Profile

Dr Elimma Ezeani
Title: Dr
First Name: Elimma
Surname: Ezeani
Position: Course Leader
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263402
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Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Elimma Ezeani is Lecturer in Law, she also has responsibilities as follows:

  • Co-ordinator, Law PG Dissertations
  • Module Co-ordinator for Public International Law and Company Law
  • Module Tutor for Online Distance Learning students in the legal aspects of Purchasing Principles and Law; Arbitration Law
  • University contact person for the Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • Other teaching responsibilities.

Academic Background

Dr Ezeani graduated summa cum laude in 1998 from the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University (Great Ife) Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000. She holds an LLM in International Commercial Law (with Distinction) from the Aberdeen Business School and a PhD in Law (International Economic Law) from King's College, London (2009).

She has worked in both the public and private sectors in UK and Nigeria and has held various roles including in private legal practice (Nigeria) and as a project executive (legal) for business development in energy services in the UK. Other roles included in LNG shipping administration and office administration and senior management. She is widely published internationally and her peer reviewed articles and academic work cover international law, company law, the WTO, the contemporary interconnections between law, trade and development, and teaching and learning in legal education. She has acted as External Reviewer for a number of international academic journals and scholarship programmes. She is also a commentator on issues of law and political economy in Africa.

Other Interests: Social commentary, international travel, photography, self-help, creative writing, music and dance, recreational sports, and learning new things.

Research Interests

Public International Law; International Economic Law particularly the impact of international trade rules on domestic trade and development agenda; the WTO, Intellectual Property protection for indigenous knowledge/practices; corporate responsibility in developing countries; human rights; social justice; globalisation and small economies.

Desired PhD supervision

Elimma is interested in supervising doctoral studies (PhDs) in the following areas:

  • International Economic Law particularly the impact of international trade rules on domestic trade and development agenda
  • The WTO
  • Intellectual Property protection for indigenous knowledge/practices
  • Corporate responsibility in developing countries
  • Globalisation and the impact on law and development.

Funding

Selected Fully and Partly Funded projects:

  • Speaker - “Trade and Energy Security in Oil Dependent Economies: Nigeria/India International Conference on Liberalisation and Globalisation: Changing Legal Paradigm”
  • Chair, Panel on “WTO, Reforms Agendas and Upcoming Challenges & International Trade and Indian Legal Regime”  International Conference on Liberalization and Globalization: Changing Legal Paradigm, National Law School of India University Bengaluru, India 14-16 July 2016 (Part)
  • Speaker - 25th Annual Fulbright Symposium, Golden Gate University School of Law San Francisco CA, USA, 27 March 2015 – (Part)
  • Judge - Jersey International Law Moot, Institute of Law Jersey Channel Islands 14-15 March 2015 – (Full)
  • Lead Organiser - Law Postgraduate Research Full Day Workshop (Law School, RGU) 2014:  (£1000)– ‘Negotiating Commercial Agreements’ – Organiser (Full- Shell Commercial UK & Ireland)
  • Speaker - African International Economic Law Network Conference, Johannesburg South Africa 7-8 March 2013 (Full)
  • Lead Organiser - Law Postgraduate Research Full Day Workshop (Law School, RGU) 2013:  (£1000) – ‘Corporate Behaviour: Health and Safety in a Global Business’ (Full- Stork Technical Services Aberdeen)
  • Lead Organiser - Law Postgraduate Research Full Day Workshop (Law School, RGU) 2012: (£700) – ‘The Postgraduate and Market Competition’ (Full- AMEC Supply Chain Aberdeen)
  • Guest Speaker - Young Adults Self-Employment Conference, (Africa NGO forum) (“Education, Wealth Creation and the Pivotal Role of Youth Employment” London UK 28 Nov 2011 (Full)
  • Judge - China National Rounds, Philip Jessup International Mooting Competition, Ji Nan China 21-27 Feb 2011 – (Full)
  • Chair, Panel on World Trade and Business Evian-Garnet Capacity Building Workshop IMD, Geneva Switzerland 7-8 July 2010 (Full)
  • Scholar - Acton University Conference (2010) Grand Rapids, Michigan USA 11-26 June 2010 – (Part)
  • Thomson Reuters Law Prize for Best Student in Company Law 2010-
  • Thomson Reuters Law Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation 2010-
  • Thomson Reuters Law Vocational Prize for Best Student in LLM International Commercial Law 2012 -  

Publications

Books

  • "Success in Law Studies: The Ten Keys to Top Grades", Dundee University Press: Dundee (2013).
  • "The WTO and its Development Obligation: Prospects for Global Trade”, Anthem Press: London (2010).

Book Chapters

  • “Energy Security and Global Trade: The View from Oil Dependent Countries” in Sairam Bhat (ed) Privatisation and Globalisation – Changing Legal Paradigm, Eastern Law House (2017) Chapter 23, 346-357.
  • "WTO Dispute Settlement" in International Trade Law and the WTO (Indira Carr, Jahid H. Bhuiyan and Azizur R. Chowdhury (eds) Federation Press (Australia) (2013).

Book Reviews

  • Laryea et al (eds) “International Economic Law: Voices of Africa”  International Human Rights Law Review Vol 2 (2013) No 2 pp 373-377
  • Chad P Bown, “Self Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement” Brookings Institution Press Washington (2009), Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Vol 9, No 2 (2010), pp 213-215.

