Olabisi D. Akinkugbe is an Assistant Professor and the Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. 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. In Spring Term of 2021, he was an Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University where he taught a seminar on Law & Development.
Professor Akinkugbe is a co-founding editor of Afronomicslaw.org 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 Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), and Ocean Yearbook.
Professor Akinkugbe sits on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), Canadian Council of International Law (CCIL), Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), International Law Association, Canada, and the Advisory Board of the African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN). He previously served as President (2018-2020), AfIELN. From 2018-2021, he served as a Co-Managing Editor of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law. Professor Akinkugbe is a Member of the Marine and Environmental Law Institute at the Schulich School of Law and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa.
His research interests are at the intersection of international economic law (trade, investment and sovereign debt), international human rights 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.