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Reader in Law, University of Sussex

Dr Femi Amao is a Reader in Law at the Sussex Law School. He was previously a Lecturer in International Commercial Law at the Brunel Law School, Brunel University, London and a Lecturer in Law at the University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and the Law: Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries (Routledge, 2011).

He is a graduate of University College Cork, Ireland (Ph.D and PG Cert 2009) where he was awarded a President’s scholarship for his research; University of Warwick, UK (LLM, 2005); University of Ibadan, Nigeria (LLM, 2003); Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (LLB, 1997) and University of Ilorin, Nigeria (BA, 1991). He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999 and worked as a barrister in Nigeria with a prominent law firm that represented the government and major multinational corporations.

He has published articles in reputable national and international journals including the Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Journal of African Law, Journal of Business Ethics, Dublin University Law Journal, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, International Journal of Human Rights, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review and UCD Law Review. He has also published Chapters in books including André Nollkaemper and Ilias Plakokefalos (ed.) The Practice of Shared Responsibility in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016).M. Ssenyonjo (ed.) The African Regional Human Rights System: 30 Years after the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012). He runs a database for Nigerian law ( He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences in his areas of expertise.

He is the PI for the AHRC funded African Union Law Research project. (


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer , University of Sussex


  • 2009 
    University College Cork, Ireland, PhD