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Adebayo Majekolagbe

Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

Adebayo (Bayo) Majekolagbe is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law where he teaches climate change law and constitutional law. He is a fellow at the Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, and the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network. His research focuses on justice and the transition. He engages with this theme within the contexts of climate change and international economic law, business and human rights, and sustainability and impact assessment; areas in which he has published in several peer-reviewed journals including the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, Dalhousie Law Journal, Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (now Justice, Ecology, Law and Place), and the Fordham International Law Journal. He has also co-authored studies, policy briefs, and commissioned reports including the SSHRC-funded synthesis report on impact assessment and responsible business conduct tools in Canada, and is currently co-editing a book on climate finance and sovereign debt in Africa. Bayo’s research on the just transition impact assessment framework received the Vanier Canada Award, Killam Award, and the 2023 Dalhousie Doctoral Thesis Award.


  • 2023–present
    Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Alberta
  • 2022–2023
    Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta
  • 2019–2022
    Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University
  • 2018–2022
    Researcher , Dalhousie University
  • 2014–2017
    Lawyer, Wole Olanipekun and Co, Nigeria


  • 2022 
    Dalhousie University, Canada, PhD
  • 2018 
    Dalhousie University, Canada, LLM
  • 2017 
    University of Lagos, Nigeria, LLM
  • 2013 
    Nigerian Law School, Nigeria, BL
  • 2011 
    Ekiti State University, Nigeria, LLB