Hon. Justice Elizabeth Ama Oji attended the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where she obtained her LLB (1994); and the Nigerian Law School (1995). She was called to the Nigerian Bar in March 1996. She further obtained an LLM with bias in International Law and Jurisprudence from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus in 2004, and another LLM from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, with bias in International Humanitarian Law. She also holds a PhD in Law (2008) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
After her Youth Service with the Abia State Ministry of Justice in 1997, she joined the Faculty of Law, Abia State University, Uturu and later the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and rose to the rank of Professor in 2016. She has written over 100 articles/papers both nationally and internationally. She is the author of the book, “Responsibility for Crimes under International Law”, co-author of “Employment and Labour Law in Nigeria” and a co-editor to “Commercial Law and Practice in Nigeria. She is a two-time recipient of the United Nations Fellowship in International Law, and an Alumna of The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands.
She was appointed Judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in July 2017, and inducted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators(UK) on 5th November 2021. She is of the Lagos Judicial Division. Justice Oji is married to Elder (Chief) Ama Emea Oji FCIPM and they are blessed with children.