Menes is a Doctoral Researcher in the Birmingham Law School. His research relates primarily to international, comparative and transnational environmental law with particular reference to regulatory and institutional reforms in Nigeria. Before starting his Doctoral studies in October 2018, he was a Lecturer I in the Department of Public law, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, where he also doubled as the Research Editor for the UNIPORT Journal of Public Law, an annual refereed journal published by the Department of Public Law. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and he holds an LLB from Rivers State University, Port Harcourt and an LLM in Environmental Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Menes served in other non-teaching capacities at the Faculty level and University-wide, including as a member of the Faculty of Law Central Planning Committee for the National Universities Commission (NUC) resource verification and the Council of Legal Education (CLE) accreditation visits in January 2016 and March 2017, respectively. He was a member of the Centre for Continuing Education-Faculty of Law Diploma Admissions Committee from 2014 – 2018, and was elected as a member of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIPORT Branch Committee on the review of Students’ Handbook and Staff conditions of service between April and June 2018. In addition, he served as the Ward Supervisory Presiding Officer (ad hoc staff) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State during the 2015 Nigerian general elections.
In September 2018, he was awarded the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Academic Staff Training and Development (AST&D) intervention fund to undertake a PhD and in addition he received the Horizon Award for postgraduate teachers by HEFi, University of Birmingham for completing the Introduction to Learning and Teaching modules for postgraduate teachers in March 2019. Menes has published on several aspects of environmental law scholarship in leading peer-reviewed journals. His thesis builds on his recent (co-authored) publication, U Etemire and M A Muzan ‘Public Participation and Socio-economic Justice in Eco-restoration Law and Governance: The UN Environment–Ogoniland Case Study’ in A Akhtar-Khavari and B J Richardson (eds), Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies (Routledge 2019). Menes is a member of several professional associations and learned societies.