Lecturers-Faculty of Law

DR. FRANCISCA KUSI APPIAH

Position: Lecturer & Research Officer

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Academic Areas: 

  • Law and economics
  • Competition law
  • Electricity regulation
  • Energy, environmental and natural resources law
  • Advanced oil and gas contract drafting
  • Arbitration and sustainable development

 

Biography

Dr. Francisca Kusi-Appiah is a lecturer at Faculty of Law of the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

She holds a PhD from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. She worked as a research assistant in the Extractive Resources Hub Project funded by the UK Aid, while pursuing PhD. She obtained her master’s degree with specialization in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law in 2011 from the University of Houston, Texas. Subsequently, she worked with the Law Firm of Osagiede & Associates in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, Francisca had worked as an associate of Minkah Premo & Co (Akosombo Chambers) in Accra, Ghana after she had been called to the Ghana Bar in 2009. She obtained her LLB from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2007. 

Francisca is a founding member of an NGO, NEPS Foundation, which supports sustainable development particularly for energy and natural resources. Currently, Francisca is a legal consultant at K-App Law Firm,which was established by her.

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) -Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK - 2017
  • Master of Law (LLM) - Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law (EENR LLM)–University of Houston, Texas, USA - 2011
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana - 2007. 

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister –at- Law (BL) – Ghana School of Law, 2009
  • Certified International Commercial Arbitrator - A. White Dispute Resolution Centre, Houston, Texas – 2012
  • Project Management in the Real World, Organisationaland ProfessionalDevelopment(OPD) – University of Dundee, UK - 2013

Selected Publications

In Print

Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy: West Africa Energy Policy- Gambia: Energy Policy, Jobe C, Kusi-Appiah F. (Book Chapter - Springer)

July 2018

Ghana Power Market: Market Design, Legal and Regulatory Framework, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa, Conference, July 2018

October

2016

Implication of Competition Law Enforcement in the Electricity Sector: Comparative Analysis of the UK and the US, ERRA Regulatory Research Award Paper, Published by the Energy Regulators Regional Association

Courses Taught

  • Petroleum Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Private International Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Energy Law

 

Professional Membership & Affiliations

Ghana Bar Association (GBA) - Member

Association of international Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) - Member

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - Member

Energy Institute (EI) - Member

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Our Address

Postal Address: P.O.Box LG 149, Accra – Ghana
Tel numbers:  +233 302 500 171, +233 302 500 722, +233 302 500 723
Fax Number: +233 302 501174
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