Dr. Ifeolu John Koni is a Senior Lecturer and Technical Aid Corps (TAC) Volunteer deployed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria, to the School of Law, Kampala International University (KIU), Kampala, Uganda. Formerly Acting Head, Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria, Dr Koni obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Nigeria, with Second Class Honours (Upper Division).
He also obtained the Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees in Law from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His MPhil Degree in Law at OAU, Ile-Ife, was obtained with Distinction. He is a recipient of six academic laurels, including the Honourable Justice Mustapha Akanbi Prize for being the Overall Best Graduating Student in his set at Unilorin (Nigeria). He is the author of Appreciating Criminal law in Nigeria, Introduction to Criminal Law in Uganda, and (co) author of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory in Nigeria. Currently the Editor-in-Chief of Kampala International University Law Journal (KIULJ), Dr. Koni has published numerous articles in learned journals nationally and internationally.
He has also supervised many graduate and undergraduate students in different branches of the Law. He has taught the following courses across universities in Nigeria and Uganda: Criminal Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Law of Evidence, Law of Contract, Equity and Trust, Research Methods, Criminal Liability, and International Financial Law & Practice (at master’s level).
The pioneering coordinator, postgraduate programmes at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Dr Koni cut his legal teeth at the expensive law firm of Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN & Co, where he worked as a legal practitioner and consultant for about five years before migrating to academic. His areas of specialization include; Criminal Law and Justice, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory and the Law of Evidence. A journalist turned lawyer and native of Idanre, Ondo State, South West Nigeria, Dr Koni is married to Adepeju Anike and their union is blessed with wonderful children. His hobbies include reading, writing and listening to worship songs.
Best Final Year Student in the Faculty of Law,University of Ilorin
Overall Best Final Year Student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin