The student body of the Middle Temple Inn of the United Kingdom has elected a young Ghanaian, Samuel Owusu Ansah as its Vice- President for the 2020/2021 Legal Academic year.
In a recently held election, Samuel Owusu Ansah overwhelmingly won the mandate against six (6) other candidates.
In his campaign speech, he reminded the over 500 aspiring Barristers of the Inn that, “just as this global pandemic is a challenge for our Legal institution of learning, it is not the first. Indeed, the Middle temple has gone through challenging times such as when its buildings were burnt down in 1678.”
He further noted that; “Our existence today is proof that the Middle Temple is more than its buildings. For it is our intellectual uniqueness, diversity and jurisprudential contributions the world over that has held us together since our beginnings in the 12th century”.
He further expressed his readiness to be part of those who provide the needed leadership in these trying times.
The Middle Temple Students Association is responsible for the improvement of student life at the Inn through planning and promotion of a range of activities that amuse, educate, and inspire members to achieve great things throughout the year. The officers and representatives are elected annually at the beginning of the Legal Year.
Samuel Owusu Ansah hails from Bekwai Abodom in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He is an LLB graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Law from the University of Law in the United Kingdom.
He is currently an aspiring Barrister in the United Kingdom, where he is a member of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns responsible for the training of lawyers.
Notable Alumni of the Middle Temple Inn include Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo), Lee Kuan Yew (1st Prime Minister of Singapore), David Cameron (Former British Prime Minister), Nii Amaa Ollenu (For Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana), Fred Kwasi Apaloo (Former Chief Justice of Ghana), Edward Akufo-Addo (Former Chief Justice and President of Ghana), Boris Johnson (Current British Prime Minister), Andrew Li (First Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong) and many others.