In 2019, he was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) and he is also the Vice Chair of the International Law Association worldwide.
In the history of scholars in Nigeria, the name of Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi will surely be written with a golden pen. He has proven without doubt that age is nothing but a number with his successive accomplishments.
His record breaking feats of being promoted to the rank of Full Professor of Law at the age of 32 and being appointed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the age of 36 are achievements that are unthinkable in time past.
The erudite scholar who was born in Ibadan in August 1983 , graduated at the age of 21 from Igbinedion University, Okada, with a first-class degree in law .He was named the overall best graduating student and the following year, he graduated with the highest first-class honours awarded that year by the Nigerian Law School.
Afterwards ,he was awarded a Government of Alberta Scholarship enabling him to study at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he obtained the degree of Master of Laws in natural resources, energy and environmental law .He later received a Graduate Scholarship from Harvard University, where he obtained the degree of Master of Laws in international law and sustainable development.
The “Gifted Nigerian” was awarded four prestigious scholarships ,namely Clarendon Scholarship Award, Overseas Research Scholarship, Government of Canada’s Social Science , Humanities Research Scholarship, and the A G Leventis Scholarship which enabled him to bagged a Doctor of Philosophy in Law degree at Keble College, University of Oxford
Today, Professor Olawuyi is a licensed member of the bars of Nigeria, Alberta, Canada and Ontario, Canada and has lectured on energy and environmental law in over 50 countries including: Qatar, Great Britain, Greece, France, Denmark, United States, Australia, Spain, China, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Canada, United States and Nigeria.
As the saying goes that “a Gold fish have no hiding place ” Professor Olawuyi is presently one of the highly sought-after petroleum, energy and environmental law scholars in the world .He has served as visiting professor at Cambridge University, Columbia Law School, New York, China University of Political Science and Law, IAS Vanguard Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.