Dr Okoye recognised for outstanding contribution to legal teaching
24 November 2015
Dr Adaeze Okoye, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing, has been appointed an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
The Inner Temple’s Academic Fellows Scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics. It also aims to support their research and to build a stronger relationship between the Bar, judiciary and legal academia.
In addition to its fundamental training role, the Inner Temple works closely with universities across the UK to provide information on the profession to aspiring entrants. Last year, the Inner Temple reached nearly 3000 university students and hundreds of legal academics and tutors. This included its specific programmes to support students from non-traditional backgrounds to enter the profession.
The chief executive of the Inner Temple, Patrick Maddams, said: “Debate and discussion are at the very heart of the legal world, both in practice and in academia, and having the opportunity to bring together practitioners and academics we recognise for their outstanding contribution to teaching and research, is a key principle of the Inner Temple. The Inner Temple’s Academic Fellows Scheme helps to foster debate and understanding between these two communities.”
Dr Okoye was one of four leading legal academics appointed to this prestigious three-year role.