Faculty: Christian Nwachukwu Okeke

Christian Nwachukwu Okeke

Professor of Law

Director of the LLM and SJD International Legal Studies Programs

Director of the Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Legal Studies

San Francisco
Christian Nwachukwu Okeke


  • Air, Space and Telecommunications Law
  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • International Investment Law
  • International Organizations
  • LLM & SJD Programs


  • Air, Space and Telecommunications Law
  • Comparative Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International Law


  • LLM, (magna cum laude) Kiev State University, Ukraine
  • DrJur, Free University of Amsterdam


  • Solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
  • Practiced with Ilegbune, Okeke & Co. (Nigeria).
  • Consulted for The Law Offices of Dr. Jude A. Akubuilo (Los Angeles).
  • Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Nigeria).
  • Pioneer Dean of the Schools of Law, namely: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (formerly Anambra State University of Technology), and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Author of Controversial Subjects of Contemporary International Law and Theory and Practice of International Law in Nigeria and numerous book chapters and review articles in the field of international law.
  • Taught courses in international legal studies at various universities in Africa, Europe and North America for 25 years.



  • Developing Career Paths in Legal Academia: Prospects and Challenges.  Presentation given at the Academic & Career Advancement Symposium (ACAS) 2019 Held at the Faculty of Law, Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Friday, 5 July 2019.
  • "African Law in Comparative Law." An annual lecture delivered to the students of the Comparative Law Course at Santa Clara University, School of Law. 2017-2018.
  • "Directing the Legal and Regulatory Framework on Biosafety in Nigeria," delivered at the three day International Biosafety Management Training Course held at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria, July 16-19, 2018.
  • "Mentorship in Scholarly and Professional Legal Education Development," Welcome address delivered at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Literary Society of Nigeria held at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria, 26-29 June, 2018.



  • 2012: For his outstanding services to the Catholic Church and humanity, Prof. Okeke received the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross of Honor), the highest medal that can be awarded to the laity by the Papacy, from Pope Benedict XVI.
  • A book of essays in honor of Prof. Okeke has been published by Vandeplas Publishing: Contemporary Issues on International and Comparative Law: Essays in Honor of Professor Chris Okeke (2009). The book has 27 chapters and explores the broad range of legal, personal, social, political and historical foundations of international law and covers many important subjects in comparative law. The authors are drawn from varying cultures across the oceans of the world, representing diverse legal philosophies and corresponding practices. The noted Editor of the book is Justice Centus Nweze, an erudite judge and international law scholar of the Nigeria Court of Appeal. The writer of the foreword is His Excellency Judge Abdul G. Koroma - a two-term erudite judge of the International Court of Justice at the Hague.