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Dr Remigius Nwabueze LLB, LLM, LLM, SJD, Barrister, Solicitor

Associate Professor in Healthcare Law & Bioethics, and Equity & Property Law

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Dr Remigius Nwabueze is Associate Professor of Law within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

LLB (Nigeria), LLM (Lagos), LLM (Manitoba) and SJD (Toronto)

Barrister and Solicitor (Nigeria).

Visiting posts

Visiting Professor of Law, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.


Prize / award

The University of Southampton Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award 2012.


Speaker on “Legal Regulation of the Use of Human Tissue: Is Property the Answer?” at the International Association of Bioethics, 11th World Congress of Bioethics, 26-29 June 2012, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Speaker on "The Nigerian Medial Case" at the workshop hosted by Medical Law and Bioethics Unit - University of Liverpool on 6th May 2010, entitled "Fair Trials Abroad? The Law, Ethics And Governance Of Medical Research In Developing Countries". The workshop addresses the regulatory challenges presented by the rapid growth of medical research in developing countries.  Speakers drew on a range of disciplinary backgrounds and different national experiences.

Speaker for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Nigeria, on 18th May 2010, on "New Frontiers in Research"

Research interests

  • Equity and trusts
  • Law and the human body
  • Medical/healthcare law
  • Intellectual property law

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Book Chapters

PhD Supervision

Remigius welcomes PhD proposals in:

  • property law (equity & trust);
  • intellectual property law;
  • law and the human body;
  • medical/healthcare law;
  • bioethics; and
  • customary law.

He would especially welcome topics proposing to examine the nature of legal interests in the human body and body parts, the collection, storage, use and transfer of human tissues and organs, as well as the legal, ethical and policy problems arising from the gobalisation of biomedical research and the conduct of clinical trials in developing countries by developed countries and their institutions.

Dr Nwabueze also welcomes PhD proposals or enquiries expressing interest in the operation of the Land Use Act and its interface with equitable and trust principles.

Dr Remigius Nwabueze
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number: 4/2029

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