Dr. Tade Oyewunmi joined the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Law in July 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Law. His scholarship and research interests border on examining the role of law and institutions in developing energy and natural resources, including the economic regulation of natural gas and electricity markets. He teaches Oil and Gas Law, Property, Energy & Mining Law, and International Business Transactions.
Before joining UND, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. He was also an Assistant Professor and Senior Energy Research Fellow at Vermont Law School where he taught oil and gas development and the environment as well as energy law and policy in a carbon-constrained world. Professor Oyewunmi has led or engaged in several research projects and publications such as the handbook on Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry, Hart Publishing (2020), and authoring the book on Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply (Wolters Kluwer International, 2018). He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center; and Tulane University Law School, LA.
Professor Oyewunmi is an Associate Editor of the Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) Journal, a Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Climate Law and Policy Journal, and an Associate Member of the Institute for Energy Law at the Center for American and International Law. Before entering academia, Professor Oyewunmi was a Senior Counsel in the Energy & Project Finance Group of a leading international commercial law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He earned his Doctor of Laws (LL.D) with Distinction, specializing in International Energy Law and Policy at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) School of Law. He received his LL.M in Oil and Gas Law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
- Oil and Gas Law
- Energy Law and Policy
- Property Law
- Natural Resources Law
- International Busines Transactions
- Law, regulation, and policy for energy and natural resources development
- Energy market reforms and restructuring
- Corporate Governance
- International Investment Protection
- International Energy Law and Policy
- Economic approaches to law and regulation
- Universal energy access and economic development
- Alternative Dispute resolution
- Energy security and reliability
- Equity and regulatory issues in energy transitions and decarbonization
- Applied and Interdisciplinary Research
Professor Oyewunmi's publications, seminar presentations, and recent blogs can be found <here>
Recent awards include-
- Gerald W. VandeWalle Energy Law Faculty Award
- David & Mary Maring Energy Law Faculty Award
- Tom & Frances Leach Foundation Energy Law Faculty Award