Abimbola Olowofoyeku

Contact Details

Professor of Law

Professor Abimbola Olowofoyeku
Elliott Jaques Room 052
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266223
Fax: +44 (0)1895 269766
Email: abimbola.olowofoyeku@brunel.ac.uk

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LL.B - Lagos
LL.M – Lond.
Ph.D - Lond.
Barrister - Nigeria

Prof Olowofoyeku has held these positions: Assistant Legal Adviser, Federal Inland Revenue Department, Lagos (1982-83); Barrister and Solicitor, Chief B Olowofoyeku & Co., Lagos (1983-1984); Lecturer, Liverpool Polytechnic (1987-88); Lecturer, Keele University (1988-95); Visiting Fellow, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University (March - August 1995); Senior Lecturer, Keele University (1995-1999); Reader, Keele University (1999-2000); Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Law, Australian National University (July 1999 - January 2000; December 2000 - January 2001); Head of Department, Brunel University (2003-04); Head of the School of Social Sciences and Law (2004-06); Head of Brunel Law School (2006-09).

When he is fortunate enough to have any spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and developing computer software using Delphi/Pascal and C.

He is the Director of the Centre for International and Public Law.

Student Support

I am Head of the Law School and I have overall responsibility for staff and student matters. I am particularly interested in your academic and professional development and my ambition is to ensure an excellent teaching and learning environment.

I always look forward to meeting our students and hearing about their experiences.

Teaching and Research

Research Interests

Comparative Constitutionalism
Administrative Law
Revenue Law

Research Areas

Public law

Research Groups

CIPL Centre for International and Public Law

PhD Supervision

LLB - Lagos
LLM – Lond.
PhD - Lond.
Barrister - Nigeria

External Activities

External Activities

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Law and Management


Journal Papers

(2012)  Olowofoyeku, A. , Sub-regional courts and the recusal issue: Emergent practice of the East African Court of Justice, African Journal of International and Comparative Law 20 (3)  : 365- 387 Download publication

(2009)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Bias and the informed observer: A call for a return to Gough, Cambridge Law Journal 68 (2)  : 388- 409 Download publication

(2006)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Regulating supreme court recusals, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 2006 (July)  : 60- 85 Download publication

(2006)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Subjective objectivity: Judicial impartiality and social intercourse in the US supreme court, Public Law 2006 (Spring)  : 15- 34

(2003)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Where is my home? Reflections on the law of residence, British Tax Review 2003 (4)  : 306- 323

Book Chapters

(2011)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Judges and non-judicial functions in the United Kingdom. In: Lee, HP.  ed. Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 493- 511

(2006)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Accountability versus independence: The impact of judicial immunity. In: Canivet, G. , Andenas, MT.  and Fairgrieve, D.  eds. Independence, Accountability and the Judiciary. London, UK : British Institute of International and Comparative Law 357- 383


(2011)  Olowofoyeku, A. , The taxation of income. Cambridge Academic Press

(2003)  Olowofoyeku, AA. , Butler, D.  and Kirkbride, J. , Revenue law: Principles and practice. Liverpool Academic Press

(2002)  Kirkbride, J.  and Olowofoyeku, AA. , The law and theory of income tax. Liverpool Academic Press

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