UZODIKE, Eunice Nkiru

Date of Birth: Friday (Afo) 20'" December. 1946 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Nnewi North Contact Address: Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba/ 1A, Oyewole Oshodi Street llupcju Lagos Nigeria P.O. Box 1632 Apapa Lagos Contact Telephone: 234-1 -493-4007, 234-8034704109 tfc Eunice Nkiru Uzodike is an outstanding Icon of dignity and intellect. She is an eminent Professor of Law at the University ol" Lagos. She is a combination of intellectual power, wisdom, dignity and respect. She has through personal discipline, hard work, and honesty attained the highest peak in herprofessional and academic careerand thusstands tall as a model of respected African Womanhood. Her achievement is botha challengeto other African womenand a testimony to the outside world that African womanhood is not the "second class citizen" usually presented in many European magazines and papers. She is a Reference Term for anything good, honest, noble and dignifying. She is great, yet a humble house wife, mother and teacher. Her intellectual success does not rob her ofthe noble roles of respected motherhood and womanhood. Professor Eunice Nkiru Uzodike vvas born on 20"' December. 1946 Education St. Catherine's Girls' Secondary School Nkwerre. Imo State. Cambridge School Certificate Grade I. 1963 Queen's School Enugu H.SC 1965 • University of Nigeria Nsukka 1966 ( Law Student till 1967 when the War interrupted the programme) She left the country in 1969 for University of London to continue her studies • University College London ( UCL) 1969 - 1972 LLB( IIons) 2N" Class Upper Division • University College London LLM 1975 • Nigeria Law School. Lagos 1976 1977 BE • Called lo the Nigerian Bar 1977 as Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of Nigeria. • University College London. Commonwealth Academic Fellow 1988 1989. Membership of Professional Association • Member. Nigeria Bar Association • Member. International Bar Association • Member. Association ol*Law Teachers • Member. International Society ol" Family Law. Member of Editorial Board. Journal of Private and Property Law Univ ersity of Lagos. Chairperson, Women and Gender Research Group . University of LagosConsult Job Experience [University of Lagos Faculty of Law, Lecture 11.1977 • University of Lagos. Lecture 1. 1979 1984 • Senior Lecturer. 1984 1991 • Associate professor. 1991 1998 • Professor of Private and Property Law 1998 date. Her area ofspecialization in Law teaching and practice include Family Law. Law ofTort. Law ofSuccession. Property Law. Law of Restitution, and Administration of Law. Academic Positions and Responsibilities held in the Faculty Head of Department ( twice). Dept of Private and Property Law 1996 2005 • Ag. Head of Department 1990 1993 • Sub-Dean, Faculty of Law August 1990 Other Responsibilities outside the Normal Academic Work • Chairperson of Admissions, Faculty of Law 1984 1987 • Chairperson ofPanel ofInvestigation into Allegation ofNegligence and Fraudulent Practices against two staff members (panel constituted on 19th April 1990) • Member ofAd-Hoc Committee for the Review of Remuneration for Associate/ Part Time Lecturers • Member and legal Adviser ofthe Panel Investigating Examination Malpractices inthe University of Lagos 1990 - 1995 • Member of Panel to look into theFracas among University of Lagos Students Union ( ULSU) Caretaker Committee, Hall Chairpersons and Faculty President( Constituted lllh March 1991) • Member ofthe Accreditation Panel ( appointed bythe National Universities Commission) which visited and wrote a report on theFaculty of Law , Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt between April 17th and April 20th, 1990) • Chairman, Panel on Mutilated Library Books (Constituted 1st April 1996) • Member, Committee on Causal Workers (Constituted 8th August 1996) • Chairman Panel of Enquiry intoa