REWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: Prof. Atsenuwa is New Deputy VC of UNILAG


Prof. Atsenuwa is New Deputy VC of UNILAG

Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa, the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, has been elected the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Development Services at the institution.

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Her election, which took place at the statutory meeting of the university’s Senate on Monday, March 29, 2021, saw her poll 63.28% of the total votes, which were cast via electronic voting.

A renowned expert in the field of Public Law, Prof. Atsenuwa’s teaching and research interests are wide and diverse, as they traversing the fields of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice; Human Rights Law; Gender and the Law, Law and Religion, as well as Health and Migration Law. Thanks to her erudition, she is widely respected within legal academia, and she has won recognition for her various other initiatives aimed at bridging the gap between legal theory and practice, as well as for her efforts at evolving more development-oriented law degree programmes in terms of content and teaching methodologies.

Beyond the ivory tower, the learned professor has contributed immensely, through her leadership and public engagements, towards the enhancement of sustainable development on the African continent, and Nigeria in particular. A member of the Institute of Directors (IOD), the new DVC has served on the boards of several institutions and organizations, including the Legal Research and Resource Development Centre, CLEEN Foundation; the Orderly Society Trust; the Partnership for Justice; Girls’ Power Initiative; and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. Other bodies to which she belongs include the National Agency for the Control of AIDS; the Council of Legal Education of Nigeria; Lagos State Office of the Public Defender; National Advisory Committee on APRM-NEPAD; and the NBA Task Force on the North-East.

Prof. Atsenuwa has also consulted for various international development organisations including the United Nations, the European Union (EU), the UK-DFID/British Council; the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the Ford Foundation; and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.

Prof. Atsenuwa comes into her new office with substantial administrative and community service experience. Her new appointment takes effect from Monday, March 29, 2021, and runs for a two-year term.

Newswire Law and Events joins the legal community in Nigeria and beyond in saluting a foremost legal scholar with a passion for excellence, and prays that her term will be highly successful and enhance UNILAG’s already tremendous impact on the growth and development of Nigeria.


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