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About Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire

Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire is an alumna of Columbia University, School of Law, New York. She received a Masters degree focusing on Human Rights, International law and Securities Regulation. She received her first degree in law from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors) and graduated top of her class in 2004. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2005 and worked as an Associate in one of the largest Firms in Lagos. Her areas of specialization include Intellectual Property, Human Rights, International law, and commercial practices. She is a member of several bodies including the American Bar Association, Columbia University Amnesty International, the Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediator’s the Nigerian Bar Association and International House New York. She was an Assistant Editor of Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and sat on the board of Columbia University Amnesty International.


Present Columbia University, School of Law, Columbia University

Research Interests

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Securities, and Human Rights

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