Prof Imran Oluwole Smith
Head of Department, Private and Property Law

Professor Imran Smith, SAN, LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. (Lagos), Bl, FCIArb (UK), FCTI joined the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos from the Lagos State University as a Senior Lecturer in 1999, and rose to become a Professor of Law in October 2003. He teaches Land Law, Conveyancing, and Environmental Law at the undergraduate level; and Law of Secured Credit Transactions, Law of Landlord and Tenant and Planning Law at the postgraduate level.
Professor Smith is the author of Law texts/practice books amongst which are: Law of Secured Credit; and The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Annotated. He has edited several level works which include: The Land Use Act: Twenty Five Years After; Secured Credit in a Global Economy; Law and Development in Nigeria' and Law and Land Rights in Nigeria. He is the current editor of the Journal of Private and Property Law, and the Federation Weekly Law Reports, amongst others. He has numerous articles in learned journals to his credit. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the Dean of Law, Lagos State University. His academic activities abroad include research collaboration with different institutions in the United Kingdom on a regular basis, and delivery of annual public lectures at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London between 1997 and 2007. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN), fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK, and fellow Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.