C. Joelle Nwabueze, University of South Africa

NWABUEZE Profile Pic.jpgCaroline Joelle Nwabueze is Post Doctorate research fellow under the South African Research Chair in Law, Society and Technology, University of South Africa. She teaches the laws of intellectual property, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a graduate from the WIPO LLM Course in Intellectual Property Law -University of Turin in Italy. Joelle obtained her PhD in law from the University of Douala in Cameroon with First Class Honours. She is currently preparing her second Doctorate in intellectual property law at Bern University, Switzerland. She is passionate on law and development and has completed several research papers on Intellectual property and economic growth in Africa. She successively served as legal intern at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, and intellectual property consultant in UNESCO ICHCAP Korea. She started her experience as Law Teacher in 2004 at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Central Africa. Other work experience include: Head of Public Law Department at the Law Faculty of Enugu State University (ESUT) Nigeria, and editor of ESUT Public Law Journal. Joelle equally serves as African Chairperson of Advocates International Rule of Law & Integrity Task Force, and is a member of the following organisations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT), and the South African Association of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law Teachers and Researchers (AIPLITL). She is currently involved in a 2years projects on ICT and Law in Africa under SARChI Law, Society and Technology UNISA.