Professor Ben Nwabueze was Nigeria’s first academic Senior Advocate of Nigeria. A Teacher, Administrator, Businessman and former Minister of Education and Youth Development, Professor Ben Nwabueze was born on December 22nd, 1932 in Atani, Ogbaru Local government Area of Anambra State.
He attended the CMS Central School Atani, from 1938 – 1945; C.M.S Central School, Onitsha 1947 – 1950. He later went to London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, 1956 – 1961. He also attended School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1961 – 1962.
From 1962 – 1965, he was Senior Lecturer at Holborn College of Law, London, and Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria Nsukka, between 1967 – 1970. In 1971, he was Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Zambia and Director, Law practice Institute, Zambia, 1973 – 1975.
Ben Nwabueze was one of the founder fathers of Ohaneze Ndigbo. He authored more 30 books and more 200 of his articles were published in leading academic journals across the globe. He passed on at the ripe age of 92.