Synda Obaji

Synda Obaji

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

Contact details


  • LLB (Hons)
  • BL
  • LLM


I obtained a First Class degree in Law from the University of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria, and graduated as Best Student both of the Faculty of Law and University of Calabar. I proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. I also studied Environmental Law and Policy (LLM) at the University of Kent, where I graduated with a Distinction and won the prestigious Oxford University Law Prize for Academic Excellence.

I am a Lecturer at the University of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria and I serve as Volunteer in not-for-profit organizations in Nigeria.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Evaluating Environmental Justice Under Nigeria’s Environmental Impact Assessment Law.
Dr Walters Nsoh and Professor Robert Lee
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur


My research focuses on achieving environmental justice in the environmental impact assessment process in Nigeria; and seeks to discover the procedural foundations upon which environmental injustices are formed. In the light this, my research evaluates the extent to which the environmental impact assessment process ensures that members of the public have access to information, can participate in environmental decision-making and have access to judicial and administrative proceedings in appropriate cases.

Source of Funding: Birmingham Law School Doctoral Scholarship.

Other activities

  • Member, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers
  • Member, United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
  • Volunteer, One Game Campaign - Nigeria
  • Volunteer, Women-in-Detention Rights Initiative - Nigeria