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Professor Engobo Emeseh

Head of Law School / Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Law
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 234461


Professor Emeseh has extensive experience in higher education both within and outside the UK. Professor Emeseh has led the development of innovative market relevant degree schemes, portfolio reviews, and diversification of delivery formats to cater to a wide audience, maximise resources, and improve the student learning experience, including external engagement and skills development.Engobo obtained her PhD from the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee.  She graduated with a first class from the Nigeria Law School and Distinction from the University of Wales Cardiff. She is a former British Council Chevening Scholar, and a Ford Foundation (IFP) doctoral fellow. Prior to her academic career, she practiced as a barrister and solicitor in Nigeria, having been called to the Nigerian Bar.


Professor Emeseh’s research is broadly in the area of environmental law and policy, with particular interests in regulation and enforcement, environmental justice, corporate social responsibility, and the interface between environmental regulation and international economic law. She has published widely and presented papers at academic conferences and other international fora, usually within the context of the natural resources industry in Africa. She has been invited as an expert or appointed as a consultant on these issues by distinguished organisations such as the UNDP, the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, the African Legal Support Facility and the UN Economic Commission for Africa Institute for Economic Development and Planning. Professor Emeseh has demonstrated sustained interest in knowledge transfer and wider engagement, and has led the establishment of several initiatives to create spaces for discourse, networking, and capacity building both within and outside academia


Teaching interests

Engobo teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with particular interests in Environmental law and Policy, Criminal Justice, and Human Rights.  She has supervised and examined PhD research theses, especially in the fields of Environmental Law Policy, Climate Change, and Natural Resources Management; and welcomes research proposals in these and related areas.

Year Module code Title Subject
LAW7021-BInternational Environmental Law
LAW7051-BInternational Humanitarian Law (Distance Learning)
LAW7052-BInternational Environmental Law (Distance Learning)
LAW7064-BBusiness Human Rights and Environment (Distance Learning)
LAW7067-BInternational Trade and Investment Law (Distance Learning)
LAW7075-BRegulation of Capital Markets and Securities (Distance Learning)
LAW4006-BBusiness Law and Ethics for Accountants
LAW4007-BContract Law
LAW4008-BHuman Rights
LAW4009-BIntroduction to Legal Skills
LAW4010-BLegal System: Sources and Institutions
LAW4011-BPublic Law
LAW5003-BCriminal Law
LAW5015-BEquity & Trust
LAW4012-BLaw of Tort
LAW5012-BSafe AI: Ethics, Law and Governance
LAW5013-BClinical and Employability Skills in Context
LAW5018-BLaw in the Community: Public Legal Education Route
LAW6013-BImmigration and Asylum Law
LAW6014-BLaw of Succession
LAW6015-BCommercial Law
LAW6016-BCompany Law
LAW6021-BEnvironmental Law
LAW7008-BInternational Intellectual Property Law
LAW7014-BEmployment Law
LAW7019-BInternational Humanitarian Law
LAW7023-BImmigration and Refugee Law
LAW7028-BLaw for Expert Witnesses
LAW7029-RFoundations of Law and Skills
LAW7030-BSustainable Development Law in Contemporary Business and Society
LAW7031-BInternational Commercial Contracts and E-Commerce
LAW7033-BInternational Petroleum Law
LAW7034-BInternational Water Resources Law
LAW7035-BRegulatory Theory and Practice
LAW7038-BLaw and Gender
LAW7040-BClimate Change Law and Policy
LAW7041-BBusiness Human Rights and Environment
LAW7044-BPublic International Law
LAW7046-BInternational Criminal Law
LAW7047-BInternational Commercial Dispute Resolution
LAW7073-BInternational Law of Taxation
LAW7074-BEmerging Issues in Law (Summer School)
LAW7078-BRegulation of Financial Technologies and Virtual Assets
LAW7080-BLaw and Ethics of Technology and Artificial Intelligence
LAW7037-BInternational Banking and Finance Law
LAW7042-BWaste Management Law

Professional activities

  • General Administration: Head of School


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleCSR, human rights abuse and sustainability report accountability (2019)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo; Songi, O.
TitleAnalysis of safety and environmental regulations for downstream petroleum industry operations in Nigeria: Problems and prospects (2014)
AuthorsAmbituuni, A.; Amezaga, J.; Emeseh, Engobo
JournalEnvironmental Development
TitleFramework for Achieving Sustainability in Investment Decisions: Refl ections on Rio+20 (2014)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo; Aboah, A.; Barmakhshad, H.
Book Chapters
TitleEnvironmental victims, access to justice and the sustainable development goals (2018)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo
TitleClimate Change and the Oil Industry in Nigeria: Policy and Action Imperatives for Sustainability (2017)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo