The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Damilola Sunday Olawuyi, has been appointed as a BOK Visiting International Professor by the prestigious University of Pennsylvania for the 2022/2033 academic session.
The Bok visiting International professors are distinguished senior academics, jurists, internationally recognized experts or professionals across a wide range of disciplines and specialties, who are invited every year from across the world to Philadelphia, United States to mentor students and offer global perspectives on cutting-edge issues in international and comparative law.
Professor Theodore Ruger, who is the Dean and Bernard Segal professor of Law at the Penn Carey Law School, University of Pennsylvania, noted “Penn Carey Law annually invites several internationally recognized experts in international and comparative law from around the world to Philadelphia to serve as Bok. The Bok professor program is an expression of our commitment to interacting with the most dynamic and important legal thinkers across a broad range of topics throughout the world.
“It is an honour for our students and our faculty that you will consider joining us to share the benefit of your experience.”
Prof. Olawuyi, a prolific scholar and Senior Advocate of Nigeria with expertise in petroleum, mining, energy, environment, business, human rights, and public international law, has published over 150 articles, book chapters and books on all aspects of sustainable development in the extractive industries and has served as a consultant to the United Nations, World Bank as well as the UK’s Department for International Department, among others.
In 2021, he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Governing Board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). While at the University of Pennsylvania, Prof. Olawuyi will teach a course on “Energy Justice and Sustainable Development” and participate in university wide activities and events related to international and comparative law. Speaking on his appointment, Prof. Olawuyi, said “It is an absolute privilege and honour to be invited to serve as a BOK VIP at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.”