LL.B. (Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria); Barriester in Law (The Nigeria law School), LL.M. (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), LL.D (Nelson Mandela University)
Dr Tajudeen Sanni has his LLD/PhD at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, LLM at University of Ilorin, LLB at Ahmadu Bello University, and bar qualification at Nigeria Law School, Nigeria. He conducted his doctoral studies and research under the Chair in Law of the Sea and Development in Africa at the Public Law Department of Law Faculty, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, one of the topmost Law of the Sea research centers in the World. In the same university, he has been cosupervising a doctoral thesis on the legal aspects of ‘Decommissioning of Offshore Petroleum Installations’ in his capacity as a non-resident Research Associate.
Dr Sanni specializes in Law of the Sea, International Economic Law, Environmental Law and International Energy Law. He has taught and supervised thesis in these disciplines at undergraduate and post graduate levels as well as in other areas such as Jurisprudence and Equity and Trust.
Sequel to joining academia, Dr Sanni worked at Yunus Uztaz Usman (SAN), a leading law firm in West Africa and at Dr Ariyoosu and Co, after which he cofounded Ishola and Sanni Consort, a law firm whose main objective was to assist the underprivileged to have access to justice. Dr Sanni has taught and worked at Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda. He has been Head, Commercial Law Department and Senior Lecturer at Kampala International University where he also founded and headed Environmental and Energy Law Research Forum .Dr Sanni has also taught in Islamic University in Uganda, served as legal advisor to the American NGO, Global Institute for Allied Health, Psychology and AIDS and as subeditor of the Path Magazine. As a law manuscript editor for Panamáline Publishers, he has worked on a number of books such as ‘Casebook on Lawyers Ethics and Professional Conduct’ by Prof. George Kayeinhamba, a former Ugandan Supreme Court Justice and Judge of African Court of Human Rights. Dr Sanni has been involved in consultancy research of societal relevance, for example, he was commissioned in 2014 by the Ugandan Parliamentary Commission to conduct research on alignment of Ugandan Energy and Mineral Laws with policy documents such as Vision 2040. He has keen interest in justice advocacy research as exemplified by the founding of Academics Against Injustice in which he is currently the Chairperson.
Dr Sanni has many academic publications to his credit and belongs to a number of professional associations such as International Law Association, Society of International Economic Law and Society of Legal Scholars, UK.