S. J.D. Candidate
Music as an Instrument of Economic Development - Lessons from the African Experience
Fields of Academic Interest
International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law; Copyright Law; Patent Law; Intellectual Property Policy and Development; Intellectual Property and Human Rights
Jerome Reichman (Supervisor)
James Boyle (Reader)
David Lange (Reader)
Ruth Okediji (Reader)
Arti Rai (Reader)
Academic Appointments and Fellowships
2009-2013: Foundation for Science and Technology Doctoral Research Grant; since 2007
Visiting Professor of Law, Catholic University of Lisbon
LLM, Duke, 2008
LLM, Lisbon Catholic University, 2007
Law Degree, Lisbon Catholic University, 2006
Rebalancing Intellectual Property in the Information Society, Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Students Conference Papers, 2011.
Experimenting with Territoriality: Pan-European Music License and the Persistence of Old Paradigms, Duke Law and Technology Review, 007, 2009.
Intellectual property and human rights: Northern and Southern perspectives, in New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to Regulation, Cunha, Andrade, Lixinski and Féteira (eds), Ashgate (2013)
Nurturing Creative Industries in the Developing World: The Case of Alternative Systems of Music Production and Distribution, in Michigan State International Law Review (forthcoming, April 2013)
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
Speaker, Poverty Law Conference, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, October 2013
Panelist, New Directions in Global Thought, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, June 2013
Speaker, IP for Creative Upstarts, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 2012
Conference Participant, Activate/Innovate, Berkeley Law School, April 2012
Panelist, Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, August 2011
Panelist, 7th Inter-University Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, April 2011
Panelist, Beyond Law: At the Edges of Law’s Ambit, Osgoode Law School, Toronto, Canada; May 2010
Speaker, 7th Annual International Conference on Law, ATINER, Athens, Greece, July 2010
Speaker, Conference on Human Rights and New Technologies: The Challenges of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, December 2008
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S. J.D. Candidate