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Research Interests

Comparative law, comparative property law, personal property law, commercial law.

PhD Project

The Functional Method, System-neutrality and the Financial Collateral Arrangements Directive


Dr Obiora is a Lecturer in Law at Coventry Law School. He specialises in comparative law with particular focus on personal or movable property law across Civil and Common law systems.

Obiora completed his undergraduate at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria and did both his LLM (in Corporate and Financial Law) and PhD at the University of Glasgow. Obiora previously taught Commercial law at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Obiora is also licensed to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria, and had practised for almost 5 years with a commercial law firm in Lagos, Nigeria before studying for his LLM and PhD.

His research interests are in the areas of comparative law and property law (particularly personal or movable property).



Education/Academic qualification

LLM in Corporate and Financial Law, University of Glasgow

Sep 2013Dec 2014

Law, Degree, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Sep 2004Jun 2009

Law, Doctorate, University of Glasgow

Sep 2015Jan 2020


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Research Output 2018 2018

Functional Theory and Financial Collateral Directive

Ezike, O., 1 Mar 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Restitution Under an Illegal Contract: A Scots Law Perspective on Patel v. Mirza

Ezike, O. & MacLeod, J., 2018, In : European Review of Private Law. 26, 2, p. 273-281 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
law reform
court decision
Supreme Court

Activities 2018 2019

  • 3 Participation in conference

Young Property Lawyers Forum

Obi Ezike (Speaker)
6 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Ius Commune Conference

Obi Ezike (Speaker)
30 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Modern Studies in Property Law

Obi Ezike (Speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow PhD Scholarship, 2015 -2018

Obiora Ezike (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Overall Best Student, LLM in Corporate and Financial Law

Obiora Ezike (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)