Godswill is a lecturer at Essex Law School and his research primarily relates to implementing the energy justice framework in Africa and the Global South. His PhD research funded by the University of Essex explores the extent to which the principles embedded in the energy justice framework can be deployed as a strategic tool for addressing energy access and poverty challenges, including the articulation of providing just energy systems.
Godswill was a Visiting Research Scholar in 2019 at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC), Texas, United States. His prior work experience includes practicing as a lawyer following his qualification as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria in 2011, working as a research assistant to the Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Edo State, Nigeria, and serving as a peer reviewer for the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press), and Commonwealth Law Bulletin (Routledge). He received a Master of Laws (LLM), Oil and Gas Law, 2014, University of Aberdeen, UK, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2010, Madonna University, Nigeria. He is presently a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Society of Legal Scholars, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Godswill's teaching and research interests include international environmental law and sustainability, energy justice and transition, corporate social responsibility, climate justice, natural resource governance, contract law, and foundations of public law.
University of Essex
Sessional Law Tutor,
University of Essex International College (2/9/2019 - 16/8/2021)
University of Essex (28/1/2019 - 30/4/2020)
University of Houston (1/8/2019 - 27/9/2019)