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Olabisi D. Akinkugbe

Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor

Olabisi D. Akinkugbe

Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Ottawa
  • LL.M., University of Toronto
  • LL.B., University of Lagos

Olabisi D. Akinkugbe is an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada, and an Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A. He obtained a Ph.D. in law from the University of Ottawa, an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, and an LL.B. from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Before joining the Schulich School of Law, Professor Akinkugbe was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Professor Akinkugbe is a co-founding editor of blog which focuses on all aspects of international economic law as they relate to Africa and the Global South, and the African Journal of International Economic Law (AfJIEL). He sits on the board of International Law Association (ILA), Canada; and the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), and previously served as President, African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN). He is a Co-Managing Editor of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law.

His research interests are at the intersection of international economic law, international human rights law, international investment law, law and development, international courts, and business law as they relate to Africa. He explores these issues from the national, regional, and international contexts. Professor Akinkugbe's research and publications can be accessed via his SSRN page. 


Areas of expertise
Economic Development
Research Interests
  • International Economic Law
  • Regional Economic Integration in Africa
  • International Courts
  • International Law
  • Development Business Law