Legal Luminary Profile: Prof. Monye Felicia Nwanne

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Prof. Monye Felicia Nwanne

Prof Monye Felicia Nwanne is a Professor of Law at the University of Nigeria. She started her academic career at the Anambra State University of Science and Technology (now, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka) in 1987 and joined University of Nigeria, in October 1988.

Born to the family of Michael Eziashi of Umu Oseji Odafe/Umu Ojiba of Onitcha-Uku village, Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Delta State, Professor Monye had her primary education at St. Charles primary School, Ubulu-Uku and her secondary education at St. Roses Girl’s Grammar School and Ilesha Grammar School.  She has a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Lagos, a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Nigeria and a Doctoral Degree in Law from the University of Lagos.

She teaches the Law of Consumer Protection and Commercial Law at the undergraduate level and Carriage of Goods by Sea at the postgraduate level. She is a consumer protection advocate and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences on the subject.   A consultant to some international organizations on consumer issues who enjoys a good working relationship with many consumer protection agencies in Nigeria including the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. was one of the consultants that carried out the World Bank project on credit reporting in Nigeria.

Her academic prizes include the Lebadeon Proficiency Prize (Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesha), the Federal Merit Award (University of Lagos) and the Council for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Grant for Thesis Writing (Senegal).

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She is a Board Member of the International Association of Consumer Law, a global association of consumer law experts. She was a representative of the Consumer Stakeholder Group in the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Guidance Standard formulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) along with its member countries and liaison organizations. She has served and is still serving as a member of many committees including; the Advisory Committee on Products, Services, Monitoring and Registration Programme (ProServe); National Mirror Committee on Social Responsibility; NCC Working Group on Registration of Prepaid SIM Card Subscriber; NCC Industry Consumer Advisory Forum; member ISO SR 26000 Post Publication Organization; ISO WG SR Developing Contact Group; African Consumer Education Initiative; Consumers International Expert Advisory Group on Consumers in the Digital Age; Consumer Justice and Protection (CJP) Expert Group; ISO PPO Ad Hoc Group “BUT” Basic Unified Training, ISO PPO Ad Hoc Group “LID” Linkage International Document, ISO PPO Ad Hoc Group “FUR” Possible Areas for Future Revision and Nigerian Communications Commission Industry Consumer Advisory Forum. She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu Branch.

Professor Monye is a prolific writer.  Her publications include: Law of Consumer Protection; Commercial Law; 59th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Nigeria; and numerous journal articles.   She was the Editor-in-Chief of The Nigerian Law Journal (2011 – 2015), a Journal of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers as well as the Consumer Journal, a publication of the Consumer Awareness Organization, Enugu. She was the Head, Commercial and Property Law Department, University of Nigeria from 2004 – 2006; 2009 – 2010; and Dean, Faculty of Law, from 2010 – 2012.  She was conferred with the Consumer Rights Advocacy Award in 2013 by the Consumer Protection Council; and the Award for Consumer Rights Protection in 2014 by the Nigerian Communications Commission. She is the current Head of Department of Commercial and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

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Professor Money is married with four children.

To view details of Prof. Monye’s academic research, and contributions please visit here

Culled: UNN 

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