Kokpan Bariyima Sylvester

Expert in Air Passenger Rights Protection, Ph.D.
Bariyima Sylvester Kokpan


2006 – Rivers State University (RSU) (Formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RSUST), Port Harcourt. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).

2007 – Nigerian Law School, (Kano Campus). Barrister at Law (BL).

2014 – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Master of Laws (LL.M).

2021 – Doctor of Philosophy of Law (Ph.D.), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria with specialization in Air Passengers’ Protection Law.


From March, 2015 until now – he works as a Lecturer at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt (Nigeria).


From Oct., 2007 to Mar, 2008 – he worked as a Legal Draftsman (NYSC Year) at the Oju Local Govt. Council. Oju Local Government Area, Benue State.

From April 2008 to Sept. 2008 – he worked as a Junior Counsel (NYSC Year) at Godwin Enebeli & Co. (Law Firm).

From 2009 until now – he works as a Counsel at Collins Adele & Co. (Law Firm).

He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

He is a member of Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators.

He is a member of Nigerian Association of Law Teachers.

He is a member of International Humanitarian Law Teachers Association.

Kokpan B.S., ‘An Appraisal of the Concepts of Delayed and Cancelled Flights in International Carriage By Air’ [2018]7 (3), ISSN:1595-1790, The Port Harcourt Law Journal, published by Faculty of Law, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, pp. 323-338.
Kokpan B.S., ‘From Warsaw to Montreal: Any End in Sight for an Inefficient Aviation Industry in Nigeria? [2019] 4, (February) Journal of Private Law, published by the Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria, pp. 312-335.