B.A., Ph.D., F.R.Hist.S., F.B.A., F.R.S.E.
Professor Robin Law has degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham. He joined the Department in 1972 having held posts at the universities of Lagos and Birmingham.
He was a Visiting Fellow at the Rijksuniverseit Leiden 1993-94, and a Visiting Professor at York University, Canada, 1996-97 and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2000-01.
He was promoted to a Personal Chair in 1993, and recently retired in 2009.
He also holds honorary posts at the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool, and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University, Toronto.
His distinctions include election as a Fellow of the British Academy (2000) and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2002), and the Distinguished Africanist Award of the African Studies Association of the UK (2010).