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Samuel Samiai Andrews

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Gondar

Samuel is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law and a USA Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholar at the University of Gondar School of Law, Ethiopia. He holds an SJD from Suffolk University Law School, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Legal Environment of Business, Cyber criminology, Criminology and Criminal Justice at Albany State University, USA.

A former lecturer in the Doctor of Juridical Science Colloquium and Workshop/Seminar at Suffolk University Law School, he holds an LL.M in Intellectual Property & Law Policy from the University of Washington, Seattle. He also holds an LL.M in Jurisprudence, International Law and Legal Theory and an LL.B (Hons), both from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. He is a Barrister-at-law in Nigeria. A member of editorial board of reputable law Reviews/Journals.


  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Professor, Albany State University, Albany. Georgia. USA.
  • 2018–present
    Professor , University of Gondar


  • 2018 
    Suffolk University Law School, Boston. MA. USA, Doctor of Juridical Science, SJD.
  • 2008 
    Unversity of Washington, School of Law, Seattle. Washington.USA, LL.M (Intellectual Propriety Law & Policy
  • 2000 
    University of Uyo, Uyo. Nigeria, LL.M (Jurisprudence & International Law)
  • 1990 
    Nigerian Law School. Victoria Island, Lagos, BL (Law)
  • 1989 
    University of Uyo, Uyo. Nigeria, LL.B (hons), Law


  • 2021
    Cyber Strategies and Restorative Perspectives in Criminal Justice Reform Era, Albany State University Criminal Justice Journal
  • 2020
    Rethinking Transactional Jurisprudence in Copyright: Nigeria’s Unconscious Edge, Lagos State University Law Journal (Nigeria)
  • 2019
    Balancing Restorative Justice and Indigenous Traditional Systems in Criminal Justice, SSRN
  • 2019
    Globalization, Sovereignty and Ethiopia in the Age of IP Creative Jurisprudence, , 4 International Journal of Ethiopian Legal Studies (IJELS) 120-138. (2019).
  • 2019
    ● Reforming Copyright Law for A Developing Africa, 66 J. Copyright Soc’y USA 1 (2018)
  • 2018
    ● Reconceptualizing International Copyright Law to Protect African Creative Industries, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL

Professional Memberships

  • Copyright Society of U.S.A.
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • ● American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • ● Capital Market Solicitors Association of Nigeria
  • ● International Bar Association