School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5601
Professor of Law
LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.
Phone: (479) 575-5283
Professor Uche Ewelukwa joined the School of Law faculty in 2001 to teach in the areas of intellectual property law and international law. She also teaches business and commercial torts; international trade law; international business transactions; and a special seminar on terrorism, national security, and human rights.
Professor Ewelukwa graduated in the top 1 percent of her class with a law degree from the University of Nigeria. She went on to earn a diploma in International and Comparative Human Rights Law from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. She later earned her LL.M. in international business law from University College London and another LL.M. degree in international law from Harvard Law School. In spring 2003, she earned her doctorate (S.J.D.) from Harvard University. She was also selected as one of five 2003 Carnegie Council fellows by the Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs.
Professor Ewelukwa has an extensive and impressive record of publications, professional service, and teaching. She has taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, DePaul University College of Law, and American University of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work, including an Orville Shell International Human Rights Fellowship from Human Rights Watch, the largest human rights organization in the United States, and a fellowship award from the Albert Einstein Institution for Non-Violent Sanctions.
- Winner, 2010 Call for Paper Award, South East Association of Law Schools
- Winner, 2009 Human Rights Essay Award, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington, D.C.
- Diploma, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, 2009
- Fellow, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, 2003-2004
Recent Speeches and Presentations
Chair, Panel on "Foreign Investment in Land: Legal Implications," 6th TRAPCA Conference 2011 on the theme "Foreign Land Acquisition in Africa: Implications for Trade, Investment and Development Policies," Arusha, Tanzania, 24-25 November 2011.
Speaker, "Intellectual Property Rights and Women: Strategies for Navigating Domestic and International Law," Organization of Women in International Trade, Arkansas Chapter, September 17, 2011.
Speaker, "Choosing and Protecting Your Brand in the Global Economy," Brown Bag Event, Arkansas World Trade Center, Fayetteville, AR, April 20, 2011.
Roundtable Participant, "Trade and Investments in Africa," 105th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), Washington, DC, March 23-26, 2011.
Presenter, "Intellectual Property Law and Public Health," WIPO/UNITAR Workshop on Intellectual Property, New York, New York, 23-24 February 2011.
"South-South Trade and Investment: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -- African Perspectives," 20(2) Minnesota Journal of International Law 513-587 (2011).
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Child Today: Progress or Problems?" 25(1) American University International Law Review 37 (2010).
"Trade, Empires and Subjects: China-Africa Trade: A New Fair Trade Arrangement Or The Third Scramble For Africa?" 41(2) Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 505 (2008).
"Trade, Aid and Human Rights: China's Africa Policy in Perspective" in The Dynamics of Trade: Law and Economics 265-284 (Sylvia M. Kierkegaard, ed., 2008).
"Posthumous Children, Hegemonic Human Rights and the Dilemma of Reform: Conversations Across Cultures," 19 (2) Hastings Women Law Journal 211 (2008).
"Litigating the Rights of Street Children in Domestic and International Fora: Trends, Options, Barriers and Breakthroughs," 9 Yale Hum. Rights & Dev. L. J. 87 (2006).