Abiodun Michael Olatokun
Fighting to protect human rights.
Fighting to eradicate poverty.
Fighting to entrench social justice.
Fighting to instil the rule of law.
I do my best.
Fighting for a better world
I am a teacher. I bring the rule of law into classrooms across the country and I am a law lecturer at London South Bank University.
I am an activist and charity director working to improve levels of participation in democracy, particularly amongst young people.
I am a lawyer (a trainee barrister) specialising in equality, human rights, employment, technology and public law.
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What do others have to say?
University of Nottingham Volunteer of the Year (2021)
“Michael is one of Nottingham’s most outstanding long-term volunteers and advocates, taking part in a variety of events, communications pieces, and virtual volunteering and advocacy opportunities which have benefitted literally hundreds of students and alumni at the University of Nottingham.”
The University of Nottingham Alumni Team
Guru Nanak Social Mobility Scholarship (2021)
“Mr Olatokun’s essay was excellent and we were impressed with his determination to practise coupled with his motivation for social justice. We were delighted to learn that despite considerable obstacles, he has now secured pupillage at a leading human rights Chambers.” (Please note- I finished second)
Mukhtiar Singh and the Sikh Education Council
Student feedback from my online course (2020)
“I found this course to be very stimulating, wide-ranging and packed with useful information. While all of the instructors were good presenters of useful input I found the style of presentation and content presented by Professor Michael Abiodun Olatokum to be extraordinarily well-done.”
The latest from Abiodun
- Does It Ever Pay To Represent Yourself In Court?The Legal Services Board suggest that 1/10 people in the UK wouldn’t take up the legal services of a solie hoice, and this rises to 20% in the black community. I debunk self-representation with others in this short film forContinue reading “Does It Ever Pay To Represent Yourself In Court?”
- Michael Abiodun Olatokun: From words to action on EDIMuch has been said and written about improving diversity in the charity sector. Now is the time for genuine change. Here are four areas Chairs should reflect on This article was written for the Association of Chairs, an organisation IContinue reading “Michael Abiodun Olatokun: From words to action on EDI”
- School Exclusions and The Rule of LawSchool Exclusions are often used in an unlawful and arbitrary manner. I explain how and why with my colleague Michelle Kamya below. This post was written for, and originally posted on, the Bingham Centre comment page, which I strongly encourageContinue reading “School Exclusions and The Rule of Law”