Refereed Articles

  • “Regulating Corporate Directors’ Pay and Performance: A Comparative Review” African Journal of International and Comparative Law 25.4 (2017): 482–506 Edinburgh University Press (2017). (with Elizabeth Williams).
  • "Local Content and the Marginal Fields Programme: Policy and Challenges for Indigenous Participation”– OGEL Special Issue: Oil and Gas Law Policy in West Africa, Tade Oyewunmi and Prof Yinka Omoregbe (eds.) 2016 Advance Publication 18 Nov 2016 www.ogel.org with co-author Chinwe Nwuke
  • “Adjudication Costs under the UK’s Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: The attractions of Singapore’s  Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004” Juridical Review Iss.4 (2016) pp 315-336 with co-author Nicholas Todd
  • "Rape and Sexual Violence in War- Establishment of a Non-Derogable Norm?” (with Rhian Elin Jones), Conference on Women and Society, Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain 20 April 2016.
  • “Removing oil subsidies in Nigeria: between necessity and false economy” The Journal of World Energy Law & Business 2014; doi:10.1093/jwelb/jwu018
  • "WTO post Doha: trade deadlocks and protectionism” (2013) JITLP 12(3), 272-288.
  • "21 st Century Terrorist: Hostis Humani Generis?” Beijing Law ReviewVol 3 No 4 pp158-169, (2012). [Online]: http://www.scirp.org/journal/blr/
  • "Economic and Development Policy-making in Nigeria”,  Journal of African Law Cambridge University Press, Vol 56, Issue 01, pp. 109-138. 
  • "Can the WTO Judges Assist the Development Agenda”, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy Emerald Publications Vol 10 Iss 2, (2011) pp124-150.
  • "Freedom of Speech and the Limits of UK Criminal Legislation", Journal of Comparative Law, Islamic University in Uganda Vol 3, January 2009 pp135-172.
  • "Implementing the SPS Agreement: An Inversely Proportional Developing Country Obligation", Manchester Journal of International Economic Law Vol 6, Issue2, Sep 2009.
  • "Carpe Diem! Developing Countries and Global Trade in Services", AE & E Legal Newsletter, Vol2 Issue 003, July; Sep 2007,
  • "Trade Decisions Devoid of Judicial Activism: Too Much Too Soon for the Dispute Settlement Body?", Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Emerald Publications Vol 3 Iss 2 (2004), pp 21-32.
  • "Should Abortion be legalized in Nigeria?", The Advocate International Law Journal, Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, 1996.

Empirical Research

2016: "Learning Transferable Skills: Teaching Numeracy in Law” – RGU Law Staff Research Seminar, 13 April 2016.

2015 “Connecting with Stakeholders: An Investigation into the Perspectives of University–educated Youths on the Barriers to Employment and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria”.

Selected Conferences/Seminars:

2016:   Chair:  Panel on WTO, Reforms Agendas and Upcoming Challenges & International Trade and Indian Legal Regime. International Conference on Liberalization and Globalization: Changing Legal Paradigm, National Law School of India University Bengaluru, India 14-16 July 2016.

2016:   Speaker: “Trade and Energy Security in Oil Dependent Economies: Nigeria/India” International Conference on Liberalization and Globalization: Changing Legal Paradigm, National Law School of India University Bengaluru, India 14-16 July 2016.

2016:   Paper: “Rape and Sexual Violence against Women in War: The Establishment of a Non-Derogable Norm? Conference on Women and Society, Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain 19-20 April 2016 (co-author, Rhian Elin Jones)

2016:  Research Presentation: “Learning Transferable Skills: Teaching Numeracy in Law” RGU Law Staff Research Seminar, 13 April 2016.

2015:  Paper: “Home-Grown Terror in a Rapidly Changing World: Boko Haram” 25th Annual Fulbright Symposium, Golden Gate University School of Law San Francisco CA, USA, 27 March 2015.

2015:  Judge: Jersey International Law Moot, Institute of Law Jersey Channel Islands 14-15 March

2014:   Paper: “Of Numbers and Calculations: Should lawyers beware?” Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Practice Profession and Ethics section - University of Nottingham 10 Sep 2014.

2013:   Panel Moderator, Role of Youths: International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Leadership, 23-24 May 2013, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen.

2013:   Paper:  “Removing Energy Subsidies: Necessity or False Economy?” African International Economic Law Network Conference, Johannesburg South Africa 7-8 March 2013.

2012:  Paper: “A Conceptual Study of Terrorism” Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Jurisprudence Law section - University of Bristol UK 11 Sep 2012.

2011:  Guest Speaker: “Education, Wealth Creation and the Pivotal Role of Youth Employment” Young Adults Self-Employment Conference, (Africa NGO forum) (“Education, Wealth Creation and the Pivotal Role of Youth Employment” London UK 28 Nov 2011

2011:  Judge: China National Rounds, Philip Jessup International Mooting Competition, Ji Nan China 21-27 Feb 2011

2010:  Paper: “My Right or Your Duty: The Individual’s Right versus the State’s Obligation to Extradite” Society of Legal Scholars Conference, International Law section -University of Portsmouth UK 14 Sep 2010.

2010:  Chair, Panel on World Trade and Business: Evian-Garnet Capacity Building Workshop IMD, Geneva Switzerland 7-8 July 2010

2010:  Scholarship Participant: Acton Conference 2010 Grand Rapids, Michigan USA 11-26 June 2010

Contributions to Reports/Expert Papers

2014:  African Council Scotland submission to the Smith Commission on Devolution of Powers to the Scottish Parliament (November 2014)

2010:  International Law experts’ submission to the Inquiry on the UK’s Legal Justification for the Iraq War and Lord Goldsmith’s Legal Advice Legality of the Iraq War” (October 2010)  

Other output: For essays on Nigeria, Africa and development-related issues, please visit: Elimma C Ezeani @ NVS .