Christian Nwachukwu Okeke
Christian Nwachukwu Okeke is a Professor of International Law, Jurisprudence and Comparative Law. He is the Director of Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Legal Studies at Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco California. He is also the Director of LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs in international legal studies at the University. He earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) with honors (summa cum laude) from Kiev State University, Ukraine, and Doctor in de Rechtsgeleerdheid (Ph.D.) from Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Before joining Golden Gate University, he was Emeritus Pioneer Dean and Professor of Law at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (1985-1991), and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, (ESUT), Nigeria (1991-1994) respectively. He was a Deputy Vice Chancellor of ESUT.
Professor Okeke is a Visiting Professor of Law at the Mount Crest University College of Laws in Accra, Ghana. He is a longstanding active member of both the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) serving as a Director of the latter. He was appointed the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria from its inception in 2009, a position he holds till date.
Professor Okeke is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is acknowledged as a comparatist, widely published, and fluent in Igbo, English, Russian and Dutch. In 2012 he was knighted by Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of his outstanding services to the Church and to humanity at large.