Barrister Oluwadamilola Odetola, LL.M., Ph.D. Cand.

Lawyer and Law Teacher, Kent Law School, United Kingdom

Damilola Odetola is a Lawyer, Law Teacher at the Kent Law School, United Kingdom, where she teaches Contract and Tort Law and an Associate Research Fellow (Trade, Investments and Public Private Partnerships) at the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford, a BL with First Class Honours from the Nigerian Law School and an LL. B (First Class Honours) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Damilola has worked in the corporate, banking, energy and infrastructure departments of top tier commercial law firms both in Lagos and London. She also serves as the Statutes and Case Notes Editor of the OGEES’ Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. Her current research aims to bring an African perspective to the discourse on corporate debt restructuring in fast changing commercial landscapes. She is particularly interested in the effect of complex financial structures and innovative debt arrangements on basic debt restructuring frameworks. Damilola has won both national and international awards and scholarships, including the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship tenable at the University of Oxford (2013) and the University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2015-2019). She was the best graduating law student at both the University of Ibadan (2011) and the Nigerian Law School where she won the Council of Legal Education star prize and all the subject prizes in 2012. She is working towards a PhD-in-Law from Kent Law School, UK.

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