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Dr Bukola Faturoti is a law academic with interests in the relationship between IP and technology, ADR, International Commercial Arbitration, Cyberlaw, Digital Copyright in emerging economies. He is a Senior Lecturer-in-Law at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom. He was at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland from 2008 to 2019 where he taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Bukola taught Telecommunications and e-Media Law, Cyberlaw, International Commercial Dispute Resolution and other commercial law focused subjects.

Dr Faturoti holds a PhD from the University of Leeds. Prior to this, he was a student at Robert Gordon University where he studied for an LLM in International Information Technology after completing an LLM in Public International Law at the prestigious London School of Economics. As an undergraduate student at the University of Ibadan, Dr Faturoti was the first student to graduate with a first-class in law at the premier university in Nigeria. Before switching to legal education, he completed a BA (Hons) degree in English Language from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Nigeria.

Dr Faturoti was also a student at Central European University and Hague Academy of International Law.

He was a Visiting Lecturer to Groupe ESC, Graduate School of Management, Clermont Ferrand and later France Business School between 2010 and 2014.

Dr Faturoti is admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Professional Memberships include:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK
  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), US
  • Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
  • Academic Member African Academic Network on Internet Policy – Research Fellow 

Research interests


(Digital) Copyright

Alternative Dispute Resolution

International Commercial Arbitration

Law and Technologies in Developing Economies

Digital Divide

Teaching specialisms

Emerging Technologies and Law



Research Methods and Skills

International Commercial Arbitration

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Digital Copyright Challenges: Reconciling the Copyrights Holders’ Rights and the Internet Intermediaries’ Secondary Liability for Copyright Infringement in Nigeria., University of Leeds

Award Date: 12 Dec 2018

International Information Technology Law, LLM , Copyright or Copyfree? : A cross jurisdictional study of Peer-to-Peer and Copyright Protection

Public International Law, LLM, Religion and Cultural Relativism: Justifications of Nigerian Women’s Rights Discrimination? , London School of Economics and Political Science

Law, LLB (Hons) First Class, University of Ibadan

English Language, BA(Hons)


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