Urban Speaks Luncheon Series

Urban Speaks Luncheon Series


Our upcoming event featuring Dr. Ruth Okediji has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date in 2017. Please check back for details.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Who Should Attend?

Small to mid-size business leaders and owners, university staff, faculty and students, legal professionals, educators will benefit from this world class opportunity! If you don’t fit into one of these categories, we invite you to attend anyways!

Current legal professionals will be able to receive CLE credit for attendance provided by our partner, The University of Akron School of Law. When registering, please check the “I am requesting CLE credit”.

Dr. Ruth Okediji

Dr. Okediji is an internationally recognized legal scholar in the field of intellectual property rights.  Her scholarship focuses on issues of innovation policy, economic development, and global knowledge governance in the context of international institutions and public international law.

Professor Okediji has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for her research and professional service and is regularly cited for her work on IP-related issues in developing and least-developed countries. Furthermore, she has served as a policy advisor on the impact of IP protection on development goals for many governments and inter-governmental organizations.

Dr. Okediji has also served as a consultant for the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, the U.N. Development Program, and the World Intellectual Property Organization and has directed research and technical assistance projects in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean.

A graduate of the University of Jos (LL.B.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., S.J.D.), Professor Okediji is licensed to practice law in New York and Minnesota.


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