Women in International Economic Law


March 12, 2020

To finalise our International Women’s Day symposium on scholarship by women, this post highlights some women working on International Economic Law (IEL) that the editorial team put together in the last couple of days. This post is therefore by no means intended to be exhaustive. We encourage our readers to add to our list. Next year with more time, we hope to have an even more extensive list of women working in IEL.

We begin by highlighting the hardworking contributing editors of Afronomicslaw.org:

Titilayo Adebola, Intellectual Property Law, International Economic Law, Food Law. University of Aberdeen. Nthope Mapefane, Competition Law, Financial Regulatory Compliance, Mining and Labour law. University of Pretoria. Luwam Dirar, Law and Development, International Economic Law, International Organisations, Human Rights, Third World Approaches to International Law. Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation. Amaka Vanni, Intellectual Property Law, International Economic Law. President-Elect African International Economic Law Network. Marie Valerie Uppiah, International Trade Law, Law of the Sea, Ocean Governance. University of Mauritius. Tsotang Tsietsi, International Trade, Trade Facilitation, Law and Development. National University of Lesotho, University of Capetown. Jan Yves Remy, International Trade. Deputy Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services at the University of West Indies.

Selected Female Scholars in IEL:

Adejoke Oyewunmi,  Intellectual Property Law, Labour law. University of Lagos. Adelle Blackett,   Labour and Employment law, Trade Regulation, Law and Development, Critical Race Theory, Slavery and the Law. McGill University. Ana Bradley Spain, International Dispute Resolution, International Human Rights, U.S. National Security. University of Colorado Law. Attiya Warris, International Tax Law. University of Nairobi. Bolanle Adebola, International Corporate Finance, International Corporate Insolvency Law. University of Reading. Caroline Ncube, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law. University of Capetown. Celine Tan, Law and Governance of International Financial Architecture, Sovereign Debt, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, International Financial Institutions, Human Rights. University of Warwick. Chantal Thomas, International Finance, Development and Trade Law. Cornell University. Chijioke Okorie, Intellectual Property Law, International Development Law. University of Cape Town. Chisa Onyejekwe, International Tax Law, Sustainable Development, Human Rights. Canterbury Christ Church University. Clair Gammage, International Economic Law, International Law and Development, Trade and Human Rights, Jurisprudence. University of Bristol. Diamond Ashiagbor, Socio-Legal Studies, Labour and Equality Law, EU Law and Regional Integration, Law and Development. University of Kent. Emilia Onyema, International Commercial Arbitration, International Investment Law, OHADA Law. SOAS Engobo Emeseh, Environmental Law, International economic law. University of Bradford. Esther Katende-Magezi, International Trade, University of Makerere . Ezeani Elimma, International Economic Law, Intellectual Property protection for indigenous knowledge/practices.Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Fiona Smith, International Trade under the WTO, Regional Trade Agreements, BREXIT and Trade, International Agricultural Trade, UK Agriculture Regulation, EU Agriculture Regulation. University of Leeds. Folashade Adeyemo, Business Law, Commercial Law. University of Reading. Franziska Sucker, International Trade Law, Public International Law. University of Witwatersrand. Ibironke Odomosu-Ayanu, Foreign Investment Law, Natural Resources, Socio-economic Development, Legal and International Relations Theory, Africa and international law. University of Saskatchewan. Iwa Salami, Financial Law and Regulation, University of East London Debra Steger, International Trade, Investment, Dispute Settlement, International Arbitration and the Governance of International Organizations Janewa Osei Tutu, Intellectual Property Law, Human Development, Human Rights, Culture. Florida International University. Jean Ho, Public International Law, International Investment Law, Investment Contracts, Public International Law, Investor Accountability, Comparative Law. National University of Singapore. Jeanne Woods, Public International Law, The Law of International Trade, International Human Rights, and Law and Poverty. Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. Joy Malala-Scholz, Investment Law, International Financial Institutions, Financial Regulation. Aston University. Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. International Trade Law, Law and Development. Karen Bravo, International Trade, International, Illicit International Markets, International Business Transactions. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Lisa Toohey, International Trade Law. University of Newcastle, Australia. Lyla Latif, Islamic Finance, Tax, Fintech. Cardiff University, University of Nairobi. Malebakeng Forere , Foreign Investment Law, Intellectual Property Law. University of Witwatersrand. Mariam Momodu (Olafuyi), International Trade Law, Law and Development, Law and Globalization. University of Toronto. Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, International Economic Law, Business and Policy. Nkechi Valerie Azinge, Financial Regulation, International Economic Law. University of Lincoln. Nwamaka Okany, Investment Law, Human Rights, Public International Law. University of Amsterdam. Priscilla Schwartz, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Republic of Sierra Leone.   International Investment Law, International Trade Law, International Financial Law, Natural Resource Law. Ruth Okediji, Intellectual Property Law, Trade, Development. University of Harvard. Sara Ghebremusse, Natural Resources Governance, Development, Human Rights. The University of British Columbia. Serena Natile , Digital Financial Inclusion, Mobile Money, Fin Tech, Feminist Political Economy, Socio-Legal Studies. Brunel University London. Sharifah Sekalala, Global Health Law, Human Rights, International Law and Development. University of Warwick. Sope Williams-Elegbe, Mercantile Law, Public Procurement Law, Anti-Corruption Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Development Law. University of Stellenbosch Susan Isiko Strba, Intellectual Property Law. World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy. Sylvia Kang’ara, International Corporate Finance, Law and Development, Third World Approaches to International Law. Strathmore University. Uche Ewelukwa-Ofodile, International Trade, International Investment Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Agricultural Law. University of Arkansas. Vellah Kedogo Kigwiru, Competition Law, Technology Law, International Economic Law, Trade Law. Technical University of Munich Germany.  

Additional Resources

International Law Girls, wonderful compilation of black women in international law. Jeremy Levitt, Black Women in International Law. Josephine DawuniAkua Kuenyehia, and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald,  African international court judges.