Olanrewaju A. Fagbohun, Prof
Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Ph.D is a Professor with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and is currently the Director of Studies. He is the first to hold the prestigious NIALS Chike Idigbe Professorial Chair. Prior to joining the Institute he taught Environmental Law and Policy and International Environmental Law at the Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels in the Faculty of Law of the Lagos State University. His practice, research and writing have in the last 20 years focused on environmental advocacy and litigation, indigenous rights and the law of pollution control and environmental restoration. He is a Director of the Environmental Law Research Institute (ELRI).
Professor Fagbohun was at different times a member of Senate of the Lagos State University; Head of Department of Business Law and later Department of Private and Property law; Co-ordinator, Law Centre, Lagos State University; Co-ordinator the Department of Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the Lagos State University; Project Facilitator and Resource Person to the British Council, Committee on Ecology and Environment of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, United Nations Development Programme, the National Judicial Council; Environmental Rights Action & Friends of the Environment, Nigeria. He also serves as external assessor/examiner for a number of Universities.
For several years he was the Editor-in-Chief of the LASU Law Journal; Member, Journal of Nigerian Labour Law; and Chairman, Editorial Board of the Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Journal. He is a member of LASEPA Technical Advisory Committee on Environmental Management and Control (Downstream Oil and Gas Sector); Member, Expert Group for the development of Climate Change Policy and Legislation for the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and a Director of the Environmental Law Research Institute among others. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminars.
Professor Fagbohun has published extensively in local and international journals in the area of environmental law, and co-edited several books among which are a 25 chapter book on “Environmental Law Policy”. His latest work is an 11 chapter book titled, “The Law of Oil Pollution and Environmental Restoration: A Comparative Review”. He is the Editor of NIALS Journal of Environmental Law.