Aare Afe Babalola has had over 51 years experience as a legal practitioner. His chambers have trained more than 1,000 lawyers, producing 15 Senior Advocates for Nigeria. In 2009 he set up the Afe Bablola University.
After completing a first degree, a Bsc in Economics, with the University of London International Programmes, he then studied for and was awarded. In 1963, Aare Afe Bablola was called to the Bar in England and went on to become a registered member of the Lincolns Inn, London as well as the Bar of England and Wales.
Previous to the establishment of his eponymous University he made a substantial contribution to higher education in Nigeria as the Pro-Chancellor of Lagos University, a position he held from 2001-2007.
Aare Afe Babalola was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa in March 2015.