Monday, September 11, 2017

Professor Ewelukwa Publishes Chapter in New International Food Law Book

Professor Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile's chapter, Food Law and Policy in Africa: Emerging Legal Framework, Key Issues, Major Gaps and Challenges was published in a text book, International Food Law and Policy, eds. Gabriela Steier, Gabriela, Kiran Patel, Kiran.

This unique textbook considers food law & policy issues throughout the world, providing an interdisciplinary focus and bringing together experts from many countries.

We are fortunate to have Professor Ewelukwa, an internationally recognized professor and scholar, teaching in our LL.M. Program. She teaches two courses in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law that she created, Right to Food and Business, Human Rights & Corporate Social Responsibility.




Professor Ewelukwa is an active member of the American Bar Association Section on International Law (ABA-SIL) and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Committee on Investment & Development, the Vice-Chair of the International Intellectual Property Rights Committee, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility of the association.

Professor Ewelukwa is also an active member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Interest Group and the Co-Chair of the Africa Interest Group of ASIL. Professor Ewelukwa is the Secretary General of the African Society of International Law.

Professor Ewelukwa's scholarship focuses particularly on international investment law and arbitration, business and human rights, China-Africa trade and investment relations, as well as the intersection of intellectual property law and human rights. Professor Ewelukwa’s articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Michigan Journal of International Law, Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, University of Miami Law Review, Transnational Dispute Management, among others.

Professor Ewelukwa is on the Advisory Board of the African Journal of Legal Studies, is on the Editorial Board of Law Digest, Africa’s Premier Law Journal, and is part of the Editorial Team of the Africa International Legal Awareness Blog. For four years (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) she has served as the Editor of The Year In Review for the International Investment & Development Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. She has also served as the Editor of The Year In Review for the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Professor Ewelukwa has received numerous awards and fellowships in recognition of her work. Past awards include: Outstanding 2014 Year-in-Review (YIR) Award from the American Bar Association Section of International Law (for the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee’s Year in Review that she edited and co-authored), the 2009 Human Rights Essay Award from the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and a fellowship award from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

Professor Ewelukwa holds the following academic degrees:   LL.B. (Nigeria); LL.M. (London); LL.M. (Harvard); S.J.D. (Harvard).

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