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Dr. Solomon Fikre Lemma was a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) student at the School of Law of the University of Warwick. Dr. Solomon wrote his doctoral thesis on “The Challenges of Land Law Reform, Smallholder Agricultural Productivity, and Poverty in Ethiopia” under the supervision of Dr. Sammy Adelman and Associate Professor Graham Moffat, who advised him on some aspects of the thesis. Dr. Solomon defended his thesis in January 2015, and was awarded his Ph.D. Degree shortly afterwards.
Before joining the Ph.D. programme at Warwick Law School, Dr. Solomon earned an LL.M. (Master of Laws) Degree from the School of Law of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2007. He specialised in Business and Trade Law. Dr. Solomon has also earned an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) Degree with Distinction from the Law Faculty of Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2002, after a 5-year study of law.
Dr. Solomon is currently serving as Dean of the College of Law and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University, his alma mater. Earlier, Dr. Solomon was an employee of Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia, where he served as an instructor, researcher, and practitioner of law. Solomon has also served as Deputy Chairman of the Lawyers’ Association of the SNNPRS (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regional State) in Ethiopia, where he led, directed, and managed the Association in that position between 2007 and 2009. Moreover, Dr. Solomon has served as a legal advisor, human rights activist, and educator and trainer of law at various international and local NGOs, federal and state agencies, as well as a self-employed Consultant and Attorney-at-Law since October 2002. In these capacities, Dr. Solomon has performed social works, and provided legal advice, human rights advocacy, education, and training for the benefit of vulnerable groups and other members of the community.
Dr. Solomon’s research interest areas include law and development, particularly the role and potential of land, business, and trade laws in tackling poverty and fostering economic development in developing countries like Ethiopia. As a volunteer, Dr. Solomon had served as a UNHCR volunteer at Bonga and Fugnido Camps for Sudanese refugees in western Ethiopia. As such, Dr. Solomon’s research interest areas also include the protection and treatment accorded to vulnerable groups such as women, children, and refugees under international and Ethiopian laws.
Dr. Solomon Fikre Lemma
s dot f dot lemma at warwick dot ac dot uk