Dr. Oladejo Justus Olowu

A Nigerian has been named as the founding Dean of the Law Faculty of the American University in Nigeria.

For the first time in the history of the American University in Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, a Nigerian has been named the Dean of the Faculty of Law, lending credence to the fact that there are people in the country who are at the top of their game in every field.

The new Dean of the Law faculty of the school is a South Africa-based legal luminary, Prof. Oladejo Justus Olowu, who is the founding dean of the faculty, according to an official statement released by the institution.

According to the release, Prof. Olowu is described as being very active in the Nigerian law practice before going into university teaching, and worked as Professor of Law and Director of Postgraduate Studies & Research at the North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa, having joined the NWU in January 2010. He previously worked for Walter Sisulu University and University of Fort Hare, both in South Africa.

“With his impressive background, credentials and experience, all of us at AUN are thrilled to welcome Prof. Olowu as our founding Dean,” AUN’s President, Dr. Margee Ensign, said.

Professor Olowu was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992. He has two Master of Laws degrees from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, in conjunction with University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.

His teaching and research interests embrace International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Comparative Constitutionalism, and Legal Theory and is a widely published in many international peer-reviewed/refereed journals.

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