Olayinka Lewis
First Name: Olayinka
Surname: Lewis
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263181

Duties and Responsibilities

Olayinka Lewis is a lecturer in the Law School and a qualified solicitor. He is Module Co-ordinator for the Oil & Gas online distance learning module and has a number of other teaching responsibilities.

Academic Background

Olayinka joined the Law School as a part-time lecturer in 2009 and became full-time in 2014. Before joining the Law School, ‘Yinka practised as a solicitor for a number of years within the UK and abroad working in various areas of law including; petroleum law, commercial law, civil litigation and immigration and nationality law. He also worked in the non-profit sector.

He holds an LLM in Oil and Gas law from the University of Aberdeen.

Research Interests

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Immigration & Nationality Law
  • Refugee Law

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, Energy Institute
  • Member, Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association


Conference Papers

  • ‘Examining Article 1 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees: Does it go far enough?’, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2015
  • ‘Maritime Boundary Delimitation and the Ownership of Hydrocarbon Resources. Issues in Relation to Exploration and Production Activities’, The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, September 2015