OROJO, Dr. Joseph Olakunle

LLB, LLM, Ph.D; jurist, OFR, CON; b: February 16, 1923, ht:Arigidi-Akoko, so: Ondo; m: Oluyemi Adewodu, nc: three s, three d; ed: St. Paul's School, Arigidi, 1930-36; Jubilee Central School, Ikare, 1936-37; St. Andrew's College, Oyo, 1941-44; University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1948- 51; University of London (external student). 1952-56, 1968-69; University of Lagos, 1969-72; called to the English Bar, Middle Temple, England, cr: School teacher, 1945-48, 1951-53; Engaged in private legal practice, 1957-63; Lecturer, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1963-66; Deputy Director, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1966-68; dir. Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1968-75; Judge, High Court, defunct Western State, 1975-76; Judge, High Court, Ondo State, 1976-78; Chief Judge, Ondo State, 1978-85; mm. Nigerian Law Reform Commission, Lagos, 1985-88; ch: Nigerian Law Reform Commission, 1988; Council of Legal Education, Nigeria Branch Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; nh: Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, 1978; Commander of the Order of the Niger.; publ: Commercial laws of Nigeria, Oceana Publications, 1967, 1979; Nigerian Company Law and Practice, Sweet and Maxwell, 1976; Nigerian Company Tax Law, Sweet and Maxwell, 1979; Conduct and Etiquette of Legal Practitioners, Sweet and Maxwell, 1979. hob: writing, farming, hunting. Res: Arigidi- Akoko, Ondo State.
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