Dr Prince Obiri-Korang received his Doctor of Laws Degree (LLD) in 2020 at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) where he acquired the degree in record time. He completed his doctoral study in Private International Law of contract/International Commercial Law with his research focusing on the choice of law rules in international commercial contracts. He was awarded the prestigious Global Excellence Stature (GES) bursary by UJ for his doctoral studies. He was also an awardee of the GES bursary for his Master of Laws (LLM) studies in International Commercial Law (UJ flagship programme) at the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the Faculty of Law, UJ. During the course of his doctoral study, Prince worked with Professor Emeritus Michael Martinek the then Chair of Institute for European Law (civil law, commercial and business law, International Private Law and Comparative Law, Institute for European Law) at Saarland University and this allowed him to visit Germany to serve as a Research Fellow at the Institute.
After completing his doctorate, Prince was again awarded a fellowship to support his research at the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries where he is currently a Research Fellow. Dr Obiri-Korang serves as a guest lecturer for the LLM in International Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law, UJ. He has also served as the lecturer for the International Trade Law modules and the Law of Succession module at the undergraduate level at the same faculty. Prince has supervised and continues to supervise LLM dissertations in International Commercial Law at UJ. He has also been the assessor for a number of LLM dissertations.
Prince won the University of Johannesburg Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Year Award (Faculty of Law) in 2021.
- Doctor of Laws (LLD) – Private International Law/International Commercial Law
- Master of Laws (LLM) – International Commercial Law
- Practical Vocational/Legal Training (PVT) – Law Society of South Africa
- Certificate in Civil/Divorce Mediation
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) – Agricultural Science
Area of specialization
- Private International Law of Contract
- International Commercial Law
- International Trade Law
- Commercial Arbitration
- Banking Law
- Contract Law
(a) Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
1. Obiri-Korang, P (2020) – A re-examination at the conflict rules governing the validity of international contracts Journal of Comparative Law in Africa, 7(2), 41-59.
2. Obiri-Korang, P (2021) – Party autonomy: promoting legal certainty and predictability in international commercial contracts through choice of law (Justification) – Journal of South African Law/Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse, 2021(1), 43-58.
3. Obiri-Korang, P (2021) – ECOWAS law-making regime: translating community acts into national laws of Member States – Legon Journal for International Affairs and Diplomacy, 11(1) 1-16.
4. Obiri-Korang, P (2022) – Party autonomy: Promoting legal certainty and predictability in international commercial contracts through choice of law (Applicable rules of law) – Journal of South African Law/Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse, 2022(1), 106-121.
5. Obiri-Korang, P (2022) – Reconsidering the abolition of capital punishment in Ghana: the need for legislative and constitutional amendments – Bratislava Law Review Volume 6(1), 1-23.
6. Obiri-Korang, P (2022) – Primary Connecting Factors Considered by South African Courts to Determine the Applicable Law of International Contracts on the Sale of Goods. Lex Portus, 8(5), 7–47.
(b) Book Reviews
1. Obiri-Korang, P (2021) – The Law of Business Associations in Zambia: An Introduction (by Mumba Malali and Chanda Chungu Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd: Cape Town 2019 (first edition)) – Journal of South African Law/Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse, Volume 2021, Issue 4, 873-876.
2. Obiri-Korang, P (2021) – The Rental Housing Act: Amendments, annotations and commentary (by Philip Stoop Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd: Cape Town 2020) – Journal of South African Law/Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse, Volume 2021, Issue 4, 881-882.