Menes is a Doctoral Researcher in the Birmingham Law School. His research relates primarily to international, comparative, and transnational environmental law with reference to Nigeria. Before starting his Doctoral studies, he was a Lecturer I in the Department of Public law, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, and also worked as Research Editor for the UNIPORT Journal of Public Law, published under the auspices of the Department of Public Law. Menes is a member of several professional associations and learned societies. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Menes also served in other non-teaching capacities at the Faculty level 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 Faculty of Law Diploma Admissions Committee 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 in 2018.
In addition to his academic and administrative commitments, he has also engaged in other activities outside the University community, including serving 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. Menes has published on a range of topics including on access and benefit sharing in Nigeria, biosafety regulation in Nigeria, public participation in environmental matters, and other aspects of environmental law scholarship in leading peer-reviewed journals.