OMOTOLA, Prof. Jelili Adebisi

LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D, lawyer, university teacher, born April 20,1941, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State; married Mujidat Gamu 1963, four sons, two daughters; Education: Ahmadiyya Grammar School, Ibadan, 1956- 61, London University, 1964-71; Career: Called to the English Bar, Gray's Inn, 1968, Called to the Nigerian Bar, 1973; appointed State Counsel, defunct Western State Gov ernment, Ibadan, 1971; Lecturer II, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, 1971-74; Lec turer I, University of Lagos, 1974-76; Senior Lecturer, Universityof Lagos, 1976-79; ap pointed Associate Professor of Law, Univer sity of Lagos, 1979-84; appointed Profes sor of Law, University of Lagos, since 1984; acting Head, Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos, 1980-84, Head, Department of Private and Property Law, 1984-86; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, 1986; appointed Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos 1994-2000; Spe cial Adviser, Committee on the Proposed Constitution of the Institute of Town Plan ners, 1974; member Committee of Boundary Dispute arising from Acquisition of Land north of Maryland, Lagos, 1975; member, Committee on Review of Lagos State Land Law in conformity with the State New Land Policy, 1980;member, Lagos State Economic Planning Board, 1981-83; member, Local Economic Planning Committee for Alimosho Local Government, 1981-83; member, Committee on Harmonisation of Existing Law relating to Land in Lagos State with the Land Use Act 1978, 1981; member, Committee of Provost and Deans, Unilag; member, Institute of Land Policy; member, Research team on the Impact of Land Acquisition and Allocation on Development in Nigeria at Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER); Chairman, Committee for the Review of Company Law, Institute of Chartered Secretaries; member, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers; member, Nigerian Bar Association; member, Council of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; member, Council of Legal Education; Reviewer to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; Publications: Essays on the LandUse Act, 1978, University Press, Lagos, 1980; Cases on the Land Use Act, University Press, Lagos, 1983; Co-editor, Law and Development, University Press, Lagos, 1987; Editor, Essays in Honour of Judge TO.Elias, Faculty of Law,University of Lagos; "The Certificate of Occupancy" in A Report of the National Workshop on the Land Use Act, University Press, Lagos; "Planning Lawjn Nigeria" in Planning Law in Third World Countries, edited by J.W.R. M Causlan in addition to numerous articles in national and international learned journals; Hobbies: reading, table tennis; Official Address: Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State. Telephone: 01-823260. Home: 24, Adebisi Omotola Street, Isolo Lagos State. Telephone: 01-522425.
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