Dr Nwanneka Ezechukwu
School of Law
Lecturer in Law
Deputy Course Director (LLM Corporate and Commercial Law)
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School of Law
I joined the University of Sheffield in 2021. Before joining Sheffield, I taught at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Birmingham City University.
My core research interest is in consumer law and policy. My current research projects focus on the regulatory mechanisms protecting consumers in the face of rapidly changing technology. I have also recently started looking at the linkage between consumer protection and trade governance.
I hold a PhD in law from the University of Nottingham and an LLM (with distinction) in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University. I am also a first-class graduate of the Nigerian Law School, and I have been called to the Nigerian Bar.
I have a track record of producing high-quality research. My doctoral thesis was adjudged to be of high quality, and my PhD was awarded without corrections. I have also published with reputable peer-reviewed journals, including Legal Studies, The Journal of Business Law and the Journal of African Law.
To ensure that I deliver excellent teaching and supervision, I have completed a postgraduate certificate in higher education, and I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have also completed a postgraduate research supervision course accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). To improve the practical relevance of my teaching and research, I have completed an advanced certificate in regulatory compliance with the International Compliance Association (ICA).
PhD, The University of Nottingham; LLM (International Commercial Law) Cardiff University; BL, The Nigerian Law School; LLB, The University of Abuja, Nigeria
- Research interests
• Consumer Protection Law and Policy
• The Regulation of Financial Services Innovation
• The Impact of Regulation on Financial Inclusion
• The Regulation of Online Platforms
• Regulatory Compliance
- Regulating innovation for financial inclusion: lessons from Nigeria.. Journal of African Law, 65(3), 431-459. View this article in WRRO
- Shareholder Protection: A Comparative Review of the Corporate Legal / Regulatory Regimes in the UK and Nigeria. Journal of African Law, 64(3), 399-424.
- Consumer-generated reviews : time for closer scrutiny?. Legal Studies, 40(4), 630-650. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Providing meaningful protection for mobile payment consumers : what tools are fit for purpose?. Journal of Business Law, 2020(6), 498-517.
- Consumer protection and trade governance: A critical partnership?. Journal of Consumer Policy.
- View this article in WRRO Assessing the Statutory Regulation of Unfair Contract Terms under the Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act..
- Re-visiting Nigeria’s approach to Regulating Mobile Payments.
Title/Description: Enhancing access to digital financial payment services for women and minority groups in rural areas in Nigeria.
- Awarding Body: Liverpool John Moores University Global Challenges Research Fund
- People Involved: Dr Alison Liu ; Dr Chijioke Chijioke-Oforji; Dr Francis Okanigbuan; Dr Paul Jones
- Years Funded for: November 2019
- Amount Awarded (£): 8,920
Title/Description: Improving attainment for BAME law students
- Awarding Body: Birmingham City University's Education Development Service
- People Involved: Mrs Chipo Mwale
- Years Funded for: December 2018 – December 2019
- Amount Awarded (£): 1,017
- Teaching interests
I deliver teaching on subject areas directly relevant to my research expertise. Currently, I teach on the following modules:
• Advanced Contract Law
• Consumer Law
• Law of Obligations
• Remedies in Private Law
• Issues in Regulatory Compliance (Convenor)
• Legal Research and Writing Skills
- Professional activities and memberships
I am the secretary of the Commercial Law Research Network Nigeria (CLRNN). I am also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the International Association of Consumer Law and the International Compliance Association. I am also a (non-practising) solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
I am a member of the Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law