Dr Titilayo Adebola joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in September 2018. She is the Programme Coordinator for the LLM in Intellectual Property Law and a member of the Centre for Commercial Law. She teaches Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Before joining the School of Law, Dr Adebola was a tutor at the University of Warwick, from 2016 to 2018, where she taught on the Global Intellectual Property Law and Policy course.
PhD (Warwick, 2018), LLM (Warwick, 2012), BL (Nigeria, 2010) and LLB (Ogun, 2009). Others include AFHEA (2017) and GradICSAN (2013).
Dr Adebola is broadly interested in International Economic Law, particularly Intellectual Property Rights around food and agriculture.
At its core, her interdisciplinary research investigates the cultural, economic, philosophical, political and social complexities that shape intellectual property rights around food and agriculture at the local, national, regional and international levels. Accordingly, she combines empirical, doctrinal, historical and theoretical analysis in her scholarship.
As a whole, her research seeks to understand and explain how the evolving intellectual property regime complexes can contribute to social and economic development while enhancing everyday life.
Dr Adebola has presented her research at prestigious institutions around the world including the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Warwick, National University of Singapore, Tilburg University and the World Trade Organisation.
She has participated in high-level meetings or completed courses at institutions relevant to her research interests including the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants as well as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
- International Intellectual Property Law and Policy
- Plant Variety Protection: Plant Breeder's Rights; Farmers' Rights; Access and Benefit Sharing
- Geographical Indications for Food and Agricultural Products
- LS5595 Commercialising Innovation and Law
- LS451K Copyright and Allied Rights
- LS3032 Commercial and Consumer Contracts
- LS2525 Commercial Organisations and Insolvency
- LS1026 Case Studies on Law in Society
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Selected Conference Papers and Presentations
Adebola T, ‘The Regime Complex for Plant Biological and Genetic Resources: Contestations, Discontents and Contemplations.’ Third World Approaches to International Law Conference, National University of Singapore (July 2018).
Adebola T, ‘Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Access-Benefit Sharing Frameworks for Plant Biological and Genetic Resources in Nigeria.’ WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property, Geneva (June 2018).
Adebola T, ‘Rethinking Plant Variety Protection in the Global South: Nigeria’s Odyssey in Focus.’ Centre for Socio-Legal Studies ‘Law in Context’ Early Career Workshop, University of Oxford (June 2017).
Adebola T, ‘Towards the Construction of a Plant Variety Protection System in Nigeria: A TWAIL Project.’ Society of International Economic Law Postgraduate/Early Career Conference, Tilburg University (April 2017).
Adebola T, ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights for Seeds in the Global South.’ Cambridge Conference on Global Food Security, University of Cambridge (June 2016).
Adebola T, ‘What you Sow, You Reap: The Political Economy of Plant Variety Protection.’ Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Lancaster University (April 2016).
Adebola T, ‘From Traditional Farming to Commercial Plant Breeding: The Extension of Intellectual Property Rights to Plant Genetic Resources.’ ICCL Postgraduate Conference, Durham University (June 2015).
Adebola T, ‘Implementing Obligations under Article 27.3(b) of TRIPS in the Global South.’ Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick (April 2015).
Selected Media Contributions
Adebola T, 'A five-point plan to make Buhari’s council on food security a success.' The Conversation (25 April 2018).
Adebola T, 'Flora IP.'