Demola Okeowo
  • Title: Articling Student
  • Office: Vancouver
  • Status: At University
  • Law School: University of British Columbia

 
Biography

Demola is completing his doctoral program in law at the University of British Columbia. Born and raised in Nigeria, he obtained his LL.B degree from the Olabisi Onabanjo University graduating as the overall best student and practised law briefly in that jurisdiction. He holds two masters degrees in law from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Queen's University, Canada respectively. After completing his graduate program at Queen's and over the course of his studies at the University of British Columbia, he has had the opportunity of working with an energy company based in Ontario.

While at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Demola was actively involved in student organizations and initiatives including being the President of the Law Students Society. He founded a group of highly focused law students known as the Legal Magnates and Company for the promotion of legal intelligence. He participated in several local and international mooting competitions including the Jessup Moots, the African Human Rights Moots and the 14th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Competition at the American University Washington College of Law, USA. He was a Student Editor of the Review of European Administrative Law Journal of the University of Groningen and an Associate Editor of the Queen's Law Journal. He was a volunteer Judge for the UBC Jessup Moots from 2013 – 2016 in addition to being a teaching assistant at the law school.

Demola has published a book. He also authors several journal articles. He is a recipient of many national and international awards including the Charles Bourne International Law Scholarship, the Law Foundation of Ontario Award and the UBC Law Foundation Fellowship. He has presented scholarly papers at several local and international conferences in Greece and Ireland, and has attended short courses in Tanzania, Hungary, Italy and France. He has also visited Switzerland and Belgium for research purposes. During his spare time, Demola enjoys singing, drumming, playing the keyboard, and going to the movies.