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Joy Okeaya-Inneh

Joy Okeaya-Inneh
Joy Okeaya-Inneh (LLB 1988-91) is a high court judge serving in the Edo state judiciary of Nigeria. She was recently on national assignment on the election petition tribunal in Abuja the federal capital of Nigeria.

Joy Okeaya-Inneh

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When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A lawyer

What was the best careers advice you were given?

I was advised to follow a path that I was passionate about

Describe yourself in three words

Considerate, determined and firm

What are the most challenging parts of your job?

Writing judgments

What have you done that you are most proud of?

Bringing my son into the world

What drives you?

The desire to succeed

What single thing would most improve the quality of your life?

Trusting more in God

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island?

A telephone, box of books and picture of my son

Where do you hope to be in 10 years’ time?

By the special grace of God, sitting in the Supreme Court of Nigeria

How would you like to be remembered?

As an upright judge

What are your favourite memories of your university years at Warwick?

The friends I made, the Nigerian night and the Warwick environment

Do you have any advice for new graduates?

Be focused. Pursue your dreams

Joy Okeaya-Inneh: the facts
Age: 45
Lives: The Kingdom of Benin, Edo State Nigeria
Education: LLB Warwick, BL The Nigerian Law School
Career: Practised as a barrister and solicitor for 16 years. Appointed a judge of the High Court in 2009
Interests: Reading and being a good mother