Ondo State’s Prof. Alero Akeredolu Set to Become First Female Professor of Law to be Appointed as Judge in Nigeria

Professor of Law, Alero Akeredolu

Professor of Law, Alero Akeredolu is set to become the first female professor of law to be appointed to the bench in Nigeria after the Ondo State Government approved her appointment as a Judge of the State High Court.

Her appointment is pending on the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Prof. Akeredolu is the first female lawyer to publish a Monthly law report in Nigeria — the Supreme Court Monthly. She veered into academics in 2004, rising through the ranks, to become an Associate Professor at the University of Ibadan in 2015, and in 2017, became the first female Professor of Law at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo as well as its first female Dean of law.

The law don is a CEDR, UK Mediator, Fellow, Institute of Peace & Strategic Studies, Fellow, Society for Peace Studies & Practice, Fellow, Institute of Chartered & Mediators Conciliators.

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