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University of South Dakota School of Law

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Belatedly Introducing Our New Contributing Editor, Eniola Akindemowo

New contributing editor, Professor Eniola Akindemowo of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law got up her first post before we got a chance to introduce her to our readers, but our loyal readers are probably remember her well, since she was featured on the blog three years ago.  Here is her official bio:

AkindemowoBefore joining the faculty at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Professor Eniola O. Akindemowo was a member of the law faculty at Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and before that of faculty of the University of Western Sydney, Australia.  She has also taught law at the University of East London, and at Middlesex University in the UK.

Professor Akindemowo has authored articles that have been published in both student-edited, and peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of the first substantive book on IT law published in Australia, and co-author of another on E-Commerce and the Law.  Her Ph.D. thesis titled Electronic Fund Transfers, Consumers, Electronic Funds and the Law, was a comparative study of U.S. and British law. Professor Akindemowo has been the recipient of several competitive research and travel grants. Her scholarly interests include comparative commercial law, e-money, m-payments and payment systems, anti-terrorism financing regulation, and contractual, consumer and intellectual property issues arising from e-commerce.

Professor Akindemowo is currently the Co-chair of the General Provisions Sub-committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) UCC Committee, and an executive committee member of the Association of American Law School (AALS) Internet and Computer Law Section.  She is also a member or associate of the American Bar Association (ABA), the National Bar Association, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, and the International Technology Law Association. 

A keynote or featured speaker at numerous conferences, Professor Akindemowo currently teaches Contracts Law, Payments Law and eCommerce Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  She has been a visiting scholar of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, and a distinguished visitor at the University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia).  Before undertaking her LL.M. and Ph.D. research, Professor practiced commercial law in the law firms of J.B Majiyagbe (SAN) & Co, and Abayomi Sogbesan (SAN) & Co.

Welcome to the blog!  We look forward to many illuminating posts!


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