Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) academic faculty, associate professor of Law at College of Law and Public Policy (CLPP), Dr Damilola S Olawuyi, was awarded the Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor Scheme at the Cambridge Faculty of Law in the UK.
Dr Olawuyi who has practised and taught law across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and whose most recent publications include The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance, is thereby honoured as a notable scholar in the legal field.
As part of CLPP, he is part of a dynamic legal training programme that focuses on interdisciplinary discourse and systematic learning within an innovative educational environment that produces consistent research outputs among both faculty and student researchers.
During his visit, set to commence in May 2019, Dr Olawuyi will join the ranks of distinguished academics from around the world, who are provided with financial support by the international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, during their residency at the Cambridge Faculty of Law.
The schedule thus aims to facilitate high-quality interaction between legal academics and practitioners through collaborative academic research. Visiting scholars are often invited to speak at the law firm’s London headquarters.
Dr Olawuyi will undertake comparative and collaborative evaluation of law, governance and contractual aspects of structuring, financing, designing and operating public-private energy infrastructure projects in the Gulf region, with the aim to draw lessons from the United Kingdom’s public private partnerships framework.
This research is timely, relevant, addresses an area of national and international priority, and fits within HBKU’s global research goals of providing a hub for cutting edge energy and sustainability research.
HBKU’s CLPP is today emerging as the Gulf’s pre-eminent legal training programme provider owing to both its Juris Doctor programme, which is a first for the region, as well as its world-renowned quality of faculty members.
Damilola S Olawuyi