John Adenitire



John joined Birmingham Law School as a Lecturer in September 2018. Prior to this, he was an AHRC-DTP funded PhD student at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College) where he was also the Chair of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project for two years. He has an LLB from the School of Law, University of Birmingham and a MJur (Master's by Research degree) from the Law School, University of Durham. He has carried out research work at UCL’s Constitution Unit, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Commission on a Bill of Rights. 

Research interests

His current research focuses on the right to exemption for religious and non-religious conscientious objectors from a wide variety of legal obligations, especially anti-discrimination norms. More generally, his research and teaching interests lie in the fields of public law, legal theory, comparative public law, and law and religion.


PhD in Law, University of Cambridge (2015 – 2018)

Visiting Research Fellow, Yale Law School, The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights (September 2016)

MJur, University of Durham (2011-2012) 

LLB,  University of Birmingham (2007-2010)