Dr Uchechukwu Nwoke

Essex Law School
Dr Uchechukwu Nwoke



Uchechukwu Nwoke is a Lecturer at Essex Law School. Dr Nwoke's research focuses on the relationship between law and business, and how economic factors impact business operations. Specifically, he is interested in exploring how law and business interact, and how a fair and structured approach supported by rules is essential to ensure that companies operate efficiently, ultimately contributing to the economic growth of society. Before joining the University of Essex, Dr Nwoke was a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He holds a PhD from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, an LLM from the University of Wales, UK, and an LLB from the University of Nigeria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005. Dr Nwoke has also worked as a consultant for NGOs in Nigeria, working with the UNDP to train parties on treaty bodies and obligations of state parties under treaties, and monitoring follow-up obligations on human rights monitoring and reporting mechanisms.


  • PhD University of Kent,

  • LLM University of Wales,

  • LLB University of Nigeria,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

  • Corporate Responsibility and Business Law (LW941)

  • Commercial Conflict of Laws (LW966)

  • Industry Placement (LW811)


Journal articles (13)

Nwoke, U., Ekwelem, CM. and Agbowo-Egbo, HC., (2023). Curbing corruption and promoting a more efficient corporate governance regime in Nigeria. Journal of Financial Crime. 30 (2), 536-548

Nwoke, U., Ukwueze, FO., Odinkonigbo, JJ. and Obi-Ochiabutor, CC., (2022). Re-Conceptualizing the Rule of Law in Africa: Metaphors of the Tool and the Causeway. Journal of African Law. 66 (3), 367-389

Nwoke, U. and Onoh, IH., (2022). Rule of law and preventing fraud in Nigeria’s capital market. Journal of Financial Crime. 29 (3), 951-961

Nwoke, U., (2021). (In)Effective Business Responsibility Engagements in Areas of Limited Statehood: Nigeria’s Oil Sector as a Case Study. Business & Society. 60 (7), 1606-1642

Nwoke, U., (2020). Imposition of trade tariffs by the USA on China: implications for the WTO and international trade law. Journal of International Trade Law and Policy. 19 (2), 69-84

Anike, NB., Odoh, JC. and Nwoke, U., (2020). Concurrent application of the Hague and Hamburg rules: ascertaining the applicable law to contracts for the carriage of goods by sea in Nigeria. Commonwealth Law Bulletin. 46 (2), 195-214

Nwoke, U., (2019). Whistle-blowing as a corporate governance mechanism: South Africa and Nigeria in perspective. Journal of Corporate Law Studies. 19 (2), 421-450

Nwoke, U., (2019). Access to Information under the Nigerian Freedom of Information Act, 2011: Challenges to Implementation and the Rhetoric of Radical Change. Journal of African Law. 63 (3), 435-461

Nwoke, U., (2019). Neoliberal corporate governance mechanisms. International Journal of Law and Management. 61 (5/6), 542-562

Nwoke, U., Ukaoma, CO. and Josiah Alozie, O., (2019). Promoting a more efficient corporate governance in Nigeria through the law. Commonwealth Law Bulletin. 45 (4), 697-715

Nwoke, U., Ajibo, CC. and Umahi, TO., (2018). Neoliberal shareholder value and the re-privatization of corporations. International Journal of Law and Management. 60 (6), 1354-1376

Nwoke, U., (2017). Corporations and development. International Journal of Law and Management. 59 (1), 122-146

Nwoke, U., (2016). Two complimentary duties under corporate social responsibility. International Journal of Law and Management. 58 (1), 2-25

Grants and funding


The Role of Local Informal Institutions in the Implementation of Effective Corporate Social Responsibility Policies in Nigeria

British Academy

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