Dr Millicent Ele

Dr Millicent Ele
Dr Millicent Ele

Dr Millicent Ele

Teaching Fellow



Millicent is an environmental law attorney/lecturer with strong interest in the sustainable use of natural resources, clean energy, and public health. She had an earlier degree in Zoology/Botany/Education 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). Her LL.M was from Columbia University School of Law, New York where she was the Friedmann Fellow for the 1997/98 academic year. She has been admitted to practice law in Nigeria and the State of New York, USA.

Millicent has worked in many capacities as an attorney in Nigeria and the United States. She joined the Faculty of Law, UNN as a lecturer in 2013 and taught environmental/climate law till October 2017 when she left for University of Aberdeen for a PhD programme. She has completed the PhD programme on corporate environmental liability and pollution control with respect to oil spills. She joined the University of Aberdeen Law School in September 2021.

Her current research interest is at the intersection of environmental/climate law, natural resources law, and public health law.


  • LL.B Law 
    1995 - University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria (UNN) 
  • LL.M Environmental Law 
    1998 - Columbia Law School, New York, USA 
  • PhD Environmental/Energy Law 
    2021 - University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Member: Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL)

               Aberdeen University Centre for Constitutional and Public International Law


External Memberships

Member:  Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy

                 The New York Bar

                 The Nigerian Bar

                 UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)

                 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)




Teaching Responsibilities


LS553U, Principles of Environmental and Natural Resources Regulation (Lecturer)

LS1523, Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution (Course Coordinator/Lecturer)

LS501Z, International Arbitration Law (Course Coordinator)

LS2032, Public International Law 

LS1020, Scottish Criminal Law 

LS1527, English Criminal Law 

LS1536, Delict and Unjustified Enrichment

LS1520, Contract Law 

LS1022, Foundations of Private Law 



Environmental Law - Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Nigeria (2013-2017)

Criminal law - Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Nigeria (2013-2015)

Contract Law - Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Nigeria (2015-2017)