Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun was born into a royal family at Akesan area of Alimosho, a local government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. He attended Local Authority Primary School at Agege and Ikeja Grammar School, Oshodi, Lagos where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate. Thereafter, he obtained a Bachelor of Law, LL.B degree in 1987 from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University.
Following the completion of the compulsory one year youth service program in 1989, he attended the Nigerian Law School before he was called to bar. He later proceeded to the University of Lagos where he earned a master’s degree in law and later returned to Obafemi Awolowo University where he received a doctorate degree in law. During the doctoral program, he received a Postgraduate diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland.
Professor Fagbohun began his academic career in January 1991 as an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Lagos State University where he rose to the rank of reader and associate professor of law in 2004 before he later became a full professor of Environmental law in 2008. He is one of the academics that contributed to the development of the curriculum for the teaching of environmental law in Nigerian Universities.
He had served as Head of Department of Business Law as well as Head of Department of Private and Property Law. He also served as member of the university’s senate and Coordinator of the Department of Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the university. He was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the LASU Law Journal.
In 2010, he joined the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS as senior academic staff. At the institute, he taught Advanced Legal Methods and Research as well as Advanced Environmental Law and Policy. He had served on different editorial board including the NIALS Journal of Environmental Law, Nigerian Current Law Review and LASU Journal of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
Prior to his appointment as the 8th substantive Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, he was the Director of Studies, DS and Director of Research in the university and Chike Idigbe Distinguished Professor of Law at the NIALS.
Professor Fagbohun’s research interest focuses on the area of law and governance, sustainable development, environmental protection, sustainable livelihood and the environmental rights of indigenous groups.
Since he became a Professor, he had supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students. He had published several scholarly articles in reputable academic journal as well as conference abstracts and monograph.
He co-authored 8 books and he is the author of a book titled The Law of Oil Pollution and Environmental Restoration: A Comparative Review.
Professor Fagbohun is a receiver of numerous awards and fellowship. He is a member of several national and international professional bodies such as the International Bar Association.
He is married with children.