Ubaka Ogbogu, LLB, BL, LLM, SJD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Email
uogbogu@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9055
Address
431 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Health Law Law and Biotechnology Law and Science Policy Biomedical Law Bioethics Public Health Law and Policy Medical Malpractice Law Torts Legal History of Medicine


About

Ubaka Ogbogu is an Associate Professor in the Faculties of Law and Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Katz Research Fellow in Health Law and Science Policy, at the University of Alberta. Dr. Ogbogu is a recipient of the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations Distinguished Academic Early Career Award and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow (2020). He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Toronto, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Alberta and undergraduate degrees in law from the University of Benin, Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School. Ogbogu’s scholarly work is focused broadly on the ethical, legal and societal implications of novel and emerging biotechnologies and associated research. His publications have explored a diverse range of issues in this field, including the ethical and legal issues associated with stem cell research, gene and engineered cell therapies, biobanks, germline gene editing and assisted reproductive technologies. As a multidisciplinary scholar, his teaching and research activities explore and cut across various fields, including health law, bioethics, science policy, science and technology studies, public health, legal history and legal philosophy. He has led or been involved in many prominent national and international biotechnology policymaking activities and writes and comments frequently in the popular press on matters relating to the impacts of biotechnology and science on society. Ogbogu is the Chair of the University of Alberta’s Research Ethics Board No. 2, a member of the Board of Directors of the Health Quality Council of Alberta, a member of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Somatic Gene and Engineered Cell Therapies, a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Stem Cell Oversight Committee, and a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research Task Force on Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation. He recently served on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying and as a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council’s Standing Committee on Ethics. 


Research

Health Law | Law and Biotechnology | Law and Science Policy | Biomedical Law | Bioethics | Legal History of Medicine | Public Health Law and Policy | Torts | Medical Malpractice Law |


Teaching

Law of Torts | Jurisprudence: Law and Science | Pharmacy Law and Ethics | Health Law and Administration |

Courses

LAW 430A - Torts

The law of negligence, damages, intentional interferences with persons, property and chattels, the law of strict liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance, defamation, the economic torts, the future of tort law.

Fall Term 2020
LAW 430B - Torts

The law of negligence, damages, intentional interferences with persons, property and chattels, the law of strict liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance, defamation, the economic torts, the future of tort law.

Winter Term 2021
LAW 486 - Jurisprudence

An examination of law from a theoretical rather than a doctrinal perspective. Every year, the course will consist of a number of seminar offerings whose focus will be on a broader theoretical examination of law, legal processes, and institutions. Each of these courses will allow a critical examination of law from a variety of perspectives such as; legal theory, literature, politics, economics, social and cultural development, and religion.

Winter Term 2021

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