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Prof. Charles Olufemi Adekoya

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Prof. Charles Olufemi Adekoya

DVC, Administration, who was born on 20th April 1964 in Okitipupa, Ondo State, joined the services of the University on 20th July 2001 as Lecturer II.

With dint of hard work, dedication and commitment, he rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2016.

Adekoya completed his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Degree) from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) Ago-Iwoye with a Second Class Lower Degree in 1989.

At various times, he has worked in law firms and corporate organisations in Nigeria, including occupying the position of Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at Home Foundation Savings and Loans Limited, Ikeja, Lagos before joining the academia.

In 1990, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos for his Barrister-at-Law. He had his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Lagos, Akoka in 1998 and bagged his PhD in Law from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2008.

Adekoya has also served the University in many capacities such as Assistant Coordinator (Academic), Diploma in Law Programme, 2002-2005; Sub-Dean, Postgraduate, 2009-2014; Ag. Head, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, 2014-2018; and representative of the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman, Centre for Continuing Education Staff Disciplinary Committee.

He was also Chairman of the senate committee on the Postgraduate School Committee on Academic Integrity; member, Staff Professional Ethics and Discipline Committee (SPEDC); member Special Security Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor in 2010; member, Examinations and Time Table Committee of the Postgraduate School; and member of the Students Disciplinary Committee (as faculty Representative).

Prof. Adekoya has been a member of the OOU Governing Council since 2017 till date and he is
equally a member of the Committee of Council on Labour Relations.

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC, Nigeria), the distinguished scholar served meritoriously as Examiner in Business Law for the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) for five years.

His research interests are human rights -poverty and deprivations, access to justice, legal empowerment, public interest lawyering, rights to property, human security; clinical legal education, mediation and conciliation and research methodology.

In 2012, Prof. Adekoya was a member of the Curriculum Review Committee that carried out a total overhaul of the 2006 Clinical Legal Education Curriculum for Law Faculties/Law School Clinics in Nigeria, put in place by the Network of University Legal Aid Institution (NULA) Clinical Education. As a result of his expertise in clinical legal education, Prof. Adekoya was appointed as a resource person in 2018 by the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI, Nigeria), a non-governmental organization that pioneered the introduction and propagation of clinical legal education in Nigerian Faculties of Law.

The new DVC Administration has served as External Examiner to Departments and Faculties of Law in overseas and Nigerian Universities and has also attended many local and international conferences, workshops, dialogue and colloquium, where he presented well-researched papers and facilitated some sessions. Prof. Adekoya serves on the Editorial Board of reputable Journals. He has authored several articles and contributed to books and loose-leafs as well as co-edited many publications.

A widely travelled academic and member of many professional bodies, Adekoya has received many awards from within and outside the University.

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