Legal Luminary Profile: Dr. Michael E. Ajogwu, SAN

Dr. Ajogwu SAN
Dr. Ajogwu SAN

Dr. Michael E. Ajogwu, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria with over forty-four (44) years of Advocacy experience in land, commercial and constitutional matters at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Dr. Ajogwu SAN is a graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) from where he obtained his LLB in 1972. He was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in 1973. He obtained his Masters Degrees in Law and Political Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka  and proceeded to the University of California for his Doctorate Degree in both law and political science.  He became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the year 2000.

His experience in active practice spans over 44 years in practice areas which includes Civil Litigation, and Arbitration; Criminal Appeals; Constitutional Law & Election Petitions and Privatization and Regulatory Law (Law Reforms)

Dr. Ajogwu SAN served as a Director of Public Prosecutions at the Federal Ministry of Justice, and as Legal Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria on Customs, Excise Duties and Revenue matters covering the Northern states of Nigeria. He was the Attorney-General, and Commissioner for Justice of Enugu State. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly for the draft of a Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He is a Notary Public and lectures Law of Evidence on a part-time basis at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology. Dr. Ajogwu SAN is ex-Member, Governing Council, Enugu State University (ESUTH) and ex-Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, (Nsukka Branch).

Dr. Ajogwu SAN has presented papers on topical legal issues locally and internationally and has also published in both journals and texts including; Command Federalism under the Nigerian Constitution” 1986, Enugu and “Federalism and National Unity in Nigeria” 2002, Enugu.

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He was appointed Chairman of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC)  in  March 2017.

Dr. Ajogwu is the father of  erudite professor of law Professor Fabian Ikenna Ajogwu, SAN, FCIARB LL.B (HONS.), B.L., LL.M, MBA, PH.D. (LAW) (ABERDEEN)

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