Prof Isa Hayatu Chiroma was born on 13th April 1963 in Mubi, in Mubi North Local Government of Adamawa State. He attended Mubi I Primary School from1970-1976, Government Secondary School, /Government Technical School, Mubi from 1976-1981.
He holds LL.B. (Hons.) Degree, Second Class (Upper) from University of Maiduguri (1986), LL.M. (1991) and Ph.D. in Law (2005) from University of Jos. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in March, 1988 and joined Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri same year as Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of a Professor of Law in 2005.
He was at various times Head of the Department of Shari’ah, Public Law, Deputy Dean, Dean of Law and Director Consultancy Services Centre, University of Maiduguri.
He was the founder and coordinator, Clinical Legal Education Programme, member of University Senate and various standing and ad hoc committees at various times.
While in the University, he taught Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Islamic Jurisprudence, and Islamic Family Law at the undergraduate level.
He also taught Human Rights, Environmental Law and Policy and Humanitarian Law at the postgraduate level. He has supervised substantial number of Masters and Ph.D. candidates.
He is a member of many professional bodies; these include Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, African Law Association of Germany, Society for Corporate Governance, Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), member Nigerian Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, Fellow of the Institute Management Consultants and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Notary Public.
Professor Chiroma is a member of Editorial Boards of many peer review academic Journals and has served on accreditation teams of both National Universities Commission (NUC) and Council of Legal Education (CLE) to many Universities.
Similarly, he is/has served as External Examiner and Professorial Assessor to many Universities within and outside Nigeria.
He has published widely; he is a co-author of Handbook on Prison Pre-Trial Detainee Law Clinic, he is also a contributor of “Islam, Islamic Law and Human Rights in the Nigerian Context”, in Islam and Human Rights, Published by Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany, and “Making Justice Available to the Poor through Development Cooperation: A Case Study of University of Maiduguri Law Clinic”, etc.
He was a member of Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of mercy from 2005-2009, member, Council of Legal Education and Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Member Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee for the Selection of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from Academics. He was a member of committee for the review of Legal Education in Nigeria, Commonwealth Legal Education Representative in Nigeria, and member of Vision 20: 2020.
Professor Chiroma was the founding Deputy Director-General and Head of Yola Campus of the Nigerian Law School from 2011-2016. He is happily married and has four (4) children.
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