Afolasade Abidemi Adewumi



Date of Birth:

6 July, 1980





Jurisprudence and International Law









Not Applicable



Academic Appointments (with dates):




Course Facilitator (January, 2009)


National Open University of Nigeria


Lecturer Grade II (1 November, 2010)

Lead City University



Teaching Assistant (1 August, 2012)


University of Ibadan



Lecturer Grade II (5 February, 2013)


University of Ibadan



University Education (with dates)





University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria



1998 – 2004


University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria



2007 – 2009


University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa




University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland



IV. Academic Qualifications (with dates and Granting Bodies)



Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with





Second Class Honours (Upper Div.)


University of Ibadan



Bar Final Qualifying Certificate with





Second Class Honours (Upper Div.)


Council of Legal Education, Nigeria


Master of Laws (LL.M) with





Ph.D Grade


University of Ibadan



Professional Qualifications and Certification




Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria



Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)




Geneva Summer Schools





Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (in respect of Undergraduate and Postgraduate


works only)










Award Winner, Mac Arthur Foundation Scholarship (LL.M programme)

2007 – 2009


Travel Award, Special Court for Sierra Leone, sponsored by


Mac Arthur Foundation


Scholarship Award, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria


Scholarship Award, Geneva Summer School , University of Geneva


Scholarship Award, Institute for the Unification of


Private Law (UNIDROIT), Rome, Italy


VII. Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies


Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)


Member, National Association of Law Teachers (NALT)


VIII. Details of Teaching Experience at University Level

Courses Taught

Undergraduate (University of Ibadan)

(a)Conflict of Laws (2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 sessions)

(b)Legal Methods (2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 sessions)

(c)Nigerian Legal System (2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 sessions)Undergraduate (Lead City University)

(a)Land Law (2010/2011 and 2011/2012 sessions)

(b)Commercial Transactions (2010/2011 and 2011/2012 sessions)

(c)Civil Procedure (2010/2011 and 2011/2012 sessions)

(d)Criminal Procedure (2010/2011 and 2011/2012 sessions) Undergraduate (National Open University of Nigeria)

(a)Nigerian Legal System (2009/2010 session)

(b)Legal Methods (2009/2010 session)

(c)Criminal Law (2009/2010 session)

(d)Law of Contract (2008/2009 and 2011/2012 sessions)


Supervision of LL.B Long Essays


IX. Research


1.Adewumi A. A. Renewing the Crippled and Crippling Heritage – A clarion call to action for the unwary giants of the law.

This paper looks at Cultural Heritage generally, the scope; the law; the depth of knowledge of the law by the legally trained minds and population; the need for concerted effort for better and more purposeful enlightenment and setting out to achieve this.

2.Adewumi, A. A. & Olatunbosun, A. Childs Rights without Cultural Identity: A Mirage.

This paper examines the childs rights in the light of the cultural identity of the child, it brings to fore the fact that cultural identity provides the bedrock for an individual to chart the course for the enjoyment of all other rights.

3.Adewumi, A. A. Dufuna Canoe Find- Birthing the Underwater Cultural Heritage

in Nigeria”.

This paper considers the scope of underwater cultural heritage, its popularity, and the risks and challenges faced in harnessing this veritable resources of wealth, the Dufuna curio, its status and the implications of the find. It equally addresses the lessons to be learnt from the find in the light of known history and the UNESCO Convention of 2001.

(b) In Progress

1.Adewumi, A. A. Return and Restitution of Cultural Property in African States under the 1970 UNESCO and 1995 UNIDROIT Conventions” (Ph.D thesis)

This thesis examines the return and restitution of cultural property in some African states, under the UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, with a view to determining their ratification rates, domestication and implementation. The factors hindering the efficacy of both conventions in selected African states are also investigated.

2.Adewumi, A. A. “Afrobeat Music as Cultural Heritage in Nigeria: Myth or Reality?”

This paper highlights on Afrobeat, a popular music brand in Nigeria that incorporates

the invaluable intangible heritage of southwest Nigeria. The paper also seeks to determine the reality of Afrobeat’s status as cultural heritage under Nigerian law.

3.Adewumi, A. A. The Achievement of Return and Restitution of Cultural Property in Africa: Role of International Bodies.”

This article highlights the reason for the lack of effectiveness of the 1970 UNESCO and 1995 UNIDROIT Conventions in Africa and proffer a solution as regards what more these international bodies have to do in order to ensure the effectiveness of the conventions in Africa.


4.Akintayo, J.O. & Adewumi, A. A., “Charity Law in Nigeria – Need for a New Paradigm.”

This paper considers the general notion of charity and its significance from philosophical and religious perspectives as well as its legal signification. It discusses the law and practice governing the establishment and running of charities in Nigeria and makes appropriate recommendations on how to improve the operation and running of charities in Nigeria.

