- Business and Human Rights
Dr. Akinwumi Ogunranti (Akin) is an Assistant Professor of law at the University of Manitoba. He earned his LLB from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, in 2012 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. He practiced law in a full-service commercial law firm for three years before starting his graduate studies. Akin earned his LLM and Ph.D. degrees in 2017 and 2022, respectively, at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. His Ph.D. thesis is titled “Africa’s Contribution to the Development of the Norm of Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights.” Akin’s research primarily focuses on business and human rights, international investment law, transnational dispute resolution, and private international law.
Before joining Robson Hall, Akin was an Assistant Professor and Crawford Fellow at the Schulich School of Law. He joined the teaching faculty at Schulich Law as a professor in 2019. He taught first and upper-year courses, including contracts, professional responsibility, business and human rights, and legal ethics. He has received many awards, including the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia entrance scholarship, the Dean Ronald St. John MacDonald Graduate Fellowship in Law, the Schulich Fellowship, and the Crawford Fellowship.
Akin is a lawyer in Nigeria, Manitoba, Nova Scotia (non-practicing), Canada. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Association of Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialists.
Business and Human Rights
International Investment Law
Transnational dispute resolution
Conflict of Laws
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