Kingsley Udofa

Dr Kingsley Udofa LLB (Hons), BA, LLM, FHEA, PhD

Lecturer in Law


Kingsley teaches core law modules such as Tort Law and Sports Law. His research primarily investigates the intersection of law and technology, especially in relation to civil liabilities, artificial intelligence and human rights. He is also an international Judicial Services Consultant.


Kingsley Udofa is a legal scholar and academic who has established himself as an expert in technology law, specifically in the areas of algorithmic harms, cryptocurrency regulation, and digital rights. Kingsley currently researches the intersection of law and technology, with a particular focus on algorithmic harms, and digital rights. Kingsley is currently the Deputy Course Leader for the International Sports Law in Practice LLM and Module Leader for the LLB Tort Law module.

Kingsley received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Jos in Nigeria and a Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Sheffield. He also holds a PhD in Law from the University of Sheffield, where his research focused on the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam University, Kingsley has worked as a legal officer within the public prosecutor’s office in Nigeria’s justice ministry. He also practiced as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of Nigeria, specialising in commercial legal practice. Kingsley has delivered educational consulting services to organisations in the UK and internationally, facilitating training programs to executives and managers from the legal services industry. Notably, with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Kingsley severally served as Judge of the UK National Student Negotiation Competitions. He has also provided consulting services to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Nigeria's National Judicial Council (NJC). Kingsley is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and is actively involved in consultancy and training.

Kingsley's academic career began with a lecturing role at the University of Sheffield where he taught technology law and a range of private and public law modules to undergraduate law students. He was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Law (Leeds campus), teaching corporate and commercial law modules. Kingsley also sat as a judge of the National Student Negotiation Competition organised by the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), helping UK law students acquire and fine-tune skills in commercial negotiations.


Department Of Law and Criminology

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Change Project - International Student Experience

Subject area:
- Commercial Law
- Law of Obligations
- Law of Torts
- Law of Contracts
- Technology Law
- Sports Law

Courses taught:
- Law of Torts
- Immigration Law
- Sports Law 
- Law and Technology

Modules taught:
- Dispute Resolution in Torts


- K. Udofa, 'How to Draft Affidavits' (2012)
- K. Udofa, 'Evaluating the viability of cryptocurrencies in English Law' (2020)
- A. Nicholson, K. Udofa, A. Collins, 'Customer Value Theory and Cryptocurrency Regulation' (2022)
- K. Udofa, 'Algorithmic Harms and Tort Law: New wines in old wineskins?' (2023)

Other activities

Reader, Mandela Washington Fellowship (2023)

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral Supervision - Artificial Intelligence and Law
Masters Supervision - Technology Law, Human Rights, Civil Liabilities

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