As Tutor and Lecturer
My recent teaching duties were as a lecturer for Environmental Law at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, and my students were from Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Resource Management. I have also been invited as either a guest lecturer or scholar for Ethics and Business Law at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, and for Graduate Methodology at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.
Previously, I taught as an undergraduate student tutor at the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and as a graduate student tutor in the Arts and Social Science Department of Apex Tutorial College in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Beyond instructing my students, I have supervised their group projects, written reference letters to support their applications and facilitated their research publications. I still keep in touch with many of them.
I provide examples of some courses I have taught as a lead instructor below. I do not include courses where I have supported other instructors as a teaching assistant.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (SRM 4003)
Social Sciences, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University (2015)
On the recommendation of Prof. Gabriela Sabau, Memorial University appointed me as a lecturer (Per Course Instructor) to teach Environmental Law. As the lead instructor, I developed the course to focus on Canadian national and international aspects of environmental law. The course covered the applicable history, theories, legal regimes, principles and issues. The delivery was interdisciplinary (starting with the technical, economic, cultural, etc, foundation before moving into the law), bearing in mind that my students were from Sustainable Resource Management and Environmental Science programmes. I evaluated the course based on class participation,
group research projects, take-home assignments, an oral quiz and a final written examination.
LEGAL RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY (LAW 703)
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (2016)
Prof. Jonnette Watson Hamilton used my article on hybrid renewable energy policy, published in Energy Policy, as a compulsory reading and invited me as a guest scholar. I shared the story behind the publication, including the reports of the eight referees and my response.
Arts and Social Sciences, Apex Tutorial (2012-2014)
While completing my master's at the University of Ibadan and also practicing law part-time, I worked as a part-time instructor at Apex Tutorial, a college that prepares post-secondary students for university studies. I taught hundreds of students. I designed the course and examined the students. Many of the students went on to top universities in Nigeria, including the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University.
PHILOSOPHY (PHIL 101)
Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University (2015-2016)
As the elected Principal Liaison Officer of the Law Students' Society, I developed a student-run group tutorial programme at the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University. I brought together
senior students with the best academic record to tutor first year students. The idea was to fill the gap created by the absence of the evening tutorial system which hitherto existed in the law programme. The students were divided into groups, and I assigned tutors to teach various courses.
I also taught philosophy in the programme. This was in addition to coordinating the programme.
Workshops. Seminars. Panels
I have attended conferences in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and North America. Most of them are refereed while a few are based on invitation. The most notable conferences are the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement Series at the University of British Columbia, Oxford University and University of British Columbia Conference on the Unintended Consequences of Regulation at Oxford University, American Society of Intenrational Law Mid-year Meeting Research Forum, and the Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship at the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law, Columbia University. I provide the details of some of my most memorable conferences below.
CANADIAN LAW AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATION MEETING, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (3-5 JUNE 2019, VANCOUVER) ORGANIZED AS PART OF CONGRESS OF THE HUMANITIES AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 2019 (1-7 JUNE 2019, VANCOUVER)
Refereed Convener and Presenter
Convened a panel on “Law and the African Policy Conversation” and to present “The Role of Law in the Implementation of Agenda 2063”
SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY
DR. JANIS SARRA (PRESIDENTIAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
AND PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA) TITLED “USING THE PERFORMING ARTS TO ADVANCE PUBLIC POLICY DISCUSSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCE” (22-23 MARCH 2019, BOWEN ISLAND)
Invited Presenter and Lead Discussant
To present and lead a discussion on “The Role of Law and Society in Financing the Shift Towards a Low Carbon Economy"
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE ORGANIZED BY THE UBC CLIMATE HUB (25 OCTOBER 2018, VANCOUVER)
Invited Presenter and Panelist
Presented and participated in a panel on “Climate Change at the International Level”
AFRICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 (22-27 JULY 2018, NAIROBI)
Selected Eminent Speaker and Discussant
Presented “Africa’s Environmental and Sustainable Development Law for Agenda 2063” and participated in the panel on panel for "Mining & Extractive Industry Law."
COMMERCIAL LAW CENTRE OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CONFERENCE AT MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY (10 APRIL 2018, OXFORD)
Participated in a round table on “Unintended Consequences of Regulation”
RESPONSIBILITY: NEXUS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES GRADUATE PROGRAMME CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAMME AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (19 MARCH 2018, VANCOUVER)
Refereed Speaker and Panelist
Presented “Environmental Responsibilities in International Environmental Law and the Climate Regime” and Panelist for the session on environment and development .
CONFERENCE ON "ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY," ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY FACULTY OF LAW (20 OCTOBER 2017, CALGARY)
Appointed Panel Chair and Refereed Presenter
Chaired a Panel on Energy and Environmental Regulation, and presented “Regulating Low Carbon Economies: Law and Governance”
THE ASPER REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE LAW’S 3RD ANNUAL INTLAW CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (25-26 APRIL 2017, WINNIPEG)
Presented “Law, Society, and the Regulation of Transnational Corporations in the Extractive Sector”
AMERICAN LAW AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (2-5 JUNE 2016, NEW ORLEANS)
Presented “The Theory and Practice of Functional Distributive Justice: The Right of Participation and New Causes of Action”
CANADIAN LAW AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATION MEETING, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (28-30 MAY 2016, CALGARY)
Presented “Public Interest Regulation of Non-renewable Natural Resource Funds: A Comparative Analysis of the Alaska Permanent Fund, Alberta Heritage Trust Fund, and Government Pension Fund of Norway”
4TH SABIN COLLOQUIUM ON INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (26-27 MAY 2016, NEW YORK)
Refereed Presenter and Round Table Discussant
Presented “Hybrid Renewable Energy Support Policy: What Can We Learn from the United Kingdom’s Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market” and gave feedback on seven other papers presented by the scholars
UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MULTIDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (6- 8 AUGUST 2015, CHARLOTTETOWN)
Presented “From Risk Analysis to Risk Governance: The Case Study of the Ebola Virus Disease”
1ST ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY CASE COMPETITION, ORGANIZED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INSTITUTE OF MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF NEWFLOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (24 FEBRUARY 2015, ST JOHN’S)
Selected Team Member ad Co-Presnter
Co-prepared and co-presented “Towards Minimizing Provincial Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Reducing Private Vehicle Operation through the Expansion of the Public Transit System in the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area", with Yaw, A., Odeyemi, A., Nwanguma, E., Lewis, S.
17TH ALDRICH INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY (21-23 MARCH 2015, ST JOHN’S)
Presented “From ‘Only One Earth’ to ‘The Future We Want’: The Emergence of Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability and the Green Economy in Environmental Governance”
SEMINAR OF GE EZOMO & COMPANY LTD (8 MARCH 2010, BENIN)
Presented “Interpretation of Documents”
MEETING OF JUSTICE CHAMBERS, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (10 MAY 2006, ILE-IFE)
Presented “Nigeria: Bedrock of Constitutional Crisis”