Dr. Martin-Joe Ezeudu
Dr. Martin-Joe Ezeudu studied at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2013. At York University he was a recipient of both a York University graduate scholarship and an Ontario graduate scholarship. He obtained his LL.M. in Commercial Law from the University of Birmingham in England, where he was a recipient of a Birmingham Law School graduate scholarship. He obtained his LL.B. from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria, where he graduated the best student in his class.
Dr. Ezeudu articled at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General where he worked in the areas of corporate-commercial law, privacy law, consumer protection and governmental policy. While at the AG’s office, he was also engaged in the prosecution of provincial offences under the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, 2002. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2014. He is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Prior to joining Lakehead University, he taught Commercial Law in the School of Accounting and Finance at George Brown College in Toronto and was in private practice, also in Toronto.
Dr. Ezeudu’s research focuses primarily on international governance of natural resources and extractive industries. He also has research interests in trade regulatory regimes, commercial and environmental law. He has published works in internationally reputed law journals, including the European Journal of Law Reform, the African Human Rights Journal, King’s Law Journal and the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law for which he has also contributed a peer-review.
Dr. Ezeudu teaches Natural Resources Law (Mining Law), Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Business Organizations and Criminal Law.
- Mining Law of Canada, by Dwight Newman, (2019) Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, DOI: 10.1080/02646811.2019.1633152 (Peer-reviewed book review).
- “From a Soft Law Process to Hard Law Obligations: The Kimberley Process and Contemporary International Legislative Process” (2014) 16(1) European Journal of Law Reform 104-132 (Peer-reviewed).
- “Revisiting Corporate Violations of Human Rights in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region: Canvassing the Potential Role of the International Criminal Court” (2011) 11(1) African Human Rights Law Journal 23-56 (Peer-reviewed).