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Dr Femi Ilesanmi

Biography Olufemi is a multi-faceted academic with diverse background in International Law, Public Theology and Ethics of Communication.

He has a PhD in Law from the University of Aberdeen, and his thesis revisited the universalist-relativist debate in International Relations and Law on whether religiously based regimes of modern times are compatible with human rights, which, it would seem, originates from the secular tradition of the West. Before earning an LLM in International Law from the University of Westminster, London, he had studied for an MTh in Theology and Ethics of Communication at the New College, University of Edinburgh.

Prior to joining Robert Gordon University, Olufemi worked at the University of Aberdeen, where he co-designed and taught on a postgraduate LLM course: ‘Research Theory and Methods in International Law and Globalisation’ with Professor Anthony Carty. He also taught ‘Theories of International Relations’ and ‘Political Economy’ at an undergraduate level in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Olufemi notes that this appointment at the Law School has provided him "with a highly appreciated opportunity to ‘learn by association’ the black letter laws".
Research Interests Olufemi is the Convenor, Forum for the Study of Jurisprudence and Value Inquiry. He is keenly interested in exploring ‘universalist/relativist debates in Criminology, International Relations & Law’ with a focus on international human rights and competing worldviews.

He would be happy to carry out or supervise interdisciplinary research involving Criminology or Law, Ethics and Culture. He has a particular interest in regional security studies, counterterrorism, and computer misuse.
Teaching and Learning Olufemi is the Recruitment Champion for the Law School.

His background and experience also provide a unique and rewarding basis for approaching research and teaching of law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Over the past years, he has had a variety of enriching experiences leading the delivery of core law and cognate courses. He now focusses on

1) LL2162 Legal Theory
2) LL4268 Criminology
3) LLM802 Legal Framework and, latterly
4) LL4116 Roman Law.

He also facilitates the learning, among others, of

5) LLM743 Law of Obligations and Evidence
6) Delict (Torts)

Olufemi has extensive experience in other courses, which among others include 1) moderating Public International Law and 2) teaching on International Human Rights and on Legal Research Skills (at the School of Computing) as well as serving as 3) the Deputy Course Leader for International Commercial Law.

He is a visiting Lecturer in International Law and Business at ESC Graduate School of Management, 4 Boulevard Trudaine 63037 Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Scopus Author ID 44961110100