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Pioneer African Women in Law



Restoring and preserving the historical agency of the African Woman in Law 

Justice Gertrude Torkornoo

Supreme Court judge and the supervising judge of the Commercial Courts


Sanji Monageng

Third woman Magistrate in Botswana, and the only woman Magistrate in the late 1980s


Her Lady Justice Tejan-Jalloh

First woman Chief Justice (Sierra Leone)


Professor Oluyemisi Adefunke Bamgbose, SAN

First woman Professor of Law in Nigeria to be conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria


Editor's Note

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