Dr Nii Armah Josiah-Aryeh was born in 1958 at Jamestown in Accra. From Accra High School and Achimota School, he read English, Modern History and Law at University of Ghana and was active in student politics. He was called to the Bar in 1983. In April 1984 he left for the UK for postgraduate education, where he obtained LLM (London), Certificate in Law Teaching (London) and PhD (London). He returned to Ghana in January 1998 as a private legal practitioner and Lecturer at his alma mater.