DPhil Student recognised in 2022 Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Awards

Published on
Tuesday 7 June 2022
Race & Ethics

Congratulations to Wolfson DPhil Student, Mary Adeyemo who was awarded a highly commended Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award.

Mary receives the award for her work enhancing opportunities for school students from under-privileged backgrounds to access higher education and to enter the legal profession. She is a member of the HeLEX (Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies) at the Oxford Faculty of Law and her research focuses on the intersection of health law and technologies in Africa with the hope of advancing the healthcare systems in Africa. She founded a project, CareerCarrierz, which, amongst other things, supports indigent students in Nigeria with resources to study and take local and global opportunities as well as organising tech classes for teenagers, empowering them to explore tech opportunities at a young age.

Mary is a legal practitioner with over three years of extensive legal experience in Nigeria. She also has experience advising local and international clients as a member of a tier-1 law firm (ranked as a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Nigeria by the IFLR1000) with proven expertise in health/medical law, medical negligence, dispute resolution, intellectual property law and corporate law. She graduated as the best graduating law student and a first-class graduate of Afe Babalola university, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria in 2017; amongst other prizes and was called to the Nigerian Bar (the largest Bar in Africa) in 2018.