HBKU fac­ulty mem­ber awarded Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity fel­low­ship

Gulf Times - - QATAR -

Ha­mad Bin Khal­ifa Uni­ver­sity’s (HBKU) aca­demic fac­ulty, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of Law at Col­lege of Law and Pub­lic Pol­icy (CLPP), Dr Damilola S Olawuyi, was awarded the Her­bert Smith Free­hills Vis­i­tor Scheme at the Cam­bridge Fac­ulty of Law in the UK.

Dr Olawuyi who has prac­tised and taught law across Europe, North Amer­ica, Asia, Africa and the Mid­dle East and whose most re­cent publi­ca­tions in­clude The Hu­man Rights-Based Ap­proach to Car­bon Fi­nance, is thereby hon­oured as a no­table scholar in the le­gal field.

As part of CLPP, he is part of a dy­namic le­gal train­ing pro­gramme that fo­cuses on in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary dis­course and sys­tem­atic learn­ing within an in­no­va­tive ed­u­ca­tional en­vi­ron­ment that pro­duces con­sis­tent re­search out­puts among both fac­ulty and stu­dent re­searchers.

Dur­ing his visit, set to com­mence in May 2019, Dr Olawuyi will join the ranks of dis­tin­guished aca­demics from around the world, who are pro­vided with fi­nan­cial sup­port by the in­ter­na­tional law firm, Her­bert Smith Free­hills, dur­ing their res­i­dency at the Cam­bridge Fac­ulty of Law.

The sched­ule thus aims to fa­cil­i­tate high-qual­ity in­ter­ac­tion be­tween le­gal aca­demics and prac­ti­tion­ers through col­lab­o­ra­tive aca­demic re­search. Vis­it­ing schol­ars are of­ten in­vited to speak at the law firm’s Lon­don head­quar­ters.

Dr Olawuyi will un­der­take com­par­a­tive and col­lab­o­ra­tive eval­u­a­tion of law, gov­er­nance and con­trac­tual as­pects of struc­tur­ing, fi­nanc­ing, de­sign­ing and op­er­at­ing pub­lic-pri­vate en­ergy in­fra­struc­ture projects in the Gulf re­gion, with the aim to draw lessons from the United King­dom’s pub­lic pri­vate part­ner­ships frame­work.

This re­search is timely, rel­e­vant, ad­dresses an area of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional pri­or­ity, and fits within HBKU’s global re­search goals of pro­vid­ing a hub for cut­ting edge en­ergy and sus­tain­abil­ity re­search.

HBKU’s CLPP is to­day emerg­ing as the Gulf’s pre-em­i­nent le­gal train­ing pro­gramme provider ow­ing to both its Juris Doc­tor pro­gramme, which is a first for the re­gion, as well as its worl­drenowned qual­ity of fac­ulty mem­bers.

This re­search is timely, rel­e­vant, ad­dresses an area of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional pri­or­ity

Damilola S Olawuyi

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