Professor Ayo Atsenuwa

Dean, Faculty of Law

Professor Ayo Atsenuwa joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Lagos in 1990, from the Faculty of Law of the Lagos State University. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) in Nigeria and holds

two Master of Laws degrees LL.M. Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of London and LL.M. Law in Development from the University of Warwick, both in the UK. A British Chevening scholar (1996-1997) and an internationally recognized expert in human rights and criminal justice, she writes and lectures on Human Rights, Gender and the Law,
Criminal Law and Criminology and treatment of offenders as well as legal action and social justice. She is the Dean since 2016. Her book, Feminist Jurisprudence: An Introduction, which seeks to introduce feminist legal theory into the jurisprudential discourse in Nigeria, was published in 2001.

Professor Oyelowo Oyewo

(Head of Department Public Law Department)

Professor Oyelowo Oyewo graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1981. He attended the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. He obtained the LL.M.

degree from the University of Lagos in 1984. On a Fulbright scholarship to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he was awarded an LL.M. degree in 1990, and admitted to the State Bar of California, USA in 1991. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
He joined the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos as a Lecturer II in 1985. He was appointed a Professor of Law in 2002.
He has taught Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, and Environmental Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. He is the contributing editor of International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, and Constitutional Law of Nigeria. His other areas of interest are international business transactions and corporate law and practice. He is a member of the African Constitutional Lawyers Network, and associated to the International Constitutional Law Association.

Professor Imran Smith

(Head of Department Private and Property Law )

Professor Imran Smith, SAN, LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. (Lagos), Bl, FCI Arb (UK), FCTI joined the Department 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. Professor Smith, SAN has authored a number 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 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 editor of several Journals and has numerous articles in learned journals to his credit. He was the Dean of Law, Lagos State University between 2002 and 2004 and Dean of Law, University of Lagos (2014-2016).
He is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London (SOAS). He is a Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Prof. H. A. Olaniyan

(Head of Department of Jurisprudence and International Law)

Prof. H. A. Olaniyan, LL.B. (Ife), LL.M. (Lagos), Ph.D. (Ife) joined the Faculty as a Lecturer II in 1991 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001 and was appointed a Professor in February 2016.He teaches and conducts

research in the areas of Nigerian Legal System,
Conflict of Laws and Diplomatic and Consular Law.

Professor Ige Omotayo Bolodeoku

(Head of Department of Commercial and Industrial Law)

Professor Ige Omotayo Bolodeoku joined the Faculty in April 1993, and was appointed a Professor of Law in the Department in October, 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B. Hons.) Degree from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos; Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree (with Distinction) from the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, and a Doctorate in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada. Professor Bolodeoku specializes in Corporate Theory, Comparative Corporate Law and Governance Systems.
He has written extensively in his areas of specialization and interest in both local and international peer review journals, and is also a consultant in corporate governance. He has also served as a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Ondo State on Power. Professor Bolodeoku is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.