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Uchenna Jerome Orji

Assistant Professor

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Uchenna Jerome Orji
Interim Chair, Department of Private and Business Law, School of Law.
 
Uchenna is an Attorney admitted to the Nigerian Bar. He holds an LL.B (Hons.) degree from the University of Nigeria, an LL.M from the University of Ibadan, with a specialization in cybersecurity and information technology law, and a Ph.D. in Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, with a specialization in telecommunications law.
 
He is the author of Cybersecurity Law and Regulation (2012), International Telecommunications Law and Policy (2018), and Telecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria (2018), in addition to over 70 peer-reviewed papers on cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications regulation, and other aspects of the law. His articles have appeared in Journal of African Law; Computer Law & Security Review; Commonwealth Law Bulletin; Computer Law Review International; Computer and Telecommunications Law Review; International Data Privacy Law; Journal of World Investment & Trade; Tilburg Law Review; Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology; Environmental Policy and Law; Latin American Journal of Trade Policy; International Journal of Criminal Justice; Defence Against Terrorism Review; and the OPEC Energy Review, amongst others. He is a recipient of a national award (the Dangote Prize) for the best overall essay in the fourth edition of the Nigerian Ships & Ports National Essay Competition.
 
Uchenna has a strong research background on cybersecurity and telecommunications law and regulation in Africa. He is a Fellow of the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP) at the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime in Kampala, Uganda, and has worked as an expert for the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth, the Dutch Government and the Government of Nigeria’s Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. In 2016, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) appointed him as the resource person/professor of cybersecurity law and policy for the 2016 African Cybersecurity Governance Institute in Dakar, Senegal. He has acted as an external Ph.D. assessor and also acts as a peer reviewer for several top international journals. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Nigeria.

Cybersecurity Law, Cybercrime Law, Data Protection Law, Information Technology Law, Telecommunications Law and Commercial Law.

Law and New Technologies

Intellectual Property Law

Commercial Law

Telecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2018) 640 pages. ISBN: (10): 1-5275-0675-4; ISBN: (13): 978-1-5275-0675-6.
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International Telecommunications Law and Policy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2018) 425 pages. ISBN: (10): 1-5275-0836-6; ISBN: (13): 978-1-5275-0836-1.
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Cybersecurity Law and Regulation (Wolf Legal Publishers: The Netherlands, 2012), 678 pages. ISBN: 978905850577.
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Moving Beyond Criminal Law Responses to Cybersecurity Governance in Africa’, International Journal of Criminal Justice, (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 60-98. (Korea Institute of Criminology).
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‘The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act and GATT Treaty Obligations: On a Path of Harmony or Discord?’, Latin American Journal of Trade Policy, (2020), Vol.3, Issue 7, pp.56-80 (Institute of International Studies, University of Chile: Chile).
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‘Assessing Legal and Policy Responses to Boko Haram’s Terrorism in Nigeria’, Defense Against Terrorism Review (2019), Vol. 12, pp.59-84 (NATO Center of Excellence for Defence Against Terrorism: Turkey).
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‘An Inquiry into the Legal Status of the ECOWAS Cybercrime Directive and the Implications of its Obligations for Member States, published in the Computer Law & Security Review (2019), Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp.1-16 (Elsevier Ltd: United Kingdom).
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‘A Review of the ECOWAS Cybercrime Directive: Analysis of ICT Offences with the Budapest Convention, Computer Law Review International (2019) Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 40-53 (Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG: Germany).
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‘Protecting Consumers from Cybercrimes in the Banking and Financial Sector: An Analysis of the Legal Response in Nigeria’, Tilburg Law Review (2019) Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp.105-124. (University of Tilburg: The Netherlands/Ubiquity Press Ltd: United Kingdom).
‘The Nigerian Oil and Gas Local Content Regime and Its (Non-) Compliance with the Trims Agreement’, Afe Babalola University Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy (2018) Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp.152-186. (Afe Babalola University: Ado Ekiti, Nigeria).
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‘The African Union Convention on Cybersecurity: A Regional Response towards Cyber Stability?’, Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology (2018) Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp.91-130 (Masaryk University: Czech Republic).
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‘Towards the Harmonization of E-commerce Laws in West Africa: A Comparative Analysis of the ECOWAS Electronic Transactions Act’, International Company and Commercial Law Review (2018) Vol. 29, Issue 6, 373-391 (Sweet and Maxwell: London).
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‘Promoting Technology Transfers in Nigeria’s Extractive Industries: A Review of the Legal Regime, the Challenges, and Proposals for Responses’, Journal of World Trade and Investment (2018) Vol. 19 No. 2, pp.248-292 (Brill: The Hague, Netherlands).
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    ‘Towards the Regional Harmonization of Ecommerce Regulation in Africa: A Comparative Analysis of the AU’s ecommerce Regime’, Computer Law Review International (2018) Vol.  19, Issue 1, pp.12-22 (Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG: Germany) (2018) Vol.  19, Issue 1, pp.12-22 (Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG: Germany)
Fellow of the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP) at the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime in Kampala.