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Ele Millicent

Private And Public Law
University of Nigeria


Millicent Ele is an environmental law attorney with strong interest in the sustainable use of natural resources, clean energy, and public health. She had an earlier degree in Zoology/Botany from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She taught Biology and Human Physiology for many years before reading law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). She was admitted to practice law in Nigeria in 1996 and the State of New York, USA in 2001 following a Master’s Degree in Law at Columbia University School of Law, New York. She commenced her law teaching at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria in 1996 directly after her admission to the Nigerian Bar and has worked in many capacities as an attorney and environmental consultant in Nigeria and the United States. She additionally took on Public Health Law research and consultancy following a graduate-level executive program in Health Policy & Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York. She has researched and written on environmental and public health law issues in the United States for many years and contributed substantial research and editorial work to “The Public Health Law Manual” (3rd Ed.). She re-joined the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria (Enugu Campus), Nigeria as a lecturer in 2013 directly on her return from the United States. Her research focus is at the intersection of environmental law and protection of natural resources, energy, and public health law. She is also interested in intellectual property law particularly on pharmaceutical patent and access to essential medicines.She is a member of the Faculty of Law Energy & Environmental Law Research Group, the Law & Medicine Research Group,as well as the Intellectual Property Law Research Group. She consults on environmental, energy, and public health law issues.

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