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Ubaka Ogbogu, LLB (Benin, Nigeria), BL (Abuja, Nigeria), LLM (Alberta), SJD (Toronto)

Associate Professor

Law | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

About Me

Ubaka Ogbogu is an Associate Professor cross-appointed to the Faculties of Law and Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. He teaches Torts, Law and Medicine, Pharmacy Law and Ethics and the Health Law Moot Program.

Professor Ogbogu’s research interests are in health law, public health law, science and health policy studies, law, bioethics and biomedicine, legal history of public health and health care in Canada and the law of torts (with a special focus on medical malpractice and health care torts). He is particularly interested in the points of confrontation between ethics, morality, economics and law in relation to the governance of novel and controversial health care technologies. His current research work examines the history of smallpox vaccination policies in nineteenth century Canadian society.

Professor Ogbogu holds a research appointment as the Katz Research Fellow in Health Law and Science Policy and he is a member of the Faculty’s Health Law Institute.

Graduate Supervision

I am currently accepting LLM and PhD (Law) students. I do not supervise graduate work leading to an advanced degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prior to contacting me to inquire about supervising your graduate studies, please review the information relating to Graduate Programs in Law. I will onlyrespond to supervision inquiries that are accompanied by a brief research proposal (no more than 2500 words). Tips on how to prepare a research proposal are available here.


  • Bioethics

  • Health Law

  • Public Health Law

  • Science and Health Policy Studies

  • Biomedicine

  • Legal History of Public Health and Health Care in Canada and the Law of Torts (with a special focus on medical malpractice and health care tort)