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Dr. Tade Oyewunmi is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Law, ND, US, where he teaches Oil and Gas Law, Property, Energy & Mining Law, and International Business Transactions. 


Before joining UND, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he taught Energy and International Business Transactions, Sustainable Business Law, and Air Pollution. He was also an Assistant Professor and Senior Energy Research Fellow at Vermont Law School.


Dr. Oyewunmi has led or engaged in several research projects as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center; and Tulane University Law School's Center for Energy Law, LA. At Tulane, he taught seminars on international cross-border energy projects. Tade's works include co-editing the handbook on Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry, Hart Publishing (2020), and authoring the book Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply (Wolters Kluwer International, 2018).


He is an Associate Editor of the Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) Journal, a Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Climate Law and Policy Journal, and an Associate Member of the Institute for Energy Law at the Center for American and International Law.


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Certifications and Licenses

Berkeley Law Executive Education, July 2021 

Educational Qualifications:

Doctor of Laws (LLD) (International Energy Law & Policy)

  • University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, Finland, 2017.

Master of Laws (LL.M) (oil and gas)

  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2011

Qualified as an Attorney (Barrister and Solicitor) in Nigeria,

  • Nigerian Law School, 2005

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2004

Teaching & Specialties

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Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World:

  • Understanding energy systems and technologies

  • Developing energy resources - electricity, natural gas, wind, solar, hydrogen, etc.​

  • Energy justice and the energy trilemma

  • International energy projects 

  • Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

  • Energy projects and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Economic regulation in gas and electricity markets 

Oil and Gas Development + Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Issues

  • oil and gas licensing and contracts

  • oil and gas production and environmental, health and safety regulation

  • pipelines and the environment

  • pipelines and security of energy supply

  • international oil and gas transactions 

Scholarship and Research Interests:

  • Law and policy framework for energy and natural resources development

  • Energy market reforms and restructuring

  • Corporate Governance 

  • International Investment Protection

  • Energy & International Transactions

  • Economic approaches to law and regulation

  • Universal energy access and economic development 

  • Dispute resolution  

  • Energy security and reliability

  • Equity and regulatory issues in energy transitions and decarbonization

  • Applied and Interdisciplinary Research

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