Congratulations are in order for AML reader, subscriber, and fellow Entertainment Lawyer Iredumare Opeyemi who just earned a Masters of Law (LLM), from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
To earn his degree, Opeyemi studied, researched and delivered a term paper on e-commerce (electronic contracts and intermediary liability), intellectual property law, privacy, crime, and security and internet governance modules, among other things. He also completed a 1,500 word dissertation on data theft and data breach.
While Opeyemi began his studies in 2015 and concluded his academic requirements in 2017, he was unable to walk the stage and receive his degree due, according to him, “a very hectic work schedule with Transnet’s Boomplay Nigeria” that conflicted with graduation.
Two years later, he officially graduated on November 1, 2019, and walked the stage to receive his hard earned and well-deserved degree.
“I am happy I added this to my knowledge base, and I look forward to changing lives positively with it,” said Opeyemi to AML on what the degree meant to him.
I too am very happy for him. I also have a keen interest in internet law and policy, and actually teach a ‘Social Media Law & Ethics’ course at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, that cover many of the topics Opeyemi had to study to earn his degree. In addition, Internet law and policy is indeed very cutting edge and dynamic and the future looks very exciting with lawyers like Opeyemi at the forefront of Africa’s own movement.
Opeyemi now has his eyes set on obtaining a Ph.D. in cyberpsychology i.e. a focus on human interaction within and with the digital economy.