Ngozi Nwanta

Ngozi is a doctoral student at NYU Law and a JSD fellow at the Information Law Institute, NYU. Her doctoral research focuses on the governance of digital identifiable information in credit markets and the implications for financial inclusion and development both within and beyond the state. Ngozi also actively researches on national identification systems and grassroot contestations involving digital identification schemes in Africa and is part of a team consulting on the data infrastructure in Somalia.

Ngozi helped revive the African Law Association at NYU Law and was also a 2019-2020 Thoyer fellowship recipient at NYU Africa House. She received an LL.M. from NYU in 2019 as a Hauser Global Scholar and an International Finance and Development Fellow at the World Bank. Ngozi also holds an LL.B. degree (first class honors) from the University of Nigeria and obtained a Bachelor at Law (B.L) degree from the Nigerian Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Nigeria. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Ngozi was an associate in the Lagos and Abuja offices of Aluko & Oyebode in Nigeria. She has also worked with the Doing Business Unit of the World Bank Group and at Charles Law PLLC, New York. She is interested in development, finance, and the role of law in regulating identities, infrastructures and digital technologies.


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