Nile University Law Student Shines at 6th ILA Conference with Exceptional Law Essay

Oluwabusayo Ifonlaja, a 500L Law student at Nile University, emerged in second place in the essay contest held by the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association- (ILA).

Oluwabusayo’s paper was announced as first runner-up during the 6th Annual Conference of the International Law Association(ILA) which was themed “The Role of International Law in the Regulation of New Technologies” held in Lagos, Nigeria.

The International Law Association (ILA) had earlier in February called for submissions of essays from its young members in line with the theme of the conference. Oluwabusayo’s 16-page essay took an analytical and expository approach to the critical role of international law in the regulation of new technologies, torch lighting what new technology entails, the debate over the existence of International IT law, the pros and cons, regulatory methodology, challenges, and proposed solutions to the identified problems.

During the 6th Annual Conference of the International Law Association (ILA), the essay written by Oluwabusayo received an award and was announced first runner-up. The awards were presented to the winners at the conference dinner by The Eminent Chief Bayo Ojo SAN and Dr. Edward Kwakwa Assistant Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, in Lagos. Over 300 people attended the 6th ILA conference, including notable experts, stakeholders, and students of international law.

L-R: Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, ILA President Nigerian Branch; Chief Bayo Ojo SAN, Fmr AGF & Min. of Justice; Oluwabusayo Ifonlaja, Nile University Student; Dr. Edward Kwakwa, Deputy DG at WIPO: Oluwatobiloba Moody, a Director at WIPO at the 6th Annual Conference of the International Law Association, Nigerian Branch.

The Nile University of Nigeria is immensely proud of Oluwabusayo’s achievement in the essay competition, which exemplifies the University’s commitment to academic excellence and the education for impact goals of the Honoris United Universities Network.

Annually, the International Law Association (ILA) Conference in Nigeria brings together legal experts, professors, and students from across the country to address contemporary issues in international law.

A cross section of participants at the 6th ILA Conference, Lagos Nigeria.

Since 1960, Nigerian international lawyers have made significant contributions to the development of international law through publications, practice, and commentaries. Under the leadership of its distinguished President, Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb., the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association seeks to promote the study, elucidation, and advancement of international law, public and private, the study of comparative law, the making of proposals for the solution of conflicts of law, and for the unification of law, the furthering of international understanding of Nigeria’s approach to international law and to promote idea exchange amongst Nigerians interested in the study and practice of international law.


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