caseof Sealing Tyre with Rim in Works andServices Yard (Constituted 17th December 1996) • Member Consultation Committee to Consult with the Students over the Unauthorised Election of University of Lagos Students Union. ( Constituted 17th December 1996) • Member, Committee on Guest Houses and Conference Centre (Inaugurated April 8, 1997) • External Examiner, Faculty of Law, Lagos State University 1997 • Former External Examiner, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology • Memberofthe InternationalSchool Management Board 19th September 1997 31st July 1999 • External Examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu Campus Enugu 1998 • External Examiner, Faculty of Law, Ogun State University • Chairperson, - Forgery of University Certificates Panel April 2005 • Member, Progress Report on the Unilag • Bookshop Committee on StaffAudit 1998 • Member, Diploma Programmes Co-ordinating Board 1998 She is indeed an Icon remembered today for her intelligence, obedience, hard work, and commitment to knowledge. She is a great achiever who has done the Igbo proud in a very clean and honest way. Publications Uzodike, E.N.U. (1982) The Doctorand the Law- Professional Negligence in Akpata E. S. (ed). MedicalEthics, Lagos UniversityPress Uzodike, E.N.U (1987) Tort Law in the Oil Industry in Omotola J.A. (ED) Essays in HonourofJudge T. O. Ellias, Faculty of Law University of Lagos, p. 237 252 Oyebanji, M.B... & Uzodike E.N.U. ( 1989), Aspectsof Legal Incidents of Marriage in Omotola,J.A. and AdeogunAA. (ed) Lawand Development , Lagos University Press, 22 28. Uzodike, E.N.U. (1989), Settlement and Division of Property on Divorce, in Omotola, JA. (ed) Essays on Nigerian Law Vo. 1, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos 105- 123. Uzodike, E.N.U. (1990). Maintenance, Custody and Settlement of Property on Marriage Breakdown. In Akade , J. E. et al (ed) The Contribution ofWomen to NationalDevelopment in Nigeria, Nigerian association of University Women 36 42. Uzodike, E.N.U. (1991) Women's Rights inLaw and Practice- Property Rights inObilade, A. 0.( ed) Women inLaw, Southern University LawCentreand Facultyof LawUniversity of Lagos Chapter 13,p 300 334 Uzodike, E.N.U. (1993) Menace ofChild Labour in Africa in Okonkwo, C. O. (ed._ Contemporary Issues inNigerian Law, Essays in HonourofJudgeAjibola, Federal Ministryof Justice, Lagos. Chapter21, p 368 382 Uzodike, E.N.U. (1995) The Recognition and Extension of Duty ofCare in the Tort ofNegligence in Obilade, A.O. (ed) ABlueprint for Nigerian Law,Faculty of Law, University of Lagos,p. 183- 204 Uzodike . E.N.U. ( 1997) Protection Against Domestic Violence in Nigeria inAgbede I. O. (ed) Current Themes in Nigerian Law, Universityof Lagos press, Chapter 19, p 387 409 Uzodike, E.N.U. ( 1983) ADecade of Matrimonial Causes Act 1970, Nigerian Current Law Review, 55 69. Uzodike, E. N.U. (1981 1983) Negligent Mis-statements and Financial Loss-ACritical Appraisal., The Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, Vol. 11,51 --68. Uzodike , E.N.U ( 1977 1980) The Place and Proof of Inevitable Accident in an Action for Negligence. The Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law vol. 8 177 181 Uzodike, E.N.U. ( 1986) Monetary Compensation for Road Accident Personal InjuriesACase for Reform oftheNigerian System Journal ofPrivate & Prosperity Law Vol. 5,6- 27. Uzodike, E.N.U. ( 1987 1988) Maintenance Sixteen Years After the matrimonial Causes Act. Journal ofPrivate&Property Law. Vol. 8& 9, 1 36. Uzodike, E.N.U. (1984 1987) Liability for hock Resulting from the Defendant's Negligence- ANew Dimension, The Nig. Jo. Contemp. Law. Vol. 14, 109 114 Uzodike, E.N.U. ( 1985) TheTwo Year Waiting Rule in Divorce, Journal ofPrivate&Property Law Vol. 3,63 - 65 Forthcoming Papers • Law. Policies and Prospects Relating to Women's Entitlement to Agricultural Development and Financial Assistance. • The Nigerian law of Tort • The Family Rights and Protection under the Law • Succession and Administration ol" Estates. Law and Practice. Conferences and Seminars attended in recent Years • Working Conference on the Administration ofJustice in Democratic Societies: The Challenge ofDue Process. Sponsored by the United States Information Agency Democracy in Africa Program Feb 28 March 2. 