Who We Are

The Hon. Justice Innocent Umezulike Foundation was established to honour the legacy of our late father and renowned Judge, Justice Innocent Azubike Umezulike, OFR, FCIRB, FIIAN. Inspired by his works and contribution to the society at large, we are dedicated to build on the foundation that he laid.

Our Mission

At the foundation, we are committed to the development of a more progressive society through education of children and adults. Hence, all our endeavours are directed toward the following:

Ensure that all law students, legal scholars and legal practitioners through our facilities and programs are well-equipped to get the necessary skills and knowledge that would support their development. We recognize that the law plays a crucial role in maintaining a civil society, economic development and democracy. We will, therefore, endeavour to be a source and resource of distinctive empowerment for practitioners, scholars and students.

Effectively promote critical legal research in the area of law to add value to individuals and persons in Nigeria and diaspora.

Build a progressive nation by positively investing into the education of children, youths and adults. Ensuring that all willing and able to embark on an educational journey will be supported, mainly but not limited to legal studies.

We advance socio-economic empowerment for People of African Descent through SME projects targeted to eradicate poverty, reduce hunger, promote food sovereignty for peasants and the most vulnerable people in rural communities. We recognise that discrimination thrives through inequality and therefore we provide equitable opportunities to promote economic development and democracy.

We are committed to advancing the human rights, dignity and security of People of African Descent by delivering charitable and humanitarian missions and providing substantive socio economic empowerment to the most vulnerable in the rural communities. We aim to provide and equip indigent people with tools and skills to thrive with dignity and lead a secured life.

What Drives Us

Behind our operations is a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to seeing communities grow. Beyond that are a set of principles that drives us to achieve all our set goals.

To honour Justice Prof. Innocent Azubike Umezulike, OFR, FCIArb, FIIAN in our works, and to promote his outstanding legal portfolio.

To network nationally and internationally with like-minded organisations and foundations.

To assist in the development of a more progressive society through education of children and adults.

To promote a peaceful resolution of legal issues, and policies relating to the objectives of the Foundation.

To promote excellent legal research, especially in areas of property and land law.

To promote sound legal initiatives through research, lectures, seminars, workshops and media

Empowering legal scholars for a more civil society

The Board

These wonderful people make it all possible

Hon. Justice

Rosaline Patricia Irorefe Bozimo

OFR Administrator, National Judicial Institute

Co-Chair & Trustee

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Cynthia Chisom Umezulike, Ph.D

Ph.D Law (Lon) LLB(Hons), BL, LLM (Lon) LLM- ILCJ (Lon)

Co-Chair & Trustee

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Victor C. Azubike-Umezulike FHEA

LLB (Hons), BL, LLM (Aberdeen), PhD (Aberdeen)

Co-Chair & Trustee

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Precious Azubike Umezulike

MSC (Exeter)’, ACCA, BA (Ist Class Hons).

Head of Finance & Trustee

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