Introduction

The Department of Public Law was established in 2002 to meet the challenges faced by the legal education in contemporary Nigeria, The department mission is to address legal political and related issues in the ever growing field of public law. The Department offers courses in Oil and Gas Law, Environmental Law, Mineral Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Law of Evidence and Criminal Law to mention but a  few at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level. Taking into consideration the strategic location of the University in the Niger Delta Region, the Department is poised to address the peculiar issues raised by the natural resources bestowed in this region by holding seminars / Workshops to proffer solutions to these problems. Our students are taught with modern teaching skills to enable them compete with their contemporaries all over the world. The department also has its stable the Rivers State university journal of public law.

Philosophy

 Students of the Department are taught with modern teaching skills to enable them compete with their contemporaries all over the world. Taking into consideration the strategic location of the University in the Niger Delta Region, the Department is poised to address the peculiar issues raised by the natural resources bestowed in this region by holding seminars / Workshops to proffer solutions to these problems.

Objectives

 The main Objective of the Department is to train students to address legal, political, and related issues in the ever growing field of public law.

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Staff List

 
S/NONAMESDESIGNATIONQUALIFICATIONSRESEARCH INTERESTSPECIALIZATION
Mrs. Florence Olubunmi Akaakar  Senior Lecturer   LL.B, B.L, LL.M  Oil & Gas Law, Environmental Law  Oil & Gas law
 2  Mrs. Mabel Otivbo Izzi Senior Lecturer   LL.B, B.L, LL.M  International Human Rights Law  Gender/Child law
 3  Zacchaeus Adangor  Senior Lecturer LL.B, B.L, LL.M   Law of Evidence, International Law Practice & Procedure Law 
 Richard Aduche Wokocha  Senior Lecturer  LL.B, B.L, LL.M Constitutional Administrative Law   Constitutional Law
Clifford Anaele Nwanyawu  Senior Lecturer   B.A, LL.B, LL.M, B.L  Criminal Law  Criminology
 6  Chukwuma Austin Justus Chinwo  Lecturer I  LL.B, B.L, LL.M Constitutional /Administrative Law   Administrative Law
 7  Samuel Chisa Dike  Lecturer I  LL.B, B.L, LL.M Environmental Law   International Environmental Law
 Chukwucheta Thankgod Emejuru  Lecturer I  LL.B, B.L, LL.M Mphil  Environmental Law Maritime Law 
 9  Eberechi Jack Osimiri  Lecturer II LL.B, B.L, LL.M   Humanitarian Law  Press Law
10  Sylvester Sunday Popnen  Assistant Lecturer  LL.B, B.L  Criminal Law   Criminal Jurisprudence