Uche Ewelukwa
Scholar in Residence

Professor Uche Ewelukwa holds the E. J. Ball Endowed Chair at the University of Arkansas School of Law and is a member of the faculty of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the law school. Her teaching, research, and scholarship focuses on international investment law, international dispute settlement, agriculture and food law, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property law as well as technology and the law. 

Professor Ewelukwa was recently elected a lifetime member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations. She is on the Editorial Advisory Committee of International Legal Materials, a publication of the American Society of International Law, and serves as a book review editor for The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals. She is an active member of the American society of International Law and the American Bar Association Section of International law and has held leadership positions in both organizations. She is the immediate past Secretary General of the African Society of International Law. Professor Ewelukwa has taught at numerous universities around the world and is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her work. 

Professor Ewelukwa is widely published; her articles and essays, many grounded in political theory and history, have appeared in numerous refereed and policy-oriented journals. She is currently completing two books: Legal Aspects of China-Africa Trade and Investment (forthcoming, from Oxford University Press) and Business and Human Rights in Africa (forthcoming, from Routledge). er most-recent short essays include ‘Will Washington Ever Get Around to Regulating Artificial Intelligence?’ Jurist (10 January 2022) and ‘Businesses and the EU’s Proposed ‘Artificial Intelligence Act’: Major Points of Controversy,’ Jurist (17 December 2021).

Professor Ewelukwa is currently focused on two strands of research. One strand of research is focused on the legalization and regulatory hardening of corporate social responsibility in diverse jurisdictions and in international legal instruments. A second strand of research is focused on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly agricultural AI, for international law, global governance, and sustainable development. Professor Ewelukwa is the founder, convenor and host of ‘Patent Bootcamp for Women and Minorities in STEM’, a community service project for individuals and small businesses in Arkansas.


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