Dr. Jumoke Oduwole is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria, her Alma Mata. Her current research interests include International Trade and Development and China in Africa, and she is an elected member of the University of Lagos Senate. Jumoke was recently selected as one of 25 fellows in the inaugural 2012/2013 “Leadership for Change in Africa” programme (West Africa), an initiative by the Private Investors for Africa (PIA). She is a member of the BMW Foundation Global Young Leaders Network and currently sits on the Board of the “Know Your Constitution” Initiative pioneered by a United Nations Young Ambassador for Peace, one of her former students. She also assists the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) research department in an advisory capacity.
Dr. Oduwole has an LL.M. degree from Cambridge University, England, as well as a masters degree in International Legal Studies and a doctorate on International trade and development from Stanford Law School, USA. An active member of the community, Jumoke volunteers her time for the advancement of a number of social causes and has mentored Nigerian youth in various capacities for over 15 years. She is passionate about development issues in Africa.