20022021

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Personal profile

Research interests

Corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, oil and gas law, business and human rights, law and African development.

Scholarly biography

Adaeze Okoye (nee Ifesi) has previously worked at the Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Hull. Educated both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, she is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. An active researcher, she has written chapters in edited collections and peer reviewed articles in notable journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and the International Journal of Law and Management. In December 2016 her monograph on legal approaches and corporate social responsibility was published by the Routledge research in corporate law series.

She participated in the first annual Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop in June 2010. She was an Academic Fellow of the Honourable society of Inner Temple from 2015 - 2018 and upon successfull completion of her tenure, became an Associate Academic Fellow. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) 2015- 2016. She is a member of the Libraries committee of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS). She was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Institute for Adavanced Legal Studies (IALS) Open Book Service in 2019.

Supervisory Interests

She is currently supervising three PhD students.

She would like to hear from potential postgraduate students interested in legal corporate accountability 

Knowledge exchange

I coordinate the  critical law and corporate social responsibility  network. This brings together practitioners, students and academics to discuss and analyse key issues in the area of business accountability and law.

We have hosted three annual conferences:

Critical legal perspectives and corporate social responsibility June 2016 (funded by IALS and Inner temple)

Critical law and corporate crime June 2017 (funded by the Society of Legal scholars and Inner Temple)

Business, Human rights and corporate vulnerability June 2018 (funded by Inner Temple)

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Dundee

PhD, University of Hull

External positions

Visiting Professor , Coal City University

Sep 2020 → …

Associate Academic Fellow, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

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Research Output

Reflexive Law and Section 172 Reporting: Evolution of Social Responsibility Within Company Law Limits?

Okoye, A., 15 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Business Law Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and a capabilities approach to development: CSR laws as an allocative device

    Okoye, A., 31 Dec 2019, Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Markets: Institutions, Actors and Sustainable Development. Osuji, O., Ngwu, F. & Jamali, D. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

    Ascertaining Corporate Sustainability from 'below': The Case of the Ghanaian Rural Mining Communities

    Okoye, A. & Osuteye, E., 24 May 2018, Creating Corporate Sustainability: Gender as an agent of change. Sjåfjell, B. & Lynch Fannon, I. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 67-88

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • Law’s Ethics and Sustainability: Corporate Tax and Sustainable Social Structures

    Okoye, A. & Onyejekwe, C., 23 Aug 2018, Sustainability and the Humanities. Leal Filho, W. & Consorte McCrea, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 525-538

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • Activities

    External Examiner LLM by Research Kent Law School, University of Kent

    Adaeze Okoye (Examiner)

    2019

    Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree

    External Examiner PhD Examination Brunel University

    Adaeze Okoye (Examiner)

    2018

    Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree

    External Examiner PhD examination Kingston University

    Adaeze Okoye (Examiner)

    2018

    Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree

    European Journal of Current Legal Issues (Journal)

    Adaeze Okoye (Editor)

    2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    External Examiner LLM in Law by Research (Kent)

    Adaeze Okoye (Examiner)

    20162017

    Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree