UPSA Law School launches Alumni Association; sets up Endowment Fund

The UPSA Law School has taken a significant step towards strengthening and revitalising its alumni community with the launch of an alumni association and the establishment of an endowment fund.

The UPSA Law School Alumni Association, the first departmental alumni group to be established by a faculty in the university, aims to promote the interests of UPSA Law School graduates.

It also seeks to provide opportunities for their professional development and support the school’s mission to produce high-calibre legal professionals.

The endowment fund is aimed at bridging the financial gap of needy students while supporting the activities of the UPSA Law School.

Group Chairman of Oswal Investment Ltd, Mr. Humphrey Williams, donated a seed capital of GH¢100,000 to the fund, at the alumni reunion and industry night held on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Dean of the UPSA Law School, Professor Kofi Abotsi (middle) launching the alumni association. Supporting him were Mrs Diana Asonaba Dapaah (Deputy Attorney General) and Mr. Alfred Eli Kwesi Dei (Interim President of the UPSA Law School Alumni Association).


Dean of the UPSA Law School, Prof Kofi Abotsi, explained that the establishment of the alumni association is a crucial step towards fostering a sense of community and connection among law school graduates.

He said the initiative will provide a platform for the various alumni groups to reconnect, network, and give back to their alma mater.

“To us, studying law at the UPSA goes beyond the limited experience of the classroom and accordingly, building networks and the community created by the school should be seen as a continuing initiative to be sustained,” Prof. Abotsi said.

Deputy Attorney General, Mrs Diana Asonaba Dapaah, delivering her keynote address.


Deputy Attorney General, Diana Asonaba Dapaah, who was the special Guest of honour, commended the UPSA management and alumni for the multiple roles they have played in shaping and transforming the institution into one of the leading universities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She urged the past students to be intentional in carrying forward the school’s values while entreating them to also leverage the acquired skills to effect positive change in their communities.

Mrs Dapaah urged the past students to come together to honour the school’s rich heritage and recommit themselves to the values of the university that had defined their collective journey.

Registrar of UPSA, Mrs Lorraine Gyan, addressing the gathering.


Registrar of UPSA, Mrs Lorraine Gyan, said the UPSA Law School has demonstrated its commitment to building a strong and engaged alumni community that will contribute to the growth and development of the legal profession in Ghana and beyond.

She encouraged the alumni community to explore other newly introduced programmes by the university as they continue to build their capacities in the legal profession.

President of the UPSA Global Alumni Association, Francis Dadzie indicated that university alumni were a vital part of the growth and development of progressive universities.

“The UPSA Law Faculty is the first to establish a dedicated departmental alumni office for its graduates, a model for other departments and universities across the continent,” Mr Dadzie said.

“By fostering close connections with our law graduates, we create opportunities for mutual benefit.”

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