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About Dr. Folake Tafita

Dr. Folake Tafita is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan. She currently hold a PhD Degree in Law, aside from other relevant qualifications to the teaching of Health Law, policy, and management.  She had my Master’s Degree LLM in Reproductive and Sexual Health Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada.  Prior to my legal education, andobtained a Diploma in Nursing from the School of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan.

She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1995 after attending the Nigerian Law School. She is a law teacher, clinician, and researcher with over 20 years of experience, teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate students. She has a progressive experience in teaching and research in the following areas; sexual reproductive health, medical law, health law and ethics, medical jurisprudence, and the law of torts. 

As a clinician with the Women’s Law Clinic, University of Ibadan, She has participated actively in the teaching and entrenching of clinical legal education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In collaboration with other clinicians, we have engaged in the community and social justice advocacy carried out research and other advocacy works that have influenced and informed policy change in laws affecting women and children in Nigeria. She is currently working on draft legislation for the regulation of Traditional and faith-based maternal health care in Nigeria which aims o proffer a means to reducing the high rate of maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Her research publications and teachings over the years have covered Reproductive and Sexual Health Law, Clinical Legal Education, International Humanitarian Law,  Health Law and Policy, Women and Children’s Rights, Research Ethics, and Human experimentation. She has presented her research works at both local and international conferences, some of which have appeared in international journals. She is also a member of many learned societies.

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