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Mr. Dawda A. Jallow is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia. He was born in the West Coast region of The Gambia on 27 November 1975. He obtained an LLB from the University of The Gambia in 2010, and an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the School of Law, University of Essex, United Kingdom in 2014. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia having been called to The Gambia Bar in January 2013.

Until his appointment as Attorney General and Minister of Justice in July 2020, he was a private Legal Practitioner at Kansala Law Chambers.  Before taking up private legal practice in June 2016, Mr. Jallow was the Principal Legal Officer at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Republic of The Gambia.  Mr Dawda A. Jallow also served as a First-Class Magistrate and Principal Magistrate respectively at the Judiciary of The Gambia from 2011 to 2015 (4 years).

Prior to joining the Legal field, Mr Dawda A. Jallow served as Civic Education Officer and Program Officer at the National Council for Civic Education from 2002 to 2011.  He also served as a Teacher at Charles Jow Memorial Academy between 2000 and early 2002 after completing a two years professional training at the Gambia College School of Education. 

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