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Professor Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile Joins Haub Law as a Visiting Professor, Bringing Expertise in International Law and Business Law


The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Professor Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile will be a Visiting Professor with the Law School for the Spring 2023 semester. While at Haub Law, she will be teaching Corporations and International Business Transactions.

Professor Ofodile is the E.J. Ball Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law (Arkansas Law) in Fayetteville, AR where she teaches in the intellectual property law, international law, food law, and business law fields. Additionally, she is an affiliated Professor of African and African-American Studies and with the Department of Political Science at the University of Arkansas William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Ofodile is a lifetime member of the Council of Foreign Relations and an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of Financial Law in Hong Kong. From 2021-2022 she was a Senior Fellow of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Professor Ofodile also held the Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor at Arkansas Law from 2014 to 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile to Haub Law as a Visiting Professor,” said Horace E. Anderson, Jr., Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. “Professor Ofodile’s expertise in the law of international business will bring a unique and broadened perspective to our students at Haub Law. When we have a Visiting Professor with diverse experience like that of Professor Ofodile, the entire law school community benefits from it.”

Professor Ofodile has published widely in top journals where her scholarship focuses on international law and human rights, intellectual property law, as well as business, corporate and commercial law. She is currently completing two books under contract: Legal Aspects of China-Africa Trade and Investment (OUP) and Business and Human Rights in Africa (Routledge). Professor Ofodile has advised numerous governments, international organizations, and businesses on issues relating to international trade and investment, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, food security and corporate social responsibility.

An active member in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, Professor Ofodile has held numerous leadership positions and also in the American Society of International Law. She is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of International Legal Materials, a publication of the American Society of International Law, is a book review editor for The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, a leading peer-reviewed journal on international adjudication, and is the Deputy Head of Research & Documentation Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association Women Forum. She also serves as a Blog Moderator for the African Arbitration Association and from 2013 – 2016 served as the Secretary General of the African Society of International Law.

Professor Ofodile has been featured in Law360 (‘Breaking IP Barriers’) and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including awards from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, Harvard University, the Albert Einstein Institution, the Women’s Giving Circle (University of Arkansas), the British Council, and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (Nigeria).

Professor Ofodile earned her LLB at the University of Nigeria, her LLM in International Business Law at the University College London, an LLM at Harvard Law School, and her SJD at Harvard Law School.



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