Dr Foluke Adebisi
Dr Foluke Ifejola Adebisi is an Associate Professor at the Law School, University of Bristol whose scholarship focuses on decolonial thought in legal education and its intersection with a history of changing ideas of the 'human.'
Associate Professor in LawUniversity of Bristol Law School
Foluke holds an LL.M with Distinction from Lancaster University in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Her Ph.D, was also completed at Lancaster University. She has a background in legal practice and NGO work.
At Lancaster University, she taught Contract, Employment Law, Criminal Law, Evidence and English Legal Systems and Methods.
She currently teaches Contract Law (both undergraduate and postgraduate), Foundations of Business Law as well as Law and Race. She has also taught on Law of Tort, Rich Law Poor Law as well as Health Law and the Body.
She is the founder and Director of Forever Africa Conference and Events - FACE.
She writes about law, Africa, pedagogy and life in general at Foluke's African Skies.
Law, Africa, African studies, pedagogy, the Higher Education structure, decolonial thought, decolonisation movements, race and gender, legal history, socio-legal theory
What Is Legal Education For?
- Chapter in a book
Law, Technology and Humans
- Chapter in a book
Encyclopedia of Law and Development
- Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Journal of the British Academy
I am a teacher of law, committed to exploring diversity in the content, process and structure of education, especially legal education. I explore the links between power structures, knowledge production, knowledge transmission and inequalities in (global) society. Nowhere is the association between law and society more overt than in legal education. Understanding the postcolonial nature of law helps us trace better connections between race and postcolonial coloniality and the enduring legacy of postcolonial law. European law (as inherited and adopted) has a long history of dispossession and separation. This history lives on in themes of globalisation and development and we run the risk of entrenching, reiterating and reproducing dominant epistemologies in our use and study of law. I explore these ideas by researching legal education in HEIs and encouraging accurate study of the Global South. Systems rise and fall on similar ideologies which impact educational outcomes, employment, and quality of life, for people (especially for women) of colour. Teaching should change the world. I teach for the world I want to see.