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Chinedum Okpala

Chinedum Okpala


Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School staff


Dr Chinedum Okpala is a Lecturer at Nottingham Law School. Chinedum teaches on the undergraduate and post graduate taught programmes. On the Undergraduate course, he is the module leader for employment law and teaches Applied legal knowledge (civil practice). On the LLM course Chinedum teaches Secured Corporate debt where he is module leader and contract law on the Post graduate Diploma course, where he is the module leader.

Chinedum supervises Ph.D. students, LLM students and undergraduate dissertations. Chinedum is open to supervise Ph.D. candidates in financial regulation, corruption and law and development in developing nations.

Career overview

Dr Chinedum Okpala is a lecturer law with Nottingham Trent University. He got his LLB (hons) from The University of Benin, Nigeria. He holds an LLM in commercial & corporate law from Queen Mary University of London, a trained Negotiator from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Prosecutorial discretion and money laundering from Nottingham Trent University.

As a barrister, he has appeared in over 30 high profile corruption related money laundering cases involving politically exposed persons in Nigeria and over 300 criminal & civil cases. He has been part of several defence teams that have successfully negotiated plea bargains for politically exposed persons in Nigeria. Prior to joining NTU, he was a senior associate in Chris Uche SAN & co, a leading law firm in Nigeria and a partner in at Gibraltar Attorneys with core expertise in areas of AML/CFT.

As a law teacher, Prior to joining NLS, he was a lecturer in law with The university of Law, Birmingham Campus, where he taught Tort law, advocacy and legal drafting. Chinedum was also an associate lecturer in law in the real estate and property development department of Nottingham Trent University where he taught land law and contract law.

Research areas

Chinedum has research interest in money laundering, corruption, prosecutorial discretion, law and development in developing nations. Chinedum is open to supervise Ph.D. students in these areas.