Prof Taiwo, Elijah Adewale is a Research Associate in the Department of Public Law, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port-Elizabeth, South Africa. In his home university in Nigeria, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Law. He obtained his Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa where he compared the right to education in South Africa and Nigeria. Prof Taiwo trained in Nigeria at the famous Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State where he had three law degrees namely, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree, Master of Laws (LLM) degree and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with Second Class (Upper Division) in 2007, 1998 and 1993 respectively. He is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Between 2011 and 2012, Prof Taiwo was a Research Fellow of the European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS). He utilized the Fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar, the Netherlands. He was
 also a Fellow of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal in 2010. Between August and December, 2006, Prof Taiwo was a Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa under the MacArthur Foundation Grant to the University of Ibadan. 
He is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigeria Association of Law Teachers (NALT), and Academic Staff of the Nigerian Universities (ASUU). Apart from his current post as the Dean of Law at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria, he had previously held other high administrative offices such as Head of Department, Sub-Dean of the Faculty, Faculty Postgraduate Coordinator, among others at the current and previous working places such as the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Prof Taiwo is well-travelled and has published widely as his papers have appeared in many countries such as Australia, Germany, India, Nigeria, Malawi, Senegal, South Africa, the Netherlands, Uganda, UK, USA, among others.