Richard Obeng Mensah holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana; and a Master's Degree in Energy Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research on energy security and clean energy generation at the Faculty of Law, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
Richard was called to the Ghanaian Bar on 5th October 2021. He worked with the Owusu-Dapaa Law & Associates Limited, a private law firm based in Ghana, between 2012 and 2019. He began his working life with the firm in 2012 as a pupil and later rose to the rank of a Junior Associate and subsequently to the position of Associate Solicitor by dint of hard work. He is currently the Managing Solicitor of Light Associates Unlimited in Ghana, a law firm with branches in Kumasi and Techiman.
Richard is a legal academic with over 10 years of experience in teaching, research, writing and editorials. He has taught in various capacities at the Faculty of Law, KNUST; Institute of Human Resources Management Practitioners in Kumasi, Ghana; KNUST Business School (KSB); Faculty of Law, Central University (Kumasi Campus); and at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Kumasi. He is currently an Assistant Law Lecturer with the Faculty of Law, KNUST.
Richard has a chain of academic and non-academic publications totalling over 250 articles and 7 books on legal and non-legal themes. He is also an award-winning prolific writer, a Certified Life and Leadership Coach, a Chevening scholar and a scholar of the African Leadership Initiative's (ALI) Incubator. He currently serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Commonwealth Law Bulletin, Noyam Journal, and KNUST Law Journal. He is also the Chairman of the Faculty of Law Publications Management Committee, KNUST.
Richard is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, Advocates Africa, Advocates International and Chevening Alumni Association of Ghana. His research interests include energy security, renewable energy, climate change, human rights, intellectual property rights, comparative law, natural resources governance, corruption and good governance.