Last November, the Akron community lost a dear friend. For twenty years, he was a faculty member at the University of Akron School of Law, teaching students the intricacies of international and corporate law. His name was Tawia Modibo Ocran, and he was one of the smartest men I have ever met. Born and educated in Ghana, Professor Ocran brought to the classroom a unique perspective; he inspired generations of students with his real-life experiences and understanding of international global issues. He had an impressive, detailed knowledge of international issues and never ceased to amaze me with his ability to humanize those issues. He was an honest intellectual with experiences that gave him the unique ability to teach the law from a humanitarian perspective, a perspective which served his students well and made him one of the most fascinating faculty members ever to have taught international issues at Akron.
Gilbert, Edward L.
"Scholar, Father, and Friend: A Tribute to Professor Justice T. Modibo Ocran,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 42
, Article 1.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol42/iss2/1