Dr Chumah Amaefule


Dr Chumah Amaefule joined the St Augustine, Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies in January 2013. At the Faculty of Law, he is the course director for banking law at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He holds LLB from University of Calabar, Nigeria, LLM and PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Amaefule is admitted to the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Barrister


Chumah Amaefule, LLB, University of Calabar, Nigeria, LLM, PHD (University of Birmingham UK)

Teaching Interests

Banking law, Contract law, Corporate Insolvency law, Tort Law

Research Interests

Chumah’s research interests are in the field of banking and insolvency law. His doctoral thesis focused on documentary credit as an abstract payment instrument and circumstances that could invalidate the abstract nature of the instrument. Current research is on banker customer relationship and the application of the principles of equity and tort in the relationship, contrary to the default contractual undertakings of the counterparties.

PhD Supervision Interests

Chumah is interested in doctoral candidates in the area of banking, finance and insolvency law


With E Adodo, ‘An Evaluation of the Criteria for Granting Interlocutory Injunctions in Letters of Credit and Performance Guarantees Litigation in Remigius Nwabueze Modern Essays on Nigerian Law (Cambridge Publishing, 2019)

With U Chigbu ‘Towards attaining "transformation to sustainability" through activism’ (2015) Eco-Instigator, 6: 4-8 4


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