1994. Baton Rouge Louisiana, presented background paper, entitled. ' The Family in Traditional African Society, on the General Theme. Traditional African values as an Asset to the Development of Modern Legal Systems. • Seminar on the Nigerian Family in a Challenging Environment, organised by the Federal Ministry ol" Health and Social Welfare. Monday November 15. 1993. Presented a paper. "The Nigerian Law and the Family: Application and Implication. Seminar on Women and the Law sponsored by the United States Information Agency Democracy in Africa Programme at the University of Lagos from Nov 23 Nov 26. 1992. Presented a paper entitled 'Women's Rights in Law and Practice- Property Rights. • Law Teachers Conferenceat the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. University of Lagos. May 10 May 13. 1994. • Guest Lecturer at a one Day Seminar organized by International Federation ol" Women Lawyers ( Port Harcourt Zone) presented a paper, entitled. 'Married Women's Property Rights' - AComparison between England and Nigeria- 29th November 1990. • Prenatal Diagnosis Seminar/ Symposium organised by the College of Medicine. University of Lagos/National Institute of Medical Research and the University ol* Minister Germany. 9"' 14™ December 1991. Presented a paper ' Termination of Pregnancy-Legal Implications in Nigeria' • The International Society of Family Law 9"'World Conference on Changing Family Forms. World Themes and African Issues. 27- 31 July 1997. Durban South African • Inv ited to contribute a Chapter to a book on Child Abuse in a Cross Cultural Context. • Law Teachers Conference at he Rivers State University ol"Science and Technology Nkpogu Port-! larcourt. 1997 • Law Teachers Conference al Ondo State University Ado Ekiti 1999 • World Women Lawyers Conference at Hilton Hotel London March 1 2. 2001. • A Training Trainers Conference ( Nigeria Bar Association Conference Ibadan 2002 • Nigeria Bar Association Conference Enugu 2003 • The International Society of Family Law 12 World Conference 2005 in Alt Lake City Utah USA in July 2005- Presented a paper. 'New Legislative Approach to Child Protection - The Child Rights Acts 2003. • Nigeria BarAssociation Workshop in April 2005 at Ikeja. Presented a paper. 'Violence Against Women: ACall for Reform ofthe Law". Despite her crowded programmes, she still finds time to participate and contribute to the Community AlTairs. • She is a staunch member ofthe Mother's Union ofthe Anglican Church of Nigeria, and World WideAnglican Communion. She gives talks and lectures, and contributes to the Educational Programmes of Women in the Union. • She is a committed Woman o f God who simply offers herself to the Service of God. • She is a devoted Christian Wife. Mother and Lady who fears the Lord and Trains others to do so. • She is a member ol"other Women Fellowships around her Church and Community. • Recently Honoured bytheAnglican Communion with Ladyship ofthe Communion, the Highest Ilonour toanyWoman in theChurch - Lady Professor Eunice Nkiru Uzodike- a Lady of Quintessence and dignity She has Baroness Margaret Thatcher as her Role Model because she is firm, well-focused and goes on to adhere to her goals. Herwords of advice to Igbo young people is ' 'go back to Education " and to the Leaders, 'your governance must befor the benefit and well-being ofall Igbo people. You must work to achievecohesiveness amongourpeople andjettison the idea that everyIghoman is Kingin His House!
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