Faculty of Computing, Law and Psychology | School of Law

Dr Obinna Edeji

Lecturer in Law

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Dr Obinna C. EdejiLLB (Nig), BL (Nig), LLM (Aberdeen), PhD (Exeter), Qualified Legal Practitioner (Nigeria), FHEA

Dr Edeji obtained an LLB degree in Nigeria and thereafter went to the Nigerian Law School, becoming a Barrister at Law (BL). He was subsequently admitted to the Supreme Court of Nigeria to practise law. He has an LLM from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from the University of Exeter. He holds a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. His areas of interests include international human rights law, social and cultural rights (socioeconomic rights), and political economy and its impact on access to human rights. He also has special interest in land and property law. He is the Land Law Module Coordinator.

Dr Edeji engages in interdisciplinary research and is happy to consider research supervision in his areas of expertise.

Some of his latest publications are:

1. Obinna Christian Edeji, ‘The Theoretical Relevance of the Capabilities Approach in Discussing the Purpose of Education’ (2023) 14(3) Journal of Education and Practice, 11 – 24.

2. Obinna Christian Edeji, ‘Neo-liberalism, Human Capital Theory and the Right to Education: Economic Interpretation of the Purpose of Education’ (2024) 9 Social Sciences and Humanities Open.

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