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Dr Adefolake Adeyeye

Assistant Professor in Commercial Law

Assistant Professor in Commercial Law in the Durham Law School
Co-Director in the Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy 


Adefolake Adeyeye is an Assistant Professor in Commercial Law at Durham Law School. Prior to joining Durham Law School, she was a lecturer at Monash Law School, Monash University, Melbourne. She has also taught at various higher education institutions in Singapore.

Adefolake Adeyeye holds a PhD in law from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was awarded the NUS Research Scholarship and NUS President’s Graduate Fellowship. She has an LLM from the University of Cambridge and LLB (1st Class Hons) from the University of Buckingham. She is also attorney at law, New York State, associate member of the Corporate Governance Institute, UK and affiliate, Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, Monash University, Melbourne.

Adefolake’s research spans law, business and society. Currently, she is particularly interested in the integration of Sustainable Development Goals into corporate law and practice.

Teaching Areas

Advanced Issues in International Legal Governance

Advanced Issues in Corporate Law

Commercial Law

Company Law

Contract Law

Research interests

  • Business and Human Rights
  • Business and Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Governance
  • Transnational Anti-corruption