Bolanle Oyekan
Bolanle Oyekan
Doctoral student

Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa


Bolanle Oyekan decided to pursue a doctoral program in law after over a decade of practicing Corporate Commercial Law in Lagos, Nigeria.

She obtained a master’s in law from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria where her thesis focus was on examining Legal and Sundry Moral Implications of In Vitro Fertilization. The research spurred her interest in studying international legal mechanisms for the practice of in vitro fertilization in Sub Saharan Africa.

The faculty of law of the University of Ottawa has a dedicated Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Policy with a team of astute scholars from different areas of Health law. Vanessa Gruben her thesis supervisor has one of her interests in Legal Regulation of various aspects of Assisted Human Reproduction which is the direction of the Research Bolanle commenced in the fall of 2019.

Bolanle is also interested in developing her language proficiencies in French and this serves as a wonderful opportunity at the University which is bilingual. For Bolanle, it’s a journey ahead, but she is excited that she would love the experience at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.