Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji
Following five years of practice specialising in commercial litigation and intellectual property law, Prof. Mgbeoji studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada), where he received an LLM (cum laude) in 1999 and received the Canadian Governor-General's Gold Medal for the highest academic standing at graduate level. Mgbeoji went on to complete a PhD at Dalhousie, in Patent Law, graduating (cum laude) in 2001. Mgbeoji has won numerous other academic awards, including the Killam Scholarship and the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft Award. His teaching and research interests are in Patent Law, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, International Law on Use of Force, International Environmental Law, Biotechnology Law, Comparative Intellectual Property Law, Indigenous Peoples, and Anthropology.Mgbeoji is the author of two books – Collective Insecurity: The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism and Global Order (2003, UBC Press, Vancouver) and Global Biopiracy: Patents, Plants and Indigenous Knowledge (2006, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY) – and a joint author of Environmental Law in Developing Countries: Selected Issues (2001, IUCN, Geneva). Prior to joining Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto in July 2003, Mgbeoji taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. In addition to his present position at York University, Mgbeoji is also a lawyer with Blackfriars LLP in Lagos.