Emeka Duruigbo
Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
Fall 2014 Business Associations Syllabus
Fall 2014 Oil and Gas Syllabus
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Emeka Duruigbo

Phone: (713) 313-1135
Email: eduruigbo@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 2006.

Additional Biographical Information

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA (2003-2006)
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Natural Heritage Institute, San Francisco, CA (2004-2006)
  • Research Fellow, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Resource Development Associate, Law Finance Group Inc., San Francisco, CA (2000-2003)
  • Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. Alberta, Canada

Professor Emeka Duruigbo is nationally and internationally recognized as a scholar and advocate, with a focus on Energy Law, Business Law, and International Law and Development. His scholarship has been cited by state and federal courts and in an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court. He has been invited to speak at high-level conferences in the United States and abroad, including a Corporate War Crimes conference at the Hague in October 2010. Professor Duruigbo has made a number of media appearances and was featured in the international award-winning petroleum documentary film, "Crude Impact." He was profiled in "Without Prejudice", the Alumni Magazine of the University of Alberta in 2009, in celebration of the University's centenary. Professor Duruigbo is licensed to practice law in Nigeria and California.

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Books and Monographs


Book Chapters and Contributions

  • Corporations and International Law, in INTERNATIONAL LAW: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS 173 (Sanford R. Silverburg ed. 2011).
  • The New Incarnation of the Stabilization Clause Controversy in International Investment, in CONTEMPORARY ISSUES ON PUBLIC INTERNATIONALAND COMPARATIVE LAW: ESSAYSIN HONOROF PROFESSOR DR. CHRISTIAN NWACHUKWU OKEKE (Judge Chima Centus Nweze ed. 2009).
  • Pioneering Models for International Project Finance and Criminal Adjudication through Shared Sovereignty, in AFRICA: MAPPING NEW BOUNDARIES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW 205 (Jeremy Levitt ed. 2008).
  • BEYOND GOOD DEEDS: CASE STUDIES AND A NEW POLICY AGENDA FOR CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY (Michelle Leighton, et al., July 2002) (contributor, pp. 35-39).

Articles and Others

  • Exhaustion of Local Remedies and Alien Tort Litigations: Implications for International Human Rights Protection, 29 FORDHAM INT'L. L. J. 1245 (2006).
  • Permanent Sovereignty and Peoples' Ownership of Natural Resources in International Law, 38 GEO. WASH. INT'L. L. REV. 33 (2006).
  • The World Bank, Multinational Oil Corporations and Resource Curse in Africa, 26 U. PA. J. INT'L. ECON. L. 1 (2005).

Honors and Awards -return to top-
  • 2003: Lieberman Fellow, Stanford University
  • 1997: Alberta Law Foundation Scholar, University of Alberta
  • 1992: Dean's Prize for Best Overall Graduating Student, University of Benin
  • 1991: Chief F. Ajudua Prize in Commercial Law
  • 1989: First Prize, National Essay Competition, Ambassador Magazine

Affiliations -return to top-
  • American Society of International Law
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Production Editor, Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law