Michael Olatokun

head of public and youth engagement, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law; lecturer in Law, London South Bank University

As Head of Public and Youth Engagement at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Michael leads an international programme teaching young people about human rights and democracy. He is also a Lecturer in Law at London South Bank University, where he teaches the Law of Torts. 

An experienced community organiser, he has led voter registration projects that have successfully registered hundreds of thousands of voters. He was awarded a fee-waving membership of the Royal Society of the Arts for this success.

Michael has advised a number of public bodies in the education sector; he has worked for the Office for Students, HEFCE and the QAA. He was selected as a subject pilot panellist in Year 3 Pilot of the Teaching Excellence Framework, developing and refining metrics for the assessment of Business and Law programmes in higher education institutions. In his second year in that role, Michael was made the Chair of that Committee

Michael has been a trustee of four charities and is currently a board member of the Diana Award and Law for Life. Michael will be called to the bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2021.