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Bello Mohammed Magaji

Associate Professor

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bello Mohammed Magaji is an Associate Professor of Law, a Senior Lawyer of 33 years standing, with a Law doctorate, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow with multi-diverse degrees in Criminology, Education, and Public Administration. He has been teaching law for over 25 years in Nigeria and some African countries.

He obtained his LL.B (Hons) From Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto in 1989, called to the Bar as a Barrister-at-Law (BL) from the Nigeria Law School Lagos in 1990. He obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M) and Doctoral Law Degree (PhD) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2008 and 2017 respectively and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Institute of Advance Studies in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in 2020.

He began his academic career in Federal Polytechnic Kaduna where he taught law for 15 years and rose from Lecturer III to Senior Law Lecturer. He proceeded to the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano as a pioneer Law Lecturer and Faculty of Law Examination Officer. In 2016 he left the shores of Nigeria to Uganda in East Africa to continue his academic career firstly at Kampala International University as Senior Law Lecturer and Associate Dean Research. He was a visiting Law Lecturer at Nkumba University Entebbe, Uganda. He later joined the academic staff of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) where he rose to the position of the Dean, Faculty of Law, the position he held till he returned to Nigeria and joined American University of Nigeria.

Research Activities: While in Kaduna Polytechnic he conducted 3 research which were funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). Again in Uganda, he won a research grant from the Islamic Development Bank under the auspices of the Research and Coordination Committee of the Islamic University in Uganda.

Publication Activities: He authored and published 8 standard law books. He has to his credit 35 academic papers published in reputable international and national academic journals.

Conferences: He has to date attended over 35 Academic Conferences in Nigeria and outside the country where he presented papers.

Thesis and Dissertations Supervision: He supervised both Undergraduates (25) and Postgraduate students (15) from different countries in Africa. He’s an External Examiner for Phd Law Students for the School of Law SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, India. He is also a visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at INTI, International University, Malaysia.

He is a Fellow of Institute of Advanced Studies Ile-Ife, Osun-Nigeria; Fellow of Eudoxia Research Center (FMERC), India; Fellow of Eudoxia Research University (FMERU) USA, Fellow of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Abuja-Nigeria, Fellow and Council Member of the African Institute for Leadership and Good Governance (AILGG) Abuja-Nigeria.

He is an Editor In-Chief for the Journal of Human Rights Law and Practice, Section Editor for the Journal of Banking and Insurance Law and Journal of Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence all under the Law Journals Division of the Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) Journals. 

He is licensed and certificated as a qualified teacher by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). He is a member of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), National Association of Law Teachers (NALT).

He is a recipient of several awards including: Meritorious Service Award, (2021) (Kaduna Polytechnic), Best Law Lecturer Award, (2018) (Kampala International University, Uganda) Best Law Lecturer Award, (American University of Nigeria, (2023) Yola-Nigeria) Excellence Award (2023) (Nigeria Bar Association, Kaduna Branch)

He is currently the Chair of Public International Law in the School of Law, American University of Nigeria.

Public law namely Constitutional law, Criminology, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


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International Bar Association
Nigerian Bar Association
National Association of Law Teachers of Nigeria
Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
Fellow Nigerian Institute of Management(Chartered).