Tade Oyewunmi


Dr. Tade Oyewunmi is an Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Energy Law and Policy. His teaching and research activities border on policies and regulation of natural gas and electricity markets, international energy and resources law, decarbonization and energy transitions, energy justice and regulation of network-based industries. Before moving to Vermont in August 2019, Dr. Oyewunmi was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Tulane University Law School’s Center for Energy Law, New Orleans, Louisiana where he led a research project on the integration of renewables in conventional energy markets and taught a seminar on International Energy Investment Projects in the Comparative and International Energy Law Course. He was also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX, USA between 2015 to 2016. He was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), University Eastern Finland between 2013-2018.

Dr. Oyewunmi is the author of 'Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply' (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) and ‘Examining the Role of Regulation in Restructuring and Development of Gas Supply Markets in the United States and the European Union’, Houston Journal of International Law, pp. 191-296 (2018). His other publications comprise book chapters and articles in journals such as the Journal of World Energy Law and Business, International Energy Law Review, and the Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) Journal. Dr. Oyewunmi served as the lead co-author of the Special Issue on "Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets" OGEL 1 (2019) and ‘Natural gas in Nigeria and Tanzania: Can it turn on lights?’ Oxford Energy Forum - Electrifying Africa – Issue 115, pp. 14-20 (September 2018).


  • Doctor of Laws (LLD) in European and International Energy Law at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, Finland, 2017.
  • Master of Laws (LLM) (oil and gas) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2011
  • Qualified as an Attorney (Barrister) and Solicitor in Nigeria, 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2004