Lateef Mtima

Professor of Law, Howard University

Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal (today the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice). Professor Mtima is the editor/contributing author of Intellectual Property, Social Justice, and Entrepreneurship: From Swords to Ploughshares (Edward Elgar 2015) and the co-author of Transnational Intellectual Property Law (West Academic 2016), and has published numerous scholarly articles in the field of intellectual property law. The Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, an accredited Non-governmental Organization Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which advocates for the recognition and fulfillment of social justice obligations in the application of national and global intellectual property law and policy, Professor Mtima is a recipient of the 2018 Public Knowledge “IP3” Award for his work in developing the theoretical perspective of intellectual property social justice as a scholarly discipline.

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