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

Associate Professor in Law and the Human Body and Biomedical Technology; Medical Law; and 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

Leverhulme Trust Major Research Project Grant (RPG-2020-048)
Title: ‘Modern Technologies, Privacy Law and the Dead’.
Amount: £267,143
Duration: 2020-2023

Modern Law Review Workshop Grant
Title: ‘Emerging Technologies, Personality Laws and the Dead
Amount: £5,000
Duration: 2020-2021

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

Judicial citation of my publication

Abdullahi v Pfizer, Inc., 562 F.3d 163 (US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2009).

Gambari v Ibrahim [2012] All FWLR (Part 644) 29 (Nigerian Court of Appeal).

Grand Services (Nig.) Ltd. v Hydraform Engineering (Nig.) Ltd. (Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/818/09 – A judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja, Nigeria, delivered by Justice Peter Affen on 17 June 2013).

Jacinta Nduku Masai v Leonida Mueni Mutua & 4 Ors [2018] eKLR (HCCA. No. 139 of 2018, High Court of Kenya, Kariuki, J.)

Florence Maweu & Ors v Bernard Mutinda Maweu & Ors [2019] eKLR (Civil Appeal No. 110 of 2019, High Court Kenya, Odunga J.)


‘Cryopreservation: Ethical and Legal Questions’: Seminar jointly organised by the University of Manchester and University of Leeds, held on 6th October 2018 at the Wellcome Collection, London. Presented on ‘Disposal of the Dead: The Legal and Ethical Quagmire of Cryonic Preservation’.

Guest Lecture - ‘Exhumation and Human Rights’, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, 7 November 2018.

Guest Lecture - ‘Status of Organs Pending Transplantation’, School of Law, the University of York, 22 February 2016.

Speaker on ‘Last Rights: Cross-Border Deaths on the Journey to Europe – Towards a Legal Framework’, at the London School of Economics (LSE) 14 April 2016.

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 and Biomedical Technology
  • Medical/healthcare law
  • 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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