Portrait of Judith Onwubiko

Judith Onwubiko

Assistant Lecturer

About

Judith holds the following qualifications: LLM, LLB, BL, DRS. 

Judith is a graduate of the University of Kent. She obtained her LLB and LLM degrees from Kent Law School in 2013 and 2016 respectively. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2014 and practices as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Judith has worked with M.A. Ejeh & Co. (a private law firm based in Abuja), and the Department of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Enugu State, Nigeria. In 2014, Judith was also admitted as a Dispute Resolution Specialist (DRS), specialising in alternative dispute resolution. 

Judith is currently a PhD student at Kent Law School. She researches the impact of indigenous slavery practices on contemporary forms of slavery. She presented some of her research at the 2018 ‘Slavery Past, Present and Future’ Third Global Meeting in Berlin. Judith is also a member of the Steering Committee for the 2019 ‘Slavery Past, Present and Future’ Fourth Global Meeting. 

Judith became a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Kent Law School in 2017. She has teaching responsibilities which focus on criminal law at undergraduate level. 

Research interests

Judith’s current research focuses on the impact of indigenous slavery practices on contemporary forms of slavery in southeastern Nigeria. It examines socio-legal understandings of slavery and highlights factors that enable the continuity of slavery in southeastern Nigeria.

Teaching

Judith has teaching responsibilities which focus on criminal law at undergraduate level.   

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