Damilola Sunday Olawuyi

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Damilola Sunday Olawuyi
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October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)
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Damilola Sunday Olawuyi

(1983-08-28) August 28, 1983 (age 36)
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
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Professor Damilola Sunday Olawuyi is an international jurist, professor of law, arbitrator, author and policy consultant, with expertise in petroleum, energy and environmental law.[1] He is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. Professor Olawuyi was promoted to the rank of Full Professor of Law at the age of 32 years, becoming one of the youngest full professors of law in Nigerian history.[2][3]

He is Vice Chair of the International Law Association.[4] He has served as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, New York,[5] China University of Political Science and Law, IAS Vanguard Fellow at the University of Birmingham,[6] and senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.[7] In 2019, he was a Herbert Smith Freehills visiting professor at Cambridge University.[8] He has delivered lectures on energy law in over 40 countries.

Education[edit]

Professor Olawuyi was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. At the age of twenty one, he graduated from Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria with a first-class degree in law, with all of the available prizes, and was named overall best graduating student and University Valedictorian (2005). The following year, he graduated with the highest first-class honours awarded that year by the Nigerian Law School (2006). In the next 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).[9] After receiving a Diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Switzerland, he received a Graduate Scholarship from Harvard University, where he obtained the degree of Master of Laws in international law and sustainable development (2009). In the next year, he was awarded four prestigious scholarships (Clarendon Scholarship Award, Overseas Research Scholarship, Government of Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Scholarship, and the A G Leventis Scholarship) which enabled him to complete a Doctor of Philosophy in Law degree at Keble College, University of Oxford (2013).[10]

Olawuyi published The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance in 2016.[11] The book, which is an expanded version of his doctoral thesis, received the International Law Association (Nigeria) Book Prize in 2016.

Olawuyi is a licensed member of the bars of Nigeria, Alberta, Canada and Ontario, Canada. He has practiced and taught law in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He was formerly an energy lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where he served on the firm's global committee on extractive investments in Africa.[12] He later became the Deputy Director, Environmental Law at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada.[13]

Research and Honours[edit]

Professor Olawuyi's research interest focuses on sustainable development, with expertise in petroleum, natural resources, energy, environment, and agricultural law.[14] Since he became a Full Professor, he has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students. He had published several scholarly articles in reputable academic journal as well as conference abstracts and monograph.[15] Olawuyi has published close to a hundred articles, book chapters and books on petroleum law, energy and international environmental law. His most recent book publications include The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016)[16] and Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018).[17]

Olawuyi has received numerous awards and fellowships. He is a member of several national and international professional bodies including the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association.[18]

In 2018, Olawuyi was appointed as an expert member of the Federal Technical Committee on National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Bill, Committee on Environment and Habitat, Federal House of Representatives, Government of Nigeria, Abuja.[19] Professor Olawuyi is a regular media commentator on all aspects of natural resources, energy, and environmental law.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olawuyi: 'International law emphasizes need for consent of communities that may be affected by activity or project'". Guardian Newspaper. Guardian Newspaper.
  2. ^ Nigerian Lawyers News. "Professor Damilola S Olawuyi appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti". Nigerian Lawyers News. Nigerian Lawyers News.
  3. ^ The Nigeria Lawyers. "Professor Damilola S Olawuyi appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti". The Nigeria Lawyers. The Nigeria Lawyers. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ International Law Association. International Law Association http://www.ila-hq.org/index.php/about-us/patrons-officers. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "DR. DAMILOLA OLAWUYI JOINS SABIN CENTER AS VISITING SCHOLAR". Columbia Law School. Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School.
  6. ^ "IAS Vanguard Fellow 2019". University of Birmingham. Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Birmingham. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Damilola Olawuyi, Senior Visiting Research Fellow". Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
  8. ^ "HBKU faculty member bags Cambridge fellowship". Qatar Peninsula News. Qatar Peninsula.
  9. ^ https://jeannesauve.org/scholar/damilola-olawuyi/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ University of Oxford http://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/scholar-class-lists/previous-scholars. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Hard Back ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781316226285. Retrieved 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP https://web.archive.org/web/20150120234735/http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/people/102122/damilola-s-olawuyi. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Centre for International Governance Innovation. Centre for International Governance Innovation https://www.cigionline.org/person/damilola-s-olawuyi. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Damilola Olawuyi: About https://www.damilolaolawuyi.com/bio. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Damilola Olawuyi: About".
  16. ^ The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107105515.
  17. ^ Extractives Industry Law in Africa. Springer. 2018. p. 380. ISBN 978-3-319-97664-8.
  18. ^ International Bar Association. International Bar Association https://www.ibanet.org/LPD/SEERIL/AcademicAdvisoryGroup.aspx. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ Nigerian Lawyers https://thenigerialawyer.com/professor-damilola-s-olawuyi-appointed-as-deputy-vice-chancellor-at-afe-babalola-university-ado-ekiti/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Olawuyi: 'International law emphasizes need for consent of communities that may be affected by activity or project'". Guardian Newspaper. Guardian Newspaper.