Following five years of practice in civil litigation specializing in Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, Dr. Mgbeoji enrolled at the graduate programme of Dalhousie University where he graduated, summa cum laude, with an LL.M in 1999. A recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal for the highest academic standing at the graduate level in Dalhousie University, Dr. Mgbeoji undertook his doctoral research in Patent Law, graduating, summa cum laude, in 2001. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Mgbeoji has won numerous academic awards, scholarships and fellowships including the Killam Scholarship and the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft Award. Prior to joining Osgoode Hall Law School in July 2003, Dr. Mgbeoji taught Intellectual Property, Torts, and Advanced Seminar in Patents at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Mgbeoji's teaching and research interests are in Patent Law, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, International Law on the Use of Force, International Environmental Law, Biotechnology and Law, Comparative Intellectual Property Law, Indigenous Peoples, and Anthropology. Dr. Mgbeoji has authored one book, Collective Insecurity: The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, & Global Order (UBC Press, 2003) and has co-authored another book, Environmental Law in Developing Countries: Selected Issues. His third book on Patents and Indigenous Peoples will be published in 2004. He is in addition, a consultant to the Environmental Law Center of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Dr. Mgbeoji is currently working on a treatise on Canadian Patent Law. EDUCATION: LL.B (Hons) Nig., B.L. (Lagos), LL.M (summa cum laude) (Dalhousie), J.S.D. (summa cum laude) (Dalhousie).

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