LL.B (Hons) (Benin) BL (Nigeria) LLM (Environmental Law and Policy) (Dundee) Phd (Law) (Hull)
Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training (Hull) Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (HE) (CCCU) Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Academic Fellow, The Honourable Society of Inner temple (2015-2018)
Adaeze Okoye (nee Ifesi) has previously worked at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Hull. Educated both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, she is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. An active researcher, she has written articles in notable journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and the International Journal of Law and Management. She participated in the first annual Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop in June 2010. She teaches corporate law, administrative law and jurisprudence. She has research interests in corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and environmental law.
She is currently supervising a PhD student, who is working on the use of trusts in corporate insolvency.
Research and knowledge exchange
Participated in research study with the Centre for Energy Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) on the International unitisation and joint development zones (2005) funded by a research grant of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). The team included Late Professor Thomas Walde, Dr Elizabeth Bastida and Dr Salim Mahmud. it was also exceuted in association with Professor Jacqueline Weaver of the University of Houston Law Center and David Asmus of Baker Botts.
The results were published in 'Cross-border Unitisation and Joint Development Agreements: an International Law perspective' (2007) 29(2) Houston Journal of International law (with T. Walde, S.
Mahmud, E. Bastida and J. Ross)
Awarded Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London October 2015 -April 2016
Received funding from the Honourable society of the Inner Temple to fund the critical legal perspectives and corporate social responsibility conference 2016