Judicial Honours for Nottingham Law School Doctoral Graduate

Nottingham Law School doctoral graduate Dr Benhajj Masoud has recently been appointed to the position of a High Court Judge in Tanzania.

Nottingham Law School doctoral graduate Dr Benhajj Masoud has recently been appointed to the position of a High Court Judge in Tanzania. Benhajj graduated with a PhD in 2012, having submitted and successfully defended a thesis on cross border insolvencies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Benhajj's studies at the Law School were supervised by Professors Rebecca Parry, Adrian Walters and David Burdette and were sponsored by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. 

Benhajj was also one of the recipients of the International Insolvency Institute's prize in International Insolvency Studies in 2010 for his paper on: Theoretical Aspects of the Cross-Border Insolvency Landscape: Issues and Perspectives for Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to studying at the Nottingham Law School, Benhajj worked as a lecturer at the Open University of Tanzania, where he returned upon graduation and where, since his judicial appointment, he has been working as a part-time lecturer.

The centre for Business and Insolvency Law would like to congratulate Benhajj on his appointment to the High Court Bench. The centre, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in insolvency, sees it as part of its mission to reach out to academics, practitioners and the judicial community in Africa. 

This demonstrates the breadth and depth of the centre's commitment to foster critical thinking in insolvency and business matters within the insolvency community worldwide and, in particular, to encourage insolvency developments in emerging and developing economies.

Judicial Honours for Nottingham Law School Doctoral Graduate

Published on 17 December 2015
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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