Remi Olatubora: The Making Of a SAN

One of the world’s most noble profession is the Legal Profession, it’s the dream of many to be a member of this highly respected society of legal practitioners, in same light, it is also the ultimate aim and desirable goal of every lawyers to attain the exclusive leagues of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria,(SAN).

This title is only made for the highly exclusive ones who have distinguished themselves worthy of it, ones who have not just shown commitment and drivable to the profession but also brilliance and constituency amongst several other virtues.

Remi Olatubora today stands tall and proud to be mentioned among the highly class and respected ones who wears a new legal title, “Senior Advocate of Nigeria”  his story is one which is of grass to grace, the amazing journey of a man who fought against the odds, who rose from the most humblest of background to sit among kings and Queens.

Setting himself unique and special among the lots, he has gone on to become one of the trusted names in the legal profession, a name that commands great respect from far and wide, a name which speaks of nobility, awe and confidence.

It is no doubt that he commands a lot of respect, attention and has great influence globally because he is one notable achiever who has impacted positively and greatly on humanity and has grace working for him.

His impeccable personality and legal prowess has endeared many more young lawyers to him, seeing to their growth and development in the legal profession.

Remi Peter OLATUBORA graduated from the University of Lagos Nigeria in 1992 with Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Hons. Degree. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1993 after having successfully completed his Barrister-at-Law (BL) programme at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. He started his early law practice in Lagos until he was elected to Ondo State House of Assembly, Nigeria in 1999 as a Member of the Ondo State House of Assembly (Parliament). In 2006, he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

In 2017, he successfully completed his Master of Philosophy of Law (M. Phil.) degree in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He is currently studying for his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Law in Obafemi Awolowo University focusing his research on gaps in international criminal law enforcement in national and international criminal courts. His areas of specialization include Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and International Criminal Law.

He served as Attorney-General of Ondo State, Nigeria from 2016-2017. He represented Ondo State as a delegate to the Nigerian Constitutional Conference of 2014.

Adding to this,he has also served in various capacities as listed below

  • Member and Chief Whip Ondo State House of Assembly 1999-2003
  • Chairman Ondo State Sports Council 2009 -2011
  • Commissioner for Natural Resources 2011
  • Commissioner for Education October 2011- February 2013
  • Commissioner for Adult, Technical and Vocational Education 2013 -2016

Also, He has written many books on Nigerian law. The most famous of such books are:

(a) Electoral Law and Practice in Nigeria (2006),

(b) The Petition of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and Issues in Nigerian Election Law and

© Election Litigation in Nigeria (2015).

He is a member of European Society of International Law (ESIL) and the Nigeria Bar Association. He also teaches Constitutional Law and Legal Research Methods in Elizade University, Nigeria and has contributed many scholarly writings to top Nigerian Law Journals. Some of such journal articles are:

(a) An Analysis of the Compensation Provisions of the Land Use Act in Comparative Context IJICL 2016, Part 1 (January –June) Prospects and Challenges of Plea Bargaining in the Administration of Justice in Nigeria IFJR 2016, Part 3, (June-July).

(b) An Examination of the Onus of Proof and Rule against Hearsay Evidence in Election Petition, IFJR, 2017 vol. 11(1) (January- April).

His article on Immunities of State Officials and the Challenges of the Enforcement of International Criminal Law in Foreign Domestic Courts has been accepted for publication in Elizade University Law Journal. It is worthy of note that one of his texts titled ‘Electoral Law and Practice in Nigeria’ was listed by the Council of Legal Education (Nigerian Law School) as a reference text for the training of law students at the Nigeria Law School.

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