Memme Onwudiwe

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2022

Biography

Memme Onwudiwe is fascinated by legal issues around AI, space technologies, and innovation on the African continent.

Onwudiwe helped to build Evisort, an AI company, from the Harvard Innovation Lab while in Law School, and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Intelligence. He also founded/chaired Harvard's Legal Technology Symposium and is on the Advisory board of Innovation Law Club Africa.

His article "Africa and the Artemis Accords: A Review of Space Regulations and Strategy for African Capacity Building in the New Space Economy" was published in a peer-reviewed Journal on Space Entrepreneurship and Innovation (attached in featured section). Onwudiwe spoke on a high-level panel at the 2021 National Space Society's International Space Development Conference, and was a speaker for the Summer Workshop on Teaching Space (SWOTS) a program developed by faculty at the Air Command And Staff College to train graduate students interested in space pedagogy.

As a student at Harvard Law Onwudiwe served as President of the Harvard African Law Association and co-Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Kennedy School's Africa Policy Journal where he was fortunate enough to meet & interview leaders from across the Continent including H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.

Areas of Interest

Memme Onwudiwe, Time to Reconsider Training for the Future of the Legal Industry, Law.com (Sept. 01, 2021)
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal Education
,
Legal Services
Type: Other
Memme Onwudiwe & Kwame Newton, Africa and the Artemis Accords: A Review of Space Regulations and Strategy for African Capacity Building in the New Space Economy, 9 New Space 38 (2021)
Categories:
Technology & Law
Sub-Categories:
Air & Space Law
Type: Article
Abstract
African nations are early in their space development and are not currently prepared to compete with space powers in competition to exploit space resources. Activities in space to date have been regulated under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which is vague in its approach to exploitation of space resources. The United States has recently established a framework for private exploitation of space resources via the Artemis Accords and its associated network of bilateral agreements. These frameworks could also provide for an economy enabling environment for member nations that could provide African companies a lower barrier to entry to the space economy than their peers. This article investigates potential impacts of frameworks such as the Artemis Accords on African Union states.
Memme Onwudiwe, Should artificial intelligence be your force majeure clause detector?, 3 Rep. on Supply Chain Compliance, Apr. 16, 2020.
Categories:
Technology & Law
Sub-Categories:
Cyberlaw
Type: Other

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