Ayoyemi Lawal-Arowolo is a professor of law in the School of Law & Security Studies, Babcock University. She obtained her law degree from Lagos State University (LASU) and was called to the bar in 1999. After practicing law briefly, she proceeded to the US where she obtained her LL.M from Indiana University – Indianapolis and Ph.D from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

She was one of the pioneer staff at the Nigerian Copyright Institute, the research and training arm of Nigerian Copyright Commission and she subsequently taught in the Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University. She has several years of teaching, research and consulting experience with focus on intellectual property rights, industrial law and privacy and data protection. She has written in peer-review journals, book chapters, edited books and books.

She was a research fellow in Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK in 2018.