Jamal C. Dehtho Jr
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor Jamal C. Dehtho, Jr. is an experienced Energy, Environmental and natural resource Lawyer. His passion is to share his knowledge and experience by teaching at the Law School to enable other individuals to see beyond the horizon and use their knowledge to build Liberia.
He graduated in December 2012 from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of law, top of his class. He later obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston in Texas, USA. He also has a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center in Houston, Texas, USA.
He is the first Liberian Lawyer to have successfully sat and passed the Bar Exam in Texas, United States of America, on the first try.
He was admitted to the practice of Law in September 2017 and March 2013 with the State Bar of Texas (as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law) and the Liberian National Bar Association (as an Attorney-at-Law) respectively.
He is a licensed attorney and is currently in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and the Liberian National Bar Association.
He is also the founder and Senior Managing Partner of Dehtho, Partners & Associates Law Offices located in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.
As a licensed Attorney with over five years of legal experience, he has handled several cases including employment, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, immigration, tax, and a host of criminal matters.
He is the youngest individual to serve as an Associate Dean and Assistant Professor in the history of the Law School.
He teaches several courses at the Law School including Legal Writing, Evidence Law, Mineral Law, Petroleum Law, etc.
He has worked and performed services for several private and public institutions including Pricewaterhouse Coopers(“PwC”), Dunbar & Dunbar Law Offices, external counsel for Lonestar Cell MTN, National Democratic Institute(“NDI”) and public entities including the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Oil Company(“NOCAL”), Liberian Petroleum Refining Company(“LPRC”), and the Liberian Senate.