About the April 2023 Alumnus
Our alumnus of the month is Ayomide Gbolahan, an award-winning Associate at the law firm of Adebayo Adegbite & Co. Ayomide is the current chairman of the Forum of Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School (2021/2022 set). As an undergraduate, he held several elected positions including President, Justice Chambers, and Chairman, Law Students’ Oratory and Litigation Society. Since leaving Lead City University, Ayomide has distinguished himself professionally and has continued to demonstrate great passion for the law profession, particularly in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Lead City University is proud to have had a part in the development of this passionate young Lawyer and we look forward with excitement to the great feats yet ahead of him. As we do all our great Alumni, we wish Ayomide the very best in his career, and we look forward to the time when he will return to give back to the future generation of LCU-trained lawyers.
- Full Name: Ayomide Gbolahan
- Course of Study: LAW
- Graduation Year: 2019
- Current Professional Title: Associate
- Name of Employer (or indicate self-employed, retired): Adebayo Adegbite & Co
- Phone: 09068079272
- Whatsapp/Telegram: 09068079272
- LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayomide-gbolahan-aicmc-aiar-acihrsm-686029b9"/>Ayomide Gbolahan
- Whatsapp/Telegram: 09068079272
Personal Career Statement
I am a law graduate of Lead City University who now works as an Associate at Adebayo Adegbite & Co. I am from Atisbo local government in Oyo State, Nigeria. As an undergraduate in Lead City University’s Faculty of Law, I served as the President of Justice Chambers and pioneer Chairman of the Law Students’ Oratory and Litigation Society; I am currently the Chairman of the Forum of Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School. I am an enthusiastic and result driven legal practitioner who is interested in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, IP and Tech Law. In recognition of my outstanding leadership performance, I have received several awards including a Presidential award by the Law Students’ Association, Lead City University in 2019 among others. I am a member of various professional bodies both inside and outside Nigeria, including the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), International Law Association (ILA), Institute of ADR Registrars (IAR), Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Chartered Institute of Human Resources and Strategic Management (CIHRSM,) and International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, among others.
I am relentless about growing and creating value. Aside from the legal profession, my other interests include volunteering, writing, traveling, assisting less-privileged children and listening to music.
Q1: Why did you choose to study at LCU?
I was impressed with the environment.
Q2: What is your favourite memory of LCU; a class, a lecturer, an activity or an experience?
My favorite lecturer was Dr. Olu Ojedokun. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law when I was a student. Memories of his lectures and his mentorship linger till today.
Q3: What have you done since graduating from LCU?
I am now a trained lawyer with different professional certifications.
Q4: What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I am an Associate at Adebayo Adegbite & Co. I currently work in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.
Q5: How did your education at LCU help you get to where you are now?
I met lots of wonderful people while at Lead City University, many of whom are my friends and colleagues today. I participated in many extracurricular activities like moot court and mock competitions outside the school which prepared me adequately for the work environment. I am indeed proud that I finished from Lead City University.
Q6: What advice would you give to prospective students of LCU?
Hard work pays! Put in a lot of hard work so that you can to get into a great university like Lead City University and the world will be at your disposal.
Q7: What advice would you give to LCU’s current students?
Don’t just dream it, do it, and do it well. Use all the opportunities you are presented at Lead City University to develop and prepare yourself for life after University.
Q8: Mention one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments since graduating from LCU.
I became a Fellow at the age of 24. I am a member of International Law Association.
Q9: If you had it to do all over again, would you still choose LCU?
Yes, I would. I love the opportunities I got while I was there.
Q10: If the opportunity presents itself, will you be happy to support the University or other LCU Alumni?
Yes, I am a proud alumnus