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