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Law librarian , lawyer

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 of New York State Bar Association, American Asn. Law Libraries (West Public Company scholar1986), 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;lecturer law, University Jos (Nigeria), 1977-1981;of counsel, Deguzman, Essien & Ragland, New York City, 1985-1989;of counsel, 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.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to legal journals.

Membership

Member of New York State Bar Association, American Asn. Law Libraries (West Public Company scholar1986), American Foreign Law Association, International Third World Legal Studies Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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

child:
Bernice Essien

child:
Victor Kwesi Junior Essien