Dr. Jumoke Oduwole has taught law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria since 2004. Her current research interests include International Trade and Development and China in Africa. Jumoke is an elected member of the University of Lagos Senate and sits on the Misconduct Committee of Faculty of Pharmacy, at the university’s College of Medicine.
In 2013, Jumoke was selected as the 2013-2015 Prince Clause Chair holder, a visiting professorship of development and equity in honour of the late Prince Claus of The Netherlands. She was also selected a 2013 Associate by the African Leadership Institute for the prestigious Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship, one of 26 young leaders from across Africa.
Jumoke was one of 25 Fellows in the inaugural Leadership for Change in Africa programme, an initiative by the Private Investors for Africa, which aims to create a network of pan-African, high potential emerging leaders across all sectors, working in partnership as catalysts for change in Africa.
She was also selected to attend the BMW Foundation Europe-Africa Young Leaders Forum in 2012, and is a member of the BMW Foundation Global Young Leaders Network. Jumoke is a Vice President on the Executive Board of Africa Association of International Law (AAIL), representing West Africa. She also sits on the executive committee of the African International Economic Law Network.
Jumoke is passionate about development issues in Africa and has worked on policy projects in the areas of development and national planning, tax reform, corruption, public health, and urban housing in Nigeria. She is currently heading a technical sub-committee in charge of volunteers for the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa. She has been invited to assist the Nigeria Economic Summit Group in an advisory capacity.
She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of CSR Files™ the leading information and resource reference point on corporate sustainable development in Africa. She also sits on the Boards of Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA), an HIV/AIDS advocacy NGO; and the Know Your Constitution initiative.
Prior to her career in academia, Jumoke worked in both corporate and investment banking. After successfully coordinating the maiden edition of The Kuramo Conference 2010, Jumoke was appointed as the founding Director of The Kuramo Foundation, a law and development non-profit closely affiliated with the Lagos State Government, which focuses on using law as a tool for social change.
Jumoke has degrees in law from the University of Lagos, Cambridge University and Stanford University. She was a visiting scholar at University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas from 2008 to 2010 and obtained her doctorate degree in International Trade and Development from Stanford Law School.