law librarian. Bar: Ghana 1977, New York 1985, United States District Court (eastern and southern districts) New York 1985. Herzfeld scholar New York University, 1982, Robert Marshall fellow, 1982-1983. Member New York State Bar Association, American Asn. Law Libraries (West Public Company scholar 1986), American Foreign Law Association, International Third World Legal Studies Association.

Background

  • Essien, Victor Kwesi was born on April 22, 1952 in Obuasi, Ashanti, Ghana. Came to the United States, 1981. Son of Joseph William and Cecilia Bernice (Renner) Essien.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Ghana, 1973. Master of Laws, University Ghana, 1976. Master of Laws in International Law, New York University, 1982.

      Doctor of Juridical Science, New York University, 1985.

    Career

    • Lecturer law University Ghana, Legon, 1976-1977, University Jos (Nigeria), 1977-1981. Of counsel Deguzman, Essien & Ragland, New York City, 1985-1989, Law Offices of Victor Essien, New York City, since 1990. Adjunct professor law, international law library Fordham Law School, New York City.

      Consultant Frost & Sullivan, New York City, 1985-1987. Legal assistant United States-Iran Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, 1986. Consultant United Nation Centre for Transnat.

      Corps., since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ghana 1977, New York 1985, United States District Court (eastern and southern districts) New York 1985.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to legal journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member New York State Bar Association, American Asn. Law Libraries (West Public Company scholar 1986), American Foreign Law Association, International Third World Legal Studies Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, drama.

    Connections

    • Married Ophelia Opoku-Pare, August 12, 1978. Children: Bernice, Victor Kwesi Junior.
    • father: Joseph William Essien
    • mother: Cecilia Bernice (Renner) Essien
    • spouse: Ophelia Opoku-Pare
    • children: Bernice Essien
    • Victor Kwesi Junior Essien
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    Born April 22, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University Ghana
    • 1976
      University Ghana
    • 1982
      New York University
    • 1985
      New York University
    • 1976 - 1977
      Lecturer, law University Ghana
      Legon, Volta, Ghana
    • 1977 - 1981
      Lecturer, law University Ghana
    • 1985 - 1989
      of counsel, Deguzman
    • 1990
      of counsel, Deguzman

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