Bolaji Owasanoye obtained his LL.B and LL.M in 1984 and 1987 from the Universities of Ife and Lagos respectively.
• A socio-legal human rights advocate with about 25 years experience in social development, he combines his work as Professor of Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies with the Executive Directorship of Human Development Initiatives one of the leading women and children’s rights NGOs in Nigeria.
• Professor Owasanoye began his career at the Lagos State University in 1986 as Assistant Lecturer. He moved over to the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 1991 and became a professor of law with effect from 2001 at age 38.
• He consults for various national and international bodies including Federal and state Ministries and agencies, including the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), UNICEF, ILO/IPEC, DFID, the World Bank just to name a few.