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Augustone Arimoro

Dr Augustine Arimoro

Nottingham Law School

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Academic Division Nottingham Law School staff


Dr Augustine E Arimoro is a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. He contributes to teaching Public Law & Research Skills, Criminal Law with Mooting, and International, European & Comparative Law modules at the undergraduate level. Also, he is a Personal and Academic Tutor (PAAT) to two groups of LLB Year 1 students.

Augustine can be found in Room 5009 of the Chaucer Building. His office drop-in hours are 10.00 - 12.00 on Thursdays. (Other times can be arranged via email).

Career overview

Augustine joined Nottingham Trent University in September 2020. He holds the LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD (Law) degrees from Universities in Nigeria, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Before joining the Nottingham Law School, Augustine was an Associate Lecturer in Law at the St Mary's Law School, St Mary's University Twickenham, London and was previously a Tutor at the Legal Advice Centre, Kingston University London. He is qualified to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

As a Private Wealth Advisor with one of Africa's leading non-banking financial institutions, Asset & Resource Management Holding Co, Augustine managed the firm's relationship with at least 60 high net worth private and institutional clients and also offered advice on diverse classes of investment instruments and financial planning products.

Augustine is a recipient of several awards including the Dean Faculty of Law Award for the Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Law, the University of Maiduguri in 2004.

Research areas

Augustine's PhD thesis examined the legal frameworks for private sector participation in the provision of public infrastructure facilities in developing and emerging economies. His other areas of research interests include:

  • Discrimination and equality rights (including LGBT issues)
  • Law for the built environment
  • The Nigerian legal system
  • African customary law
  • Wealth management law
  • Law and development

Augustine welcomes students' interests and collaborations in the above areas of his research interests.

Augustine is the author of Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Economies (London: Routledge 2020)

External activity

Augustine is a member of the following professional associations:

  • The Nigerian Bar Association
  • The Society of Legal Scholars
  • African Constitutional Lawyers Network

Editorial Experience:

  • Member, Editorial Board, Uniport Journal of International and Comparative Law (Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Reviewer Roles:

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Construction Management (Taylor & Francis)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Human Rights and Social Work (Springer Nature)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Comparative Law in Africa (Juta Law & Co)
  • Reviewer, Hasanudin Law Review (Faculty of Law, Hasanudin University, Indonesia)
  • Reviewer, Crime, Law & Social Change (Springer Nature)
  • Reviewer, Cogent Social Sciences (Taylor & Francis)

Sponsors and collaborators

Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town

Centre for Research and Capacity Development on Humanitarian Studies, Yobe State University


Recent publications include:


Arimoro, AE, Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Economies (Routledge 2020)

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Arimoro, AE, 'Crime or Human Right? The Criminalization of Same-Sex Relationship Conundrum in Nigeria' in Kurebwa J, Understanding Gender in  the African Context (IGI Global 2020) DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2815-0.ch008

Arimoro, A, 'Corruption and Public-Private Partnerships in Nigeria: Good Governance and Ethical Considerations' in Akogwu A (ed) Combating the Menace of Corruption in Nigeria (Black Tower Publishers Nigeria 2019) pp 131-150

Arimoro, AE & Elgujja AA, 'Public-Private Partnership and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Subnational Governments' in Kagu AB & Attah NE (eds) Perspectives on Governance and Accountability (Centre for Research and Capacity  Development on Humanitarian Studies, Yobe State University, Nigeria 2019) pp 337-361

Book Review

Arimoro, AE, 'Book Review - Nwangwu, G, Public-Private Partnerships in Nigeria' (2020) Public Works Management & Policy DOI: 10.1177/1087724X20951196

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Arimoro, AE, 'Interrogating the  Criminalisation of  Same-Sex Sexual Activity: A Study of Commonwealth Africa' (2021)  Liverpool Law Review DOI: 10.1007/s10991-021-09280-5

Arimoro, AE & Musa H, 'Towards Sustainable Water Resource Management in Rural Nigeria: The Role of Communities' (2020) 11(1) Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy

Arimoro, AE, 'The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: What Role for Public-Private Partnerships? (2020) 5(3) Theoretical and Applied Law 19-35 (in Russian)

Arimoro, AE, 'The Criminalisation of Consensual Same-Sex Sexual Conduct in Nigeria: a Critique' (2019) 4(4) Journal of Human Rights and Social Work DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00091

Arimoro, A, 'Public-Private Partnership and the Right to Property in Nigeria' (2019) 19(2) African Human Rights Law Journal DOI: 10.17159/1996-2096/2019/v19n2a10

Arimoro, A, 'Safeguards for Public-Private Partnership Assets in Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa' (2019) 6(2) Journal of Comparative Law in Africa

Arimoro, AE, 'Persons with Intellectual Disability and Access to Justice in Nigeria: Challenges and the Way Forward' (2019) 5(2) Hasanuddin Law Review DOI: 10.20956/halrev.v5i2.1561

Arimoro, AE, 'Clinical Legal Education: Vision and Strategy for Start-up Clinics in Nigeria' (2019) 26(1) International Journal of Clinical Legal Education DOI: 10.19154/ijcl.v26i1.824

Arimoro, AE, 'Institutional Framework for Public-Private Partnerships in Nigeria: Is it a Case of Too Many Cooks for One Pot of Broth?' (2019) 40 Business Law Review

Arimoro, AE, 'Are They Not Nigerians? The Obligation of the State to End Discriminatory Practices against Persons with Disabilities' (2019) 19(2) International Journal of Discrimination and the Law DOI:10.1177/1358229119846764

Arimoro, AE, 'When Love is a Crime: Is the Criminalisation of Same-Sex Relations in Nigeria a Protection of Nigerian Culture?' (2018) 39 Liverpool Law Review DOI: 10.1007/s10991-018-9217-y

Arimoro, AE, 'An Appraisal of the Framework for Public-Private Partnership in South Africa (2018) 13(3) European Procurement and Public-Private Partnership Law Review DOI: 10.21552/epppl/2018/3/

Conference Paper

Arimoro, AE, 'Law as a Catalyst for Stimulating Investor Sentiments among Low to Middle-Income Individuals in the Development of Infrastructure in Nigeria' (2017) Law and Development Conference, 7-8 September 2017, University of Cape Town

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