Dr Juliana Nnadi

Job: Lecturer in Law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 0116 201 3885 Ext.3885

E: juliana.n.nnadi@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Juliana Nnadi is a Lecturer at De Montfort Law School, Leicester and a member of the Centre for Law, Justice and Society (CLJS). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS), UK. She is Associate member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK. She has multi-disciplinary research background with her research interest cutting across corporate governance, electoral democracy and digital technologies particularly, artificial intelligence. Juliana holds a Ph.D. (in Law and Politics) LLB, BL and LLM in law. 

Research group affiliations

The Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR)

Publications and outputs

Understanding the perceptions of UK COVID-19 contact tracing app in the BAME community in Leicester EM-JICE210028 521..536 (emerald.com)

Research interests/expertise

Corporate governance, electoral democracy and digital technologies particularly, artificial intelligence.

Areas of teaching

Company Law, Corporate governance, Business Law, Law of Contract


Ph.D. (Law and Politics), LLM, LLB (Hons)

Courses taught

Company Law, Business Law

Honours and awards

DMU Business and Law Research Support Funding - 2019/20 - 'The impact of Contact Tracing Technology on BAME Communities in the U.K, in the face of COVID 19.'

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy UK. (FHEA) (May 2022 - date)
  • International Bar Association (Member) (2001 - date)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK (Fellow) (2002- date)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK. (Member) (2004- date)

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - HEA UK

Conference attendance

April 2019 : Internal Democracy of Political parties and Electoral Outcomes: The Nigeria experience – Paper presented at Socio Legal Studies Association, 2019 Annual Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

July 2018: Internal Democracy of Political parties and Electoral Outcomes: The Nigeria experience. Three Minutes Thesis presented at the DMU, Business and Law Conference, 2018.

September 2019: The 3rd Human Brain Project (HBP) Curriculum workshop ‘Same, Same, or Different? Neuroscience, Robotics, AI and Medical Informatics: New Insights with Diversity and Ethics’, Graz University of Technology (Austria), Poster presentation on 'Raising Awareness about Responsible Artificial Intelligence'

PhD project


Internal Democracy of Political Parties and Electoral Outcomes: A study of Statutes, Electoral Disputes, and Legal Decisions.(1999-2018).


In emerging democracies, reform has often targeted electoral systems including electoral statutes, political parties and electoral umpires as a means of building supportive institutions of democracy. There has been consistent interrogation about how best to govern Internal Party Democracy (IPD) policies and systems in the Nigerian media as well as in scholarship within political science. In particular, the problem of candidate selection, substitution and/or replacement has been a recurrent theme.

It is evident that legal and regulatory guidelines abound in Nigeria requiring political parties to respect and abide by democratic procedures and practices in their internal processes; ditto for the judicial reprimand of internal democratic infractions. However, in reality, this is often disregarded . The fundamental reason for this disregard is still not very clear as there are various theories as to what might be the cause, and more curiously, the Supreme Court has been inconsistent in its judgments on the issue, hence this study.

The study aims to develop an explanatory theory of internal party democracy in Nigeria. It also seeks to identify tensions, contradictions and ambiguity in existing legal provisions governing IPD, party management mechanisms and other functions that impact on the effective functioning of political parties in Nigeria.

ORCID number

00 00000183329546