Jumoke Oduwole was born in Lagos State, Nigeria where she completed her primary and secondary education. In 1998, she graduated with a LL.B degree in Law from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. She holds a LL.M degree in Commercial law which she obtained from the University of Cambridge in 2000 as a DFID-Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholar. In 2007, Jumoke graduated from Stanford University where she received a Masters degree in International Legal Studies and later a doctorate degree in International Trade and Development from the same institution. In 2000, Jumoke had a stint with FCMB Capital Markets as an investment banker until 2003. In 2004, she got employed as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Lagos where she currently serves as a member of the senate committee and as a researcher. In 2012, Jumoke was selected to attend the BMW Foundation Europe-Africa Young Leaders Forum. Her interest in youth development-related issues led her to the co-founding of an NGO called “No Limit” with the view of inspiring and imparting leadership values in Nigerian youths. She was also selected as an associate fellow by the African Leadership Institute for the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship in 2013. In January 2016, Jumoke was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment.