Dr. Hakeem A. Tahiru

Dr. Hakeem A. Tahiru

Associate Professor, Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies

B.A. (University of Ghana, Legon);

LL.M. (University of Dundee; UK) ;

Ph.D. (University of Aberdeen; Scotland)

Dr. Hakeem Tahiru holds academic qualifications in B.A. in Political Science with Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (2010); and Master of Laws (LL.M) in Petroleum Law & Policy from the CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (2013); and a Doctor of Philosophy of Law from the Aberdeen University Law School, Scotland, UK (2021).

Hakeem’s doctoral research at the Aberdeen Law School employed multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary legal research methods and drew epistemological insights from contemporary economic growth theory to investigate and streamline optimal pathways for rethinking and recalibrating Ghana’s intellectual property and technology transfer law and policy regimes. As part of his PhD research project, Dr. Hakeem conducted critical functional comparative studies on India, South Africa, and Ghana’s intellectual property and technology law and policy regimes.

During Dr. Hakeem Tahiru’s doctoral research at the Aberdeen Law School, he was an active member of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law and the Centre for Commercial Law. He also tutored LL.B law courses and served in various leadership, administrative, and liaison roles. Besides, from November 2010 until August 2012, Dr. Hakeem worked as a Research Assistant at the Parliament of Ghana and the Special Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Wa Central Constituency and (then) Deputy Majority Leader.

His current and future legal research and teaching interests incapsulate Intellectual Property Law; Technology Transfer Law and Economics; International Trade and Investment Law; Legal Methods; the Law, Economics, and Politics of Energy Transition; Environmental Law and Justice; Human Rights aspects of Environmental Law; Human Rights aspects of International Trade Law; the Legal and Ethical aspects of the Digital Technology and AI Revolutions; and Economic Analysis of Law.