(c)Theses and Dissertations:

1.Osunsanya, A. A. (2004): Admissibility of Computer Generated Evidence under the Nigerian Law of Evidence

Long Essay submitted to the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the LL.B Degree, 2004 (Successful).

2. Adewumi, A. A. (2009): Regulation of Scientific Discoveries in Medical Sciences: A Case Study of In-Vitro Fertilization Birth Methods”

Research Project submitted to the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the LL.M Degree, 2009 (Successful).


(i)Books Already Published Nil


(iii)Monographs/Technical Reports Nil

(iv)Conference Papers

1.Adewumi, A. A. & Bamgbose, O. A. 2014. Attitude of Staff and Students to Clinical Legal Education: A Case Study of Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan.12th IJCLE Conference 15-17 July, University of Olomouc, Czech Republic.

(v)Chapters in Books Already Published

2.Akintayo, J.O. & Adewumi, A. A., 2013. Towards a Reform of the Nigerian Law of Defamation: Looking Forward and Looking Inward. The Law of Defamation: Challenges in the Face of Rapid ICT Developments. G.M. Ibru, John Akintayo, Lanre Idowu. Eds. Lagos: Diamond Publications Ltd.2013.Chapter 5: 105-153

(v)Articles that have appeared in Learned Journals


3.Adewumi, A. A. 2010. Nigerian Law and Policy for the Regulation of Water. Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NJPNREL) Vol. 2,No.1:23-42

4.Adewumi, A. A. 2012. The Impact of Democratic Dispensation on the Health of Nigerian Women Human Rights Review, An International Human Rights Journal, Vol. 3: 354 – 371

5.Adewumi, A. A. 2012. The Need for Assisted Reproductive Technology Law in Nigeria

University of Ibadan Law Journal Vol. 2, No. 1: 19-41

6.Adewumi, A. A. 2013. National Industrial Court and the Prospects of Industrial Conflicts Resolution in Nigeria. Labour Law Review Vol. 7, No. 3: 1-19

7.Adewumi, A. A. 2013. A Critique of the Nigerian Legal Framework for the Protection of Cultural Goods from Exportation Abuse, The Journal of International and Comparative Law. (J.I.C.L) Vol. 7: 65-101

8.Adewumi, A. A. 2013. The Rules of Justice and the Justice of the Rules – Appraisal of Rules of Court in the Dispensation of Justice in Nigeria, Justice Journal Vol. 5: 119-140

9.Adewumi, A. A. 2013. War Time Pains, all Time Pains: Spoilage of Cultural Property in Mali. Art, Antiquity and Law, Vol. XVIII, Issue 4: 309-321

10.Adewumi, A. A 2014. An Appraisal of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) Act, 1979. Ife Juris Review (IFJR) pt. 1: 43-60

11.Adewumi, A. A. & Bamgbose, O. A. 2014. Inhibiting Nigerian Cultural Heritage Crimes through Penal Laws. Ife Juris Review (IFJR) pt. 3: 484-500

12.Adewumi, A. A. & Olatunbosun, A. 2014. Problems of Actualizing the Socio- Economic Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies.


Conferences and Workshops attended



3rd Biennial Conference of the AflELN 2015, Nigerian Institute of



International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos

April, 2015


Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming.



Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT/FAO



Legal Guide on Contract Farming. Rome,



Italy – UNIDROIT HQ, Via Panisperna 28.

Oct, 2014


International Clinical Legal Education Conference,



University of Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic

July, 2014


Induction Programme for New Academics,



Course 1 2014 – Pedagogy of Higher Education (CETL, UI)

July, 2014


International Conference about UNESCO Conventions



1972, 2003 and 2005, Bergen, Norway

March, 2014


Gender Sensitisation Workshop, Gender Mainstreaming



Office, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

March, 2014

7.Biomedical Engineering Workshop on Economics and Entrepreneurship in Technological Innovations. Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation Developing Innovative Interdisciplinary Biomedical



Engineering Programs in Africa and North Western



University, University of Ibadan and Cape Town

Jan. 2014


National Association of Law Teachers’ (NALT)



Conference, Ilorin, Nigeria



Millennium Development Programme (Global Classroom)



University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development, Ibadan



Workshop in connection with Law Week.



Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan Branch



Workshop in connection with Law Week.



Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan Branch



Workshop in connection with Law Week.



Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan Branch



Workshop in connection with Law Week.



Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan Branch



Institute of Advance Legal Education Workshop for



Continuing Legal Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan



Negotiation and Conflict Management Group Training



Program pre-certification course, Aina, Blankson & Co.



XII Referees

a.Prof. Folarin Shyllon

Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law,

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.234-703-415-5509

b.Dr. J. O. A. Akintayo

Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law,

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.234-803-666-6485

c.Dr. A. S. Ajala

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Faculty of Science,

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.234-803-490-6801

Afolasade Abidemi Adewumi