Ikechi Mgbeoji is a Full Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is an international legal scholar in traditional knowledge (TK) and intellectual property rights (IPRs). Professor Mgbeoji is also a Governor General Gold Medalist from Dalhousie, where he obtained his LL.M and J.S.D degrees in public international law, and in TK and IP law. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in environmental studies at the Environmental Law Centre, Bonn, he joined the UBC Law Faculty in 2001 and, in 2003, moved to Osgoode Hall Law School. Professor Mgbeoji has strong student training experience in both graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition to several peer reviewed articles that draw from anthropological insights, post-colonial legal studies, history, and development narratives to explore IP and TK, Mgboji is the author of several books including Global Biopiracy: Patents, Plants and Indigenous Knowledge (UBC Press, 2006), a major treatise on the phenomena of biopiracy, which is a foundational driver of ABS jurisprudence.