Ugochukwu Ezeh

DPhil Law

Other affiliations

Pembroke College


Ugochukwu Ezeh is a DPhil (Law) candidate in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. His research interests lie at the intersection of public law, constitutional theory, and critical security studies.  His doctoral research project examines the complex ways in which the securitisation of corruption shapes the construction of judicial power in transitional societies. He earned his MPhil (in Law) degree (with Distinction) as a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholar at the University of Oxford. Prior to commencing postgraduate research studies, he read for the BCL degree (as an Oxford-Weidenfeld scholar) at the University of Oxford, and earned an LLB (First Class Honours) degree at the University of Lagos where he also won the university prize for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Law.   

He was an Oxford-Human Rights Hub travelling research fellow at Rhodes University, South Africa, and has also worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. While reading for his MPhil degree, he also served as the Deputy Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) - a public interest law organisation affiliated to Oxford University's Law Faculty. He is an Oxford-Farthing scholar (in Public Law) at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, and holds a Graduate Research Residency at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. His research has been published in VRU/World Comparative Law, Constitutional Studies, and the Routledge Handbook of Election Law.

Ugochukwu was a panelist at the 2020 Global Roundtable of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) in which experts from academia and policy addressed themes relating to constitutional breakdown and democratic renewal worldwide. His research in the field of comparative election law was selected by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group for inclusion in 'Directions and Provocations in African Studies 2023' - a multidisciplinary research collection that highlights new perspectives and pinpoints key areas of interest and relevance on African cultures, economies, politics, challenges, and opportunities.        





Research Interests

Constitutional Theory

Public Law

Critical Security Studies 

Comparative Election Law 

Legal History 

Transitional Justice