Eric Okyere Darko, Esq., was educated in Ghana, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, with Honors, in 1991, and a Barrister-at-Law Degree from the Ghana School of Law in 1994. He then migrated to the United States where he received a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, New York in 1998 and a Master’s Degree in Law and Letters (LL.M.) specializing in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University School of Law, New York in 2001.
He is licensed to practice law in Ghana as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court since August 31, 1994, and was admitted to practice law in all the courts of the State of New York and all Immigration Courts in the United States in October, 2001.
Attorney Eric O. Darko has extensive litigation experience in immigration hearings throughout the United States. He also represents clients in the Supreme Courts of New York (the courts of first instance in New York State) in various legal matters including contested divorces, child/spousal support, contracts and insurance. He appears frequently in Family Court proceedings in New York.
In addition, Lawyer Darko has considerable international experience, working with the International Center for Transnational Justice (ICTJ) for almost five years, specializing in international human rights work. During his work at the ICTJ, he assisted the Ghana Truth and Reconciliation Commission in their work and final report as an expert, and his contribution was duly acknowledged in the final report produced by the Commission.
As a scholar at Fordham Law School, , Lawyer Darko helped to coordinate the Fordham University School of Law Crowley Program’s Ghana report on women inheritance rights titled “Promise Unfulfilled: Law, Culture and Women’s Inheritance Rights in Ghana published in 25 Fordham Int’l L.J. 259 (2001).
He also served as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on International Human Rights, and participated in writing their Interrogation Report titled Human Rights Standards applicable to the United States’ Interrogation of Detainees and other publications of the Association during my tenure of 2002 to 2003.
• Master of Laws, (LL.M) 2001 Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
• Master of Library Science (M.L.S.), 1998, Long Island University, Brookville, New York
• Barrister and Solicitor of Ghana, (B.L.), Accra, Ghana
• Bachelor of Arts in Law & Political Science, (B.A. Hons). 1991, University of Ghana
• New York State Bar Association
• New York County Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• American Immigration Lawyers Association
• New York County Lawyers Association
• Association of Ghanaian Lawyers in America.
• Ghana Bar Association