Director of Research & Policy
Anne Uruegi Agi, LL.B, is an experienced legal practitioner of 17 years. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005 and in 2009, obtained a Masters in Law (LL.M) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, majoring in Human Rights and Corporate Legal Practice.
From 2005 till date, Ms Agi has been in full time legal practice with a team of seasoned legal gurus engaging in research work, litigation, commercial transactions, conveyancing & Corporate Practice. She began her law practice as a judicial researcher at the Chambers of the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Benin Division, at the time, Hon. Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, (past President of the Court of Appeal).
Upon the completion of her NYSC in Benin City, she returned home and joined the law firm of E.M.E Enamhe and Co in Ogoja till 2009 when she transferred her practice to Abuja and she joined ZIONGATES CHAMBERS (The law office of Ikotun, Temowo & Co). She was the head of Corporate Practice and Criminal Litigation and frequently partnered with the Legal Aid Council to present representation for the indigent and vulnerable.
In 2017 she relocated her practice to Calabar, Cross River State as a result of her Ph.D research work she is currently undertaking at the University of Calabar. In Calabar she joined the law office of W.S. Ògar & Co before setting up her own practice, MARVEL LAWS ATTORNEYS. That same year she began a career in legal education when she joined the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar as a Law Lecturer.
Anne Agi is a Space enthusiast who is very passionate about Outer space affairs and space Law and Policy and strongly advocates for the inclusion of Space Law in the University curriculum. She also advocates for the promotion of space science education in Africa from the kindergarten age as this will be a key factor in grooming the next generation of space actors in the Continent. She is also particular about the inclusion of women and youths in the African Space industry.
Ms Agi is a Trustee/Co-founder of LEARNSPACE FOUNDATION, an NGO for promoting space education and awareness in Nigeria and Africa generally. She is also a trustee of Aliyu Chinedu Edith Justice Assist Foundation (ACE), an NGO providing legal representation to the indigent. Ms Agi is a blogger on space issues and presents lectures on space Law. She has represented Nigeria at Conferences and was a delegate at the 2019 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington D.C., USA. Anne Agi was the team Coach for the 2019 African Team of the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Competition and together with her team represented Africa at the Competition where the team emerged runner up and clinched the award of BEST ORALISTS at the World Finals of the Competition which held at the NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C., USA in October, 2019.
In December, 2019, Ms Anne Agi attended the 8th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development which held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 02-04 December 2019, on the theme “Prospects and Challenges for African Space Development”. At the Conference, she presented a paper titled: ‘Establishing agendas that are relevant to and impact Africa’s development and growth: Emphasis on Women and Youth’.
Ms Anne Agi holds a Certificate in Space Law and Policy from the International Academy of Space Law (IASL), Russia and is a member of the African space community, a Member of the Women in Aerospace Community, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and a member of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) and a member of the NBA Women Forum (NBAWF) and also a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Women’s Forum.
She is the co-founder and trustee of the LEARNSPACE FOUNDATION and ALIYU CHINEDU EDITH JUSTICE ASSIST FOUNDATION. Anne Agi is also a member of the Rotary Club, was the pioneer Secretary of the Rotary Club of Abuja Lugbe, District 9125 Nigeria. NBA ACTIVITIES Ms Agi is a strong and active member of the Nigerian Bar Association who has served the Association in various capacities. She is currently the Chief Rapporteur of the NBA and a member of the NBA Editorial Board. She is the engine room of the NBA rapporteur team, successfully coordinating the affairs of the NBA Rapporteurs, writing and collating reports and ensuring that the team works efficiently and effectively to produce the minutes and communiqués of the Association.