Alphonsus Ihuoma, a 2011 Denver Law LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy graduate, has earned his Doctor of Judicial Science degree (SJD) from the University of Kansas. His dissertation was entitled, "The Holy See, Social Justice, and International Trade Law: Assessing the Social Mission of the Church in the GATT-WTO System."
Also a Catholic priest, Father Alphonsus is a Nigerian licensed lawyer. During his studies at Denver Law, Father Alphonsus was parish priest in La Junta, Colorado.
Don Smith, Director of the ENRL program, said, "Father Alphonsus Ihuoma is one of the most capable and brightest persons I have ever met. As a student, he brought his wealth of experience and knowledge to his classes. His participation benefited all of us, no matter our backgrounds or our own experiences in life. Father Alphonsus is destined to make great contributions wherever he is and in whatever he is involved in. It is a thrill to now refer to my good friend as Dr. Ihuoma."