I am Temitope Onifade from Nigeria. I graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, in 2009, and a Master of Laws from University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria, in 2014. I am certified as an Associate Mediator of the Nigerian Conflict Management Group, and Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. I was in active legal practice for four years as a Counsel at GE Ezomo and Co., Partner at Lex Luminaire Solicitors, and Head of Legal Department at Human Dignity Foundation. For the purpose of specialization, I am currently in the Master of Environmental Policy (MAEP) at the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
My general research interest is in Sustainable Development, with specific emphasis on Distributive Justice, Renewable Energy regulation and the legal framework for the Green Economy. My publications and research projects in these areas have been largely from a detached legal perspective. Hence, it is fascinating to learn about non-law areas that influence these areas. The EPI provides an opportunity to nourish and broaden these interests. The courses are designed to provide interdisciplinary perspectives to environmental issues, and the instructors have impressive mentorship skills. The research component presents unparalleled opportunities to work with colleagues and instructors on pragmatic projects. Considering the increased relevance of law in the society, I believe this programme gives me an opportunity to make the law functional.