Meet Damilola Olawuyi, 36-yr Old ABUAD DVC Who Became Full Professor Of Law At 32

Damilola Olawuyi is a Deputy Vice Chancellor at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti and the Vice Chairman of the International Law Association.

The Professor of Law became a full Professor at 32, becoming one of the youngest to achieve it in Nigeria.

Olawuyi graduated with a First Class from Igbinedion University in 2005 at the age of 21. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Abuja where he graduated with the highest honour, first class in the NLS in 2006.

In the following year, he was awarded a Government of Alberta Scholarship enabling him to study at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he obtained the degree of Master of Laws in natural resources, energy and environmental law (2008).

After receiving a Diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Switzerland, Olawuyi received a Graduate Scholarship from Harvard University, where he obtained the degree of Master of Laws in international law and sustainable development (2009).

​Professor Olawuyi has published several influential journal articles and books on natural resources, energy and environmental law.  He has been an expert speaker and commentator at several international conferences. His most recent book publications include: Extractives Industry Law in Africa(Springer, 2018) and The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Professor Olawuyi serves on the executive committees and boards of several international organizations. He is Vice Chair of the International Law Association; co-chair of the Africa Interest Group of the American Society of International Law; and member of the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy; Associate Editor of the Carbon and Climate Law Review; and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Montreal, Canada

Professor Olawuyi has lectured on energy and environmental law in over 50 countries including: Qatar, Great Britain, Greece, France, Denmark, United States, Australia, Spain, China, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Canada, United States and throughout Nigeria. He has most recently received the Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professorship at the University of Cambridge, UK and the IAS Vanguard Fellowship of the University of Birmingham. He has served as a visiting professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; University Research Fellow at the Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary; and David Sive Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York, United States.

Professor Olawuyi has been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and Nigeria.

Damilola S. Olawuyi was an Associate Professor of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law.

He is a regular media commentator on all aspects of energy, environment and sustainable development.